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Everton: Guy Mowbray makes Goodison Park claim

Everton: Guy Mowbray makes Goodison Park claim -Everton News

BBC Sport commentator Guy Mowbray was left in awe of the atmosphere at Goodison Park as Everton claimed a crucial victory over Chelsea on Sunday.

The lowdown

The 18th-placed Toffees stunned their third-placed visitors on home soil, with Richarlison’s 46th-minute goal enough to secure a win which moves the Merseysiders onto 32 points in the Premier League table. That leaves them just two points behind Burnley and Leeds United, with a game in hand on both teams.

Frank Lampard’s side have picked up 13 points since he took over in January, all of them at Goodison Park.

The latest

Mowbray, who was on commentary on the game for Match of the Day, was left awestruck by the atmosphere at Goodison Park, believing that it is an intangible factor that Everton could harness in their bid for Premier League survival.

He tweeted: “Lucky to experience football at all levels all over the world. Nowhere better than Goodison Park when it’s like that. If support were worth points…”

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The verdict

Everton fans will absolutely love this claim from Mowbray.

First and foremost, he is suggesting that the Goodison Park atmosphere can match, or even surpass, that of the top teams in the Premier League and Europe. That includes local rivals Liverpool, of course.

More than that, Mowbray’s comments also illustrate the value of the extra steps taken by Everton supporters on Sunday. Thousands of fans lined the streets to welcome the home team’s coach to the stadium, chanting and flying flags.

The Liverpool Echo‘s Joe Thomas called the scenes ‘electric‘ and marvelled at the ‘incredible show of unity and passion‘, noting that ‘the blue air fizzed and crackled with the noise of terrace chants and the burn of smoke bombs’.

With two more home matches to come against Brentford and Crystal Palace, the Everton faithful will hope that they can make a difference in the battle for survival. Indeed, Lampard billed them ‘the people of the match’ and recognised their ‘massive’ contribution to the result.

The Toffees faithful will surely love to hear such high praise from journalists and commentators like Mowbray; and considering that the BBC man has worked in football media for more than two decades and covered some of the biggest occasions in world sport, for him to hint that the Goodison atmosphere is unrivalled must make Everton fans feel proud.

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