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MetiNews.Com - Everton beat Salford City 3-0 to advance in the Carabao Cup and here is what the national media made of it

Liverpool news 'Gordon shines but two others a concern' - media react to Everton win MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Everton beat Salford City 3-0 to advance in the Carabao Cup and here is what the national media made of it

Liverpool news  'Gordon shines but two others a concern' - media react to Everton win MetiNews.Com
17 September 2020 - 06:56

Breaking News ! Everton strolled into the next round of the Carabao Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win against Salford City last night. Carlo Ancelotti was able to make 10 changes from the side that beat Spurs at the weekend. Only Michael Keane remained in the starting line-up - and the defender opened the scoring at Goodison Park. Goals in the second half from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Moise Kean wrapped up the victory. There were some notable performances - particularly youngsters Anthony Gordon and Niels Nkounkou on the left flank. But the Blues were handed a worry as Jarrad Branthwaite was forced off with an ankle injury. Here is what the national media made of the match... Ancelotti gets several lessons from Carabao Cup win Dominic King in the Daily Mail: Carlo Ancelotti finds himself learning every day as Everton manager but he would not have anticipated so many lessons from the Carabao Cup. The first thing he would have understood, after 90 challenging minutes against a committed League Two side, is that success in this competition never comes easily where Merseyside's Blues are concerned. Everton deserved their 3-0 success but how they were made to work for it. Undoubtedly, though, the most salient points for Ancelotti came from the men he selected for duty. If some emerged with distinction, such as Gylfi Sigurdsson with a goal and an assist and the promising youngsters Niels Nkounkou and Anthony Gordon, others were less committed. Theo Walcott and Moise Kean – regardless of his late penalty – did not give Ancelotti the answers for which he was looking. This was a fixture in which the manager was looking for those with doubts about their future to step forward but neither Walcott nor Kean seized the moment. Read More Related Articles Everton analysis - Anthony Gordon sends timely reminder as Carlo Ancelotti finds new favourite Read More Related Articles New Everton reality laid bare as Carlo Ancelotti demands pose new questions of squad Everton gain head start from Keane as they ease past Salford Andy Hunter in the Guardian: Salford have come a long way since the Class of ’92 increased their profile and resources but a Premier League scalp must remain an aspiration for now. The League Two visitors proved a test of Everton’s patience and creativity but Carlo Ancelotti’s side ultimately secured a third-round meeting at Fleetwood Town in comfort. Anthony Gordon, Everton’s 19-year-old talent, was the only one of Ancelotti’s forwards to impress against Graham Alexander’s obstinate team but his performance, allied to the experience of Michael Keane and an encouraging debut from Niels Nkounkou, was sufficient to polish the hosts’ dominance. Gordon created the second goal for Gylfi Sigurdsson, just when Salford were growing in confidence, and won the penalty from which Moise Kean sealed victory late on. Kean was among several Everton fringe players who failed to grasp their opportunity, however, and the watching Joey Barton, the Fleetwood manager, will have found encouragement in their toils. Sign up to our EFC newsletter to keep up to date with James Rodriguez With the signing of Colombian superstar James Rodriguez, Carlo Ancelotti's Everton are looking to make waves in the Premier League this season. Sign up to our EFC newsletter for all the best coverage of the Toffees from Phil Kirkbride, Adam Jones and the rest of the ECHO team as Rodriguez adjusts to his new surroudings. That's not all though, you'll get all the latest breaking Everton news direct to your inbox, as well as analysis, opinion and so much more. It could be an exciting era at Goodison Park, and you won't miss a thing with our newsletter.

.  First just click on this link to our newsletter sign-up centre.  Once you're there, put your email address where it says at the top, then click on the Everton FC newsletter. There are other ones too if you want them as well.  When you've made your choice, press the Update Preference button at the bottom. That's it! Your emails will come through to your inbox from that moment on. It's that simple. That's not all though... If you think of yourself as an FPL Ancelotti, you can use James Rodriguez in your FPL team, possibly win £250, a new replica 20/21 football shirt of your choice, and the inaugural RFFL winner’s trophy and certificate in our Reach Fantasy Football League. Joining is easy to enter, simply sign up here. Everton complete win but defensive injury problems grow Chris Bascombe in the Telegraph: Everton may head into this weekend with only two fit centre-halves after youngster Jarrad Branthwaite became the latest to be stricken as the Merseysiders progressed with a comfortable 3-0 win over Salford City. Given Mason Holgate’s potential absence for the next three months, the urgency to complete a deal for Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori or an alternative has gone up a notch. Ancelotti was forced to summon left back Lucas Digne from the bench against the fourth tier side, using him in an unfamiliar central defensive role for 66 minutes. The Italian had already been compelled to select Michael Keane, the only starter from last weekend’s impressive opening weekend win at Spurs. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Theo Walcott were the highest profile starters in a line-up full of those with much to prove. Alongside youngster Anthony Gordon, the Icelander was a class above the opposition. His application could not be doubted and - if his salary allowed - he would be a useful squad player to retain for his set-pieces alone. Keane sets tone as Toffees cruise into round three Ron Walker for Sky Sports: The Toffees were unbeaten in 18 League Cup games against fourth-tier opposition, and showed little signs of upsetting that tally when Keane powered home a header from the first corner of the game, meeting Sigurdsson's excellent delivery at the near post after shaking off Jason Lowe. Everton found themselves in full control for the majority of the opening period but saw the wind knocked out of their sails somewhat with an injury to Jarrad Braithwaite midway through the first half, and only tested Hladky again moments before the break when Bernard's excellently struck curling drive was turned behind by the goalkeeper's fingertips. *Who was your man of the match? Let us know in the comments section below. The second half was somewhat of a different affair. Kean should have doubled the lead four minutes after the restart but somehow nodded against the bar from Sigurdsson's inviting deep delivery, before Bernard was similarly wasteful when firing a loose ball well wide under little pressure. "It's a point in the game where you could see the lower league team getting that little bit of confidence, but you could also see Everton getting a second goal," said Salford co-owner and Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville with 20 minutes remaining, and so it proved within moments as another smart driving run from Gordon found space in the box to pick out Sigurdsson, who blasted home.

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Liverpool news 'Gordon shines but two others a concern' - media react to Everton win MetiNews.Com


Liverpool news 'Gordon shines but two others a concern' - media react to Everton win MetiNews.Com


Liverpool news 'Gordon shines but two others a concern' - media react to Everton win MetiNews.Com


Liverpool news 'Gordon shines but two others a concern' - media react to Everton win MetiNews.Com

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