Pat Nevin continued to gushed about Anthony Gordon BBC Radio 5 Live after a stellar performance from the young Everton striker in a 2-0 FA Cup win over non-League Boreham Wood.
Frank Lampard booked the Blues’ place in the quarterfinals with a narrow fifth-round win on Thursday night. Everton dominated the National League side on paper with 23 shots on the visitors’ only try, per who scored. But Boreham Wood forced Everton to dig deep.
Two goals from Salomon Rondon in the second half proved the difference at the end as the 32-year-old scored just before the hour mark. The Venezuelan completed his brace and decided the tie six minutes from time when his header hit the net from an Andros Townsend corner.
Nevin admired how Gordon offered Everton’s most creative sparks during the opening period at Goodison Park against Boreham Wood. He looked to be the man who broke the Hertfordshire team apart in the opening 45 minutes as the Toffees looked to break through.
“They’re looking for a spark for Everton now and it looks like Anthony Gordon is the most likely to create,” Nevin said called (03/03, 20:53). “He just looks a class above.”
Nevin thinks Everton ace Gordon is “one of the smartest” gems in the Premier League
Former Everton striker Nevin continued to gush about Gordon during the FA Cup game with Boreham Wood. He would go on to state his belief that the England Under-21 star is firmly among the most promising up-and-coming talents in the Premier League at the moment.
“Gordon’s movement is excellent,” Nevin added (03/03, 21:41). “He’s one of the brightest talents in the Premier League at the moment.”
Rafa Benitez had established Gordon as an indispensable first-team player at Everton earlier in this tenure during his short tenure at Goodison. Under the Spaniard’s guidance, the 21-year-old scored his first goal in the top flight with a brace against Brighton & Hove Albion in January.
Gordon fired home again after Lampard’s arrival to replace Benitez and also assisted Leeds United at home last month. He now has three goals and three assists after 35 career games in the top flight, 18 of which he has in the starting XI. Of the launches of the Blues product, 13 have come this season.
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