Everton player ratings: Dwight McNeil dazzles with 9/10 debut as Ruben Vinagre also impresses

Dwight McNeil scored two while Dominic Calvert-Lewin also netted in the 3-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv.

Friday, 29th July 2022, 10:20 pm

Everton ended their pre-season friendly campaign with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv at Goodison Park.

Dwight McNeil starred on his Toffees debut with two goals off the bench, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin was also on target.

Frank Lampard’s side took the lead inside just four minutes when James Tarkowski’s pinpoint long ball found the head of Calvert-Lewin, who smartly guided it home.

The tempo of the game slowed somewhat, although Calvert-Lewin had a close-range effort saved while Anthony Gordon fizzed a shot over the bar.

Jordan Pickford was forced into a good save on the stroke of half-time in the Toffees goal when he pushed away a well-struck Kyiv free-kick.

Everton had the better of the chances in the second half with Gordon forcing a decent save out of the visiting keeper.

McNeil, who arrived yesterday from Burnley for up to £20 million, came on for his debut in the 62nd minute - and opened his Toffees tally just 11 minutes later with a fizzing left-foot shot that found the bottom corner.

Then things even better for the winger on 78 minutes later when he wrapped up the hosts’ win with a close-range header.

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