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Mina And Gueye Get 7.5 | Everton Players Rated In Poor Defeat Vs Wolves

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Everton welcomed Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park earlier today as they focused on collecting a good result at home in the Premier League. The Toffees made an excellent start to the game and opened the goal-scoring in the seventh minute when Yerry Mina found the back of the net. However, Daniel Podence equalised for the visitors just 15 minutes later as both sides went into the half-time break with a 1-1 scoreline.

The two teams canceled each other out for most of the second 45 minutes. However, Everton conceded a late injury-time goal when Rayan Ait-Nouri netted the winner. The Toffees ended up crashing to a poor 2-1 defeat in front of their home fans.

Let’s take a look at how each Everton player fared during the match against Wolves.

GK: Jordan Pickford – 6/10

The Toffees goalie made a couple of decent saves at the back but won’t be pleased after allowing two goals today.

RB: Nathan Patterson – 6/10

Patterson cleared the danger when needed and made one good run with the ball down the right flank.

CB: Yerry Mina – 7.5/10

He made a few crucial clearances at the back and gave his team the lead early in the game.

CB: James Tarkowski – 6.5/10

Tarkowski struggled to keep the Wolves attackers quiet but was good on the ball.

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LB: Vitaliy Mykolenko – 6/10

Mykolenko cleared the danger when needed and made two good runs with the ball.

CM: Alex Iwobi – 6.5/10

He had a few lively moments in the final third but didn’t do enough to find the back of the net.

CM: Idrissa Gueye – 7.5/10

Gueye offered decent protection for his teammates at the back and had a good game going forward as well.

CM: Amadou Onana – 6.5/10

He got stuck in with some crunching tackles but failed to make an impact in the Wolves half.

RW: Anthony Gordon – 6.5/10

Gordon came back to defend when needed but struggled to take any of his chances in the final third.

ST: Neal Maupay – 7/10

Maupay was a real threat inside the opponent’s penalty box but there was no goal for him today.

LW: Dwight McNeil – 7/10

McNeil picked up an assist for setting up Mina’s goal.

Substitutes:

LW: Demarai Gray – 6.5/10

Gray made a couple of lively moments in the final third.

CB: Ben Godfrey – 6/10

He made one crucial clearance at the back.

ST: Thomas Cannon – N/A

Cannon didn’t get enough time to influence the game.

CM: Abdoulaye Doucoure – N/A

He came on for the final few minutes of the game.

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