Everton locked horns with Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to grind out a result away from home. The Toffees were poor in the first half and conceded the opening goal in the 28th minute when Max Kilman scored with a powerful header. Raul Jimenez doubled Wolves’ advantage just four minutes later when he pounced on a defensive mistake by Ben Godfrey. Rafael Benitez’s men trailed 2-0 at the half-time break.
Alex Iwobi got a goal back for Everton in the 66th minute but it turned out to be a consolation strike as the Toffees ended up being beaten by a narrow 2-1 scoreline.
Let’s take a look at how each Everton player performed during the match against Wolves.
GK: Jordan Pickford – 6/10
The English keeper made a couple of solid saves but his ball distribution was woeful at times during the game.
RB: Seamus Coleman – 6.5/10
Coleman got stuck in with a few crunching tackles and made a couple of important clearances at the back. However, he offered very little going forward.
CB: Michael Keane – 8/10
Keane was a rock at the back for most of the game. He earned the ball back a handful of times for his side and did not shy away from clearing his lines when required. The English talent has also got an assist to show for his efforts.
CB: Mason Holgate – 6/10
The English defender struggled to keep the Wolves attackers quiet tonight. Benitez would be hoping for a much-improved display from him in the next outing.
LB: Ben Godfrey – 5/10
Godfrey gave the ball away in the lead-up to Jimenez’s goal. He let his teammates down but deserves credit for playing a major part behind Alex Iwobi’s second-half goal.
RM: Andros Townsend – 7/10
He was full of energy and running down the right flank. Townsend even created some decent openings for others around him.
CM: Jean-Philippe Gbamin – 6/10
Gbamin struggled to get into the flow of the game in the first half and got replaced at half-time.
CM: Allan – 6/10
He tried to protect his teammates on the defensive end of the pitch but lacked creativity going forward.
LM: Demarai Gray – 6.5/10
Gray had a handful of lively moments in the final third. He got replaced at half-time.
CAM: Alex Iwobi – 7.5/10
He had some encouraging moments in the attacking end of the field. Iwobi got a goal back for Newcastle in the second half.
ST: Richarlison – 6.5/10
The Brazilian attacker impressed at times but failed to be productive in the final third.
CM: Fabian Delph – 6/10
He added some energy to Everton’s midfield in the second half.
ST: Anthony Gordon – 6/10
Gordon squandered a good chance to score.
ST: Salomon Rondon – N/A
He hardly had any time to influence the game.