Everton welcomed Aston Villa at Goodison Park earlier today as they focused on grinding out a good result at home. The Toffees made a solid start to the game and were held to a goalless draw at half-time.
Sean Dyche’s men conceded the opening goal from the penalty spot as Ollie Watkins converted his spot-kick in the 63rd minute. Emiliano Buendia ended up sealing the win for the Villans when he scored in the 81st minute. The contest finished with Everton crashing to a poor 2-0 loss in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Everton player performed during the match against the Villans.
GK: Jordan Pickford – 6/10
The English talent made a few important saves at the back but still ended up conceding two goals today.
RB: Seamus Coleman – 7/10
He worked his socks off on the defensive end of the field and made a few decent runs with the ball on the right flank.
CB: Conor Coady – 6.5/10
Coady made some crucial defensive contributions at the back and was accurate with his ball distribution.
CB: James Tarkowski – 6.5/10
Tarkowski won his fair share of aerial duels but produced a lackluster display in the second half.
LB: Vitaliy Mykolenko – 6.5/10
He earned the ball back once and made two inviting chances in the final third.
CDM: Idrissa Gueye – 6.5/10
Gueye offered decent protection for his teammates at the back and passed the ball well during the game.
RM: Alex Iwobi – 7/10
He caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders but didn’t do enough to find the back of the net.
CM: Abdoulaye Doucoure – 7.5/10
Doucoure earned possession back twice and made a lot of powerful runs with the ball from midfield.
CM: Amadou Onana – 6.5/10
Onana showed some signs of promise at the centre of the park but offered very little in the final third.
LM: Dwight McNeil – 7.5/10
He caused a lot of problems for the Aston Villa defenders but there was no goal for him.
ST: Neal Maupay – 6/10
Maupay was a threat at times but failed to take any of his chances.
LW: Demarai Gray – 6/10
Gray made a positive impact off the bench but didn’t have a goal in him.
ST: Ellis Simms – 6/10
He struggled to get into the flow of the game.
CM: Tom Davies – N/A
Davies hardly had any time to influence the contest.