It was a great Easter Sunday for Everton as we welcomed Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer’s Manchester United side to Goodison Park for our latest Premier League clash.
With Everton’s more recent good form, Fulham was a slip-up and hugely disappointing but manager Marco Silva’s side got back on track in an enthralling 4-0 victory and with goals coming from Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott, the scoreline was the least we deserved.
Somewhat predictably, the headlines and coverage following the match focused more in on how bad United were, rather than how good our performance was but writing in his Daily Mail column, pundit Martin Keown slightly avoided that trap as he picked out Brazilian duo Richarlison and Bernard for particular praise following their individual performances on the day.
“Now, full backs play a vital role in controlling a game but United started centre-half Victor Lindelof on the right and a right back in Diogo Dalot on the left. Neither wanted the ball. Contrast this with Everton. With Richarlison and Bernard coming off the lines, their full backs bombed forward at will. There was a lovely balance to their play and United did not have a clue how to stop them.”
A proper team performance and as the 2018/19 campaign comes to an end, hopefully Fulham will have only been a wobble and we see some consistency in that type of showing to take into 2019/20.