Naismith: Everton learning to be patient in games

Steven Naismith says Everton are learning to be patient in their play after victory over West Ham United.

Steven Naismith says Everton are learning to be patient in their play after victory over West Ham United.

Substitute Romelu Lukaku returned from a month-long absence to score the only goal nine minutes from time.

"We need to learn to get better at being patient at home," said Scotland international Naismith.

"It is about controlling the game and not feeling you need to go more direct and we showed that.

"As long as you get the goal that puts you in front you are going to be happy.

"We worked hard, kept plugging away and had a few chances but as the game went on the chances became more frequent and big Rom stuck one away.

"It is about being patient and waiting for the right opportunity because you can snatch at shots as the clock ticks down.

"This is just another example that it does work. If you play the game in the right manner the chances will come along."

 
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