Everton defeated Huddersfield 2-0 in the Premier League clash on Saturday.
Everton defeated Huddersfield 2-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday in Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge.
Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored for the Toffees to earn all three points for the home side.
The 28-year-old has revealed the tactical change made by Allardyce that inspired Everton to victory after a dull 0-0 first half.
The performance improved in the second half, and moments of brilliant individual skills and excellent link up play helped Everton to wrap up the three points.
Sigurdsson reveals that Allardyce told them to play further up the pitch. In the first half Everton players sat deep and allowed the visitors too much of possession.
The Iceland international added that he had to sit deep because they had a very attacking full-back, but moving up the pitch helped him create chances and get into scoring positions.
Everton have now won two back to back games and have jumped up to 10th in the Premier league.
“He told us to get up the pitch a little bit,” said Sigurdsson, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo. “We were very deep, and allowed them too much possession.
“We knew we would get chances, it was just a matter of taking them. I prefer that (playing further up). Not just myself, I think most players would prefer to be further up the pitch!
“I had to do a job in the first half, they had a very attacking full back. It was nice to go a little bit further up the pitch in the second half and of course to get the goal."