Newcastle defender Ryan Taylor says that John Carver’s planning for the match was thrown out of the window due to the Everton tactics.

The United player saying that the players had trained all week with the expectation that Everton would play with only one up front.

However, Taylor says it was a major surprise when they realised Roberto Martinez was putting both Kone and Lukaku up front.

Ryan Taylor:

“It was quite a surprise with them throwing two men up front.

“We worked on it through the week that they would play one up front, with one playing off him.”


“But with the position they are in they had to go for the win and they surprised us with the two guys up front.

“They caused us a lot of problems – we know their style of play, how their manager likes to play. The way they played didn’t surprise us but with adding that extra body up front, maybe it did surprise us.”

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