Everton were too good for QPR in the Premier League last night, securing a comfortable 3-1 win which allowed Roberto Martinez’ side to improve their position in the table.
The Toffees got off to a difficult start in the Premier League this season, but their performances have slowly been improving and there was just too much talent for struggling QPR to deal with last night.
A catalyst for the success last night was midfielder Muhamed Besic, who had a great game and made it very difficult for QPR to play open and free flowing football through the middle of the park.
One of Besic’s best qualities is his ability to get stuck in and break up the play and he did that well, tackling effectively whenever he had the chance to win possession back for his team.
That effect that had for Everton, was that it allowed them to maintain their own spells of pressure.
When they lost possession in QPR’s half, Besic was effective in terms of helping them get the ball back quickly and maintain the momentum which was being created by each attack.
On the few occasions QPR did manage to get some time on the ball inside Everton’s final third, his positional play was sensible and he made the right decisions to stop QPR breaking through.
If he maintains this sort of performance through Christmas and New Year, Everton will be a difficult team to get the better of and break down.
Here’s what Everton fans on Twitter had to say about his performance.
Not an overly convincing win but we badly needed those 3 points. Besic MOTM for me. Absolute quality tackles. A win is a win! #Besic— Paul Hutchinson (@nilsatispjh) December 16, 2014
Most pleasing thing about tonight is we've signed James McCarthy's twin brother. #Besic— Charlie Maines (@CharlieMaines) December 15, 2014
What a game Besic has had, deserves MOM In my opinion. #Besic— LIAM GRAY (@LTGRAY_) December 15, 2014