Chelsea legend Joe Cole has blamed Manchester United defenders Victor Lindelof and Aaron Wan-Bissaka for their part in conceding Everton’s opening goal scored by Bernard.
The Toffees has a dream start thanks to Bernard who broke the deadlock in the 19th minute, after cleverly running and skipping past both defenders to fire into David de Gea’s near post to give his side the lead.
But Bruno Fernandes’ pair of quickfire goals before half-time, and summer signing Edinson Cavani’s first United goal secured all three points for us in a 3-1 win at Goodison Park.
Discussing Bernard’s strike in the BT Sport studio at the halfway stage, former Chelsea winger Cole said: “This goal here, you talking about bad defending.
“Calvert-Lewin is causing Lindelof a terrible time, using his physicality, flicking on.
“But also, we’re talking about bad defending, you’ve got to know Calvert-Lewin is a problem so Wan-Bissaka has got to be alive and switched on.
“So many times when you watch him, players run off him.
“Bernard just picks up a nice position, lovely shuffle of his feet, he cuts inside and it’s a great finish.
“He was excellent in the first half.
“But from a defensive perspective, if the ball has gone up to Calvert-Lewin and there’s a challenge if you’re the right-back or the other centre-half, you have to be alive and stop it.”