Everton recovered from the concession of a goal after just 21 minutes to take a 2-1 lead and then go on and win the tie in the closing stages following Bruno Andrade's brilliant volleyed equaliser in the 70th minute.
Alex Iwobi scored his first goal for the club, the decisive strike with nine minutes left that made it 3-2 and Richarlison added another late on to seal the Blues' passage to the third round and a date with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.
Earlier, Lucas Digne had scored a stunning free-kick to cancel out Harry Anderson's opener before Gylfi Sigurdsson buried an emphatic penalty that had initially turned the contest on its head at 2-1.
“Our team showed one important thing in my opinion — apart from the attitude, commitment and desire, we showed personality,” said Silva on evertontv, having pledged to name a strong line-up in keeping with Everton's ambitions in the cups this season. “We respected ourselves, we respected our fans, we respected the competition. We were serious.
“We knew before the match it our obligation to come here and to go through in this competition, but we also know how football is difficult in some moments.
“They scored twice – and their second goal was fantastic. But [each time] they scored we had a good reaction. At 2-2, we changed the formation and took some more risks.
“It was a good performance in some moments. But, for me, the most important thing was our players were serious, they showed they are very good professionals and they won the game.”
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1 Posted 29/08/2019 at 07:19:59
In other words, we gave them a goal start and we scored again when they equalised late in the game.
2 Posted 29/08/2019 at 09:36:09
He also is saying we had character and lists the characteristics.
Managers are to be positive. He has been so. And there's been no bullshit or pythonesque comment.
3 Posted 29/08/2019 at 10:24:08
I haven't agreed with some of the positives spin he's put on the league performances but he's right here.
4 Posted 29/08/2019 at 12:13:50
Well played, Blue Boys, same again at the weekend please.
5 Posted 29/08/2019 at 13:36:54
6 Posted 29/08/2019 at 14:29:54
8 Posted 29/08/2019 at 15:12:00
9 Posted 29/08/2019 at 17:20:16
surely anyone in here knows someone that could do that? That would be boss!
10 Posted 29/08/2019 at 17:55:26
I would say Digne, Iwobi and even Schneids, particularly stood out as people who were just not prepared to accept anything less than a win. That's an attitude I haven't seen so much of late as we seem to have wilted under pressure. Again, hopefully that is a good sign.
There was some criticism of the defense. But, firstly I would give some credit to Lincoln. They ran their hearts out and didn't give our players a moments rest. They also scored a fantastic goal. Holgate hasn't played at CB or for Everton for a long time. No wonder he was a little rusty. Then we had a new right back making his debut which again means some degree of uncertainty at the back.
11 Posted 29/08/2019 at 18:53:26
I can understand the exhilaration at scoring, and if it was the winning goal in a match, which it wasn't in this case but still do not condone it. It may just happen further down the line that Richie's suspension leaves us short up front, and we forfeit three points as a result.
12 Posted 29/08/2019 at 21:15:31
You seem to be very touchy. Steve (2) WAS just expressing his opinion just like you. I also think Silva should be complimented for his part in the win, despite his not having A Level English. Mind you that is just my opinion Alan.
13 Posted 30/08/2019 at 00:24:45
14 Posted 30/08/2019 at 05:07:19
15 Posted 30/08/2019 at 08:56:33
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