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02nd Dec 2017

Everton scored a brilliant team goal you wouldn’t expect of a Big Sam team

The Big Sam era kicked off in style

Reuben Pinder

Sam Allardyce has earned himself a reputation as a pragmatic, functional, manager whose teams do not play an exciting brand of football.

Well, even Big Sam surprises us now and then.

In his first game in charge of Everton, after taking over from caretaker manager David Unsworth, the Toffees took the lead through an uncharacteristically brilliantly crafted team goal against Huddersfield Town.

Midfield destroyer Idrissa Gueye spread the ball wide to Aaron Lennon who drove inside and found Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Calvert-Lewin then found the run of Glyfi Sigurdsson with a genius backheeled pass.  The Icelandic playmaker made no mistake, calmly stroking the ball into the bottom left corner, sending Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lössl the wrong way.

Goodison Park rejoiced as Big Sam’s reign got off to a flying start after a disastrous start to the season. Unsurprisingly, the fans were relieved to see their team playing some silky football again.

Everton went on to win 2-0, with Calvert-Lewin getting the second.