By Saikat Mandal

3rd Oct, 2021 | 7:12am

Ian Wight slams Everton midfielder Tom Davies

Everton earned a deserved 1-1 draw against Manchester United in the Premier League clash on Saturday at Old Trafford.

The Toffees were unlucky to fall behind in the first half when Anthony Martial scored for the home side just before the break.

Everton restored parity in the second half with a fantastic finish from Andros Townsend, while Demarai Gray and Abdoulaye Doucoure played their part in the build-up to the goal.

Tom Davies, who came on in the 72nd minute in place of Anthony Gordon, had a great chance to kill the game off, but instead of shooing from close range, he decided to pass to Yerry Mina, who was clearly offside.

Ian Wright was not impressed with Davies and he suggested that the midfielder is lacking in confidence.

“It is probably a massive lack of confidence at the moment. He wants to be perfect but he is not taking the responsibility,” said Wright on BBC Match of the Day.

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Poor decision

Wright is absolutely spot on here. Davies found himself in a very good position to score and he should have had a shot on target and test David de Gea.

With four minutes left on the clock, had that gone in, Everton could have sealed all three points.

His touch was tentative and instead of taking the ball close to De Gea, he drifted further wide and decided to square off for his teammates.

It was poor defending from Manchester United, but Davies should have pulled the trigger, instead of waiting for his teammates to arrive in the box.

Davies has struggled to nail down a regular starting spot in the side and has managed only three substitute appearances, clocking 34 minutes of Premier League action.

Needless to say, his confidence is not that high at the moment, but as Wright rightly points out, he should have taken the responsibility.

In other Everton news, the Toffees are in hunt for new coach after exit left void in key behind-the-scenes area.