Everton v Brentford: Premier League – live

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Brentford substitution: Mads Roerslev comes on fror Kristoffer Ajer.Brentford territory on the back of industrious ferreting by Harrison.Brentford after leaving Brantwaithe in his dust. Nothing comes of the set-piece, which Everton clear in instalments.Brentford double-substitution: Kevin Schade and Yegor Yarmolyuk on for Sergio Reguilon and Christian Norgaard. Everton substitution: Amadou Onana on for Idrissa Gueye.Everton goalkeeper saves comfortably.Brentford from taking a quick throw-in or corner. He pleads his case with the referee, claiming innocence, but to no avail.Brentford have a free-kick, which they waste. The ball is sent sailing out of play for an Everton goal kick.Brentford double-substitution: Mikkel Damsgaard and Keane Lewis-Potter come on for Vitaly Janelt and Yoane Wissa.Everton had a half-hearted penalty appeal turned down after the ball hit Kristoffer Ajer’s shoulder following a close range ricochet off Tarkowski.Everton win this game, they are guaranteed to stay up and it will be any two from Burnley, Luton and Nottingham Forest who go down with Sheffield United, whose relegation was confirmed earlier today. Given their superior goal difference over those three teams, a draw today will almost certainly guarantee Everton’s safety too.Everton box from the left. Jarrad Brantwaithe heads clear.Everton are in front following their first shot on target!Brentford and the ball breaks to the Everton midfielder, who rifles it into the top corner from about eight yards.

Brentford clear. Everton recycle the ball but Young overhits his delivery back inoto the penalty area and sends the ball out for a Brentford goal-kick. The almost total absence of anything resembling quality or finesse in this football match being contested by 22 elite professionals is comical.Brentford were saved by the woodwork.Brentford territory fizzles out into nothing.Brentford midfielder plays the ball back to his goalkeeper, Mark Flekken, who has taken 49 minutes to get a mention in this match report.Everton winger’s control lets him down and he loses the ball.Brentford defender is forced to block another shot, this time from Tarkowski.Brentford striker gives away a free-kick as he tries to retrieve the breaking ball. Pickford sends the ball long to Chermiti, who is again bested by Pinnock. The young, inexperienced striker simply doesn’t have anywhere near the same physical presence as Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Brentford clear.Brentford penalty area from the left but fails to beat the first man. That man? Nathan Collins, who hacks clear.

Source: theguardian.com

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