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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 December 2018

Sam Allardyce pleased with Everton's attack after Swansea City victory

Ten points in four games in the Premier League for the Englishman since he took over on Merseyside.

Sam Allardyce is delighted with Everton's form since he took over. Jason Cairnduff / Action Images via Reuters
Sam Allardyce is delighted with Everton's form since he took over. Jason Cairnduff / Action Images via Reuters

Sam Allardyce is only looking up after an upturn in results for Everton since his appointment late last month.

He has secured 10 points from the four matches he has been in charge, the latest being a 3-1 victory over Swansea City on Monday.

Allardyce has quickly sparked a response from key players Wayne Rooney and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Rooney took his tally to 10 in the league with Everton's third via a penalty after missing from the spot in first half added time only for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to convert the rebound to cancel out Leroy Fer's opener.

Sigurdsson scored a brilliant second against his former club to put them ahead in the 64th minute as the unbeaten run continued.

"Wayne Rooney has got 10 now and Dominic has got seven. We've got 11 in five, which is telling me we are also capable of scoring goals," said Allardyce.

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"So when people are thinking of us as a negative side because I talk about keeping clean sheets and getting the basics right we are not that negative."

Allardyce is getting the best out of £45 million (Dh221.1m) summer signing Sigurdsson but he accepts that may be due to the fact the Iceland international is now up to speed.

"He was always going to get better and better," he said.

"I was speaking to Paul (Clement) before the game and he was saying it knackered them up and knackered Gylfi up because it (his transfer to Everton) took so long so when he arrived he wasn't match fit.

"Now he has got to the level of match fitness we are seeing the best of Gylfi. He wants to go out and prove he is worth every penny we paid for him."