Gordon Makes Vow Over Everton Form

Anthony Gordon has vowed "to keep this momentum" for when the Premier League resumes after his hat-trick in Everton's 5-1 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers.

The Blues rounded off their mid-season trip to Australia with an emphatic win over the A-League side at CommBank Stadium as Gordon bagged the first treble of his senior career.

Neal Maupay and Tom Cannon - with his maiden First-Team goal - also got themselves on the scoresheet as the Blues produced an impressive attacking display for the thousands of Evertonians in attendance in Sydney. 

Gordon wants to use his hat-trick as a springboard for when Everton return to action against Wolves at Goodison Park on Boxing Day, as he revealed the practice he's been putting on the training ground with coaching staff to improve.

Speaking to evertontv, Gordon said: "I have been practising that particular finish for the third goal with Joe (Edwards) so I am really proud to see it come to light.   

“It shows my dedication because I have missed that chance over and over again. I was tired towards the end of the game, already on two goals, I could have been satisfied but I wasn’t and it just shows that repetition in training has come to fruition, so I am really proud and big thanks to Joe as well.

“For me especially, this was a really good game to get a bit of momentum. I feel like I have been a bit out of form given my capabilities, so I think that was a big game for me. 

“I’m not going to stop (over the break), I am not going to relax. I don’t think I’ve earned that."

Although Everton will face stiffer competition once the Premier League does resume next month, Gordon believes Wednesday’s win can be a marker for when the team is back in domestic action.  

He continued: “It was a great performance, I think we need to take that confidence from how we came to play here into our Premier League games and if we do that, we will have a lot better performances."  

The 21-year-old was also full of praise for midfielder and fellow Academy graduate Isaac Price who started both victories against Western Sydney Wanderers and Celtic on Sunday.   

“In the two games he’s played, he has been excellent. Probably the man-of-the-match in the first game, and again excellent tonight.   

“He just needs to keep doing what he is doing, don’t change anything, keep working hard, carry on with those performances and he will do really well.”  

The tour Down Under has seen Aussie Evertonians and fans from back in England turn out in force, with players, manager Frank Lampard and coaching staff enjoying interacting with supporters.

“I didn’t know we had this many fans in Australia!," added Gordon. "It’s a massive fanbase, even behind me now they’re still singing.   

“So I am really proud to see it, being a Liverpool lad, playing for Everton, it’s massive to see how global the fanbase is and I can’t thank them enough for coming out.”

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