Alan Hutton has told BBC Sport that Everton midfielder Andre Gomes changed the game for the Toffees against Burnley at Goodison Park last night.
What’s the story?
Everton came from behind to get the better of Burnley 3-1 at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Monday night.
The Clarets took the lead in the 53rd minute, but the Toffees soon scored three goals in the space of just seven minutes to pick up all three points from the encounter.
Gomes did not start the match, but the 28-year-old central midfielder came on as a substitute in the 61st minute.
Alan Hutton’s verdict
Former Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa right-back Hutton was following the match for BBC Sport, and he believes that it was the introduction of Gomes that helped Everton changed the game.
Hutton told BBC Sport: “In the first half, Everton had a back three/five and it wasn’t really working, they couldn’t get up the pitch.
“Andre Gomes came on and he was the calming influence. It allowed Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne to get forward and take part in the game. They were so much better.”
How did Andre Gomes play?
Gomes was brilliant after he came on and helped Everton take control of the match.
The former Valencia and Barcelona central midfielder brought composure and finesse to the Everton midfield.
The Portugal international took two shots but none was on target, played one key pass, had a pass accuracy of 91.3%, took 31 touches, and attempted one dribble.