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Everton boss Sam Allardyce: Arsenal thrashing just blip

Everton boss Sam Allardyce isn't panicking over a sudden downward trend in results.

Allardyce insists last week's 5-1 thrashing at Arsenal was a 'blip' and his players have already moved on from the humiliation.

"It is one of those blips we have to get over and get over quick. The team have managed to do that," he said.

"The lads have accepted - we've all accepted - we were not able to compete with Arsenal, but in reality an Arsenal team as good as that has punished a lot of teams this season on their own soil.

"There was a spirited (second-half) recovery which will be forgotten about when you see 5-1 but it was one we have to react to in the right away.

"We have created more opportunities by gaining points from (being) behind than most teams in the Premier League so we don't always fall foul to a heavy defeat, we lose a goal and come back quite well and as good as any team in the Premier League, and we shouldn't forget that on one isolated incident."

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