Everton welcomed Brentford at Goodison Park earlier today as they looked to collect maximum points at home and take one step closer towards ensuring their top-flight lives for another season. The Toffees made a good start to the game and got themselves ahead in the tenth minute when Dominic Calvert-Lewin found the back of the net. However, Jarrad Branthwaite was sent off by the referee just eight minutes later to put the Merseyside club at a numerical disadvantage. Brentford equalised in the 37th minute when Seamus Coleman scored an unfortunate own goal. The Toffees regained their lead just before the half-time break courtesy of Richarlison’s penalty.
The Bees made their numerical advantage count by scoring the equaliser in the 62nd minute as Yoane Wissa got his name on the scoresheet with a good header. Brentford completed the turnaround just two minutes later when Rico Henry scored with a powerful header. Salomon Rondon got sent off as well in the 88th minute as the Toffees crashed to a poor 3-2 loss at Merseyside.
Let’s take a look at how each Everton player fared during the clash against the Bees.
GK: Jordan Pickford – 6.5/10
The English keeper made a handful of crucial saves at the back but still ended up conceding three goals today.
CB: Seamus Coleman – 5/10
He made some important clearances but had a tough game at the back. Coleman was unfortunate to score an own goal in the 37th minute.
CB: Jarrad Branthwaite – 4/10
Branthwaite let his teammates down by getting sent off early in the game.
CB: Mason Holgate – 6.5/10
He cleared the danger when required and produced a battling display on the defensive end of the field.
RM: Alex Iwobi – 6.5/10
Iwobi did his fair share of defending and made one key chance in the Brentford half.
CM: Abdoulaye Doucoure – 6/10
He earned the ball back a couple of times and was a threat at the other end of the field.
CM: Andre Gomes – 6.5/10
The Portuguese talent made two clearances inside his half and completed a couple of exciting dribbles from midfield.
LM: Vitaliy Mykolenko – 6.5/10
He worked his socks off when defending at the back but lacked quality in the final third.
RW: Anthony Gordon – 6.5/10
Gordon caused a few problems for the opposition but failed to find the back of the net.
ST: Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 7/10
The English striker opened the goal-scoring early in the game but was mostly quiet in the second half.
LW: Richarlison – 7.5/10
The Brazilian sensation picked an assist for setting up Calvert-Lewin’s goal and then, went on to score himself from the penalty in the dying embers of the first half.
CB: Jonjoe Kenny – 6.5/10
Kenny kept things solid at the back.
RW: Demarai Gray – 6/10
Gray made one good chance in the final third.
ST: Salomon Rondon – 4/10
He lost his head and got sent off late in the game.