Everton needed to get back to winning ways after losing to Aston Villa last weekend, and that is precisely what they did at Goodison Park as they went past Wolves in a thrilling 3-2 win.
The game had a blistering start as Richarlison scored early. Coady and Patricio made a meal of a simple situation, and the Brazilian pounced on it. Wolves equalised soon around the 10th-minute mark as Saiss tucked the ball away after Traore delivered a low cross. Everton though hit back again still inside the 15-minute mark as Iwobi got his first goal for the Toffees through a header. The half time came without much drama after that.
Everton looked the better side, but Jimenez found the equaliser in the 74th minute as a long throw from Wolves did the trick. However, the Merseyside club had their last say as Richarlison headed after a brilliant cross from Lucas Digne. Silva’s men held on and secured their second Premier League win of the season.
Here is how they fared.
Jordan Pickford 7
Made a crucial save in the first half. Apart from that, he had to deal with some bread and butter stuff. The Englishman’s distribution was also on point.
Michael Keane 6.5
The game had a blistering start, but once it settled in, Keane was a calming influence in defence. Did an exceptional job at the back.
Yerry Mina 6.5
Had a shaky start and struggled to keep up with Jimenez in the first half. Put in a dominant display in the second half. Could have scored late on in the game but was denied brilliantly by Patricio.
Seamus Coleman 5.5
Was troubled in keeping Vinagre in check. Improved slightly as the game went on but Silva would have expected better from an experienced player like him.
Lucas Digne 6
Traore’s pace and trickery were too much for the Frenchman to handle. Had a tough time defensively but contributed in the opposition half by providing a great cross in the end for the winner.
Fabian Delph 8
Started his first game and showed great composure in the middle. Hardly seemed fazed in a frantic match as he was able to pick out some neat passes under pressure. Will play a significant role for the Toffees this season after he showed his worth today.
Andre Gomes 6.5
Started slow but improved in the second half as he was able to retain the ball well. Big improvement from the Villa game.
Took the first goal smartly and his second in the end would have done any proper no. 9 striker proud. Apart from the goals, showed excellent work rate and intensity. Came close to scoring a hattrick in the end but was denied by Patricio.
Gylfi Sigurdsson 8
Found Alex Iwobi brilliantly for the goal. Finally a good game for the Iceland international after the slow start to the season. Got himself in dangerous situations in the attacking third and was able to influence the game.
Alex Iwobi 7.5
Another one of the home debuts which went well as Iwobi scored a goal. Made some twisting and turning runs which Wolves defenders found hard to cope with. A confidence-boosting game for the new signing.
Moise Kean 7
His work rate was being considered as a concern, and that is probably why Dominic Calvert-Lewin started ahead of him in the earlier games. However, the former Juventus man showed that he could do the nitty-gritty job. Made some good runs and his movement was sharp. Didn’t get any clear cut opportunity.
Wasn’t able to influence mich after coming on.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin 7
Won his duels and held up play well.
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