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Everton 1-0 Brentford: Idrissa Gueye secures Premier League safety

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Everton 1-0 Brentford: Idrissa Gueye secures Premier League safety
Idrissa Gueye has scored three Premier League targets in a season for the primary time in his profession

In-form Everton assured their Premier League survival with three video games to spare by edging to victory over lacklustre Brentford.

Sean Dyche’s aspect benefited from Luton dropping at Wolves earlier on Saturday, and this consequence at Goodison Park allowed Everton to leapfrog Brentford into fifteenth place – 11 factors away from the relegation zone.

Idrissa Gueye was the shock match winner, smashing residence a first-time end into the highest nook on the hour mark after reacting quickest to Brentford’s defenders failing to clear the ball.

A primary half severely missing in high quality was summed up by neither aspect having the ability to discover a shot on the right track. Dwelling midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure ought to have accomplished higher with a volley which he screwed large from 10 yards.

The competition improved within the second interval and Everton’s England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made a superb cease to disclaim the returning Ivan Toney.

On the different finish, Everton had been inches away from breaking the impasse when Dwight McNeil’s thunderous drive from lengthy vary rattled the crossbar, earlier than Gueye’s objective ensured the Blues maintained their proud top-flight standing.

Job nicely accomplished for Dyche

Everton had been crushed 6-0 at Chelsea on 15 April and confronted a run of three consecutive residence video games which might make or break one other tumultuous season.

They’ve bounced again from that mauling at Stamford Bridge in model, beating Nottingham Forest, Merseyside rivals Liverpool and now Brentford, all with clear sheets.

The Toffees had been final relegated from the highest flight in 1951 however appeared in critical peril this season after receiving two factors deductions totalling eight factors and happening a run of 13 league video games with out a victory.

Dyche’s males defeated Bournemouth on the ultimate day of final season to remain up, and beat Crystal Palace from 2-0 behind at half-time of their penultimate sport of the earlier marketing campaign beneath Frank Lampard to safe security.

Though circumstances had been much less dramatic this time, this was equally vital.

At full-time, Dyche strode on to the pitch and heartily applauded all 4 corners of the bottom, figuring out this was a job nicely accomplished beneath attempting circumstances.

The Blues nonetheless face an unsure future off the pitch as a protracted takeover by 777 Companions has but to be accomplished, however they will not less than plan for subsequent season figuring out they’ll nonetheless be within the Premier League.

Gueye’s thumping objective was worthy of successful a sport that was turgid in giant components, taking place as one other vital strike from the Senegal midfielder after he opened the scoring in opposition to Forest final Sunday.

The scoreline might have been extra good-looking had McNeil’s thunderbolt dipped in, whereas James Garner additionally struck the crossbar in damage time with a free-kick from out large which just about sailed in.

Brentford, in the meantime, have needed to endure a tricky marketing campaign however have additionally staved off any menace of relegation regardless of this loss.

England striker Toney was again after a hip damage and may have scored along with his effort that was stored out by Pickford, and the Everton goalkeeper additionally saved nicely from Keane Lewis-Potter to protect his twelfth clear sheet of the marketing campaign.

Participant of the match

BranthwaiteJarrad Branthwaite

Everton

  1. Squad quantity32Participant titleBranthwaite

  2. Squad quantity27Participant titleGueye

  3. Squad quantity7Participant titleMcNeil

  4. Squad quantity6Participant titleTarkowski

  5. Squad quantity1Participant titlePickford

  6. Squad quantity22Participant titleGodfrey

  7. Squad quantity16Participant titleDoucouré

  8. Squad quantity8Participant titleOnana

  9. Squad quantity37Participant titleGarner

  10. Squad quantity5Participant titleKeane

  11. Squad quantity28Participant titleYoussef Chermiti

  12. Squad quantity18Participant titleYounger

  13. Squad quantity11Participant titleHarrison

Brentford

  1. Squad quantity22Participant titleCollins

  2. Squad quantity11Participant titleWissa

  3. Squad quantity12Participant titleReguilĂłn

  4. Squad quantity19Participant titleMbeumo

  5. Squad quantity5Participant titlePinnock

  6. Squad quantity8Participant titleJensen

  7. Squad quantity20Participant titleAjer

  8. Squad quantity6Participant titleNĂžrgaard

  9. Squad quantity27Participant titleJanelt

  10. Squad quantity24Participant titleDamsgaard

  11. Squad quantity17Participant titleToney

  12. Squad quantity23Participant titleLewis-Potter

  13. Squad quantity1Participant titleFlekken

  14. Squad quantity30Participant titleRoerslev

  15. Squad quantity9Participant titleSchade

  16. Squad quantity33Participant titleYarmoliuk

Line-ups

Everton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Pickford
  • 22Godfrey
  • 6TarkowskiBooked at 74mins
  • 32Branthwaite
  • 18Younger
  • 11Harrison
  • 27GueyeSubstituted forOnanaat 78′minutes
  • 37Garner
  • 7McNeil
  • 16DoucourĂ©
  • 28Ramalho ChermitiSubstituted forKeaneat 90+5′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Keane
  • 8Onana
  • 10Danjuma
  • 12Neves VirgĂ­nia
  • 21AndrĂ© Gomes
  • 31Lonergan
  • 51Warrington
  • 58Hunt
  • 86Metcalfe

Brentford

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Flekken
  • 20AjerSubstituted forRoerslevat 84′minutes
  • 22Collins
  • 5Pinnock
  • 12ReguilĂłnBooked at 43minsSubstituted forSchadeat 77′minutes
  • 8Jensen
  • 6NĂžrgaardSubstituted forYarmoliukat 77′minutes
  • 27JaneltSubstituted forDamsgaardat 67′minutes
  • 19MbeumoBooked at 90mins
  • 17Toney
  • 11WissaSubstituted forLewis-Potterat 68′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Schade
  • 13M Jorgensen
  • 14Ghoddos
  • 15Onyeka
  • 23Lewis-Potter
  • 24Damsgaard
  • 30Roerslev
  • 31Valdimarsson
  • 33Yarmoliuk

Referee:
Darren England

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