In Carlo Ancelotti’s first match as Everton manager, the Italian got off to a winning start as he guided his side to a 1-0 victory over a frustrating Burnley outfit that boosted the Toffees to 13th place in the table.

With the Clarets adopting a defensive approach and seemingly playing for a draw, it was to prove to be a challenge for the Blues to break down the Lancashire side. They came close with a Mason Holgate chance from close range that he unfortunately hit straight at the Burnley keeper Nick Pope and Djibril Sidibe also had a very good chance which was saved by the foot of Pope, meaning the first half was to end up goalless.

It was proving to be a particularly frustrating Boxing Day for Calvert-Lewin who had failed to convert several decent opportunities before on 80 minutes, the young English forward managed to meet Sidibe’s cross form the right with an impressive diving header that flew into the bottom left hand corner and went in via the base of the post. The deadlock had finally been broken and Calvert-Lewin had scored his third goal in four league games.

This goal sealed the first three points for Ancelotti as the Everton boss which would hopefully serve to be the first of many during his time at the Goodison helm.

26th December 2019 – Premier League

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