Everton manager Frank Lampard calls for patience as Toffees fall to second straight defeat

Everton boss Frank Lampard believes patience is needed after his side fell to a 2-1 defeat against Aston Villa.

The Toffees are yet to pick up a point after losing their Premier League season opener against Chelsea last weekend. 

Just like then, Lampard's men endured a one-goal defeat despite thoroughly pushing for a late equaliser.

Speaking after the match, Lampard said: "I thought there was some good and bad in the performance. It was a pretty even game other than the transition goals that we gave away.

"It's a similar feeling to last week but some things are understandable - new players in the team, the injuries we've taken in - so we have to be a bit patient."

The Everton boss gave a full debut to new loan signing Conor Coady, while Amadou Onana provided a glimpse of his talents after a late cameo.

"I thought Conor was very good," said Lampard.

"Then with Amadou, people will look at the goal but I like the way he's got the bravery to receive the ball in midfield then he shows you a glimpse of what he's going to bring to the team.

"He's not fit to play yet really but he had to come on the pitch."

Everton will now turn their attention to a home clash against newly promoted Nottingham Forest next Saturday.

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