A few Everton supporters were pleased with Gylfi Sigurdsson’s performance during last night’s 3-0 away win over Cardiff City in the Premier League.
The Toffees had gone three straight matches without picking up a point but they managed to end the streak in South Wales with Sigurdsson starring with a brace.
The Icelandic ace had experienced a tough beginning to the year with just one league goal to his name, but he managed to turn things around against the Bluebirds.
Sigurdsson was far from his best for most of the first period but he found the net from a Seamus Coleman pass before the interval to hand Everton a handy lead.
Thereafter, he managed to double the advantage with a strong left-footed shot before Dominic Calvert-Lewin completed the scoring by ending his own goalless drought in injury time.
Can’t be arsed kicking off the debate but 11 goals from midfield suggests Sigurdsson isn’t the waste of space that Everton twitter think. Despite a few obvious quiet games he’s still probably 1 of our better players.
— Everton Aren't We (@EvertonArentWe) February 26, 2019
5 Good Cardiff Things:
1. Digne’s clearance in the 2nd minute.
2. *gulps* Schneiderlin.
3. Cardiff coming out in the 2nd half to Triple H’s theme tune.
4. Jags and Keane.
5. Sigurdsson. Proper number 10 stuff from him tonight.
— Darren (@nsno_83) February 26, 2019
Back to winning ways, excellent goals from Sigurdsson and Calvert-Lewin and a dominant and composed performance overall.
Now onto that shower of cunts on sunday! COYB! pic.twitter.com/xnjkKb98P2
— Evertons The Kendall End (@TheKendallEnd) February 26, 2019
Great performance in my opinion.
• NO GOALS CONCEDED (FROM SET PIECES)
• Morgan Schneiderlin was sound as fuck
• Gylfi Sigurdsson remembered how to play football
• Idrissa Gueye turned into prime Ronaldinho
• Marco Silva’s subs were bang on (Bernard prime example) pic.twitter.com/Lypkcz7GU1
— simply EFC (@simplyEFC) February 26, 2019
My campaign to start Sigurdsson upfront only strengthens as he’s had less passes than Pickford up to that point… but finds a way to score.
— Toffee Analysis (@ToffeeAnalysis) February 26, 2019
Sigurdsson found himself dropped to the bench for the Manchester City game earlier this month and there were concerns about the 29-year-old’s confidence and form.
However, the extended break away from league action seems to have worked wonders, and the Everton ace will now be hoping to finish the season strongly.