Everton’s survival hopes were dealt a major blow as Brentford produced one of the high-scoring football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Dominic Calvert-Lewin opened the scoring in the 10th minute before Jarrad Braithwaite was sent off in the 18th minute. Watford equalized with a Seamus Coleman own goal before Richarlison restored their lead from the penalty spot in the second minute of stoppage time. Yoane Wissa equalized in the 62nd minute before Rico Henry scored the winner in the 64th minute.
Everton: Pickford (6), Coleman (5), Branthwaite (4), Holgate (6), Iwobi (5), Doucoure (6), Gomes (5), Mykolenko (6), Richarlison (7), Calvert-Lewin (7), Gordon (5).
Subs: Gray (6), Kenny (6), Rondon (3).
Brentford: Raya (6), Ajer (6), Sorensen (4), Jansson (6), Henry (7), Jensen (7), Norgaard (7), Eriksen (8), Wissa (7), Toney (6), Mbeumo (6).
Subs: Janelt (7), Dasilva (6), Roerslev (6).
Man of the match: Christian Eriksen
Brentford boss Thomas Frank: “It was mainly because I wanted to play more. It was a back four when we defended but a back three when we attacked. That was the main reason I made the change.”
Everton boss Frank Lampard: “There was a possible penalty in the build-up for a clear pull on Richarlison’s shirt. You wonder if a player should go down because it’s a penalty. The ball goes down the other end and it’s a mistake by Jared Braithwaite to let him run behind. The players gave every drop. The fans gave every drop. Big circumstances went against us. Hopefully, Michael Keane will be back on Thursday. I’m not hopeful of Mina or Godfrey. We had three center-backs out today. it’s very difficult. Seamus played there. We played a back three at the end. Everyone has given everything. The important thing is we have a positive attitude. It’s in our hands at Goodison again hopefully with 11 on the pitch. The effort was incredible. The players deserve a little rest. The legs are hanging off a bit with all the injuries.”
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