Everton saw their undefeated run under Sam Allardyce come to an end this weekend.
Everton had enjoyed a superb run of form since Sam Allardyce replaced Ronald Koeman as the Toffees' permanent manager, however the Merseyside club came crashing back to earth on Saturday as they lost 2-1 away to Bournemouth.
The Cherries had been struggling for points themselves, but a brace from Ryan Fraser was enough to see off Everton, whose consolation strike came courtesy of Idrissa Gueye.
The midfielder's goal shortly before the hour-mark looked to have set Everton up for another point, but Fraser had other ideas and his 88th-minute strike ensured the hosts took all three points on the day.
Defender Michael Keane maintained his starting spot for the third consecutive game, yet despite helping Everton to back-to-back clean sheets against Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion, he could not make that a hat-trick of shut-outs.
The 24-year-old signed for Everton from Burnley back in the summer and big things were expected of the centre-back. Despite that promise, and his previous form in the top flight, he struggled in the early months of the campaign.
Allardyce is expected to get the best out of Keane in time; however it is fair to say he did not enjoy the best afternoon n Saturday.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Everton fans thought of Keane's latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Keane Jags and Schneiderlin were awful today !!! then got some offense and Bolassie comes on and drops Rooney to DM ,..wtf— Kevin_Everton (@KevinKola_9) December 30, 2017
Michael Keane the weak link in Everton team said for months he's not on the same game as he was at Burnley..— ian hodgson (@ianhodgson4) December 30, 2017
Big Sam, if Everton won with Holgate and Williams together, Why put Keane to play? He is terrible!— Everton Rubens (@rubenseletronic) December 30, 2017
Michael Keane costs us goals. Im sorry if it sounds harsh. But it's true.— Mark Edwards (@mjedwards777) December 30, 2017
Micheal Keane is Just size, postionally clueless, slow and isn’t everton or top 7 calibre for me mate— colin morris (@colin0306) December 30, 2017
Keane is a poor centre half. No heart, little ability on the ball. 30 million well spent Koeman/Walsh— gibbo78 (@gibbo59921397) December 30, 2017
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