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Fleetwood Town vs Everton - Goals and highlights

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Nkounkou's assist..

FLEETWOOD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Moise Kean of Everton celebrates with teammate Niels Nkounkou after scoring his sides fifth goal during the Carabao Cup third round match between Fleetwood Town and Everton at Highbury Stadium on September 23, 2020 in Fleetwood, England. Football Stadiums around United Kingdom remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Dave Thompson - Pool/Getty Images) (Image: Getty Images)

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.

The third and fourth Everton goals

Everton’s Alex Iwobi scores his side's third goal of the game during the Carabao Cup third round match at Highbury Stadium, Fleetwood. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 23, 2020. See PA story SOCCER Fleetwood. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/NMC Pool/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Image: PA)
Everton's Richarlison celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with Alex Iwobi (top) during the Carabao Cup third round match at Highbury Stadium, Fleetwood. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 23, 2020. See PA story SOCCER Fleetwood. Photo credit should read: Alex Livesey/NMC Pool/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Image: PA)
FLEETWOOD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Bernard of Everton scores his sides fourth goal during the Carabao Cup third round match between Fleetwood Town and Everton at Highbury Stadium on September 23, 2020 in Fleetwood, England. Football Stadiums around United Kingdom remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Dave Thompson - Pool/Getty Images) (Image: Getty Images)
FLEETWOOD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Bernard of Everton celebrates after scoring his sides fourth goal during the Carabao Cup third round match between Fleetwood Town and Everton at Highbury Stadium on September 23, 2020 in Fleetwood, England. Football Stadiums around United Kingdom remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Dave Thompson - Pool/Getty Images) (Image: Getty Images)

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.

Nkounkou again

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

Penalty shout

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

Back underway

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

Anthony Gordon imminent

Brilliant half from the Blues

Calvert-Lewin denied

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

Pickford 6

Had little to do. Faced no shots.

Kenny 7

Pushing forward at every opportunity but his runs weren't always picked out. Eager the take the chance to impress Ancelotti

Keane 8

Solid as a rock. A reassuring presence at the back

Digne 8

Deputising once again in an unfamiliar centre-back role but ever so comfortable in his temporary position

Nkounkou 8

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

Bernard 8

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.

Sigurdsson 6

Not able to exert the kind of influence he would hope to.

Delph 7

Booked on his return to action after a lengthy lay-off but growing into the game as the half progressed.

Iwobi 8

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.

Calvert-Lewin 6

Often found himself surrounded by Fleetwood defenders but found space in time added on but couldn't finish

Richarlison 8

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.

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