The season’s over, so I’m trying to keep my emotions in check, but I like everyone else am just furious.
Not at Everton, but at Lee Mason. I can’t imagine I’ll be interested in football much longer, and when Lee Mason, a referee who should have been discarded at any level of football a very long time ago, comes to Goodison and makes sure he’s the one garnering any headline, it makes me sick.
Marco Silva will once again get the blame for this from mindless, idiotic Evertonians, but today was entirely Mason’s doing. He awarded Wolves a penalty which was a hilariously awful decision, decided to book Kurt Zouma and Michael Keane for fouls they never committed, let slide at least a few stone wall fouls on Richarlison in the first half alone, missed an obvious handball on Raul Jimenez that could have led to a Wolves goal, another handball on Romain Saïss, made Everton re-take a throw in on a dangerous counter attack simply because he wasn’t fit enough to get back in time into Wolves’ half, decided that Cenk Tosun elbowed a Wolves player that was at least 5 yards behind him, missed a clear foul on Theo Walcott down the wing simply because he chose not to go to ground easily, missed a Wolves defender pulling back Richarlison midway through the second half shortly before a blatant foul on Cenk Tosun on the edge of the box, was too much of a spineless man to send off the Wolves defender who cynically elbowed Calvert-Lewin on the edge of the box in the 79th minute, and fell for every single trick in the book that Wolves had to offer.
I was keeping a list at Goodison, so I have undoubtedly missed plenty more.
A diabolical referee, and is the type of man who is quickly making so many so disinterested in football so quickly.
Jordan Pickford - 4
Back to his usual standard.
Not good enough as it is. Will be an issue in the summer if not addressed properly.
Séamus Coleman - 7
A better game from Séamus who shepherded Diogo Jota extremely effectively, and made sure that Wolves’ sporadic counter attacks were ineffectual at best.
Michael Keane - 4
Keane defended well for the most part, yet all of his good work was undone by a referee who was desperate to be on the tabloid headlines over the country.
However one mistake in the second half will be all that is remembered as he let Diogo Jota in behind on an easy ball.
Kurt Zouma - 6
Kurt was extremely limited throughout the 90 minutes due to an early ‘foul’ in which a Wolves’ midfielder was violently brushed over by a crisp breeze.
Mr Mason had the last laugh as Wolves came away unworthy winners.
Leighton Baines - 5
It was sad to see Baines’ game marred by Lee Mason, but that seems to be a theme.
Withdrawn due to injury.
Tom Davies - 8
Another brilliant showing from Davies who appears to have turned over a new leaf. He was everywhere in midfield, and was as desperate as anyone to drive the Blues forward when others were content to see it go backwards.
André Gomes - 8
André and Tom is the midfield of choice at the moment, as André netted his first Everton goal in beautiful style as he bounded through a shocking Wolves backline and unleashed a shot into Patricio’s near post which he couldn’t get near to.
A definite return to form now that Gueye is out of the side.
Gylfi Sigurdsson - 2
Whenever Gylfi lumbered his way near the ball, he made sure that the Everton attack wouldn’t be going anywhere anytime quickly.
Gylfi Sigurdsson needs to be forgotten about very quickly, and Bernard simply must come in in his place.
Theo Walcott - 6
A good game wasted by a distinct lack of service. Not one player was looking for a run from Walcott.
A shame as yet another player will be wasted in this horrid, unsinspiring football club.
Richarlison - 3
Poor. Not one man beat, not one shot anywhere useful.
Cenk Tosun - 5
Similarly to Walcott, a player who needs service and smart balls over the back of a defence didn’t get an ounce of help.
Jonjoe Kenny – 8
An excellent display from Jonjoe, out of position and thrown into the fire. He defended very well and looked better than ever going forward.
Ademola Lookman – 5
Indecisive when on the ball and lacking in effort when off it.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin – N/A