Koe­man re­mains cool over brit­tle Tof­fees Five-star Bay­ern turn on style for new boss Black Cats fail to get go­ing at home again

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - SOCCER -

RON­ALD Koe­man in­sists there is no need to panic about Ever­ton’s de­fen­sive record.

The Tof­fees have con­ceded 12 goals in seven games and scored only four, giv­ing them a worse goal dif­fer­ence than ev­ery team in the Pre­mier League ex­cept Crys­tal Palace. JUPP Heynckes made a win­ning re­turn to the Bay­ern Mu­nich bench with the Ger­man cham­pi­ons crush­ing Freiburg 5-0 at the Al­lianz Arena.

The coach is in his fourth stint at the club af­ter Carlo Ancelotti was sacked fol­low­ing de­feat to PSG in the Cham­pi­ons League. A Ju­lian Schus­ter SUN­DER­LAND’S wait for a first home win in 2017 con­tin­ues af­ter they were held to a 1-1 draw by QPR.

Idrissa Sylla’s first-half header gave QPR a de­served lead, but a sec­ond-half rally saw Ai­den McGeady curl home an ex­cel­lent equaliser from the edge of the area. The Black Cats have now gone a re­mark­able 17 games with­out claim­ing vic­tory at the Sta­dium of Light, and they re­main rooted in the Cham­pi­onship rel­e­ga­tion zone.

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