Gary Lineker reacts to Everton’s 3-1 win over Chelsea FC
Gary Lineker and Jamie Carragher react to Everton's 3-1 win over Chelsea FC
Gary Lineker took to social media to pay tribute to Duncan Ferguson after his Everton side sealed an impressive 3-1 win over Everton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Former striker Ferguson has been appointed as the Toffees’ interim manager after the sacking of Marco Silva last week.
Everton started brightly and took the lead in the fifth minute thanks to Richarlison’s opener.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin made it 2-0 to the hosts shortly after half-time, before Mateo Kovacic halved the deficit with a low shot from outside of the box.
However, it was Everton who scored the next goal, as Calvert-Lewin capitalised on a mistake by Chelsea FC goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to fire home in the 84th minute and wrap up the three points.
England legend Lineker was clearly impressed by what he saw from Everton in their first game under Ferguson, and he posted on Twitter after the opening goal of the afternoon: “Could be Fergie time for @Everton.”
After the final whistle, Lineker added: “Well that’s not a bad start for Duncan Ferguson. The @Everton fans are jumping as high as their temporary manager used to.”
Meanwhile, former Liverpool FC defender Jamie Carragher admitted that he was thrilled by Ferguson’s passionate celebrations on the sidelines.
Carragher tweeted: “I can’t help but love these Big Dunc celebrations!!! #EVECHE.”
Chelsea FC will now dust themselves down as they look to return to winning ways when they host Lille in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
They will then take on Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League next Saturday afternoon.