Everton’s Impressive Run Continues As Burnley Become The 5th Team In A Row To Fire Goodison Park Blanks! Goals. Player Ratings. Manager Comments And Stats.
By: Marc Gingell
Burnley have now joined an impressive collection of teams that have been unable to break through fortress Goodison Park. Liverpool started the run back in early March with a 0-0 draw and Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United were all well beaten. Now Burnley.
|3/5/2019||Goodison Park||Everton (8)||2-0||Burnley (15)|
|KO:20:00||ATT: 39,303||Ben Mee 17′ og|
|REF: C Kavanagh||Seamus Coleman 20′|
Ben Mee Own Goals!
Ben Mee, So outstanding against Manchester City last week, helped Everton take the lead in the 17th minute. Richarlison hit a shot from distance, which looked like it might be going wide until a defection off Mee beat Tom Heaton. Burnley have now scored 11 own goals in the Premier League and Mee has four of them!
Everton’s Full Backs Combine
Three minutes later Everton’s left-back Lucas Digne fired in a shot from about 25 yards that Heaton could only parry. As the ball looped up Everton’s right-back Seamus Coleman stooped low to head his second goal of the season from the edge of the six-yard box.
Everton: Pickford (6), Coleman (7), Zouma (6), Keane (6), Digne (6), Schneiderlin (6), Gueye (6), Richarlison (8), Sigurdsson (7), Bernard (7), Calvert-Lewin (7).
Subs used: Walcott (5), Lookman (6), Jagielka (n/a).
Burnley: Heaton (6), Lowton (6), Mee (6), Tarkowski (7), Taylor (6), Gudmundsson (7), Cork (6), Westwood (6), Brady (7), Barnes (6), Wood (5).
Subs used: McNeil (5), Vydra (4), Hendrick (4).
Man of the match: Richarlison
Marco Silva Comments
“We deserved the three points, our first 25-30 minutes we did fantastic, we started the game in control, running the game, scored twice but we didn’t give chances away.
We want more next season, our target will be to do more, we have to have ambition, but if you show that attitude and desire, they are behind us. The fans realised after the Liverpool match how important they can be for us, and we have been really strong at Goodison Park since then.”
Sean Dyche Comments
“From our point of view, it is a game of two halves. We started, not a million miles off it, but not in the detail you need, and were a bit subservient and on the back foot. We go in licking our wounds a bit at half-time but there was a good reaction in the second half, without really opening them up with enough detail.
They’ve climbed a mountain in the second half of the season. 28 points is an incredible return with the goals we’ve scored. But you want to finish in the right way, and I thought we did in the second half. We’ve got a really important game to finish ‘right’, as I’m talking about, against Arsenal.”
- Everton have kept five consecutive clean sheets at Goodison Park in the Premier League for the first time since September 2013 (a run of seven).
- Burnley earned 17 points away from home this season, 11 fewer than they managed in 2017-18, despite scoring a goal more.
- Burnley have lost each of their last five Premier League games in the month of May, shipping 13 goals in total.
- Burnley defender Ben Mee accounts for four of the Clarets’ 11 Premier League own goals, no other player has scored more than once in this manner.