1 goal, 1 assist, 88% passing accuracy; Deulofeu stars in Everton win over Sunderland

Everton Goodison

The Spanish winger was in fine form once again as he showed his quality throughout the game.

Everton’s 6-2 win over Sunderland on Sunday was one in which a number of stars performed and turned on the style for the Blues.

Attention will naturally be given to Arouna Kone after he managed to bag a hat-trick in the game, while the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Ramiro Funes Mori also put in top performances.

One man who was in particularly fine form was Gerard Deulofeu as he proved to be a constant threat to the Sunderland goal.

  MatchGoalsGoal AssistTotal PassAccurate PassTotal Final Third PassesSuccessful Final Third PassesTouchesUnsuccessful Touch
Gerard Deulofeu Everton vs Sunderland 1 1 36 32 14 12 52 2

First and foremost, he managed to get himself on the score sheet with the opening goal of the game, while he also bagged an assist with his ball for Romelu Lukaku’s goal.

He was also unlucky not to have a second assist as Sebastien Coates turned his devilish cross into his own goal before Lukaku could head home.

In fact, his passing was on form throughout the game as he managed to misplace just four passes, enjoying a pass success of 88%.

Similarly, his final third passing was impressive as he misplaced just two passes in that area of the pitch, a pass success rate of 85%.

Elsewhere, he was solid in possession as he registered just two unsuccessful touches out of 52, a success rate of 96%.

An impressive performance all round from Deulofeu then, who is already key to Everton’s attacking play this season. Fans will be hoping he can keep this kind of form up for the rest of the campaign.

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