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The Blues are behind early, again. A deep cross from the left goes over Baines, and Keane is slow to react and pick up the man behind who centers for Moreno to hammer home. Everton’s defending still disjointed and terrible.
Richarlison shows his quality and almost draws Everton level minutes later with a sizzling, curling shot headed to the top corner, but it’s tipped over by Neto.
Everton 1-1 Valencia, 16’
However a lovely lay-off from Walcott sets up Cenk Tosun who finishes brilliantly in the far corner. It’s 1-1.
Everton 1-2 Valencia, 19’
The Blues are an utter shambles when defending crosses. Moreno completely unmarked as a cross comes in from the right. No communication between the two CBs and two DMs.
Everton 2-2 Valencia, 26’
Blues level again, as Keane rises highest and powers home a header from a lovely Sigurdsson corner.
Minutes later Everton fortunate to not be behind again as the Valencia player is wrongly called offside and his finish doesn’t count.
Everton 2-2 Valencia, HT
Everton have been very pleasant on the eye going forward, but remain shambolic in the back. The Blues are simply going to have to splash the cash on a defender or three.
The Blues made a number of subs in the second half: Lucas Digne came on for his home debut for Leighton Baines at the break. Sandro Ramirez was on at the hour mark for Theo Walcott.
Richarlison came inches away from scoring for the Blues after Digne got forward and fizzed a low cross across the six yard box.
Everton 2-3 Valencia, 75’
More defensive shambles. Sandro back to help out Seamus Coleman, got in his way and let Valencia forward Wass go free. His shot from outside the box is simply spectacular.
Everton 2-3 Valencia, FT
After a preseason that started with a 22-0 romp, the Blues have come down a few notches and been awful for most of it. Everton might not have been the second-best team on the pitch today, but woeful defensive errors put paid to any chances they had of getting something out of this game.
Marcel Brands and Marco Silva have their work cut-out - bolster the defence and midfield.