Date: 26th December 2019 at 9:10pm
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Gylfi Sigurdsson was one of many Everton players to come away with praise from supporters for his performance in Thursday’s 1-0 win over Burnley. The 30-year-old started alongside Fabian Delph in a makeshift central midfield role and impressed at Goodison Park.

Sigurdsson saw a lot of the ball over the 90 minutes, created numerous chances for his teammates, retained high levels of possession and turned over the ball on a number of occasions. The Icelandic international has come in for a lot of criticism from fans this season but he was given praise this time round.

Against Burnley, Sigurdsson made 80 touches, won two aerial duels, created four chances, had two shots, made one clearance, completed 89.4% of his 47 passes, made three interceptions, whipped in 17 crosses, made two tackles and drew one foul.

The 30-year-old has made 20 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating three goals. Sigurdsson has operated in an advanced midfield role and most recently in a deep-lying position, but he’s struggled for consistency at times.

That being said, fans have given him the praise he was due for his performance on Boxing Day and will hope that continues against Newcastle United on Saturday.

How will Everton fare against Newcastle United?

Win

Win

Draw

Draw

Lose

Lose

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article

 

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