Everton player ratings vs Manchester United: Three excellent 9/10 but DCL underwhelming

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Anthony Gordon possibly scored the most important goal of his Everton career so far


Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 5

Dominic Calvert-Lewin was looking like a shadow of himself as nothing seemed to work for him in the first half. He has not had much service but he isn’t making any case for himself either as he was dispossessed a couple of times in the first half.

He did have an important part to play in the first goal as he won a tackle which then set Everton on the break as Gordon released Richarlison. in totality, the Englishman was dispossessed 14 times which wasn’t to come as a shock given the underwhelming afternoon he had.

Richarlison – 7

Richarlison’s threat was warded off by Aaron Wan-Bissaka for the first half but the Brazilian grew into the game. His industrious nature supplemented Everton on the right side as life became a bit easier for Mykolenko.

Richarlison controlled the ball well and gave something to Wan-Bissaka to constantly worry about. The 24 year old didn’t get any goal contribution but was fairly threatening from the left flank.

Anthony Gordon – 9

Anthony Gordon looked brisk and full of intent as always. The academy product scored his fourth senior goal as Everton took the lead after 27 minutes into the game. The fire in Gordon’s belly is exactly what the rest of the Everton players need to emulate for the rest of the season.

Gordon had a penalty shout turned down in the second half but his appeals weren’t entertained. The youngster continued to work diligently throughout the game and contributed defensively too.


Demarai Gray – 6

Came on for Calvert-Lewin. His electric pace could have been a big threat but by this point, Everton were concentrated to protect the lead instead of going all out for the killer blow. Nonetheless, Gray did do the necessary for the remainder of the game.

Abdoulaye Doucoure – N/A

Came on for Delph to offer some fresh legs and energy in the midfield as Everton looked to see the game out.

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