Brentford scored a late equalizer as they produced one of the close football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Anthony Gordon opened the scoring for the visitors in the 24th minute before Vitaly Janelt equalized in the 84th minute. Gordon is a target for Chelsea with Everton rejecting two bids for the midfielder. Mathias Jensen, Ivan Toney, and Christian Norgaard all hit the woodwork.
Brentford: Raya (6), Hickey (6), Zanka (6), Mee (7), Henry (7), Jensen (7), Norgaard (7), Dasilva (7), Wissa (6), Toney (6), Mbeumo (7).
Subs: Baptiste (6), Damsgaard (6), Lewis-Potter (7), Janelt (7), Sorensen (n/a).
Everton: Pickford (7), Holgate (6), Coady (7), Tarkowski (8), Patterson (5), Onana (7), Iwobi (7), Mykolenko (6), Gordon (7), McNeil (6), Gray (6).
Subs: Keane (6), Davies (6), Rondon, Vinagre (n/a).
Man of the match: James Tarkowski
Brentford manager Thomas Frank: “If it was simple [why Brentford keep conceding first], I’d change it, but it’s much more to create a culture and mentality that these players have. There are games where you don’t create anything but we created dangerous situations throughout the game. There was definitely something waiting for us. We have a good squad and I think when you have five substitutions, it’s important to use them, which we did so I’m very pleased with many things.”
Everton manager Frank Lampard: “It’s a point gained, we can’t take away from the fact they stuck the ball in their box, hit the post a few times. We know how they play, it’s a real style they’ve had for a few years now. First half was really good from us, good play, good possession, stuff we’re working on at the moment playing without a striker. At the end of it, we can be pretty happy with a point and move on. There’s a lot of pressure on young players because of the media and social media, I thought Anthony [Gordon’s] performance was a credit to him and showed why he’s an Everton player.”
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