Jordan Pickford made 10 important saves to grant the 10-man Everton a point in a goalless match played at a windy Selhurst Park stadium.
Jordan Pickford demonstrated a spectacular performance as Jordan Ayew and Mex Meyer put the Toffees under pressure in the second half. German Meyer also put a goal attempt in the first-half when he looped the ball off Coleman’s foot.
The Toffees dominated the play during first-half. Sigurdsson fired a yard wide just before the center-back Coleman smacked a shot to the goalkeeper Vicente Guaita. This would have been a perfect opener for Marco Silva’s Everton Squad.
Gylfi Sigurdsson also made another incredible effort that was immediately blocked on the line. The block was directed to Richarlison who curved a sumptuous shot to the goalkeeper, Vicente Guaita.
At the 65th minute, Roy Hodgson decided to bring the winger, Wilfred Zaha to warm applause. The Ivorian international recently handed in a transfer request which included the opponents in the bid.
Most of the Palace fans wished that Zaha could have been present from the start of the match. They believed that Wilfred Zaha was the only player to open up Marco Silva’s defense that took the eagle’s hard during the first half.
Roy Hodgson decision was not badly off. The player was not in the right frame of mind to start a game against Everton which had a bid on him. It was not a surprise that the manager did not consider him in the first 11.
The winger, Zaha did not bring such a massive impact on the game even after cheers from the fans dominating Selhurst Park. If Hodgson takes time to understand the Zaha’s mind well, then this season can also be very fruitful to the eagles.
Man of the match – Jordan Pickford
The ex-Sunderland goalkeeper came to rescue the Toffees with incredible saves especially in the second half when Crystal Palace showed a massive attack on the Everton’s net.
Jordan Pickford became man of the match, it seems that 2019/2020 season is going to be his moments to shine again just as he did in Russia 2018 world cup.
Marco Silva reaction
Just after the match ended, Everton manager seems to have not liked the performance his players showcased in the first half. He said, “Our first half deserved something more. A clean sheet, the attitude was there. We lost some easy balls and if they didn’t happen we would have controlled the game until the end.”