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Has Gylfi Sigurdsson reached a turning point at Everton following brace?


Has Gylfi Sigurdsson reached a turning point at Everton following brace?

Everton star Gylfi Sigurdsson banged in a brace against Fulham on Saturday.

The Iceland international capped a fine performance with two goals, to take his tally to three in seven games in the Premier League.

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Sigurdsson actually missed a penalty moments before his first, which made the performance all the more impressive.

Some were ready to lynch the midfielder, but he quickly atoned for his missed spot-kick with a rasping low drive with his weak foot.

Sigurdsson is now up to 10 goals for the Toffees in all competitions and is already just one shy of the total he managed in the Premier League last season.


Second season Sigurdsson

The playmaker is already looking like a much better player this term.

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He appears to be flourishing playing as the most advanced player in a midfield three. It’s a position he never got to hold down last term under Ronald Koeman or Sam Allardyce.

Perhaps last season he also suffered from the burden of expectation.

At £45 million, he cost a lot of money. It was a highly disappointing campaign for a player of his quality, but his brace against Fulham might signal a turning point for the player.

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It was arguably his best display in an Everton shirt so far.

Now that he is settled, and Richarlison has come in for a similar transfer fee, Sigurdsson can play more freely and get back to being the player he was at Swansea City.

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