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Silva seeking for Everton’s response against Man City

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Everton manager Marco Silva wants his side to respond quickly after defeat to Wolves.

The Toffees suffered a 3-1 loss at Goodison Park on Saturday despite Andre Gomes’ first-half equaliser.

Goals from Ruben Neves, Raul Jimenez, and Leander Dendoncker condemned Silva’s men to a home defeat.

And the Portuguese manager has called on his troops to produce a response against Manchester City on Wednesday.

“It is now our obligation to turn things to our favour to give something back firstly to ourselves but of course to our fans,” said Silva.

“Now is not the moment to find excuses. Now it is the moment to find solutions.

“Many things [went wrong] against Wolves. When you lose like that, playing at home, and giving easy things to our opponent, it is a tough afternoon.

“Wolves were better than us. But when I can see how we lost the game – making it too easy – it is really tough for me and for us as a team.”

Silva fumed at the manner the Merseysiders conceded three goals with less pressure from the opposition.

“We gave away many, many things too easily,” added Silva via the Club’s website. “It was more or less what has been happening in recent games when we are at home.

“If Wolves had come here and caused our team a lot of problems I would congratulate them. But when you see that they take advantage of our mistakes, it makes it a tough afternoon.

“Early on, they got a penalty really from nowhere. In a tough moment, we reacted and scored an important goal.

“But after that, you cannot give the ball away because they get a free-kick and score from it. We knew what they were going to do and they did it.

“In the second half we tried and we started it well to try to achieve. But again, we gave the ball away and in transition, they scored the third goal.”