Everton 3-0 Leeds United: Player ratings as Richarlison ruthless & Alex Iwobi thunderous

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Alex Iwobi produced one of his best performances in Everton colours


Anthony Gordon – 8

Anthony Gordon had the chance to start the game with a bang as an early goal opportunity did come for him but Luke Ayling dealt with the threat. Like Alex Iwobi, Gordon was vibrant and thunderous on the left flank. The youngster delivered a delightful cross through a corner which was headed home by Keane to double Everton’s advantage.

He was involved throughout the game and got a lucky goal through Richarlison’s effort. Nonetheless, it was a performance that deserved to be awarded with a goal.

Allan – 7.5

Allan put in a brilliant shift in the midfield especially after a dull performance against Newcastle where he was overrun by the Magpies in the midfield. As Gordon and Iwobi wandered forward and Donny van de Beek made intelligent passes, Allan sat in his position, winning the ball back and breaking Leeds’ play.

He resisted pressure in the second half and kept the ball comfortably. The second half was bit more complex and demanded Allan to be constantly alert as Leeds tried to come back in the game. He dealt with the threat brilliantly and played a key role in Everton’s third goal as he broke forward with the ball before threading the pass to Richarlison.

Donny van de Beek – 8

Donny van de Beek was spectacular in the first half. He too played a part in the first goal and his intricate passing with intelligent decision making is something that Everton fans are already in awe of. It took no time for the fans to start singing Van de Beek’s name.

He seems to be exactly the type of signing that then Toffees needed in the midfield. It has taken no time for the Dutchman to settle and make a mark.

Alex Iwobi – 8

Alex Iwobi started on a bright note as he was afforded acres of space on the right. Playing on the right side of 4-4-2, Iwobi diligently tracked back and performed his defensive duties too. The Nigerian was given somewhat of a free role which aided Everton’s cause of playing high tempo football.

He did have an attempt on goal but the shot just brisked wide. The former Arsenal man probably had the best game of his Everton career. Iwobi looked a bit tired but he just didn’t have a stop button as he kept on running and throwing himself to defend on the right flank.