Everton fans make hilarious Wikipedia edit for Niels Nkounkou
The young left back was different class tonight
What a player @NielsNkounkou— Everton FC News (@LivEchoEFC) September 23, 2020
Pickford concerns resurface as Everton transfer question lingers
Adam Jones assesses the performance of Jordan Pickford after Everton overcome Fleetwood Town in the Carabao Cup third round
Jordan Pickford concerns resurface as Everton transfer question lingers ahead of [email protected]_Jones94 assesses the performance of the goalkeeper this eveninghttps://t.co/Xi8rzSLeYk— Everton FC News (@LivEchoEFC) September 23, 2020
Back to back 5-2s @GavinBuckland1 surely that’s never happened? And two back heeled assists!— David Prentice (@prenno) September 23, 2020
Oh that backheel assist from Nkounkou is just amazing— Adam Jones (@Adam_Jones94) September 23, 2020
£250k for the world's greatest left-back. Decent.— Terry Owen (@terry77owen) September 23, 2020
That assist from Nkounkou— Sean Bradbury (@seanbrad2) September 23, 2020
FULL TIME: Fleetwood 2-5 Everton
The Blues will meet West Ham at Goodison next week in the fourth round
GOAL! Fleetwood 2-5 Everton (Kean)
The Italian slots home his second Carabao Cup goal of the season in the final minute of stoppage time but it's all about Niels Nkounkou, raced onto a through ball down the left and cut the ball back to the Italian with an outrageous backheel which the sub finished with aplomb. More realistic scoreline now.
Anthony Gordon has made his point after not making the starting XI tonight
So close to getting his first Everton goal with a beautifully-struck right foot volley from the edge of the box but flashed just wide. It can't be far off though.
Anthony Gordon is a prime example of a player who is determined to take their chance. Brought on at half-time and has looked a threat every time he;'s got the ball. Been excellent. Carlo has to be really happy with him— Phil Kirkbride (@philkecho) September 23, 2020
How good has @anthonygordon59 been since he came on? pic.twitter.com/WaQcKICSPT— Everton FC News (@LivEchoEFC) September 23, 2020
The third and fourth Everton goals
Shooting chance for Anthony Gordon
Tried to shape it from the left side of the box but Cairns held comfortably
GOAL! Fleetwood 2-4 Everton (Bernard)
Well deserved goal from the Brazilian who thumps home from the edge of the box after Anthony Gordon (who'd switched to the right) and Iwobi linked up well.
Great feet by the youngster in a tight spot on the Fleetwood byline to force a corner. Has had more to do defensively this half too but has been up to the task. Looks a real prospect.
Bernard denied again
Another curling effort from the Brazilian pushed wide by Cairns in the Fleetwood goal after more good work down the left by Anthony Gordon
Better from Pickford
Left foot shot from the edge of the box from Morris and this time the keeper got firm hands to it to push away to safety.
Not a good night for the Blues keeper so far
Jordan Pickford is not having a good night.
That’s putting it lightly.
GOAL Fleetwood 2-3 Everton (Camps)
Questions over the goalkeeper again unfortunately as cross to the far post was headed back across to Callum Camps whose overhead effort was straight at Jordan Pickford who could only help it into the net
Just wide from Iwobi
Electric down the left from Richarlison who skipped away from his marker and cut the ball back but Iwobi's left foot effort went just past the post
Ched Evans goes down in the box with Lucas Digne adjacent but the forward clearly slipped, nothing doing
Iwobi deserves that
Just as I was about to talk about Pickford’s bizarre way of letting Fleetwood back into the game, thankfully Iwobi does that.
He’s deserved a goal for his performance. He’s really kicked on from those first 15 minutes, let’s hope this can give him confidence going forward!
GOAL! Fleetwood 1-3 Everton (Iwobi)
The perfect response as Anthony Gordon does brilliantly down the left to hit the byline and pull the ball back, Richarlison missed it at the neat post but Iwobi made no mistake to restore the Blues' two-goal advantage
GOAL Fleetwood 1-2 Everton (Duffy)
A mess at the back for the Blues as Jordan Pickford is closed down by two attackers and his blocked clearance is hammered home by Duffy who'd just come on as sub
Mark Duffy, a Scouser and former Prescot Cables alumni, is on as a half time sub for the home side
Anthony Gordon on as expected
Gordon on for Calvert-Lewin— Phil Kirkbride (@philkecho) September 23, 2020
Anthony Gordon imminent
Anthony Gordon being readied to come on— Phil Kirkbride (@philkecho) September 23, 2020
Brilliant half from the Blues
HALF TIME: Fleetwood 0-2 Everton
Brilliant half from the Blues. They've looked professional, comfortable and every ounce a Premier League side with the intention of going far in this tournament. The scoreline flatters the hosts, which says a lot after 45 minutes— Adam Jones (@Adam_Jones94) September 23, 2020
Great first touch from the striker as he brought a high ball down but the Fleetwood keeper did well to block from close range.
And that's half time.
Stat says it all
93% passing accuracy for Everton tonight according to Sky and that sounds about right. They've made their superior ability count and then some.
HALF TIME RATINGS
Had little to do. Faced no shots.
Pushing forward at every opportunity but his runs weren't always picked out. Eager the take the chance to impress Ancelotti
Solid as a rock. A reassuring presence at the back
Deputising once again in an unfamiliar centre-back role but ever so comfortable in his temporary position
Looks like he's going to be a proper player. Pace, power, direct running, good link-up play and putting in the type of crosses that give defenders nightmares
Lovely cross for the opening goal. Ancelotti and his backroom staff made sure they received his share of the credit for the goal. Went close with a curling effort from the edge.
Not able to exert the kind of influence he would hope to.
Booked on his return to action after a lengthy lay-off but growing into the game as the half progressed.
Hit the bar with a deflected effort and went close with another shot from distance. His final pass had been letting him down but he produced an exquisite back-heel to put Richarlison in for the second. For that, he gets an extra mark.
Often found himself surrounded by Fleetwood defenders but found space in time added on but couldn't finish
The most threatening of Everton's forwards and opened his account for this season, as he did last, with a header in the League Cup. His second arrived later in the half when he lashed home after Iwobi's brilliance.