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31st Dec, 2016 | 12:20pm

Ronald Koeman posts honest Twitter verdict after Everton draw against Hull

By Amir Mir

Ronald Koeman has stated on Twitter that Everton “didn’t play our best” but he hailed his side for fighting till end following their 2-2 draw against Hull on Friday night.

Mike Phelan’s side took the lead in the Premier League encounter at the KC Stadium when defender Michael Dawson smashed home his shot after four minutes.

Prior to the break, the away side levelled the scored when Tigers goalkeeper David Marshall punched the ball into his own net.

After the interval, Hull took the lead once more through a brilliant Robert Snodgrass free-kick, before Ross Barkley’s header six minutes from time secured a point for Koeman’s side.

After the game, Koeman provided his honest verdict on the outcome of the match as posted on his personal Twitter account.

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The Toffees remain in seventh place in the Premier League table after the point in Yorkshire, six points behind Manchester United in sixth who face Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon.

They take on Southampton at Goodison Park in two days time, with Claude Puel’s men one place and three points behind them in the table with a game in hand.

Playmaker Barkley, who has come under pressure this term from his manager for his form, scored his third goal of the campaign.

The England international will be looking to add consistency to his game as the boyhood Toffees supporter enters the new year.

In other Everton news, fans on Twitter have urged the club to drop this senior player after the draw against Hull.