Everton 1 Arsenal 0

New manager Sean Dyche enjoyed a dream start as a much-improved Everton side stunned Premier League leaders Arsenal at a raucous Goodison Park. Dyche was appointed last Monday following the departure of Frank Lampard, who was sacked with the team in the relegation zone. And the hosts picked up their first victory in 11 games in all competitions courtesy of a link-up between two men who played for Dyche at Burnley. Centre-half James Tarkowski rose at the far post to power home a header from Dwight McNeil’s corner to spark the sort of joyous scenes that have been witnessed rarely at Goodison this term.

Everton had enjoyed much the better chances in the opening period too, but striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin could not convert from the excellent Amadou Onana’s low cross and also flicked a header wide. Arsenal were outfought for large periods and failed to find any rhythm, although January signing Leandro Trossard forced Jordan Pickford into a sharp save late on. The Gunners were unable to find the leveller and will see their lead at the top cut to two points if champions Manchester City beat Tottenham on Sunday. Thousands marched down Goodison Road before kick-off, protesting against Everton’s board and its running of the club. But what a transformation there has been on the pitch in just five days under the experienced Dyche. The former Burnley boss has already set about changing the mindset of a team who have been abject this season.

Arsenal have swept aside almost everyone put in front of them this season, but this is a major setback for Mikel Arteta and his team. The free-flowing football that has lifted them to the top of the table was absent and they did not look like scoring after falling behind, succumbing to their second league loss of the campaign. They had defeated Manchester United and north London rivals Tottenham with impressive performances in their previous two league games, but may well have Pep Guardiola’s City breathing down their neck by Sunday evening. Arsenal’s performances this season have fuelled talk of a first league title since 2004, but if they fail to beat Brentford in their next game, they could be second by the time they host City on 15 February.

It was just Everton’s fourth league victory in 21 games this season, taking them out of the relegation zone by a point, but they could return to the bottom three depending on other results this weekend.Eddie Nketiah wasted a presentable opening in the opening period, blazing wide, while Bukayo Saka did the same in the second half. Deadline-day signing Jorginho came off the bench to make his debut, but the Italy international was unable to create any chances for his team-mates.

How Can You Show Your Family That You Love Them?

Well there are a few ways. Buying them little or big gifts just for the same of it and not waiting for an occasion is one such way. Nothing wrong is buying gifts on a birthday, anniversary or holiday but just any run of the mill day is also a good thing. Something as big as a mobile phone or as simple as some flowers of their favourite chocolate is an idea. Purchasing an item they like will bring them joy, and it is a reminder that you love them. Catch your family member doing something good and praise them in public for it.Nothing makes a person’s day by being recognized and praised!

Speaking of food, buying them/treating them for a good lunch or dinner is yet another way to do so. Also share as many family meals together as possible throughout the week. Maybe it can’t always be dinner, but kicking off the day together by enjoying breakfast as a family is equally as important. Sharing a meal with family members can build better relationships and create exceptional social skills. Eating a meal together can allow family members to discuss how their day went or discuss a topic on their minds.

Spending time with your loved ones is an excellent way to display your love for them. You can plan family trips, movie dates, outside activities. You all can participate in an activity that is fun and only for the family. Making time for family bonding can show your loved ones the level of importance they have in your life. And finally involve them in your life. If you have an event coming up, invite them. If you have a hobby, share it with them. That is an excellent way for them to know and understand who you are as a person.

Prompt from Lalilo February ’22 Writing Prompt Calendar at Lalilo

The Most Wonderful Day I Can Remember

If you could live one day over again, what day would it be?

That is a hard one. While I have had several really good or awesome days in my life I can’t really pinpoint one single perfect day that I could live over again. Unless it is to change something. If it is just to relive that day over again, I am not sure.

One of the days I would want to live over again would be roughly around October 15th (or maybe 16th) 1994. That was the day I went with my cousin to go select a puppy that this breeder family had from their female dog. I knew I wanted either a Golden Retriever or a Labrador. These were the two breed that I kinda had selected. I had seen the ads in the papers about the liter of goldens that were for sale by this family that were know for being really good breeders. They had two left and I selected the girl pup as she was more playful.

I would like to have that experience again. Fall in love with a being, a sweet and innocent pup, who stole my heart at first meeting. Bringing her home was one of the most wonderful days I have ever had. 

Prompt from Lalilo February ’22 Writing Prompt Calendar at Lalilo