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Yerry Mina was Carlo Ancelotti’s hero at Turf Moor on Saturday when Burnley held Everton to a 1-1 draw.
Ancelotti called Mina to the starting lineup in place of Mason Holgate after benching the Colombian international for last weekend’s loss to Leeds United.
Mine impressed Ancelotti throughout the week in training to ensure your ninth exit of the season, and he refused to disappoint the Italian with an inspired performance to protect Jordan Pickford’s goal.
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Burnley opened the scoring in the third minute when Robbie Brady used Michael Keane as a shield to whistle a low shot past Pickford, having collected possession in midfield after a moment of indecision by Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure.
The Clarets continued to sprinkle the Blues’ draw throughout the whole thing as they looked to break out of the Premier League relegation spots, but saw their lead wiped out in first-half injury time when Dominic Calvert-Lewin took advantage of Richarlison’s delivery. .
A crucial lunge by Mina in the 79th minute to deny Chris Wood a goal from the lead helped keep Everton at the height of their hosts, before further clearing danger in the final stages to thwart Josh Benson and Ashley Barnes. to offer Ancelotti further validation for his team. selection.
When asked if Mina had been hired to improve Everton’s defensive physique, Ancelotti told BT Sport before kickoff: “It is not for the physique. I saw them well in training and gave them a chance. Mina did not play against Leeds, but he is in good condition. “
Mina finished the 90 minutes at Turf Moor with four interceptions and five successful tackles, plus three punts and four aerial duels won, by Who scored.
the Valued at £ 18 million The former FC Barcelona player scored a total of 77 passes, the maximum of the game, of which 63 found teammates, without being dribbled or dispossessed.
Ancelotti will have been encouraged to see Mina respond to his omission of the Leeds defeat in such a way, with Everton hosting title-seeking Chelsea at Goodison Park next time, as he once again displayed the ‘strong character’ that the Italian has had previously. praised him for being.
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