There was much to admire about the Everton youngster’s coming-of-age display against Manchester City. Davies boasted a fulsomeness of facial hair that no 18-year-old should have a right to grow – and it was this beard that symbolised his readiness for Premier League football and proved he could mix it with the men. “I do not like to discuss these things in a press conference,” was Antonio Conte’s wily response to questions about the Diego Costa situation at Chelsea, in what some saw as a swipe at his West Ham counterpart, who had contrastingly come out all guns blazing in condemning his own want-away star, Dimitri Payet.
The situation In case you missed it, this morning we reported on speculation that David Moyes will approach Sunderland owner Ellis Short as a matter of urgency within the next day or so to discuss the state of things within his ravaged squad and to outline his transfer plans. Sunderland have been keen to minimise expectations on the business they can do in the mid-season transfer window, but with the manager increasingly highlighting how thin his squad is, the begging bowls are out as Moyes chances a last gasp assault on Short's compassion. Moyes has suggested the American owner is aware of the grim situation at the Stadium of Light, but with supporters turning against the hierarchy and increasingly
Jan 15 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the English premier league matches on Sunday Sunday, January 15 Everton 4 Manchester City 0 Manchester United 1 Liverpool 1 Saturday, January 14 Burnley 1 Southampton