An amazing statistic regarding new Everton signing Richarlison has surfaced online this evening, after the Brazilian found the net during the first-half of the Toffees’ clash with Wolves.
The two clubs are currently locked in action at Molineux in the first of their respective Premier League fixtures of the season, with both sides heading into the new campaign full of intent and excitement, following impressive work on the transfer market.
For Wolves, summer recruits Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho, Jonny and Raul Jimenez were all handed starts, while Richarlison was the lone new face in Marco Silva’s first competitive Toffees’ lineup:
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The early proceedings of this evening’s clash saw Everton control much of the possession, with Richarlison looking dangerous down the left.
And the Brazilian debutant was rewarded for his lively start with a goal after just 17 minutes, as a whipped free-kick from the left eventually saw the ball drop to the feet of the 21-year-old 6 yards out, with Richarlison having made no mistake with his finish.
And the South American’s strike has since given rise to a remarkable statistic, showcasing just how significant Richarlison managing to find the net with his first shot for his new club actually was, based on his previous barren-spell for Watford:
1 – Richarlison has scored with his very first shot as an Everton player; this after failing to score with each of his previous 53 with Watford in the Premier League. Rejuvenation. pic.twitter.com/i8EdsmOtRA
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 11, 2018