Everton kept their European dream alive for the season of 2018/19 as we put the pressure on both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford in the chase for seventh spot on Friday evening, but sadly for the Goodison Park faithful, Wolves took victory on Saturday to secure the spot for themselves.
Disappointing, but given the mid-season wobble under manager Marco Silva, being in the hunt demonstrated our recent improvements so there is reason for optimism.
Richarlison enjoyed a good game under the floodlights as we welcomed Burnley to home soil and his effort in the 17th minute deflected off Ben Mee to open the scoring, and Seamus Coleman tied it up three minutes later with a goal of his own.
Speaking to Main Event programme at the halftime break, Everton legend Tim Cahill was full of praise for the impact of the Brazilian on the game given his efforts.
“He’s looked up for the game right from the off, he’s put himself about and looked like he really wants it tonight against a strong defence. He’s got his rewards being involved with the goal there and I think he’s enjoying the way the games going.”
It was disappointing to see him taken off with injury early on in the second half of the game, but three points are three points.
With his first season under his belt at the club now, hopefully, Richarlison will kick on even more next year and the squad as a whole will show greater consistency across the campaign as we continue to look up the table.