Everton comfortably beat Burnley to reach the quarter-finals
Goodison Park was filled with emotion on a poignant night as Everton defeated Burnley to reach the Carabao Cup quarterfinals.
In their first home match since Kenwright’s passing last week, the Blues honoured Kenwright by booking their place in the quarter-finals.
For the first time since October 2021, owner Farhad Moshiri attended a home game to pay his respects to Kenwright.
It may have been his last appearance at the ground as James Tarkowski headed in the opener after 13 minutes against his former club.
After Tarkowski nodded on Dwight McNeil’s corner, Amadou Onana poked home from close range to double the hosts’ lead eight minutes into the second half. Ashley Young then added a third goal late in the game.
The Premier League champions have had a miserable campaign so far and were eliminated from the cup after scoring just one goal.
Kenwright, who died last Tuesday aged 78, was remembered before kick-off by his long-term partner Jenny Seagrove, daughter Lucy and former Toffees manager Joe Royle.
There was a performance of Elton John’s song ‘I guess that’s why they call it the blues’ inside the stadium before an applause period for Kenwright, who was chairman for nearly two decades.
He also sat in the directors’ box wearing a blue and white scarf, which he hadn’t worn since January due to security concerns.
In addition to the appreciation from the stands, Moshiri has agreed to sell his majority stake in the club to Miami-based 777 Partners.