Everton celebrated a remarkable first win of the season in the Premier League, beating Brentford 3-1 away from home. James Tarkowski scored against his former club, and the goal was very important – for 1:2 in the middle of the second half.
After the first half ended in a 1-1 draw with plenty of missed scoring opportunities in both directions, but more so for the visitors, Tarkovski headed home. Dwight McNeil in the 67th minute took a corner kick and put the ball on his head.
Dominique Calvert-Lewin made it 3-1 for the caramels in the 71st minute, putting the ball through the legs of goalkeeper Mark Flecken.
The success lifted the visitors to 15th place in the standings, already with 4 points. Brentford have moved down a bit to 12th with 6.
Otherwise, the visitors opened the score already in the 6th minute, after Abdoulaye Doukoure controlled the ball, headed by Tarkovski, and with a powerful shot sent it into the upper right corner. Brentford restored parity after a break from the right and a shot on the post, from where the ball stopped in the net.
But the success of Everton’s transformed squad could have been more serious, and they could have sealed their success much earlier. Vitaly Mikolenko sent the ball head-on into the goalkeeper, instead of beating it hopelessly to the post. In the 21st minute – seven after Mikolenko’s position, Doukoure hit the crossbar with a clipped shot from ten meters.
The misfortunes for the Londoners began already in the warm-up. Their record signing from Freiburg, Kevin Schade, was injured in a tackle before kick-off and had to be replaced in the starting XI by Kean Lewis-Potter.
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