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‘A real handful’: BBC pundit hails Everton star who made things happen v Leeds

Everton attacker Anthony Gordon has been praised by BBC Sport pundit Alan Hutton for his display against Leeds.

Frank Lampard’s Toffees ran out 3-0 winners over the Whites at Goodison Park on Saturday.

And Gordon was very much the star of the show for Everton, a constant threat against Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

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The 20-year-old could’ve easily scored very early on, and he then went on to assist Michael Keane’s header.

Gordon also got on the scoresheet as he deflected Richarlison’s effort into the back of the net.

As well as a goal and an assist, the Goodison academy graduate had five shots on target and made two key passes.

Gordon also won four tackles and eight duels, and recovered the ball six times.

Hutton said on BBC Radio 5 Live (12/2/22, 15:42): “Gordon is a real handful.

“He’s got running power, he’s making things happen.

“You don’t know if he’s going left or right, he can see a pass.

“He’s been excellent this afternoon.”

Seamus Coleman opened the scoring in the 10th minute, nodding home from point-blank range.

Michael Keane doubled Everton’s lead with a thumping 23rd-minute header from Gordon’s corner.

And 12 minutes from time, Gordon added gloss to the scoreline.

The result saw Everton go five points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

Lampard’s charges move to within a point of 15th-placed Leeds after keeping a first clean sheet in 13 matches.

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