# Everton Give Brentford a Taste of Their Own Medicine in 3-1 Victory
Everton gave Brentford a taste of their own medicine in a 3-1 victory against the Bees on Saturday. Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy analyses how the Toffees engineered the win.
## Everton’s Tactics
Everton showed their tactical nous in the match, using Brentford’s own style of play against them. The Toffees adopted a high press, which Brentford are known for, and it paid off as they were able to break up the Bees’ attacks and create chances for themselves.
The Toffees also used their pace to great effect, with Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin causing havoc in the Brentford defence. The pair combined for the first goal, with Richarlison playing a perfectly weighted through ball to Calvert-Lewin who finished confidently.
## Brentford’s Struggles
Brentford struggled to cope with Everton’s tactics, and were unable to impose their own style of play on the match. The Bees were unable to keep possession for long periods of time, and when they did have the ball they were often rushed into making decisions.
The Bees also failed to create many chances, with their only goal coming from a penalty. This was a result of Everton’s high press, which forced Brentford into making mistakes and giving away fouls in dangerous areas.
## Everton’s Resilience
Everton showed great resilience in the match, as they were able to withstand Brentford’s pressure and come away with the win. The Toffees defended well throughout the match, and were able to keep the Bees at bay.
The Toffees also showed great mental strength, as they were able to stay focused despite going a goal down early on. They responded well to going behind, and were able to take control of the match and eventually run out 3-1 winners.
Everton showed their tactical nous and mental strength in the match, as they were able to use Brentford’s own style of play against them and come away with a 3-1 victory. The Toffees were able to withstand the pressure from the Bees and take control of the match, and their resilience paid off as they were able to come away with all three points.
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