Gary Lineker reacts to 65th minute moment in Everton’s 3-1 win, hails Benitez

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Gary Lineker has taken to Twitter to react after Andros Townsend scored a quite remarkable goal in Everton’s 3-1 win over Burnley last night.

What’s the story?

Well, a wild six-minute period in the second half saw the Toffees score three goals to completely shock Burnley, who had led 1-0 at Goodison Park.

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Michael Keane scored an equaliser in the 60th minute, before Townsend curled a delightful, dipping effort beyond Nick Pope in the 65th minute.

Then, Demarai Gray scored in the 66th minute, his third goal in three games.

In truth, the Toffees could’ve scored more in the second half.

After watching Townsend’s effort fly into the net, Lineker tweeted the following.

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It was a smart tactical adjustment from Rafa Benitez which allowed his side to blitz Sean Dyche’s men in the second half.

Rafa Benitez won the game for Everton vs Burnley

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It’s always great to see a manager be brave enough to adjust his tactics mid-game, and that’s exactly what we saw from Benitez last night.

The Spaniard recognised his 3-4-3 system wasn’t taking advantage of the Clarets enough, and switched to a 4-2-3-1 after Keane’s equaliser.

Benitez moved Abdoulaye Doucoure into a No.10 position, according to The Coaches’ Voice, which saw the Frenchman grab two assists in two minutes.

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He’s always been a great tactician, and this was just another example of his astuteness from the sidelines.

Lineker clearly agrees with us, as he took to Twitter again to praise Benitez for his handling of the game – you can see the BBC Match of the Day host’s tweet in full below.

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Many Everton fans may not have wanted Benitez anywhere near Goodison Park as a result of his Liverpool links.

However, even the most anti-Benitez Everton supporter out there can surely find a moment to praise the 61-year-old for his efforts last night.

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