Ten men, Everton beat Huddersfield in their first Carabao Cup clash. Andros Townsend’s first goal for the Toffees and Super Eagles of Nigerian’s goal saw they beat Huddersfield 2-1. Summer signing Townsend fired home Andre Gomes’ cross with 11 minutes left to clinch their third-round spot.
Everton Records first Win Carabao Cup Against Huddersfield
The English Premier League side opened the scoring in the first half of the game through former Arsenal Nigerian playmaker Alex Iwobi. Tom Lees’ levelled the scores through a header on the stroke of half-time as the two teams went into the half time on level scores.
Everton striker Moise Kean was sent out of the game in the 56th minute to reduce the team to ten before the hour mark after clashing with Town’s Sorba Thomas. On Saturday, the head coach Rafael Benitez made nine changes to the Everton team that drew 2-2 with Leeds.
He introduced handing midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin to his first Toffees start in 738 days following an injury. Kean, another player, given a chance to impress, flashed a close-range shot just wide before forcing Terriers goalkeeper Lee Nicholls into a smart save at his near post.
Speaking on the victory, Rafael Benitez said: “We are fighting for our club. That is very clear, and again today, the fans showed their support. That is the main thing for me.” “We created chances and took control. They had more belief after they scored the goal. They were pushing after that, and then the sending-off changed things.”