Everton scored three goals in seven minutes as they produced one of the high football scores in the Premier League. The win helped extend Everton’s unbeaten start to the season. It was Burnley who dominated the first half of the game and were rewarded when Ben Mee gave the visitors the lead early in the second half.
The game turned on its head in the second half when former Burnley defender Michael Keane equalizing on the hour mark from a cross by Andros Townsend. Townsend then curled in a scintillating strike from 25 yards out to give the visitors the lead. Another summer signing Demarai Gray then doubled the lead less than a minute after the second goal.
Everton: Pickford (6), Coleman (6), Mina (6), Godfrey (6), Keane (7), Digne (6), Townsend (8), Allan (6), Doucoure (8), Gray (7), Richarlison (6)
Subs: Gomes (7), Rondon (NA), Iwobi (NA)
Burnley: Pope (6), Lowton (5), Tarkowski (6), Mee (7), Taylor (5), Gudmundsson (6), Westwood (5), Brownhill (6), McNeil (6), Wood (6), Barnes (6)
Subs: Lennon (5), Vydra (5), Rodriguez (NA)
Man of the match: Andros Townsend
Everton manager Rafa Benitez: “I think what the fans want is a team that gives everything and they can see that every day.” he added. “The players of last year maybe they were not performing at the level, now they are giving everything and the fans appreciate that.”
Burnley boss Sean Dyche: “A poor reaction to our scoring. We let them creep into the game and then a mad six minutes follow. You have to make things happen. I think it is a really good away performance until they score. We were waiting for it to happen.”
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