Frank Lampard hails Everton’s maiden win as a ‘dream start’ after the Toffees dispatched Brentford to kick off a new era under ex-Chelsea boss with victory


Frank Lampard called his first game in the Everton dugout a “dream start” after the Toffees sealed a 4-1 FA Cup win over Brentford at Goodison Park.

The Merseyside club reached the fifth round with a comfortable win as the new Lampard era kicked off with a dominating performance.

Lampard got his first victory in charge
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Yerry Mina put Everton ahead in one game but the Toffees put unnecessary pressure on themselves by conceding an Ivan Toney penalty in the second half.

However, Mason Holgate’s first goal since December 2020 secured progress to the last 16 to prompt chants of ‘Super Frankie Lampard’ from all four sides of Goodison Park – and the mood was lifted even further by the strike in the added time from substitute Andros Townsend.

And Lampard admitted his first outing was a “dream debut” as he reflected on his side’s victory.

“I guess it was,” he told talkSPORT. “I arrived on Monday morning, you meet the players and you can feel a lack of confidence in the team – that’s clear because they are losing football games.

“We felt good before the game and behind the scenes I knew the players were working and listening to what we are trying to do.


Frank Lampard hails Everton's maiden win as a 'dream start' after the Toffees dispatched Brentford to kick off a new era under ex-Chelsea boss with victory
Holgate scored his first goal of the season to help Everton reach the FA Cup fifth round
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“We saw it on the pitch and it’s not just a quick look at 4-1 but the way we played.

“We were aggressive, played through the lines and stayed on the ball.

“A good start and a dream start today, yes.”

Frank Lampard hails Everton's maiden win as a 'dream start' after the Toffees dispatched Brentford to kick off a new era under ex-Chelsea boss with victory
Everton’s new signings Donny van de Beek and Dele Alli said hello to the fans at half-time
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“My message for the players was to use the crowd, to take them forward and when you bring that together the players play with aggression and quality. It can form a strong bond.

Lampard continued to say he didn’t want to get carried away after his side’s good start.

“He’s just a star and it’s a good start but at the same time league games are coming.

“To be fair, there are eighteen and we have free time, so we want to get to work straight away.”


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