Everton defeated Burnley 5-1 on Wednesday to gain a much needed confidence boost following their recent struggles. Heading into the game, the Toffees were on a poor run of form as they were coming off two straight defeats which included a 6-2 hammering at the hands of Tottenham last weekend.
Yerry Mina opened the scoring to notch his first Premier League goal for the Toffees before Lucas Digne doubled the lead during the 13th minute with a superbly taken free-kick. After just 22 minutes, Gylfi Sigurdsson netted the Toffees third goal from the penalty spot.
Sean Dyche’s struggling side did manage to pull one goal back through Ben Gibson in the 36th minute but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation.
Digne scored his second of the game during the 71st minute with a long-range strike before Richarlison rounded off the scoring during second half stoppage time making it the Brazilian’s ninth goal of the Premier League season.
Silva said as quoted by Sky Sports: “I was sure we would win more away from home.
“Of course, the last five games before this we played against [Manchester] City, [Manchester] United, Liverpool, Chelsea so we’ve done well. It wasn’t easy to take the points away from home, but I’m sure we will take more going forward now.”