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Venue: Goodison Park
League Cup
Wednesday 1 November 2023; 7:45pm
3 0
Tarkowski 13'
Onana 53'
Young 90'+2
HT: 1 - 0 
Attendance: 38,841
Round 5
Referee: Michael Salisbury

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  Onana (Gueye 79')
  Harrison (Patterson 80')
  McNeil (Dobbin 90'+4)
  Danjuma (Doucoure 68')
  Calvert-Lewin (Beto 68')
  Subs not used
  Alli (injured)
  Coleman (injured)
  Gomes (injured)
  Maupay (loan)

  Vitinho booked (Roberts 83')
  Al-Dakhil booked
  Berge (Cork 83')
  Bruun Larsen (Odobert 66')
  Redmond (Zaroury 66')
  Rodriguez (Amdouni 66')
  Subs not used

Match Stats

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Cup Scores
Exeter 2-3 Middlesbrough
Mansfield 0-1 Port Vale
Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool
Chelsea 2-0 Blackburn
Everton 3-0 Burnley
Ipswich 1-3 Fulham
Man United 0-3 Newcastle
West Ham 3-1 Arsenal

Matchday Updates

Everton booked their place in the Carabao Cup Quarter-Finals this evening with a comfortable 3-0 win over Burnley as Amadou Onana and Ashley Young each scored their first goals of the season.

James Tarkowski set the Blues on their way with a headed goal against his former club after 13 minutes and Sean Dyche's side completed a routine victory in the second half as Onana prodded home from close range and Young converted Beto's cross from a similar distance at the end.

As Everton paid tribute to Bill Kenwright before kick-off, with Farhad Moshiri in attendance at a home game for the first time in two years, Dyche made just two changes to the team that started at West Ham on Sunday, with Young coming back in for Nathan Patterson and Arnaut Danjuma replacing Abdoulaye Doucouré.

Everton had the first sight of goal in the seventh minute after Onana was fouled and a free-kick to the back of the area was headed back across to Dominic Calvert-Lewin but his cushioned header dropped harmlessly off target.

Four minutes later, a decent passing move involving James Garner ended with Onana firing in a low shot from 25 yards that that was comfortably gathered by Muric in the Clarets' goal.

The opening goal came shortly afterwards, though, when Onana went up for a deep free-kick by Jordan Pickford, Dwight McNeil guided a cross into the box and Tarkowski steered a header away from the goalkeeper and into the Burnley net.

McNeil drilled a rising shot over the bar after Jack Harrison had linked up nicely with Danjuma down the right flank at one end before the visitors carved their hosts open for the first time midway through the first half when Virtinho rampaged through but Jakob Bruun Larsen's attempted cut-back from the byline was knocked behind for a corner.

Calvert-Lewin tried to capitalise on O'Shea's error not far outside the Burnley box but dragged a shot well wide of the target and Onana spooned a gift over the bar when Muric spilled a deep ball into the box under pressure from Branthwaite leaving his goal empty.

Onana was dispossessed on the halfway line by Sander Berger and the Norwegian popped up again to collect the return ball but his cross looking for Jay Rodriguez to tap home was cut out in the nick of time by Garner.

Eight minutes before the break and with Burnley probing more and more purposefully in search of an equaliser, Redmond got to the byline but his cross was also cut out before it could threaten Pickford's goal.

Neither manager made any changes at the halfway stage and it was Everton who were back on the front foot to start the second period but Calvert-Lewin was flagged offside before putting the ball in the net shortly after the restart.

The striker then found himself in a two-against-one situation as he chased down a big clearance but his attempted shot took a heavy deflection and dropped behind.

From that McNeil corner, however, Tarkowski nodded the ball down at the back post into a forest of legs in Burnley's six-yard box and Onana stole in to stab it over the line and make it 2-0.

It was almost three as Everton raced away on the counter-attack and Calvert-Lewin muscled past his marker but his square pass looking for Danjuma caught the heel of the last man and took it away from the Dutchman's path.

