FEATURED ARTICLE: TOP 20 EVERTON GOALS 2018-19

20. Kurt Zouma vs. Bournemouth

Everton 2-0 Bournemouth – 13th January 2019 – Premier League

As the ball broke out of the area from an unsuccessful corner, left-back Lucas Digne picked it up and made a surging run to the by-line before dinking a cross to the front post. The cross was met by French centre half Kurt Zouma who towered over Asmir Begovic in the Bournemouth goal and thumped his header past the Bosnian into the gaping net for his first ever Everton goal.

19. Bernard vs. Lincoln City

Everton 2-1 Lincoln City – 5th January 2019 – FA Cup Third Round

Everton ran their League Two opponents ragged with a lovely flowing move that began with Yerry Mina and Zouma at the back, then moved through Tom Davies and Gylfi Sigurdsson before finally reaching Dominic Calvert-Lewin who found the killer ball when he slotted it into the path of the Brazilian winger Bernard who could delicately chip it over the Imps goalkeeper and grab his first goal in an Everton shirt, doubling the Blues’ advantage.

18. Cenk Tosun vs. Fulham

Everton 3-0 Fulham – 29th September 2018 – Premier League

Jonjoe Kenny played a lovely inward through pass for Theo Walcott who got on the edge of the area and poked it out to the by-line. Here, he sent in a delightful chipped cross over to the far post and there to meet it with an easy header was Cenk Tosun, who had been desperately searching for his first goal in five months, and the Turk could not hold back his jubilation at finally breaking his duck.

17. Seamus Coleman vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Everton 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion – 3rd November 2018 – Premier League

Andre Gomes battled with Seagulls midfielder Beram Kayal on the edge of the area and once the Portuguese had triumphed over the Israeli, the ball had broken for Seamus Coleman. The Irish full-back had been receiving his fair share of stick of late but he silenced any doubters when he struck a low drive right into the bottom corner of the Brighton net and raced to the Gwladys Street with his hands cupped around his ears.

16. Gylfi Sigurdsson vs. Cardiff City

Cardiff City 0-3 Everton – 26th February 2019 – Premier League

The Brazilian winger Bernard teased and taunted Cardiff defender Bruno Ecuele Manga on the left flank before reaching the by-line and attempting a low cross along the six-yard area. The cross was pushed out by keeper Neil Etheridge and Sigurdsson reacted quickest blasting a shot over the stranded Filipino into the back of the net for his second of the game.

15. Dominic Calvert-Lewin vs. Newcastle United

Newcastle United 3-2 Everton – 9th March 2019 – Premier League

Some good work from Bernard allowed him to slide in Lucas Digne on the left flank behind him. Just inside the area, the Frenchman delivered a superb cross and young forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin was able to get above Jamaal Lascelles and expertly glance the ball into the bottom right-hand corner of the Newcastle goal, giving Everton the lead on Tyneside.

14. Gylfi Sigurdsson vs. Manchester United

Everton 4-0 Manchester United – 21st April 2019 – Premier League

From a Manchester United corner that was cleared, Idrissa Gueye led a surging counter-attack up the field and once inside the Red Devils half, he slid it into Sigurdsson who was just ahead of him. The Icelandic midfielder was given far too much space by Nemanja Matic and once he’d taken the ball from out of his feet, from all of 25 yards, he hit a low piledriver that whistled into the bottom corner of David de Gea’s net giving the Toffees a two-goal cushion.

13. Dominic Calvert-Lewin vs. Cardiff City

Cardiff City 0-3 Everton – 26th February 2019 – Premier League

Entering the final stages of the game and with the result practically wrapped up, Idrissa Gueye took on three of the Cardiff midfielders before slotting through a terrific through-ball for Calvert-Lewin who hit a first time shot that was just beyond the grasp of Etheridge in the Bluebirds goal, sealing a commanding 3-0 victory for Everton in South Wales.

12. Lucas Digne vs. Burnley

Burnley 1-5 Everton – 26th December 2018 – Premier League

With the Blues already one goal up, Calvert-Lewin won a free-kick on the edge of the Burnley area. Lucas Digne made no mistake in hitting a delicious free-kick that beat Joe Hart at his near post, in spite of the former England number one getting a hand to it, to send the Toffees 2-0 ahead with just thirteen minutes on the clock at Turf Moor.

11. Theo Walcott vs. Southampton

Everton 2-1 Southampton – 18th August 2018 – Premier League

In the first home game of the season, Everton gave their fans something special after 15 minutes of play. A cleverly worked free-kick routine began on the right side of the pitch with Leighton Baines playing the ball along the floor to Morgan Schneiderlin on the edge of the area, fooling the Southampton players that were expecting a delivery into the box. As the Saints tried to regroup, Schneiderlin flicked a ball through the forest of players that Theo Walcott latched onto and prodded under the body of keeper Alex McCarthy.

