A lacklustre performance from The Toffees saw them give away a lead as they lose 2-1 to Burnley. A first-half goal came from Cenk Tosun from some good build-up play. Nevertheless, Burnley dominated the majority of the game and only lacked the cutting edge in the final third.
Burnley continued their dominance from the restart and were worthy of their 2 goals that came from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood as they sealed the 3 points are Turf Moor.
Here are the player ratings for Everton:
Everton’s best player on the pitch by far. Made some brilliant saves in the absence of which the scoreline would have looked a lot more embarrassing.
Provided the assist for Tosun’s goal. His flicked header from Walcott’s cross put it on a plate for Tosun’s nod down. Probably the only defender who was disciplined and stuck to his task.
A day to forget for the Welshman. Lacked any sort of composure and stability at the back. Was sent off following a horrible elbow on Tarkowski.
His return to Turf Moor was not the best of ones. Much like his fellow centre-back, found it hard to keep his cool. Looked aerially inferior in front of Barnes who won a majority of the aerial duels.
Lennon’s pace and trickery caused all sorts of problems for the left-back. Could not contribute much towards Everton’s attacking prospects either.
A disappointing performance from the youngster. Did very little to create chances for the front runners as he was marshalled well by Burnley’s midfielders.
Showed good energy in the middle of the park but lacked support from the rest of his team.
The best player for Everton going forward. His link-up play helped create Everton’s first goal. The Iceland international’s hold up play was commendable.
Far away from his best. Made a few runs through the middle but to no good effect. Had a good opportunity to put Everton 2-0 up in the game.
Was fighting for lost causes in the game and showed good aerial presence. Lacked the supply from his creative players.
Scored his first goal in Everton colours following his move from Besiktas in the winter transfer window. Was the lone striker and found it hard to create any sort of impact but for the goal.
Brought on in the 59th minute in place of Tom Davies in an attempt to inject some creativity to the midfield but in vain
Had a wonderful opportunity to level things up as his acrobatic effort sent the ball into the stands.
Yannick Bolasie: NA