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Silva vows he'll address Toffees' travel sickness

Bournemouth 3 Everton 1

Off form: Marco Silva’s men slipped up on the road again
Off form: Marco Silva’s men slipped up on the road again

By George Sessions

Everton manager Marco Silva admits he is concerned by the club's poor away form in the Premier League.

The Toffees slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Bournemouth as Callum Wilson scored once in each half for the Cherries at the Vitality Stadium, with substitute Ryan Fraser also on target for the home side.

It meant Dominic Calvert-Lewin's first-half equaliser was a mere consolation and Everton have now gone six away league games without a win.

Silva conceded: "It's a concern, but if you look for the last few seasons of Everton it's not something new.

"Last season we improved the away form, we did better than the seasons before, but that was not enough. We want to improve the away form this season and if we are to, we have to address these type of mistakes fast.

"If you look at the game, we had some good moments with the ball and created problems for them and found space, but when they scored the goals they scored, we lost some confidence.

"After it was difficult for us to win, but we have to address this as fast as we can and it will be something we work on more to become a solid team again."

Cherries manager Eddie Howe said: "I'm really, really pleased. You don't want to go too long without winning at home. This league is hard enough, but you are reliant on your home form.

"We have been unfortunate in the previous home games because against Man City we played OK and Sheffield United scored in the dying minutes. We knew the importance of the game and it's a great win against a good team."

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