Ancelotti’s team won 5-2 at the hands of former Banfield, who scored a great goal and was a figure. Liverpool’s old classic leads the Premier League with an ideal score.
Has James Rodríguez found his place in Europe? Everton supporters want the answer to be an emphatic “yes.” For now, the Colombian had another outstanding performance and scored his first Premier League goal in his new team’s 5-2 victory against West Bromwich Albion.
With a nice left-foot from the crescent, the former Banfield player, who came free of charge to the English club from Real Madrid less than two weeks ago, scored the second goal for those led by Italian Carlo Ancelotti on the closing of the first stage in Goodison Park.
In addition, James participated in the fourth goal, with a beautiful pass to the Brazilian Richarlison, who later assisted Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and also served the center to Calvert-Lewin to score, with a header, the fifth of his team and the third of his harvest on the day (the remaining goal was made by Michael Keane).
Rodriguez was replaced by Moise Kean with 12 minutes remaining and the match was resolved. For West Bromwich, who had gone ahead from the beginning with a goal from Grady Diangana and at the beginning of the complement had managed to equalize in two thanks to the goal of Brazilian Matheus Pereira, everything had been uphill after the expulsion of Kieran Gibbs in the closing of the first half.
This victory placed Everton in the first position of the Premier League, since the Liverpool team had also won in their debut: they had defeated Tottenham from Portuguese José Mourinho with a goal from Calvert-Lewin 1-0.
To complete an initial week of full competition, on Wednesday he had beaten Salford City, the club owned by David Beckham and which plays in the fourth division of English football, by 3-0 on Wednesday for the second round of the League Cup. That day, James had a break.