World News – GB – Jordan Pickford’s mistakes go unpunished in Everton’s victory at Fleetwood Town


There was a cold, questioning look in Jordan Pickford’s direction when Fleetwood briefly threatened Everton’s progress, but otherwise it was another encouraging step for Carlo Ancelotti A fourth straight win since start of the season highlighted improved resources and confidence at Everton as they secured a home game in the fourth round against David Moyes’ West Ham

Joey Barton’s side rallied in the second half and capitalized on two slips from the Everton keeper, but the Premier League visitors had too much authority, creativity and options for the League One team

Ancelotti picked a much stronger formation against the Ligue 1 side than for Salford last week, with six changes to the squad that started the second round draw at Goodison Park The biggest surprise n was not the inclusion of Dominic Calvert-Lewin or Richarlison but the exclusion of Anthony Gordon after what his manager described as an « inspired » performance against Graham Alexander’s side

Marseille summer rookie Niels Nkounkou was another 19-year-old who impressed against Salford and he had the opportunity to build on an encouraging start with an Everton shirt left-back l ‘grabbed it again, delivering a series of telltale crosses into the Fleetwood area and providing constant support for Richarlison as the visitors stretched Barton’s squad throughout the first half The Premier League side dominated from the start and exhausted Fleetwood following Ancelotti’s instructions to target the flanks and work the ball quickly

Alex Iwobi was making his first start to the season and nearly opened the scoring with a 25-yard shot that hit the crossbar via a deflection from veteran midfielder Glenn Whelan Everton kept the pressure on the resulting turn Iwobi gave an inside clearance to Bernard who, spotting a blind run from Richarlison on the right, made a perfect delivery to the Fleetwood defense for his compatriot to score his first goal of the campaign with a diving header The second was not long in coming

Iwobi came close again with weak training from a distance and Bernard also threatened when he cut inside his favorite left foot and curled up a shot just outside Alex’s goal Cairns There was little the Cod Army could do to stem the tide and Richarlison offered visitors the comfort of a second with a smart gesture Receiving a pass from Fabian Delph, the Brazil international made his way into the area and found Iwobi, who returned the ball his way with a delicious back heel Richarlison beat Cairns with a close range first shot

Delph was making his first Everton appearance since February The midfielder hobbled after receiving a hard blow to the ankle from Josh Morris early on and, after receiving the game’s first booking, was warned by Ancelotti to be calm down after slipping into a challenge moments later He apologized to his manager and did a good run-out if necessary

The hosts were given an unlikely lifeline at the start of the second half when the overworking in Everton’s defense offered their first chance of the game Michael Keane’s back pass put Pickford under pressure and the goalkeeper’s attempt to clear was sanctioned by Morris.The rebound fell perfectly for substitute Mark Duffy to score into an unguarded net

Everton restored their two-goal lead in one minute Gordon, a half-time substitute for Calvert-Lewin, exploded from Paul Coutts on the left and centered low on the penalty area Richarlison failed to connect to the near post but Iwobi, the next behind, was not wrong 10 meters

That should have been enough for visitors to see the play, but Barton’s move to 4-3-3 injected a lot more threat into Fleetwood’s performance They hit it again, and in a certain style, when Whelan’s cross was led by Ched Evans at Callum Camps, who beat Pickford with an over-the-head kick

The England international was weak for both Fleetwood’s goals – as evidenced by Ancelotti’s cold look in his direction – but didn’t cost his side as Bernard took the win Gordon traded passes with Iwobi before crossing over to Richarlison Morgan Boyes’ challenge robbed the Brazilian of his treble chance, but the ball broke at Bernard who found the top corner with an emphatic finish Moise Kean did five when he converted Nkounkou’s cheeky cross to back heels in the dying seconds

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World News – UK – Jordan Pickford’s mistakes go unpunished in Everton win at Fleetwood Town


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