During Everton’s 3-1 over Crystal Palace at the weekend, Bernard opened the scoring with a ‘fantastic‘ volley – marking his 50th Premier League appearance with a goal after feeding off Theo Walcott’s cross.
Bernard, who has impressed in flashes for the Toffees this campaign when starting, is currently winning the favour of supporters on Merseyside following his brilliant finish to set Carlo Ancelotti’s side on their way to another crucial victory. The Brazilian, who has amassed three league goals and two assists from the wing this campaign, also impresses when compared to fellow midfielder Walcott – with the 27-year-old amassing more key passes (1.1) and more dribbles per game (1.3) than his English counterpart despite averaging fewer shots in that time (0.7), as per WhoScored.com.
However, after the club’s victory, supporters are less concerned with comparing the two and more interested in lauding a potential partnership – with Walcott doing well to make space before putting the ball on a plate for Bernard to fire home.
As a result, after a clip of Bernard’s weekend goal was shared by Everton’s official Twitter account, these supporters have flocked to gush over the technique, with one giving credit to the club’s director of football Marcel Brands over the Brazilian’s transfer to Goodison Park in 2018:
Bernard just keeps getting better and better. Brands deserves massive credit here, particularly to nip him on a free. Quality player, just needs to add consistency and a better G/A return, which he’s improving on
— Goal 96 (@Goal1966_) February 10, 2020
— Big Nev (@Nevswim) February 10, 2020
Probably one of the best goals will see mint build up opened them up like a tin of tuna
— Djs (@Djs11625610) February 10, 2020
That was Brilliant play by Walcott & perfectly executed by Bernard. Coyb
— RAJ (@ChohanRajesh) February 10, 2020
— Lewis Clarke (@LewisEdClarke) February 10, 2020
The shot of Bernard and Richarlison before the video starts reminded me of Torville & Dean 😳💙 COYB!
— C (@chughs67) February 10, 2020
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