- Title: Everton and Arsenal draw 0-0 in front of new bosses Ancelotti and Arteta
- Date: 21st December 2019
- Summary: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (REUTERS) EVERTON INTERIM MANAGER, DUNCAN FERGUSON, ARRIVING POST MATCH NEWS CONFERENCE WHITE FLASH (SOUNDBITE) (English) EVERTON INTERIM MANAGER, DUNCAN FERGUSON, ON ADVICE TO CARLO ANCELOTTI, SAYING: "Well you know I cannot be saying too much to a legendary manager like that. I'm sure he's got his innate opinions he'll know exactly, he's watched the games. He's told me he's watch the last three or four games, he's been on the tapes and he's watched them all. And he knows there's a good spirit there. He's know there's a good base and I think you know he'll introduce his playing style into the team. But, I'll be there to support him in any way I can. I'll always support my boss, always."
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- Keywords: Arsenal Carlo Ancelotti Duncan Ferguson Everton Freddie Ljungberg Gunners Mikel Arteta Premier League Toffees
- Location: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001BAX57WF
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- Story Text: Everton were held to a 0-0 home draw by Arsenal on Saturday (December 21) in a dull Premier League clash, which took a back seat to both clubs naming new managers in a bid to revive their fortunes.
Carlo Ancelotti, named as the new Everton manager barely an hour before the kickoff, got a first glimpse of the Toffees from the directors' box as did Arsenal's new head coach Mikel Arteta who was appointed by the Gunners on Friday (December 20).
A battle of outgoing caretakers - Everton's Duncan Ferguson and Arsenal's Freddie Ljungberg - failed to produce any fireworks with Everton having the upper hand in a tepid first half.
Gylfi Sigurdsson hit the side-netting from a free kick and striker Cenk Tosun could not get any direction on a sharp low cross by Tom Davies as the home side dictated proceedings.
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford produced a superb reflex save to deny Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from close range shortly after the break before an almighty goalmouth scramble nearly resulted in an own goal at the other end.
Neither side could find a breakthrough in the closing stages with Arsenal packing their defence to deal with a flurry of Everton crosses into their penalty area.
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