Everton End Winless Start with 3-1 Victory at Brentford
Everton ended their winless start to the Premier League season with a 3-1 victory over Brentford on Saturday. Manager Sean Dyche believes Abdoulaye Doucoure was the “catalyst” for the win, with the midfielder scoring the opening goal in the first half.
The Toffees had been without a win in their first three league games, but Doucoure’s strike was followed up by goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison to secure the victory.
Speaking after the game, Dyche said: “Abdoulaye Doucoure was the catalyst for us today. His goal gave us a lift and he was excellent throughout. He’s a great addition to the team and I’m delighted with his performance.”
Doucoure, who joined Everton from Watford in the summer, has been a key figure in the team since his arrival. He has already made two assists in the Premier League this season, and his goal against Brentford was his first for the club.
The victory was a much-needed boost for Everton, who had been struggling to find their form in the early stages of the season. They had previously drawn two of their opening three games, but this win will give them confidence going forward.
The Toffees are now up to 11th in the table, and Dyche believes his side can push on from here: “We’ve been working hard to get our first win, and now that we’ve got it I’m confident we can kick on from here. We have some tough games coming up, but I’m sure we can build on this result.”
The win was also a welcome relief for Everton’s fans, who had been growing increasingly frustrated with their team’s lack of results. The victory will give them hope that their team can turn things around and push for a top-half finish this season.
Brentford 1-3 Everton: The Toffees ended their winless start to the season with a 3-1 victory over Brentford on Saturday. Abdoulaye Doucoure opened the scoring in the first half, before Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison added further goals to seal the win.
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