View: 9 for MOTM, 5 for naive underperformer - Player ratings from Everton v Arsenal
Everton made it three wins in a row on Saturday night as they managed a 2-1 victory against Arsenal at Goodison Park.
A Rob Holding own goal opened the scoring before Nicolas Pepe’s penalty levelled the scores midway through the first half.
Yerry Mina steered home a header just before half time and his goal proved to be vital as the score remained 2-1 at full time.
It was Everton’s third win in a row after victories against Chelsea and Leicester and the result saw the Toffees rise to second in the Premier League table.
Confidence has been restored at Goodison Park with November’s poor run of form quickly forgotten.
Here are our player ratings from Everton v Arsenal.
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Jordan Pickford – 6
Pickford made a huge second-half error which David Luiz almost took advantage of as the England keeper flapped at what should’ve been an easy ball to claim. This was a sign of the Pickford of old which will be a huge concern to Carlo Ancelotti.
Mason Holgate – 8
Holgate was a threat going forward and defensively sound as he impressed at full-back once again. He is going from strength to strength this season.
Yerry Mina – 9
A much-improved performance from Mina after a recent run of poor showings. He took his goal incredibly well and the strong hand of Bernd Leno failed to keep the Colombian’s unstoppable header out of his net. Man of the match.
Michael Keane – 8
Keane nearly opened the scoring with an absolute screamer. Defensively he was solid once again and he could’ve done nothing to stop his side giving away a penalty which meant he was robbed of a deserved clean sheet.
Ben Godfrey – 7
Godfrey managed to endear himself to the Toffees fans even further with some crunching tackles against the Arsenal attackers as he impressed again at full-back.
Abdoulaye Doucoure – 7
Doucoure ran the show in the midfield and his all-round quality was on display again as he worked hard to track back but equally brought the ball forward for the Toffees.
Gylfi Sigurdsson – 6
Sigurdsson didn’t hit the heights he managed against Chelsea but Saturday’s performance wasn’t bad by any means. Fans were left wanting a bit more from the Icelandic international as his crossing let him down.
Tom Davies – 5
Davies was incredibly naive to give away a first-half penalty and he should’ve been aware of the advancing Arsenal forward. He failed to otherwise impress with Allan sure to come back into the side when he regains fitness.
Alex Iwobi – 6
Iwobi struggled again with his passing and crossing, not quite meeting the required standard as he wasted a few decent chances for the Toffees. If Iwobi wants to keep his place in this side he really needs to improve quickly.
Richarlison – 7
Richarlison looked back to his old self as he terrorised the Gunners defenders all evening. However, he failed to find the net again and this will come as a concern but his all-round game is improving.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 8
Calvert-Lewin claimed the assist for his side’s opener as his header was heading off-target but he started brightly once again. He ran his socks off and won his side plenty of fouls and was unlucky to not find the back of the net.
Seamus Coleman – N/A
Jonjoe Kenny – N/A
Cenk Tosun N/A
In other Everton news, Leon Osman has hailed Ancelotti’s recent impact on the Toffees.