Belfast Telegraph

Everton will keep feet on ground: Sam


By Carl Markham

Everton manager Sam Allardyce admits he is not getting too carried away with his side's good form that has seen them climb to ninth in the Premier League.

Allardyce's side came from a goal down to beat Swansea 3-1 at Goodison Park to continue the club's resurgence under him with Wayne Rooney on target again from the penalty spot.

A relegation battle a month ago has been replaced with aspirations of finishing in the top half of the table.

Asked what the target is for his Toffees, Allardyce said: "Top half, I think.

"We're not getting too carried away. Delivering 13 points from a possible 15 is an outstanding feat from where we came from and what position we were in.

"I watched the West Ham game and that got us off to a good start, winning 4-0. We've scored 11 goals in the last five games and kept clean sheets.

"I'm hugely disappointed we conceded from a corner but we recovered. To come from 1-0 down shows character which maybe was missing before I got here but it was there tonight."

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