Frank Lampard ‘in big trouble’ but Everton urged to not sack him ‘no matter what’ after Premier League defeat to Wolves continues Toffees’ woeful form

    Everton have been told NOT to sack Frank Lampard despite the club being plunged into further trouble following defeat to lowly Wolves.

    The Toffees were beaten 2-1 by their relegation rivals, with Rayan Ait-Nouri grabbing the winner in the fifth minute of stoppage-time.

    Things were going swimmingly for Everton when Yerry Mina gave them the lead on seven minutes

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    Things were going swimmingly for Everton when Yerry Mina gave them the lead on seven minutes

    But goals from Daniel Podence and Ait-Nouri (pictured) saw Wolves claim the win

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    But goals from Daniel Podence and Ait-Nouri (pictured) saw Wolves claim the win

    The result sees Julen Lopetegui’s men off the bottom of the table and into 18th place, just a point behind 17th-placed Everton.

    More questions about Lampard’s future at the club will no doubt be raised with Everton suffering seven defeats in their last nine outings but talkSPORT’s Dean Saunders insists the club’s top brass should stick with their man.

    “Obviously Frank Lampard is in big trouble but I wouldn’t sack him no matter what. He’s trying to get this team on the right track,” Saunders said on commentary for talkSPORT 2.

    “They’ve missed chances today, they should’ve won. The cutting edge is not there.”

    “They can’t keep changing managers,” Saunders added. “It’s just ridiculous, they’ve got to give someone a chance to repair the damage that’s been done.

    “Frank Lampard knows he’s got to get it right and he will.”

    Are Lampard’s days at Goodison Park numbered?

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    Are Lampard’s days at Goodison Park numbered?

    Everton could well find themselves in the relegation zone by the end of 2022 with their next outing seeing them face Manchester City on December 31.

    “I thought we played a pretty good game, were the better team and had relative control of big parts in terms of possession and chances,” Lampard said.

    “Unfortunately if you are not clinical those things can happen in football and we got hit at the end.

    “It (a lack of goals) is a concern as if you can’t be clinical then it is difficult because it doesn’t give you a comforting game of being goals ahead.

    “It’s an obvious one.”

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