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MetiNews.Com - LIVE updates from Goodison Park as Everton host Salford City in the second round of the Carabao Cup
Breaking News ! Everton are back in action at Goodison Park on Wednesday night as they host Salford City in the second round of the Carabao Cup. Last winning silverware in 1995, the Blues will look to start an extended cup run against the League Two side, who are owned by former Everton captain Phil Neville, his ex-Manchester United team-mates David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes and Singaporean business magnate Peter Lim. Carlo Ancelotti's side started the season with a 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur as debutants James Rodriguez, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure all impressed, but the Italian is expected to make changes against Salford. Kicking off at 8.15pm, follow LIVE updates with Phil Kirkbride and Adam Jones, Theo Squires and Dan Kay.Key EventsFT: Everton 3-0 Salford22:08GOAL! Everton 3-0 Salford (Kean)22:01GOAL! Everton 2-0 Salford (Sigurdsson)21:48Adam Jones' Half Time ratings21:03Digne on, Branthwaite off20:4000:00Theo SquiresICYMIDecent win for the Blues tonight!Come back tomorrow for continued post-match reaction as well as coverage of the Carabao Cup fourth round draw with Everton facing off against Fleetwood next week to progress.23:21Theo SquiresNkounkou could have answered Everton transfer questionHere's my mate Adam Jones singing the praises of debutant Niels Nkounkou.Everton have unearthed a good one.22:52Theo SquiresPlayer ratingsAnthony Gordon shone for Everton tonight and here's what Adam Jones made of his performance..."Was clearly desperate to find his first Everton goal, and he might have done it late in the first half if his powerful effort wasn't headed behind by a defender. More equally strong attempts followed in the second half, including smacking the post with one, but the goal just evaded him. Despite that, this was a fantastic performance." Read the rest of his player ratings here...22:50Theo SquiresWhat a debut!22:50Theo SquiresAncelotti eyes centre-back22:49Theo SquiresSigurdsson reaction22:16Theo Squires32 shots!Some night for the Blues, could have easily been a lot more.22:08KEY EVENTFT: Everton 3-0 SalfordA comfortable win for Everton as goals from Michael Keane, Gylfi Sigurdsson and a Moise Kean penalty see them progress in the Carabao Cup and set-up a third round clash with Fleetwood.22:06Theo SquiresStoppage-time...Three minutes added on as Sigurdsson named man of the match.22:05Theo SquiresGordon shoots overGordon really wants a goal here as he tries his luck from range. Not his best effort of the night as it flies over.22:05Theo SquiresOff the woodwork again!Everton so unlucky not to make it four as Kean heads against the post from Kenny's cross before Gordon's follow-up hits the bar. 22:01KEY EVENTGOAL! Everton 3-0 Salford (Kean)Lovely penalty from Kean as he fires in home down the middle into the roof of the net. 22:00Theo SquiresPenalty to Everton!Gordon brought down in the box by Andrade and it's a penalty.Moise Kean wants to take this.
..21:59Theo SquiresOff the post again!What a strike!Gordon so unlucky with a stunning effort from range after again cutting in from the left.21:59Theo SquiresMan of the match?Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville in disagreement over who should be man of the match.Carra wants it to go to Sigurdsson while Neville says Keane.21:58Theo SquiresOff the post!Gordon plays it back to Sigurdsson on the edge of the box.He beats the keeper with a low strike but it hits the outside of the post. Unlucky!21:55Theo SquiresGylfi goals21:55Theo SquiresKenny goes closeKenny bends one narrowly over from distance after Bernard plays it back to him. That was close, but doesn't quite dip enough with Hladky scrambling.21:53Theo SquiresWalcott deniedGreat save from Hladky to deny Walcott after Kean had been blocked in the six-yard box.21:49Theo SquiresGibson and Elliott on for SalfordFormer Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is on for Salford, along with Tom Elliott, as Jonjoe Kenny shoots wide from distance.21:49Theo SquiresGylfi done goodLovely first-time finish from Gylfi Sigurdsson, that. A goal and assist for the playmaker now.And again, good play out on the left from Gordon but this time with the final ball!21:48KEY EVENTGOAL! Everton 2-0 Salford (Sigurdsson)Finally! It's been coming.Sigurdsson connects with a low Gordon cutback to double Everton's lead and fire home his 100th goal in England football.21:44Theo SquiresHenderson heads wideChance for Salford as Henderson connects with a cross but heads wide.21:43Theo SquiresGordon deniedGordon shoots across goal but his effort is saved by Hladky.21:42Theo SquiresAncelotti frustration Gordon with a searching long-ball for Walcott which bounces out of play.Ancelotti showing his frustration on the bench. Everton have had the chances to kill this off but it remains 1-0.21:41Theo SquiresThomas-Asante bookKenny screams in anguish as he goes down in a heap following a late challenge from Thomas-Asante.The Salford man is booked for his troubles.21:39Theo SquiresTeasing cross from NkounkouTeasing cross from Nkounkou bit it's just out of the reach of Kean and Walcott in the middle.21:36Theo SquiresAndrade on, Wilson offBruno Andrade comes on for Salford. Those with a good remember will recall he score against Everton in this round of the competition for Lincoln last year.21:35Theo SquiresGordon wants a penaltyAnother encouraging run forward from Gordon as he takes on his man before bursting into the box.He goes down under pressure but no penalty given.21:33Theo SquiresTowell shoots overTowell blasts a shot way over from close-range from Hunter's knock-down.Moments later, the visitors win a corner but Keane heads it away.
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