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Everton boss Sam Allardyce satisfied with eighth-place finish

Allardyce satisfied with eighth place
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Everton boss Sam Allardyce defends his side's final league position following their defeat at West Ham United.

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has declared that he is satisfied with his side's eighth-place finish in the Premier League this season.

The Toffees ended the campaign with a 3-1 defeat at West Ham United, but their head coach was adamant that their final league position is an achievement considering that the club was near the foot of the table when he took charge.

"The players picked up the mantle immediately and started to say 'we need to get Everton out of the position we're in'," BBC Sport quotes the former England boss as saying.

"I think you're there to guide them tactically and make them as fit as they possibly can be and try to give them the right direction.

"The players' efforts from day one to now have been very good and we've been sitting in the top half for many weeks now.

"At one stage we looked like pushing Burnley. Eighth is a good finish from where we were at the beginning."

Everton's final-day defeat will likely increase the pressure on Allardyce, who has been strongly linked with the Goodison Park exit this summer.

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Everton manager Sam Allardyce at the Premier League match against Chelsea on December 23, 2017
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2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
5Arsenal86021910918
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
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11Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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