In the fourth match of the Premier League, Everton defeated Burnley with a match score of 3-1. The first half was a back-and-forth affair in which both Everton and Burnley created good chances but failed to convert them. The goalscorers for the winning team were Michael Keane, Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray, while for Burnley Ben Mee scored a goal. Josh Brownhill also had good chances as Pickford and his defense struggled to deal with the high ball into the box.
With a well-worked move culminating in an Abdoulaye Doucoure shot that was parried away by Nick Pope in the Burnley goal, the Blues had their chances as well. The score remained 0-0 at the break but in the second half, Everton came alive as they settled into the game and the three-man backline formation.
The visitors took the lead after the break, with Ben Mee getting to a cross first and Everton’s center-halves beaten, and it looked like Everton had been Burnley-ed once more, with no idea where the goals were would come from.
On the other hand, Andros Townsend and Abdoulaye Doucoure decided they were not going down today. To level the game, Townsend’s cross was met with a pinpoint header from Michael Keane, who then stepped in from wide and curled in a goal into the top corner with his left foot, which is an automatic winner for September goal of the month.
Goodison was rocking, and Doucoure found Gray streaking through the middle, and to make it 3-1 and game over his perfect placement beat an exposed Nick Pope. The Blues had a few more chances to score, but the offensive explosion of three goals in six minutes earned them the victory. Watch football highlights to know how Everton defeated Burnley.
Everton 3 – 1 Burnley
Goals: 0 – 1 Mee 53, 1 – 1 Keane 60, 2 – 1 Townsend 65, 3 – 1 Gray 66
Bookings: Townsend; Brownhill
Everton: Pickford, Godfrey, Keane, Mina, Digne, Doucoure, Allan, Coleman, Gray, Richarlison, Townsend
Substitutions: Gomes, Iwobi, Rondon
Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil, Wood, Barnes
Substitutions: Vydra, Lennon, Rodriguez