Calvert-Lewin objective not sufficient as Nick Pope denies Everton victory
Everton did not make their substantial stress depend after being held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley at (completely satisfied place) Turf Moor, who stay caught within the Premier League relegation zone.
The Clarets began brightly and had the lead with simply three minutes on the clock. The objective got here from Robbie Brady, who picked the ball up 25 yards from objective and drilled a low shot into the nook of Jordan Pickford’s web.
It’s the fifth time this season the England No 1 has conceded a objective from outdoors the world, and the second time in two video games.
It is an ideal begin for Burnley!
Robbie Brady finds the underside nook with a superb long-range strike ☄️ pic.twitter.com/Cp4BNYhzAN
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The guests have been removed from convincing on the again, however they virtually levelled 10 minutes later. The prospect was created by Alex Iwobi after his cross was met by an outstretching Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The England man was denied although by the returning Nick Pope, who made a high quality response save along with his knees.
Matt Lowton was then caught out by an extended cross-field ball, which allowed Richarlison to burst into the field. However the Brazilian was pressured on to his left foot and his strike from a slim angle was simply saved by Pope.
In an end-to-end begin, Josh Brownhill was not removed from discovering the goal after wriggling free from Abdoulaye Doucoure. His shot from the sting of the field simply missed Pickford’s proper publish.
Pope’s goal-kick then induced havoc for the Everton defence. Chris Wooden’s one-two with Dwight McNeil led to the New Zealander going clear by on objective. Pickford, nevertheless, reacted rapidly and made a superb low save.
There was a brief stoppage as Brownhill wanted therapy after the aspect of his head caught Gomes’ trailing elbow when the pair went for a 50-50 ball. Fortunately, the Burnley midfielder returned to the sector after therapy.
Everton although have been stage moments earlier than the break. Burnley’s appeals for a foul on Westwood by Allan fell on deaf ears and the Brazilian discovered Richarlison. His first-time cross was turned in by Calvert-Lewin.
11 – Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored extra targets from contained in the field than every other participant within the high 5 European leagues this season. Textbook. pic.twitter.com/y9IvlHvJel
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Everton on high in second half
The Toffees then made a shiny begin to the second half when each Richarlison and Andre Gomes noticed goal-bound efforts blocked.
James Rodriguez then tried his luck from outdoors the world, however was denied by a high quality finger-tip save by Pope.
Brownhill deflected a Richarlison ball on to the roof of the web as Everton managed to maintain Burnley on the again foot, though the house aspect have been ready to take in a sustained spell of stress from their opponents.
Everton have been actually have the higher of it however have been discovering it arduous to interrupt by Burnley’s cussed rearguard.
And it was Burnley who have been near profitable it when Pickford made a terrific response save to maintain out Wooden‘s header.
Everton nonetheless carved out one other probability and Pope used his toes to nice impact to maintain out Gylfi Sigurdsson’s effort. The prospect was created after a beautiful threaded throughball from Rodriguez.
The outcome means Everton now have only one win from their final seven video games. It’s a disappointing dip in type after their glorious begin to the season noticed them high the desk in September.
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