“Here, Sean Dyche will always drink for free.” This was a promise made some time ago by the owners of the “The Princess Royal” pub in Burnley, which is about 500 meters from Turf Moor Stadium, the team’s stadium that focuses the sporting interest of this city in the north of England, which has 70,000 fans. Population. It is certain that the promise will remain true, even after Daiche returns to Burnley for the first time since his dismissal in April 2022. Daiche returned as coach of Everton and won, but before that, he was welcomed by the team’s fans who will be his rival. He stands and applauds.
This is how the meeting happened between Burnley, the bottom of the English Premier League, and their former coach, who succeeded in pulling Everton out of the hole it fell into following the ten-point penalty for financial irregularities. During their visit to Turf Moor,DessertTheir team achieved its fourth victory in a row, with a score of 0-2 in the first half thanks to goals from Onana (19) and Kane (25), in a match that witnessed the participation of Portugal in the second half – Beto entered in the 82nd minute, Virginia. The Sharmiti did not leave the bank. With this victory, Everton ranks sixteenth with 16 points, and had it not been punished, it would have been in eighth place.
As for Burnley, they continue to add defeat after defeat (13 in 17 rounds), and continue to cling to last place with 8 points, just like Sheffield United. It is a far cry from the previous season in which he dominated the championship under Vincent Kompany. Now the Belgian coach seems increasingly desperate and has no solutions to avoid a possible relegation to the second division.
It was Daiche’s first time back at Turf Moor since his sacking in April 2022, after a decade of impressive service to local football. “You will always be Claret [cor de vinho, alcunha do Burnley]’, shouted the fans, from the depths of their memories of the many great achievements between 2012 and 2022. When Daiichi arrived, Burnley, the former English champions, had been in the Championship for four years, but with him at the helm, they immediately returned to the league. Excellent English – At this time ‘Princess Royal’ advertised a pub open for Dyche, later changing its name to ‘The Royal Dyche’.
It is true that Burnley returned to the championship the following season, but that was only for a short period. Dyche remained in charge and achieved another promotion, then kept the team in the Premier League for six successive seasons, one of which with a seventh-place finish earned Europa League qualification – but the Clarets were eliminated before reaching the group stage. Not the most attractive or modern display of football, Daiichi’s proletarian style worked for a decade at Turf Moor.
This lasted until April 2022. A few weeks before the end of the season, when further relegation already seemed clear, Dyche was sacked. He remained unemployed for several months until Everton, desperate to avoid disaster, called him. It was difficult but successful. He has succeeded in his mission to liven up Goodison Park in its final season as its doors open – Everton will have a new stadium in the 2024-25 season.
On his return to Turf Moor, Dyche thanked the welcome, but said he had to be professional in the present and not sentimental about the past. “I’ve had a good life here at Burnley, on and off the pitch, I know a lot of people and I’m grateful for the way they’ve welcomed me, but I’m already somewhere else. That stage has been sorted,” he said after Everton’s win. He’ll keep the promise he made the day before, to stop by the Royal Daiichi for a few drinks. I won’t need to take my wallet.
If Everton wins its matches in a row, the same cannot be said about Manchester City, which tied (2-2) against Crystal Palace after leading 2-0. Jack Grealish and Rico Luis gave Guardiola’s team the lead, but veteran coach Roy Hodgson’s men fought until the end and exited Al-Ittihad with one point, thanks to goals from Matita and Oles. City have managed to win only one of their last six Premier League matches, four draws and one defeat.
The Premier League day was also marked by a major scare for Tom Lockyer, who suffered a cardiac arrest during the Luton Town-Bournemouth match. Captain “HatsHe was immediately rescued on the field and had already regained consciousness before being taken to hospital. Lockyer, 29, had already suffered a similar collapse at the end of last season, during Luton Town’s promotion campaign, where he was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, which was corrected by surgery. Saturday’s match was stopped, and the club later announced that the player’s condition was “stable and subject to additional tests.”
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