By Mark Smith

23rd Sep, 2020 | 9:15pm

'Perfection' - Sky Sports pundit blown away by Everton duo v Fleetwood

Lee Hendrie was left blown away by Everton duo Richarlison and Bernard for their roles in the opening goal against Fleetwood on Wednesday.

The Brazilian partnership combined perfectly, with Bernard floating the perfect cross for Richarlison to head home his first goal of the season.

Carlo Ancelotti named a strong side against the League One outfit, with players such as Dominic Calvert-Lewin starting in Lancashire.

Sky Sports pundit, Hendrie, was impressed with how Bernard settled into the free-roaming role in midfield.

“Bernard just drifting into that more central area where he’s more dangerous and effective,” he said on Sky Sports.

“He puts a delightful ball over the back three and you just see Richarlison time his run to perfection and head it back towards that far corner.

“Excellent finish by Richarlison.”

Richarlison got his second before the half-time break, as the Toffees went into the fourth round with some struggle.

The 23-year-old will be delighted with his outing in the cup, as he opened his account, something which will fill him with even more confidence for the Premier League.

Bernard hasn’t been able to get as much game time in the league games since the triple midfield arrival this summer, but he certainly staked his claim on Wednesday.

With games coming thick and fast this season, Ancelotti will need every player in his squad and Bernard is proving his worth in the Carabao Cup.

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