Here we have with us the Everton player ratings against Brentford in the 4th round of the FA Cup. This was the first match Everton played after their new appointment of Frank Lampard as the manager. A 4-1 victory on his debut match could be considered as a very good result for the Toffees. The fans must have loved the display from Everton because of what they have seen before Lampard was appointed.
Everton opened the scoring in the 31st minute with a pinpoint corner from Demarai Gray and a great climb by Yerry Mina to head the ball in the goal. Moreover, the Toffees doubled their lead just after halftime with a good aerial through ball from Allan to Richarlison who chipped the goalkeeper.
Brentford tried to get their way back into the game as they pulled one back in the 54th minute with a penalty from Ivan Toney. However, Everton did not look back as they scored their third goal. A good corner by Demarai Gray made it difficult for Brentford players to clear and Holgate was ready to tap in with his head.
Everton scored the fourth late into the game after a good linkup play gets Andros Townsend some time on the ball to finish at the near post. Frank Lampard and his team have now entered the 5th round of the FA Cup. They will have to get adjusted to Lampard’s system faster as the games will be coming quickly and thin.
Everton player ratings vs Brentford
Jordan Pickford – 5/10
Made a good save against Sergi Canos but was at fault for conceding the penalty and also failing a clearance.
Mason Holgate – 7/10
A brilliant display from the start to the end of the game. Moreover, he got the goal he deserved, started on right but shifted to the left as Godfrey went off injured.
Michael Keane – 7/10
He was solid and gave Toney trouble throughout the first half. However, got a bit relaxed after Everton went 2-0 up.
Ben Godfrey – 7/10
Started the game well and also created a chance for Richarlison. Nevertheless, he had to limp off injured in just the 14th minute.
Seamus Coleman – 6/10
Coleman had a good outing on the right-hand side. However, he did not look comfortable on the ball at times but provided good energy in the game.
Allan – 7/10
He would have loved this game as he looked very sharp and comfortable. Moreover, he looks forward to getting back in form after COVID and injuries.
Andre Gomes – 7/10
Looked very good in possession and tried to keep it simple. However, he should take shots more and also got booked for a challenge on Toney.
Vitalli Mykolenko – 6/10
Did very well to cover the left flank both as a fullback and also as a winger. Nevertheless, he fell short in the attacking department in the first half but looked comfortable in the second.
Anthony Gordon – 7/10
Another good display from him as he excites the fans with his style of play. He always wants the ball at his feet and gets in behind defenders.
Richarlison – 7/10
Should have gotten on the scoresheet in the first half itself but did well in the second half to score and create for his team.
Demarai Gray – 8/10
He was constantly threatening the Brentford defense and always worked hard. Got a standing ovation when he was substituted late in the game.
Yerry Mina – 7/10
Came on as an early substitute and scored a great header to open the scoring. Moreover, he was also very solid throughout the game at the back.
Jonjoe Kenny – 6/10
Came on for the last 20 minutes and defended well to keep the lead for Everton.
Andros Townsend – 6/10
Did well to finish for Everton’s fourth goal and also added freshness to the game.
Cenk Tosun – N/A
Came on late and did not get enough time to influence the game.
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