Both forwards were replaced soon afterwards with Beto and Doucouré joining the fray with 23 minutes left and after Harrison's chipped shot cleared the bar and Beto lashed a shot into the crowd from distance, the Portuguese almost got the chance to notch his second goal for the club.

Unfortunately, he just couldn't get his foot around substitute Patterson's swinging low cross behind the defence but he would turn provider a couple of minutes after Muric had batted Young's drive wide of his goal and McNeil had seen his own shot charged down.

Beto shrugged off Al-Dakjil near the corner flag, continued to drive along the byline and then whipped the ball across where Young arrived to crash it home.

Pickford was finally required to make a save in stoppage time as Odobert tried to fire one at his near post but the Blues' keeper retained the clean sheet as Everton progressed to the last eight.

Everton: Pickford, Mykolenko, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Young, Harrison (80' Patterson), Garner, Onana (79' Gana), McNeil (90+4' Dobbin), Danjuma (68' Doucouré), Calvert-Lewin (68' Beto).

Subs not Used: Virginia, Godfrey, Keane, Chermiti.

Burnley: Muric, Delcroix, Vitinho [Y:58'] (83' Roberts), O'Shea, Al Dakhil [Y:29'], Cullen, Berge (83' Cork), Trésor, Larsen (66' Odobert), Redmond (66' Zaroury), Rodriguez (66' Amdouni). 

Subs not Used: Taylor Brownhill, Vigouroux, Massengo

Attendance: 38,841

In the draw after the game, Dyche's side were handed another home tie, this time against Marco Silva's Fulham.

Full Draw:

Everton vs Fulham
Chelsea vs Newcastle United
Port Vale vs Middlesbrough
Liverpool vs West Ham

Ties to be played the week beginning 18 December

Lyndon Lloyd

Match Preview

Everton and Burnley meet at Goodison Park this evening, with a place in the League Cup Quarter-Finals up for grabs.

It's the first time the two clubs will have played each other since that dramatic relegation "six-pointer" at Turf Moor in April last year, a result that seemed to strengthen the Clarets' case for survival in 2021-22 and put a nail in the Toffees' proverbial top-flight coffin.

However, it was, of course, Everton who stayed up while Burnley, minus Sean Dyche whom they sacked not long after the afore-mentioned win, went down, only to reinvent themselves under Vincent Kompany and earn promotion back to the Premier League in convincing fashion.

Despite romping to the Championship title, the Lancashire club have found it tough going back in the top division and are in 19th place having beaten only fellow newcomers Luton Town.

Given the gravity of their plight even at this early stage, the Carabao Cup might not be high on Burnley's list of priorities, particularly as they have what they might regard as a winnable game against Crystal Palace at home on Saturday.

It's conceivable, therefore, that Kompany fields a weakened side at Goodison Park... not that that should be taken as any reason for complacency; after all, the Blues were knocked out of last season's competition by a much-changed Bournemouth outfit.

The questions on Evertonian minds coming into this one are: should Dyche make many, if any, changes to the team that beat West Ham on Sunday; and, if so, who should make way and for whom. 

It's possible that Dyche could rest players like Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jack Harrison and Amadou Onana while giving minutes to Beto, Arnaut Danjuma and Idrissa Gueye.

He might also bench James Tarkowski in favour of Ben Godfrey whose only start thus far was in the second round at Doncaster, or Michael Keane.

There is an argument to be made, however, that, regardless of the carrot of a place in the last eight of a major tournament, momentum is important and that any changes should therefore be minimal ahead of the visit of Brighton at the weekend.

Kick-off: 7:45pm, Wednesday 1 November, 2023
Last Time: This is the first meeting between the two clubs in the League Cup

Predicted Line-up: Pickford, Patterson, Keane, Branthwaite, Young, Gueye, Garner, Harrison, Danjuma, Doucouré, Beto


Lyndon Lloyd

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