‘I’ve just seen’: Sky commentator shares what Frank Lampard did right after Everton player missed big chance v Tottenham
The Toffees frustrated Spurs in the first-half last night and created the best opportunities during the opening period.
The first fell to Demarai Gray who beat Rodrigo Bentancur for pace down the right-hand side on the counter-attack. But the ball bounced up slightly before he took the shot on and he put it over the bar.
Onana arguably had a much easier chance in the 41st minute after mistakes by Pierre-Emile Hobjerg and Cristian Romero. The 21-year-old latched on to the ball after a miscommunication between the pair and raced through on goal.
But like Gray, Onana couldn’t manage to keep his effort down and put it over Hugo Lloris’ goal. Lampard’s men eventually fell to a 2-0 defeat after a disappointing second-half display.
Yet, the Toffees boss was clearly frustrated in the first-half by the missed opportunities.
What Lampard did after Onana missed chance
Speaking on Sky Sports’ coverage of the game, Goodman shared what Lampard did after Onana blazed his effort over the crossbar.
“Well, I’ve just seen Frank Lampard hold two fingers up. He’s saying that’s two big chances,” he said.
“Chances don’t come better than this one. The previous one for Demarai Gray, he’s on the angle, the ball’s bouncing a bit.
“But this [Onana] is a glorious opportunity. Has to make Lloris save it, [he] does so well but it’s not composed. It’s a let off for Tottenham Hotspur.”
Everton’s game plan worked brilliantly in the first-half as they limited Spurs to minimal openings in-front of goal.
Lamprd’s men created the better chances to score during the first 45 minutes but Gray and Onana couldn’t make the most of them.
Harry Kane eventually won and scored a penalty for Spurs in the second-half after Jordan Pickford was judged to have brought him down in the box.
Hojbjerg wrapped up the three points for Antonio Conte’s men in the 86th minute as the Toffees looked to push for an equaliser.
Despite the loss, Lamprd will be encouraged by his side’s display in the first-half. And it could have been a different game had they taken their chances.
But the English boss will have some concerns over his side’s finishing as they have only managed to score eight times in 10 games in the Premier League so far.