Everton 3 – Burnley 1: Visitors unable to get win at Goodison Park

Everton vs. Burnley

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Everton enjoyed a mesmerising home victory against Burnley at Goodison Park on Monday. Everton were looking to continue their run, following a 2-0 victory against Brighton & Hove Albion. Burnley had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Leeds United. After today’s result, Everton are in 4th place on the table and has 10 points while Burnley sit in 18th with 1 point after 4 matches.

Following a goalless first half, The Clarets certainly were out of the blocks quickly in the second half, thanks to Ben Mee finding the net at the 53 minute mark. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Michael Keane, 60 minutes in brought The Toffees level. The momentum was now with Everton, who then scored again through a goal from Andros Townsend at the 65 minute mark to establish a 2-1. Everton then netted once more and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Demarai Gray at the 66 minute mark to make it 3-1.

Both teams used all available substitutes. For Everton, Andre Gomes, Salomon Rondon and Alex Iwobi, came on for Ben Godfrey, Richarlison and Demarai Gray, Burnley brought on Matej Vydra, Aaron Lennon and Jay Rodriguez to replace Ashley Barnes, Johann Gudmundsson and Chris Wood.

There were bookings for Andros Townsend from Everton. For Burnley, Josh Brownhill saw yellow.

Everton will next play Aston Villa away, with Burnley facing Arsenal at home.

Technical card:
Everton: Jordan Pickford, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey (Andre Gomes, min.62), Seamus Coleman, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan, Lucas Digne, Richarlison (Salomon Rondon, min.81), Demarai Gray (Alex Iwobi, min.87) and Andros Townsend
Burnley: Nick Pope, Matthew Lowton, Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, Charlie Taylor, Johann Gudmundsson (Aaron Lennon, min.76), Ashley Westwood, Josh Brownhill, Dwight McNeil, Chris Wood (Jay Rodriguez, min.86) and Ashley Barnes (Matej Vydra, min.76)
Stadium: Goodison Park
Goals: Ben Mee (0-1, min. 53), Michael Keane (1-1, min. 60), Andros Townsend (2-1, min. 65) and Demarai Gray (3-1, min. 66)
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