Everton started their 2018-19 campaign with a 2-2 draw against Premier League new comers Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Saturday.
Brazilian forward Richarlison, who joined the club in the summer from Watford for a fee rising to £50m according to BBC Sport, scored twice to salvage a point for Marco Silva’s side.
Everton were reduced to 10 men at the end of the first half when Phil Jagielka was sent off for a dangerous challenge on Diogo Jota, and in the end the Toffees were left frustrated as Wolves came from behind twice to earn a point.
Former Everton defender and now a popular pundit working for BBC Sport, Kevin Kilbane, took to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction. He feels there is ‘plenty to be positive about’ despite the draw.
— Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) August 11, 2018
Great debut from the Brazilian
It was a fantastic debut from the 21-year-old who not only caught the attention with his goals but also with his lively performance throughout the game.
Deployed on the left, he posed a dangerous threat to Wolves wing-back Matt Doherty, and took both his chances very well.
Richarlison started the 2017-18 campaign with a bang before he lost his way in the second half of the season at Watford. Everton fans will be hoping that he maintains his consistency through this season.