Everton fans react to David Unsworth's divisive decision versus Leicester City

Everton's interim manager David Unsworth looks on during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 25, 2017.

David Unsworth lost his first Premier League game in charge of Everton as The Toffees went down 2-0 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

David Unsworth, Manager of Everton during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy match between Cheltenham Town and Everton at Whaddon Road on October 4, 2016 in Cheltenham, England.

It’s anyone’s guess how long David Unsworth will be patrolling the Premier League touchline. The academy boss has been promoted to caretaker manager while Everton look for a successor to the sacked Ronald Koeman.

With Sean Dyche, Marco Silva and Carlo Ancelotti seemingly ruling themselves out of contention in the last week, however, speculation has intensified that the 44-year-old could get the top job on a permanent basis.

In the eyes of many Everton fans, however, Unsworth made a bit of a mess of his audition against Leicester City on Sunday afternoon. A stirring counter-attacking goal from Jamie Vardy and a wild miskick by young right-back Jonjoe Kenny handed The Foxes a somewhat comfortable 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium.

Everton's interim manager David Unsworth looks on during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 25, 2017.

Everton, however, looked more threatening than they had all season under Koeman in the first 45 minutes at Leicester. Unsworth certainly put his stamp on the team, replacing Koeman’s fleet of ‘number tens’ with two natural wingers in Aaron Lennon and Kevin Mirallas.

And the previously out-of-favour duo caused plenty of problems in the first half, Mirallas testing Kasper Schmeichel with a powerful snapchat while Lennon was unfortunate not to win a penalty from Christian Fuchs.

Aaron Lennon of Everton shakes hands with Ronald Koeman, Manager of Everton as he is substituted in the second half during the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison...

It was something of a surprise then, when both Lennon and Mirallas were replaced at half-time by Oumar Niasse and Beni Baningime. Though Unsworth succeeded in shoring up a midfield that had been ripped to shreds, Everton’s attacking threat pretty much disappeared.

And, with that, so did their chances of a comeback.

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