Everton vs Brentford: Everton hosted Brentford in the fourth round of the FA Cup at Goodison Park.
Everton claimed an easy 4-1 win over Brentford to secure their place in the Round of 16 of the FA Cup. The Merseyside club had four different scorers in the form of Yerry Mina, Richarlison, Mason Holgate and Andros Townsend. Brentford scored their only goal through a penalty scored by their talisman striker Ivan Toney.
Let’s take a look into the player ratings for the Everton vs Brentford FA Cup match-
Everton vs Brentford Player Ratings
Jordan Pickford (5/10): The English keeper came in with some sensational saves as he continued to provide Everton a strong defensive support at the back. However, Pickford committed a foul on Ivan Toney which led him to miss out his clean sheet in the match, conceding from the 12 yard spot.
Seamus Coleman (6/10): The Irish player was quick to get behind and defend on the right side of the pitch. However Coleman made some sloppy passes and could have been much better to move with the ball in the frontline.
Michael Keane (7/10): The English centre back was exceptional in the back line as he provided Everton a strong defensive support and recovered well to cover up for his mistakes to keep the Brentford forwards from creating any major threat in the box.
Mason Holgate (8/10): The English centre back was strong at the back of the 3 man defense wall of Everton and made some strong interceptions and blocks. Holgate even provided Everton their third goal to seal the deal at the 62nd minute of the game.
Ben Godfrey (4.5/10): The English centre back had a good vision with his passes as he provided some clinical balls upfront. However, Godfrey left the field as early as the 14th minute after he suffered an injury.
Vitalii Mykolenko (5.5/10): The Ukrainian player was not up to the mark in the first of the game as he failed to provide a critical impact but made some good runs and showcased better football in the latter half of the game.
Andre Gomes (6.5/10): The Portuguese midfielder was exceptional with the ball on his feet as he was a major threat for Brentford. Gomes could have taken more shots on the goal as he kept their opponents on the edge with his long range drives.
Allan (6/10): The Brazilian midfielder provided a sturdy gameplay in the middle as he was quick with the ball on his feet and made some vital forward passes. He provided the beautiful ball forward for Richarlison who scored the second goal in the match.
Anthony Gordon (6.5/10): The Young English forward was sensational throughout the match as he was a threat in the frontline with his quick runs and pinpoint passes. Gordon was applauded by the home fans for his great performance in the match.
Demarai Gray (8/10): The English winger was absolutely sensational in the match and was the man of the hour for Everton as he was quick on his feet to get the ball and provide some inch perfect pass and crosses for the forward line in the box. Gray provided the assist to Yerry Mina for the opener in the game.
Alex Iwobi (7/10): The Nigerian provided an instant impact after coming on in the 88th minute. He made the assist for the final Townsend goal to cap off a perfect evening for the home side.
Andros Townsend (7/10): Scored the fourth and final goal for the home side. He came on to replace Gordon for the final 15 minutes.
Yerry Mina (8/10): Mina was arguably the man of the match, after he scored the first goal and had a tremendous display at the back. He came on to replace Godfrey after only 15 minutes into the game.
Jonjoe Kenny (NA)
Cenk Tosun (NA)
David Raya (5.5/10): The Spaniard did not have a great outing in goal and conceded three goals. He made a single stop and his distribution skills did not impress.
Pontus Jansson (5.5/10): Probably the best defender for the away side. He showed his aerial presence and tackling skills.
Mads Bech Sörensen (4.5/10): Had a recent game, but his error led to the final goal of the match for Everton.
Kristoffer Ajer (5.5/10): The Danish centre back was decent on the ball, but failed to deal with the pace of Everton strikers towards the second half of the match.
Vitaly Janelt (6/10): Janelt was ineffective in most of Brentford’s attacking plays. The midfielder however strung in a few good tackles.
Mathias Jensen (5.5/10): Jensen had a bright start to the game, but faded away towards the end of the match. His dribbling runs were a threat for Everton.
Christian Norgaard (6.5/10): Arguably, the best player for the away side. He put in a real shift, going up and down throughout the pitch.
Rico Henry (6/10): A decent outing for the midfielder. He showed his aerial strength during Brentford’s set pieces but failed to find the telling touch to score.
Mads Roerslev (6/10): The defensive midfielder had a night to forget, making plenty of miss passes. He received a booking in the first half for a poor tackle.
Sergi Canós (6.5/10): Canos failed to impress and was bereft of any major service played into him during the match. He was taken off after 70 minutes.
Ivan Toney (7/10): The striker scored the penalty expertly to hand in a chance of a comeback for the Bees.
Shandon Baptiste (6/10): Came on to replace Janelt for the final half hour of the game. He found it hard to adapt to the pace of the game and was dispossessed as many as three times.
Josh Dasilva (NA)
Saman Ghoddos (NA)
Finley Stevens (NA)