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14:48

GOAL! Burnley 1-1 Everton (Richarlison 18)

Richarlison takes his time, stutters and scores! Bottom left of Pope.

14:47

Sadness! To Everton

Gordon gets roughed up by Westwood, and Mike Dean shows the place! It’s debatable, but maybe the VAR doesn’t see him as a howler…

14:45

15 minutes: Lennon, enjoying his walk past, gains another bend to the right. Everton are doing better, which is not saying much. Frank Lampard’s face is like thunder.

14:43

GOAL! Burnley 1-0 Everton (Collins 12)

Aaron Lennon wins a corner and Nathan Collins is unmarked at the far post. He has time to line up a nice side volley and park it in the far corner. It was coming.

14:41

11 minutes: Everton finally get on the pitch with Gordon working hard on the right. They win a free-kick through the middle, as Josh Brownhill tackles rugby tackle Richarlison (another early yellow), but they can’t do anything with it.

14:40

8 minutes: Luck! The ball lands on Ashley Westwood at the edge of the area, inviting her to loop it into the far corner. He loops it wide, but Burnley is still racing.

14:37

6 minutes: There’s a lot of noise and it’s spurring Burnley to win the 50-50, but they haven’t troubled Jordan Pickford yet. By the way, I was wrong about Everton’s formation – it seems to be a 4-3-3 with Holgate in midfield. If he had remained central defender, he might not be on a yellow.

14:34

3 minutes: A yellow card! For Mason Holgate. Everton are already threatening to become a shambles, but they survive the resulting free-kick.

An email! “I was delighted to read Sean Dyche’s exhortation to his players to ‘kick in the net’,” said Peter Oh. “As Everton have a Latin motto, I wondered how Burnley’s war cry would sound in the old language. According to Popular Search Engine Translate, it is calcitrare at the head.

“Anyway, I think we could be in a terrible no-no (null ut nulla).”

14:31

1 minute: The first team to advance is Burnley, pushing left and winning a few throw-ins, which come to nothing.

2:30 p.m.

The players are there and they take the knee before Mike Dean whistles.

14:18

The bosses have spoken. “We have to be calm,” says Frank Lampard. “We have to play football,” says Sean Dyche, “and score goals.”

14:15

Teams: three changes for Burnley

Sean Dyche brings Nathan Collins, Maxwell Cornet and Jay Rodriguez back as Kevin Long, Jack Cork and Dwight McNeil fall to the bench.

Burnley (4-4-2): Pope; Roberts, Collins, Tarkowski, Taylor; Lennon, Westwood, Brownhill, Cornet; Weghorst, Rodriguez.

Subtitles: Hennessy, Long, Lowton, Thomas, Stephens, McNeil, Cork, Barnes, Vydra.

14:15

Teams: Gordon back for Everton

Frank Lampard makes a forced change, Jarrad Branthwaite replacing the suspended Michael Keane, plus one of his own accord – Anthony Gordon for Demarai Gary. And Dele Alli still can’t start.

Everton (3-4-3): Pickford; Holgate, Godfrey, Branthwaite; Kenny, Doucouré, Iwobi, Mykolenko; Gordon, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

Subtitles: Begovic, Coleman, Delph, Holgate, Price, Welch, Alli, El Ghazi, Gray, Rondon.

14:15

Preamble

Good evening everyone and welcome to tonight’s big game. The Champions League is great, but it doesn’t offer much in terms of existential angst. A relegation battle at Turf Moor on a wet Wednesday night: what more could you ask for?

When these two sides last met in mid-September, Everton came from behind to win 3-1 and moved up to fourth in the Premier League, just ahead of Man City. Burnley were 14 places below them. Now the gap has narrowed to two places and four points. In the table since mid-September, Everton are bottom, while Burnley top them in 17th.

The contrast of styles is delightful. Everton’s idea to deal with a crisis is to parachute in Frank Lampard, Dele Alli and Donny van de Beek. Burnley remain calm and continue to be Burnleyesque: same old 4-4-2, same old tenacity, same old instinct to draw, same old manager in Sean Dyche, who took over at Turf Moor when Lampard was still scoring goals at Stamford Bridge.

It’s a game that’s devilishly difficult to predict. The form guide insists Everton will lose and Burnley won’t win. Their three league wins this season have all come against soft southerners – Brentford, Brighton and Spurs while still Spursy. Are Everton, under Lampard, now labeled an honorary soft southerner? Tonight will tell.

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