Townsend and Gray give Everton leading edge


Everton supervisor Rafa Benitez has lauded the brand new signings of Andros Townsend and Demarai Grey as each scored in a 3-1 win towards Burnley on Monday to take care of their facet’s spectacular begin to the brand new marketing campaign.

Without the injured Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the hosts had been struggling and had been trailing 1-Zero by Ben Mee earlier than scoring three objectives in six minutes.

Winger Townsend, signed on a free switch from Crystal Palace, produced a pinpoint cross to arrange Michael Keane’s key equalizer and the previous Crystal Palace winger hit a sensational left footed shot to place Everton forward.

Gray accomplished the turnaround as he headed home after catching a cross from Abdoulaye Doukoure.

Everton have now scored 10 objectives in 4 matches and are degree on 10 factors with leaders Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.

Benitez stated, “When we scored our objective, we had extra confidence, performed 4-3-3, created extra possibilities and will rating extra objectives. Really happy with the connection between the workforce and the followers. We see Let’s construct a fort right here.

“Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend each have high quality and are good professionals. They are prepared to be taught, even Andros at his age. The most important factor on this workforce, everybody stated we want wingers.

“Today Richardson also did a great job and the two wingers helped the striker get better.”

Gray, a former Leicester City winger, has scored in every of his final three matches since becoming a member of Bayer Leverkusen and his £1.7million appears a cut price.

While it was a satisfying evening in the long run for Everton, Burnley’s poor begin continues they usually have just one level from their opening sport, ending 18th.

“A poor reaction to our scoring. We let them get into the game and then go crazy six minutes later. You have to get things done,” supervisor Sean Dyche stated.

“I think it’s a really good performance until they score. My big feeling is that we’re smarter than that six minutes. That’s something we have to learn from.”

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