FORMER Clarets striker Ian Wright picked out Matt Lowton's performance in the win over Everton for special praise.

Wright and Danny Murphy were analysing Burnley's 2-1 success over the Toffees on Saturday night's Match of the Day and it was right-back Lowton who caught the eye.

The former Aston Villa man set the equaliser up for Ashley Barnes with a wonderful pass and sent in a first-half cross which saw Barnes draw a good save from Jordan Pickford.

But Wright was critical of Pickford's role in both goals, with the Everton goalkeeper caught under Johann Berg Gudmundsson's corner for Chris Wood's winner.

"Everton started the game pretty well and they got their goal but Burnley kept going," Wright said.

"Lowton has got to get special mention, this is a great save from Pickford (from Barnes' header), but Lowton was brilliant and Barnes as well, he caused them all sorts of problems.

"When you see this goal, the pass from Lowton is fantastic, I think he (Pickford) should be further across, when this ball comes across Barnes is looking at where the ball is coming, by the time he gets to it he should be seeing a flash of yellow, he should be seeing the goalkeeper, instead he's backing off and when he shoots he's inside the six-yard box. I bet he can't believe it.

"I think he's caused himself all sorts of problems here, you've got Wood, who's one of the best headers of the ball in their team, free and he's headed that a yard out.

"Pickford gets himself on the wrong side and in the end it's a very simple header for Wood."

Fellow pundit Murphy added: "He's been bullied and that's something he's got to learn quickly. When teams see that they're going to copy what they've done, he's got to find a way of creating space to come and grab those balls."

Murphy also backed Chris Kavanagh's decision to show Ashley Williams a straight red card for a clash with Barnes late on.

"By the letter of the law it's a red card, so the referee gets it right," he said.

"It's not brutal, if you deliberately go to elbow someone it's aggressive and a 90-degree angle, this is a flailing arm that catches him on the neck. He can't complain, it's stupid and petulant and they were still in the game."