Frank Lampard‘s men took the charge right from the start and opened the scoring of the night. A searching cross by Richarlison was ricocheted off of Leeds defender Diego Llorente, which the Toffees’ skipper Seamus Coleman headed in from point blank range. The Toffees punished the opposition’s inability to defend set pieces, after a corner from Anthony Gordon was headed in by Michael Keane.
Leeds kept pushing for an equalizer but were remained with no shots on target. Meanwhile, the Merseyside outfit did not tone down their offence. The final goal of the night came via Gordon. A stunning run by Richarlison, followed by a strong shot was deflected in by Anthony Gordon, making it the latter’s goal.
The Toffees have closed the gap between them and the Whites and Lampard’s men currently look safe from the relegation zone.
Everton Player Ratings vs Leeds
Jordan Pickford (GK) – 6.5/10
The keeper had a boring night with no saves required from him. Clean sheet locked.
Seamus Coleman (RB) – 8/10
The skipper’s heroics and bravery was awarded. Brilliant goal and on point defending throughout.
Mason Holgate (CB) – 7/10
Made multiple important clearances to keep the opposition at bay.
Michael Keane (CB) – 8/10
Shaky at the back and also got an own goal to his name.
Jonjoe Kenny (LB) – 7.5/10
Defended his lines well and created two dangerous chances.
Anthony Gordon (RW) – 10/10
Created all sorts of problems for the oppoisiton throughout. Lucky deflection goal off of a Richarlison strike. Assist for Keane’s header.
Allan (CM) – 7/10
The midfielder was an aid to the backline and had a few promising moments.
Donny van de Beek (CM) – 8/10
Made some great challenges and tackles. Error less throughout.
Alex Iwobi (LW) – 7.5/10
Did a fair share of defending and created multiple chances for his teammates.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (ST) – 7/10
Was very dangerous for the backline but could not regsister a goal.
Richarlison (ST) – 7/10
Bit wasteful in the opposition box but had an assist for Gordon’s goal.
Dele Alli (CM) – 6.5/10
Created two chances in the Leeds’ half.
Anwar El Ghazi (LW) – 5.5/10
Had very little to offer in the duration.
Salomon Rondon (ST) – 5/10
Came on very late hence, no chance to do much.
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