The Everton took this Monday a new step backwards in his European aspirations by being unable to pass this Monday from the tie (0-0) in his visit to the field ofl Brighton, in a crash in which the Colombian international center-back was injured Yerry Mina. The former player of the Barcelona he had to leave the pitch in the 58th minute after suffering a puncture to the inside of his left thigh.
A casualty to add to that of the forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton’s top scorer with 14 goals, who was left out of the team after injuring himself in the last training session.
His absence seemed to cloud the offensive ideas of the Carlo Ancelotti, who failed to make a single shot in the three suits in the entire first half.
In fact, Everton’s best chance came in poor control by Brighton’s goalkeeper, the Spaniard. Robert Sanchez, which the Brazilian was about to take advantage of Richarlison.
Brighton, forced by their qualifying situation, enjoyed the occasional good opportunity, especially in a shot at 31 minutes from the French Neal maupay who went away for very little.
The same script that was repeated in the second half, in which, with the exception of an irruption in the area of the Colombian James Rodríguez, who solved well Robert Sanchez, the best occasions were from Brighton.
The locals were able to open the scoring in the 78th minute on a header from the captain Lewis dunk that forced the Everton goalkeeper, the Swede, to show off Robin olsen.
The lack of hitting was about to cost the defeat to the local team, who saw how at 91 minutes the Nigerian Alex Iwobi sent by centimeters over the crossbar the best chance of the match for the “toffee”
Goalless draw that did not even serve Everton to get closer to the European squares, which are already six points apart, or to the Brighton to definitively move away from the relegation places, from which they are separated by seven points.