Bournemouth goalscorer Anthony hails manner of Everton Cup thumping

Bournemouth winger Jaidon Anthony hailed the manner of their Carabao Cup win against Everton.

Once again the Dorset outfit found themselves with a two-goal lead, Jamal Lowe’s deflected opener added to by Junior Stanislas’ poke early in the second-half.

When Demarai Gray’s perfect curler found the back of the net to cut the deficit, there were fears of a similar capitulation, but Cherries rallied again, Emi Marcondes tapping home before Anthony made sure of their progression to round four.

Anthony told the Daily Echo: “Yes, that’s been the focus really, in the week.

“Obviously, we’ve been in good positions in the past few games and we want to keep going and keep pushing.

“I think we’ve been playing well, and it’s easy to try and hold on to what you have.

“But we didn’t want to do that too early and give them a foot in the game.

“And what they scored, it was still the same message, to keep attacking.

“And we created openings and got the goals that we wanted to finish off the game.”

All four of Cherries’ goalscorers have been somewhat bit-part players this season.

Youngster Anthony revealed how the lack of gametime amongst the nine changes for the cup tie served as motivation.

He continued: “We were all raring to go.

“A lot of players that haven’t got a lot of minutes this season and in the end, I think it’s a top performance from everyone.

“We deserved the win.

“Everyone wants to be playing at the end of the day. That’s what we all want to do.

“And this is an opportunity to get some minutes in the legs and show what we can do.

“I think everyone gave a good account of themselves.

“I’m proud of everyone.”