Anthony Gordon ‘fumed’ at Ben Godfrey during Everton’s 1-0 win at home to Newcastle United in the Premier League on Thursday night.
The Lowdown: Vital win
It was such a vital win for Frank Lampard and the Merseyside club at Goodison Park, with Alex Iwobi bailing them out deep into stoppage time after a protestor had tied himself to one of the goalposts early on in the second half, which in truth were the only two real moments of note in the match.
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Nonetheless, it was also a very nervy game at times for the hosts, especially after Allan found himself given a controversial red card with a few minutes to go.
The Latest: Gordon fume
Taking to Twitter, the Liverpool Echo journalist Adam Jones noticed Gordon’s anger towards Godfrey late on in the first half, after did not receive a pass from his teammate:
“Gordon has just fumed at Godfrey there for not receiving a pass in space.
“It’s all a bit frantic and panicked from EFC.”
The Verdict: Not at his best
Despite the win, even Godfrey would admit that he was not at his best.
Playing as a makeshift left-back, the Englishman lost out on six of his duels, and also failed to record any dribbles, interceptions, key passes or accurate crosses, giving possession away 13 times (SofaScore).
His versatility as a central defender certainly makes him a good option in the squad, but Lampard will want to see more from him as the Toffees aim to stay up in the Premier League, perhaps moving him into his more comfortable central role next time out.
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