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Everton: Anthony Gordon let Frank Lampard down in Crystal Palace defeat

Everton ended their FA Cup run in disappointing fashion this afternoon with a 4-0 defeat away at Crystal Palace.

Goals from Marc Guehi, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Wilfried Zaha and Will Hughes comfortably booked Patrick Vieira’s side in the next round of the competition, leaving the Toffees dejected as they head into the latest international break.

In terms of individual performances on the day, one player whose display will have been particularly disappointing for Frank Lampard is Anthony Gordon.

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Having played through the entire 90 minutes, the 21-year-old had 43 touches of the ball, which is only five more than goalkeeper Jordan Pickford had and could only complete 12 of the 21 passes he attempted, misplacing three crosses and one long ball, ultimately losing possession on 20 occasions.

The attacker, who was described as “frightening” by Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard, also failed to register even one shot at goal and lost three of the four dribbles he tried to make to get his team up the pitch.

Things were equally as disappointing for the Englishman off the ball, having lost 11 of the 16 ground duels he was involved in as well as getting dribbled past twice and giving four fouls away.

This display eventually earned the youngster an overall match rating of 6.3, making him one of the lowest-rated outfield players on the day according to SofaScore.

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Given how well the winger has done for his side in the Premier League this season with WhoScored listing him as the sixth-highest rated outfield player currently in the squad, it’s safe to say that Lampard will feel let down to some extent with what Gordon delivered on the pitch in south London today.

Moving forward, now that they have been booted out of the FA Cup, Everton’s main objective for the rest of the season now will be to avoid getting relegated to the Championship, meaning that they will need all of their players, including Gordon, to be in top form in terms of their attacking and defensive output.

With the latest international break around the corner, the Everton players should be using this defeat at Palace to focus on what they need to improve on as a team and let the disappointment fuel them to attack their remaining league games.

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