Watford del ‘Cucho’ thrashed Everton: King shone with the ex’s law

On the ninth day of the 2021-22 Premier League, Everton, without Yerry Mina due to physical discomfort after his qualifying session with the Colombian National Team, received Watford at Goodison Park, which had Juan Camilo Hernández from the start.

The duel brought emotions quickly. After just 3 minutes, the homeowner took the lead. Demarai Gray made a brilliant individual play on the left, reaching the baseline he sent a cross back and Tom Davies, who replaced Doucuré, only had to push the ball.

Later, it was Andros Townsend’s turn. After an excellent team play, the English winger received a powerful left-footed shot at the edge of the area that goalkeeper Ben Foster just controlled. It was a solo from Everton.

But Watford was unforgiving on his first clear. At 13 ‘, Craig Cathcart combed a ball at the near post and Joshua King arrived behind everyone to put the parity. Although at first the linesman canceled the action out of place, the VAR reviewed and ended up validating the goal. The forward complied with the “inexorable law of the former”.

With the goal, both teams shared the scoring opportunities. The development of the meeting became a permanent round trip.

The ‘Cucho’ Hernández said present about the half hour of the game. He received from the left sector, cut in to leave his marker on the road and released a placed shot that was barely deflected. Action very similar to his scoring with Watford on the first day of the tournament.

The second part began with a great opportunity for the visit. King almost went for a double with a point-blank shot inside the area that Jordan Pickford miraculously saved with the tip of his right foot.

At a quarter of an hour, Richarlison entered in place of young Anthony Gordon. And two minutes later, the Brazilian got wet. Michael Keane advanced with total freedom in opposite territory and raised a sensational center so that the ‘Cockatoo’, of popcorn, gave the advantage to Everton again.

The visitors responded moments later with a long shot from Juraj Kucka, but Pickford cleared easily.

The minutes passed, the rhythm of the game dropped considerably and the scoring actions disappeared completely. Everything seemed to indicate that the locals threw the game into the freezer to safeguard the three points.

And when no one expected it, Watford turned it over in just two minutes. At 78 ‘, Juraj Kucka, unmarked, capitalized on a corner kick with an excellent header. Two minutes later, the ‘Wasps’ came out in a deadly counter with newcomer Emmanuel Dennis, who sent a mid-range cross that King perfectly controlled and defined. Ex-toffee doublet and silenced stadium.

The fourth goal almost arrived moments later. Dennis received inside the area, finished off with a volley at the penalty mark and Pickford, with the tips of his fingers, saved.

At 86 ‘, King established himself as the great figure of the match. João Pedro finished off bitten on the edge of the area and the ball fell to the Norwegian scorer, who received it, stepped on it to elude Keane and defined with a left foot. Sensational goal and hat-trick in front of his former team.

Finally in added time, Dennis, brilliant revulsive, completed the ‘little hand’. Great combination of King and João Pedro on the right, low center back and the young Englishman hooked for Coleman to continue straight and defined with the inside of his right foot.

It ended up being beaten by Watford 2-5 at Everton’s home. Juan Camilo Hernández played the entire match, Joshua King complied with the former’s law with a brilliant hat trick and his team moved away from relegation with 10 points. The ‘toffee’, which awaits the recovery of Mina, partially fell to the eighth box.

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Watford del ‘Cucho’ thrashed Everton: King shone with the ex’s law