Everton put in an impressive display yesterday to claim a 3-1 win against Brighton at Goodison Park. It was one of the side’s best displays under the guidance of manager Marco Silva and in the end, they deserved to win by a comfortable margin.
There were some impressive displays throughout the game. Richarlison was excellent up front. He scored two very well taken goals to put Brighton to bed. Andre Gomes is swiftly becoming a cult hero at Goodison whilst Michael Keane’s resurgence continues.
But one man who stepped up in this fixture was Idrissa Gana Gueye.
Not without his critics among the Everton faithful, this was what he can do on his day.
Gueye covered every single blade of grass in an exceptional display in the heart of the Everton midfield. His desire to do the dirty work allows Gomes the freedom to play the ball forward and the pair have a very good relationship developing.
The Senegal star even came close to goal with a rasping drive in the first-half.
It was a dynamic and often tireless display from the 29-year-old, who can be a key player for the Toffees this season if he keeps up this sort of form.
Idrissa Gueye performance was on a par to Kante, in his 2015/2016 title season for Leicester today. I can’t give a midfield workhorse much higher praise than that really. #EFC
— John Merro (@johnmerro1) November 3, 2018
Richarlison was excellent today but I’m having Gana Gueye as my man of the match. Absolutely everywhere.
— Andy H (@Andy_H_EFC) November 3, 2018
— Robert (@Mochamagician) November 3, 2018
Gana gueye MOTM by a mile mate what a performance
— francis millea (@francis_millea) November 3, 2018
That’s a great win for Everton against a tough Brighton side. Excellent across the park but special mention to Gueye. All over the pitch today and deserved MOTM if he receives it
— Tom Power (@thomp1987) November 3, 2018
Great win today, that feeing of here we go again when a team scores against us seems to be leaving. Great finishes from Richarlison, great to see 60 grand get his goal but my MotM was Gana, absolutely immense. Celebrating with a 0% beer, dry November is going well 💪🏼💙
— paulo1878 (@PauloEFC1878) November 3, 2018
Gana MOTM what a player looks so much more comfortable with Gomes along side him
— little fella (@roygilly86) November 3, 2018
Gana my MOTM thought he was outstanding from minute 1. Absolutely everywhere on the pitch winning balls back left right and centre
— Libby Keane (@libbyjaynekeane) November 3, 2018