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Everton beat Burnley 3-1 on Monday night, with winger Dwight McNeil unable to conjure up a victory over the club who fancy signing him.

Burnley did take the lead at Everton as Ben Mee headed in the opener from a Johann Berg Gudmundsson cross.

Everton went wild in six minutes though, scoring three times through Michael Keane, Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray.

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Everton’s interest in McNeil

Everton went up against Burnley winger McNeil, who created one great chance in the first half that Chris Wood squandered.

McNeil did enjoy a strong performance against Everton. He recorded three shots on target, five successful dribbles, two key passes and two tackles.

The 21-year-old showed his class at Goodison Park – not that Everton needed a reminder.

Everton were chasing a £25million deal for McNeil over the summer according to The Times. The Liverpool Echo add that Everton are keeping tabs on McNeil ahead of a 2022 move.

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Carragher comments on McNeil future

Jamie Carragher had his say on McNeil, talking live on Sky Sports (13/09, 7:47pm).

Carragher believes that Everton are ‘really interested’ in McNeil and enquired about him this past summer.

Carragher called McNeil a ‘really quality player’, praising him for his creativity at Burnley.

The ex-Liverpool man added that clubs will ultimately think they can pinch McNeil from Burnley – and thinks Everton are one of them.

“McNeil is a player I think Everton are really interested in, I think enquired about in the summer,” said Carragher. “I think he’s a really big part of what Burnley do, he adds that creativity at times. I think he’s a really quality player.”

“There’s no doubt there will be suitors who maybe feel they can take him away from Burnley, unfortunately for them, and I think Everton are one of them,” he added.

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