Silva: Pickford has the quality to play at a higher level

Date published: Sunday 21st October 2018 5:32

Marco Silva believes his Everton side were deserved winners as they struck twice late on to beat Crystal Palace 2-0.

Palace missed a glorious chance to open the scoring in the 58th minute when Jordan Pickford, our early winner, saved Milivojevic’s penalty with his feet after Coleman brought down Zaha in the box.

Everton made the Eagles pay when Silva’s substitutes came to the party in the final four minutes.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin broke the deadlock, heading in Ademola Lookman’s cross, before Cenk Tosun raced clear to score and secure a 2-0 win.

Silva told Sky Sports: “It was a tough game, which we expected. Palace showed good organisation, waiting for our mistakes. First half we played a little bit slow, but it was different second half. They missed a penalty, a good save from Jordan, but in the end we deserved three points.”

On his super subs, Silva said: “It is football, it is my job to take decisions. This afternoon everything was okay. It was really good. I am happy for them.”

Silva also praised Pickford for his penalty save, saying: “He has the quality to play at a higher level that he is playing now. He is important. He is there to help the team and that moment he helped.”

 

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