To say that Idrissa Gana Gueye had a good game today would be a criminal understatement. The Senegalese midfielder was heroic as Marco Silva’s side beat Brighton 3-1 and the Portuguese gaffer will be absolutely delighted with his midfielder’s N’golo Kante-esque performance.
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— Everton (@Everton) 3 November 2018
Whilst the fans failed to vote for Gueye as the man of the match, with Richarlison being voted after his double saw the points come home, that doesn’t mean the fans weren’t over the moon with how he played. His endless running and willingness to make space for his teammates with his passing and work rate were instrumental in his side’s win and if he can replicate that performance in the next few weeks then it’s hard to see The Toffees losing.
It would be easy to just look at the result on Sky Sports and assume that Richarlison was the start of the show. His two goals were very well taken and having the likes of Theo Walcott and Gylfi Sigurdsson around him helped, but without Gueye in the engine room it’s fair to say that the win would have been much harder to come by, and all of the fans understood that when they were lavishing praise on their midfield man.
You can read Toffees’ verdict on Gueye here:
Gueye was amazing
— . (@BolasieOut) November 3, 2018
Gana for me he was everywhere today sheer class, not takin anything away from Richi he was on it too.
— Paul Houlihan (@PabsH77) November 3, 2018
Gana for me was amazing. MOTM for me. Even though Richarlison scores two.
— Daniel morrison (@danblue1980) November 3, 2018
Keane’s passing from the back was outstanding today. He looks a much better player. Night and day from last season. Gana was all over the place… class display!
— Joe Rooney (@joeyroon10) November 3, 2018
Well taken two goals by Richarlison but @IGanaGueye was unbelievable today. Made so many tackles and interceptions. Absolute tank. Great game blues.
— Iain Jones (@IainJones23) November 3, 2018
@IGanaGueye all day long!
— Tracey Martin (@tambluenose21) 3 November 2018
Gueye was head an shoulders above everyone, allowed everyone else to do what they do
— Wade Johnston (@wadeBBK) November 3, 2018
The Everton fans watching on loved having Gueye in the engine room and will hope his form can continue into the festive period.