Goodison defeat leaves Coyle blue

Despite the dismissal of Stephen Jordan just after the hour mark,

the Clarets were closing in on their second away point of the

season in the Premier League until James Vaughan pounced seven

minutes from time at Goodison Park. Steven Pienaar wrapped up the

win for the hosts with another goal in the 90th minute. “I had

mixed emotions – some anger – that we didn’t get something from the

game and that decisions went against us,” said Coyle. “I felt

Yakubu was offside when Everton scored their first, at a time when

we were down to 10 men and still working our socks off and making

life hard for them.” The Clarets have one point from 10 matches on

the road this season and are only out of the relegation zone

because of five wins and four draws from 10 fixtures at Turf Moor.

However, Coyle is certain they can arrest the away run. “We are

still looking for that first away league win, but if we keep

playing like we did at Everton it will certainly come along for

us,” he added. “Then if we can marry that with our fine home form,

we will certainly get enough points to stay in the Premier League.”