LIVERPOOL: Frank Lampard says he will not forget the response given by Everton fans after the 4-1 win over Brentford in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
The atmosphere at Goodison Park turned cheerful as the arrival of the former England midfielder was welcomed by supporters, with new players signed Dele Alli and Donny van de Beek introduced during the break.
Lampard’s men then continued the positive mood by recording their second win over Premier League opponents in 15 games.
“I can only be thankful for their support as soon as I step out, throughout the game, and in the end when they see the pattern of the team’s play.
“Today is very special. It’s a day I will never forget. It’s just the beginning but I can’t help but be so emotional at this point,” Lampard said.
Among the weaknesses of The Toffees this season turned into their strengths when Yerry Mina and Mason Holgate scored from a dead ball situation, while Richarlison and Andros Townsend also found targets.
Brentford newcomer Christian Eriksen, who fully recovered after suffering a heart attack during Euro 2020, is not listed by Thomas Frank.
The Bees’ only goal was scored by Ivan Toney through a penalty kick early in the second half to make it 2-1 at the time.
However Brentford can now focus on ensuring teams like Everton remain below them in their first Premier League clash in 74 years.