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Carabao Cup: Everton edge past Lincoln City in thriller

Alex Iwobi
Alex Iwobi scored on his first start for Everton since his deadline-day move from Arsenal

Everton scored two late headers to beat Lincoln in a thrilling Carabao Cup second-round tie.

The League One hosts led within 20 seconds as Harry Anderson blasted home from Jack Payne's cross.

Lucas Digne equalised with a wonderful 30-yard free-kick and then Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a penalty.

Bruno Andrade levelled with a stunning volley, but Alex Iwobi and Richarlison scored to take Everton into a third-round tie at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Imps, who like the visitors made five changes, had the perfect start when they attacked straight from kick-off and Anderson fired past Jordan Pickford after good play on the left wing by Payne.

But the Toffees dominated possession, with Sigurdsson missing a couple of chances before Digne's phenomenal long-range free-kick into the top corner.

Toffees forward Moise Kean, making his first start in English football, was lively and hit the post after a fine jinking run into the box.

Sigurdsson looked as if he had decided the game when he sent goalkeeper Grant Smith the wrong way after Michael O'Connor fouled Morgan Schneiderlin.

But there was plenty more to come, with Andrade winning a sweet volley from Michael Keane's misplaced header.

Two headed goals were enough to deny the home side a penalty shootout as Iwobi scored his first goal for Everton from Cenk Tosun's knock-on, with Richarlison turning home Digne's left-wing cross.

Everton boss Marco Silva told Sky Sports: "It will be another tough match in this competition against Sheffield Wednesday next. A Championship club who have started well and we will think about them when we have to play them.

"The most important thing that I asked was that we were serious and to respect the fans and opponents. We did not start how we wanted, it was the worst way, but we showed personality to keep doing what we should do and how we want to play. I told the players to keep playing fast. We did that and in some moments we did very well.

"They scored again with a fantastic strike but we took risks, changed the formation and then scored the third and added the fourth. We deserved to go through."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 21Smith
  • 22LewisBooked at 90mins
  • 6Bolger
  • 5ShackellBooked at 60minsSubstituted forBostwickat 61'minutes
  • 3Toffolo
  • 4O'Connor
  • 19MorrellSubstituted forEardleyat 61'minutes
  • 26AndersonBooked at 86mins
  • 10PayneSubstituted forGrantat 64'minutes
  • 11Carvalho AndradeBooked at 55mins
  • 29Akinde

Substitutes

  • 1Vickers
  • 12Chapman
  • 16Bostwick
  • 17Walker
  • 18Grant
  • 23Eardley
  • 31Sault

Everton

  • 1PickfordBooked at 61mins
  • 19Sidibé
  • 5Keane
  • 2Holgate
  • 12Digne
  • 18Schneiderlin
  • 8DelphSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 74'minutes
  • 7RicharlisonBooked at 89mins
  • 10G SigurdssonBooked at 61mins
  • 17IwobiSubstituted forWalcottat 82'minutes
  • 27KeanSubstituted forTosunat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Baines
  • 9Calvert-Lewin
  • 11Walcott
  • 13Mina
  • 14Tosun
  • 21André Gomes
  • 22Stekelenburg
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
9,971

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamEverton
Possession
Home25%
Away75%
Shots
Home9
Away24
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Everton 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Everton 4.

Booking

Aaron Lewis (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Richarlison (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron Lewis (Lincoln City).

Booking

Richarlison (Everton) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Everton 4. Richarlison (Everton) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lucas Digne with a cross.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Attempt blocked. Richarlison (Everton) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Calvert-Lewin with a cross.

Booking

Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Richarlison (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton).

Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Lincoln City. Cian Bolger tries a through ball, but Bruno Andrade is caught offside.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Theo Walcott.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Theo Walcott replaces Alex Iwobi.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Everton 3. Alex Iwobi (Everton) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cenk Tosun with a headed pass.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Mason Holgate.

Attempt blocked. Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Michael Keane (Everton).

John Akinde (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Grant Smith (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Cenk Tosun replaces Moise Kean.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Dominic Calvert-Lewin replaces Fabian Delph.

Attempt blocked. Djibril Sidibé (Everton) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Everton 2. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Morgan Schneiderlin (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

Attempt missed. Alex Iwobi (Everton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Richarlison.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jorge Grant replaces Jack Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Neal Eardley replaces Joe Morrell.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Michael Bostwick replaces Jason Shackell.

Booking

Jordan Pickford (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jason Shackell (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Everton 2. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalty Everton. Morgan Schneiderlin draws a foul in the penalty area.

goal

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