Frank Lampard compares 'top' Everton ace's attitude to 'great' England duo
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Frank Lampard compares 'top' Everton ace's attitude to 'great' England duo

Everton manager Frank Lampard has compared Anthony Gordon’s ‘great’ attitude to that of England duo Phil Foden and Mason Mount.

Gordon was the matchwinner in yesterday’s 1-0 win against Manchester United, in what was Everton’s biggest game of the season.

The 21-year-old’s first half strike from the edge of United’s box took a huge deflection off Harry Maguire and wrongfooted a stricken David de Gea.

Gordon’s priceless goal took the roof off Old Trafford and a beleaguered Manchester United side struggled to cope with the electrifying atmosphere on Merseyside from there onwards.

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The England Under-21 international, a born and bred Scouser, epitomised Everton’s battling performance by running himself into the ground for the cause while posing a constant threat on the counter-attack.

Gordon’s ability with the ball at his feet resulted in World Cup winner Paul Pogba scything the youngster down and getting a yellow card.

Aside from being on the bench in last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at West Ham, Gordon has started 12 of the 13 games Lampard has took charge of the Toffees.

The former Chelsea boss was full of praise for Everton’s number 24 after the game and mentioned him in the same breath of two of Gareth Southgate’s creative stars.

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Speaking via the club’s website, Lampard said: “Anthony is a top young player with a great attitude, a great hunger and he loves the club.

“He loves coming to training every day, he loves the idea of scoring goals and providing assists. He’s on himself if he doesn’t do that, he demands more from himself.

“It’s brilliant to see that in a young player. It’s a difference in the great batch of young players we have in this country – Mason Mount, who I worked with, you also look at Phil Foden from the outside.

“They have this extra attitude that makes them what they are. Anthony is one of those.”

Gordon’s strike against Ralf Rangnick’s side was his fourth Premier League goal of the season and it lifted Everton four points clear of Burnley who face Norwich City today.

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