Some Everton fans have been reacting on social media to a recent post by the club, lauding Richarlison’s performance against Newcastle United on Saturday.
The Brazilian started on the left-wing at St. James’ Park as new boss Carlo Ancelotti continued to get to grips with the squad now at his disposal, having favoured Richarlison on the right-hand flank at home to Burnley on Boxing Day.
Richarlison did not directly impact the scoring against the Clarets, but delivered an excellent low cross for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to scramble home the winning effort at the weekend.
It was from the right-wing that Richarlison distributed the ball which Calvert-Lewin would meet to strike his eighth league goal of the campaign, after Theo Walcott dispossessed Andy Carroll and freed the Brazilian to speed down the touchline.
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Not only did Richarlison assist Calvert-Lewin’s match-winner, but the 22-year-old also created two further chances to beat Martin Dubravka and won nine duels, which the club saw fit to celebrate after the game.
Richarlison attempted 13 ground duels and four aerial contests on Tyneside at the weekend, per Sofa Score statistics, of which he won eight and one respectively.
He also recorded 54 touches, 18 accurate passes, two on-target shots, completed two of four dribbles and penned three successful tackles, but lost possession 19 times, committed one foul and was adjudged as offside once.
The £54million-rated star – recently tipped as one of five players on Manchester United’s January transfer shortlist – registered three clearances, blocked one shot and made three successful tackles, as well.
Richarlison now has eight goals and four assists in all competitions this season, with six and three coming in the Premier League respectively.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to the club’s post celebrating the ‘relentless’ Richarlison’s performance at Newcastle…
Didn’t stop 💙💪🏻
— ⎊ carlo fantastico 💙🇮🇹 (@_jennifer1878) December 29, 2019
He was fenomenal last night together with DCL,Holgate and Pickford,what a team we are going to be😘
— Bjørnen (@Evertoningen) December 29, 2019
Hes like a new player, graft and workrate is fantastic, I think he is a vital part of Everton,
— Ian (@Ian_bounce_out) December 29, 2019
Needs to be doing these far more consistently. Hopefully that’ll happen now with the new boss.
— ian farrant (@ianfarrant01) December 29, 2019
MOM by a country mile. MOM shouldn’t just be given to a player because they have scored the most goals in a game.
— Richard Hughes (@Puckyou1912) December 29, 2019
Would be a huge mistake selling him to ManU, whatever the price…
— Fredrik Knutsson (@fknutsson1) December 29, 2019
He had a brilliant game!
— BetsieSalt (@SaltBetsie) December 29, 2019
6 goals and 3 assists for a team that’s been struggling for most of the season is amazing. Richy is absolute boss
— jimmy (@jimmy26430629) December 29, 2019
In other Everton news, a £55k-p/w man is expected to leave Goodison Park in January.