James Rodriguez Won Man of the Match in his first English Premier League Game
Former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich Colombian player James Rodriguez won the man of the match in his first game for Everton, Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s brilliant header ensured Everton made a flying start to the Premier League season with a 1-0 victory at Tottenham. Calvert-Lewin gave Hugo Lloris no chance after connecting with Lucas Digne’s in-swinging free-kick to earn the Toffees a first win over Spurs since 2012.
But with new signing James Rodriguez in excellent form, Everton fully deserved their win after a hard-working performance. Everton should have taken the lead in the early stages but Richarlison lost his footing after rounding Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris. Everton ended in the 12th place position last season, with their lowest position since 2003-04, new manager Carlo Ancelotti is set to make record in the club with his new signing James Rodriguez.
James Rodriguez, Brazil’s Allan and Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure who all joined the club in this summer all did well in the game, the first half ended draw but the visitors came did well to convert the first chance they had. Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s brilliant header ensured his side won the day. The Toffees could – and should – have won by a more handsome margin against a static Tottenham side short of ideas.