10. Richarlison vs. Wolves

Wolves 2-2 Everton – 11th August 2018 – Premier League

On the opening day of the season, Richarlison had already scored once for his new side before he was given the ball by Cenk Tosun. The Brazilian starlet entered the Wolves area, with centre-back Conor Coady backing off him, before curling a low shot into the far side of the net with expert precision, sending the Blue section of Molineux wild with adoration for their new hero.

9. Lucas Digne vs. Watford

Everton 2-2 Watford – 10th December 2018 – Premier League

As the minutes trickled away and a disappointing home defeat seemed to be on the cards, Everton won a free-kick right on the edge of the area. With practically the last kick of the game Lucas Digne made no mistake and curled a fantastic shot around the wall, hitting the top corner of the net and rescuing an unlikely point for the Toffees in the 96th minute.

8. Richarlison vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Everton 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion – 3rd November 2018 – Premier League

Brighton’s corner was flicked away by the head of Kurt Zouma for Sigurdsson to chase down the left flank with. With uncharacteristic pace, he eased his way into the Brighton half before laying the ball off to Bernard and continuing his run forward. Keeping the same pace and energy in the move, the Brazilian took the ball forward and quickly played it back into Sigurdsson. The attacking midfielder got it under control and once on the edge of the area, rolled the ball past Gaetan Bong into the path of Richarlison who slammed it first-time over Matthew Ryan into the roof of the net. An absolutely beautiful goal to open the scoring on 26 minutes.

7. Gylfi Sigurdsson vs. Fulham

Everton 3-0 Fulham – 29th September 2018 – Premier League

Having just hit the crossbar from twelve yards with the best chance of a turgid game thus far, Gylfi Sigurdsson was determined to make amends and his opportunity came just four minutes after the penalty miss when a Jonjoe Kenny cross was cleared by Dennis Odoi to the edge of the box and Sigurdsson reached it first and hit a low, powerful drive that swerved into the bottom corner of the Fulham net and put Everton in front.

6. Lucas Digne vs. Burnley

Burnley 1-5 Everton – 26th December 2018 – Premier League

An Everton corner seemed to have been dealt with by Burnley when it was cleared well out of the penalty area. But the clearance only found Bernard and he quickly hooked the ball to Lucas Digne who was to his left side. The Frenchman cushioned the ball with his left boot and from around 25 yards out struck a low shot that soared like a bullet into the bottom far-hand corner of the Clarets’ goal for the full-back’s second of the game.

5. Richarlison vs. Manchester United

Everton 4-0 Manchester United – 21st April 2019 – Premier League

Lucas Digne sent in a long throw-in from the left that was around fifteen yards away from the by-line. The throw-in was well-executed and Calvert-Lewin was able to flick the ball on, just on the edge of the six-yard area. This flick-on slowed the ball down as well as changing its direction to a more convenient one for Richarlison who met it with a powerful acrobatic strike that smashed into the roof of David de Gea’s net, giving Everton the lead on 13 minutes.

4. Andre Gomes vs. Wolves

Everton 1-3 Wolves – 2nd February 2019 – Premier League

Andre Gomes had already been instrumental in a free-flowing attacking move by the time Cenk Tosun slotted the ball into his path with him 25 yards out from goal. The creative midfielder took the ball into his stride, breezed past his Portuguese counterpart Ruben Neves and once inside the area, unleashed a rocket of a strike that smashed into the back of the Wolves goal at Rui Patricio’s near post. It was the midfielder’s first goal for the Toffees and got them back on level terms.

3. Richarlison vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Everton 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion – 3rd November 2018 – Premier League

Richarlison latched onto a poor ball from Lewis Dunk and poked it beyond Shane Duffy before sprinting round the other side of the Irishman. Racing into the penalty area and with the centre half unable to keep up with his rapid pace, Richarlison delicately stroked the ball away from the onrushing keeper Matthew Ryan before sliding the ball into the empty net in spite of Duffy’s desperate lunge. It was a moment of individual brilliance that gave Everton breathing space against the Seagulls.

2. Lucas Digne vs. Manchester United

Everton 4-0 Manchester United – 21st April 2019 – Premier League

An Everton corner from the left was punched away by David de Gea and reached Lucas Digne on the edge of the area. The ball sat up for the Frenchman nicely and rather than either sending a cross back in or running to the by-line, he instead unleashed a deadly half-volley that flew into the back of the Manchester United net beyond a helpless David de Gea, putting Everton 3-0 up on 56 minutes.

1. Gylfi Sigurdsson vs. Leicester City

Leicester City 1-2 Everton – 6th October 2018 – Premier League

With 15 minutes remaining and Everton being held to a frustrating 1-1 scoreline with ten-man Leicester City, the stage was set for Gylfi Sigurdsson to score the best goal of the Toffees’ season. Kurt Zouma took the ball forward and passed to Sigurdsson who was in acres of space. With his back to goal, as James Maddison sprinted towards him, he swivelled on the spot with an exquisite Cruyff turn and pushed the ball out in front of him. From 25 yards out, he then blasted a shot right into the top corner of a helpless Kasper Schmeichel’s goal, securing a huge away win for the Blues.

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