Arsenal fans say ‘Dyche-ball rattled them’ as Everton stun the league leaders
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Arsenal fans admitted their side were "rattled" by “Dyche ball” after the Premier League leaders were beaten at Goodison Park.
The new Everton manager was given a baptism of fire, taking on Mikel Arteta’s table topping side in his first match in charge of the club. Facing a confident Arsenal side is difficult at the best of times, but the former Burnley boss has had to prepare his new side’s game plan amidst a backdrop of fierce protests from their own fanbase.
However, the Merseysiders managed to secure a previous victory over the Gunners, courtesy of a fine header from former Burnley defender James Tarkowski. And after a difficult afternoon of football in Merseyside, many members of the Arsenal faithful admitted they could not live with "Dyche-Ball".
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"Dyche ball has got Arsenal rattled," one fan wrote on social media. "Sean Dyche is incredible," another added.
"Atmosphere at Goodison sounds electric… which makes it all the more impressive that you can hear Sean Dyche over everyone else," another fan said, hinting at a possible Everton revival under the ex-Burnley manager.
"I love Sean Dyche, man. Give me the nastiest midblock we have ever played against, you beautiful man. Awesome man, awesome coach," one Arsenal fan, who also appears to be a part time Dyche aficionado, tweeted.
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In his first pre-match press conference, Dyche called for unity and togetherness from his new fan base, despite their anger and frustration. "We have to unify. We have to,” Dyche said.
“Even the most disgruntled Evertonians at the moment, if they give us a chance to stick by the team. The energy changes very quickly when players feel that intensity and support.
“Just give us a window to breathe, support and play a part in that." If his opening 45 minutes as Everton boss are anything to go by, Everton may be heading in the right direction.
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