Cape Town - Everton manager Marco Silva believes his charges earned their 2-0 victory over Watford in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.
It has been a tough start to the season for the Toffees, who have
struggled in the Premier League, but they got some welcomed relief when
booking their place in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup at the
expense of Watford.
After a run of bad luck, with a number of decisions going against
them recently, the under-pressure Silva was a relieved man, and felt the
result was fair.
They left it very late though. Mason Holgate scored a 72nd-minute
header, before ex-Hornet Richarlison wrapped things up with a
After a lacklustre first half to the contest, Everton went close a
number of times prior to Holgate notching the opener, with efforts from
Alex Iwobi and Lucas Digne hitting the woodwork.
The win came three days on from a 3-2 Premier League defeat at
Brighton that left Silva questioning VAR after a contentious late
penalty was awarded against his team.
After Tuesday's victory against his old club, it was put to Silva
that his reaction to the goals had been quite subdued, and he was asked
what he had been feeling.
The Portuguese replied: "Fair - I think it was fair for our team and
our players. This is the main thing. I think at that moment my thinking
was it was fair, because everything we were doing in the second half,
the chances we created, I think it was fair.
"Come from a game and possibly you are here talking about, if it was
fair, three wins in a row. You know why we are not talking about three
wins in a row with a win this evening. Of course it was a tough
afternoon for us on Saturday at Brighton.
"We want to keep in this competition as well. We will do our maximum
to go until the end in this competition, and we deserved it. In that
moment, what I felt was our players, we as a team, deserved the goal."
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