Blackpool 2-4 Everton: Dele Alli scores brace

Everton secure their first win of a disastrous summer with Dele Alli netting twice in 4-2 win at Blackpool to give Frank Lampard hope for the new Premier League season after Minnesota mauling

  • Dele Alli scored twice as Everton beat Blackpool 4-2 in a pre-season friendly
  • Goals from Vitaliy Mykolenko and Tom Davies put Everton in the ascendancy
  • Gary Madine and Callum Connolly were both on the scoresheet for Blackpool 

Everton’s wait for a win in pre-season came to an end as they won 4-2 away to Blackpool.

It was a miserable start to pre-season for Frank Lampard’s side, who lost to Arsenal and Minnesota United.

However, they managed to prevail at Bloomfield Road, with Dele Alli scoring a brace. 

Dele Alli scored a brace as Everton won 4-2 away to Blackpool in a pre-season friendly

Vitaliy Mykolenko put Everton in the lead after just six minutes as he scored a volley

Tom Davies also scored for Everton as he headed in following a cross from Salomon Rondon

Everton were without Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Demarai Gray, who missed the game as a precaution, but they still named a strong side including recent signing James Tarkowski.

The Toffees took the lead with just six minutes gone as Vitaliy Mykolenko scored with a volley.

Shortly afterwards Tom Davies made it 2-0 as he headed in from Salomon Rondon’s cross.

Blackpool managed to reduce the deficit before half time through Gary Madine.

Former Everton player Callum Connolly scored for Blackpool at Bloomfield Road

The result represents a boost for Frank Lampard’s side after a terrible start to pre-season

Everton brought on Michael Keane and Mason Holgate for Ben Godfrey and Yerry Mina at the start of the second half.

Alli made it 3-1 to Everton from close range after latching onto Mykolenko’s delivery.

Former Everton player Callum Connolly got a goal back for the hosts as Blackpool exploited the Toffees’ vulnerability at set-pieces.

However, Alli managed to get his second goal of the game, with Nathan Patterson the architect on this occasion. 

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