The 19 year-old's delicious first-half strike, a neat drag back of the ball followed by a curling finish into the top corner, was the standout moment from what was a frustrating but worthwhile exercise for Roberto Martinez's men.
And Long revealed that it is something he has worked on with former U18s coach Duncan Ferguson at Finch Farm.
"I'd tried that trick before and when Baines hit the ball to me I thought I may be able to whip it into the far corner," Long tells on evertontv.
"I used to work on it in training with the Under-18s and Big Dunc used to teach me. We've worked on it the past few years.
The homegrown striking prospect, who has worked his way through the youth ranks at Everton and is now starting to knock on the door of the senior squad, was delighted to score for his boyhood club and says that he has enjoyed being part of the first-team setup this summer.
"[Scoring is] the best feeling in the world, especially when you support Everton," the England U20 striker continues. "I can't describe what I'm feeling right now. Aside from the loss, I'm made up with the goal.
"I've loved being with the first-team for the last two months," he added.
"I was with the Under-21s for a week in pre-season and then the gaffer told me I was going to be with them.
"I've taken it in my stride and I'm loving it."
Long also received praise from the Everton manager, who felt that the Paderborn match was a worthwhile exercise in terms of preparing for away days in the Europa League.
"The way Chris took his goal was fantastic," Roberto Martinez told evertontv after the match. "The way he showed very clever movement off the ball, I think he showed he's a young man who's asking for a big opportunity in the first team.
"That was a really good positive that we'll take from the game.
"In terms of a trial for the Europa League, having the opportunity to experiment with a few things, I thought it served its purpose perfectly well so we don't get caught in the first away game of the Europa League.
"It's a scoreline that you wouldn't want to have, but now is the moment to have it," he concluded.
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1 Posted 10/08/2014 at 17:05:21
2 Posted 10/08/2014 at 18:12:49
3 Posted 10/08/2014 at 18:49:40
4 Posted 10/08/2014 at 18:52:37
Long may it continue! (Long - geddit? haha)
5 Posted 10/08/2014 at 19:08:40
I can’t resist pointing out that on the Live Forum, before the game started, I said "I’m looking forward to having a look at Chris Long. He’s got something". Someone else posted "If Chris Long scores, I’ll eat my mouse mat" Ha-ha! Who was that? Come on, own up!
The question is: do we loan him out again, or is there a genuine chance he could make a contribution this season? I’d be inclined to hold on to him.
6 Posted 10/08/2014 at 19:20:41
Now let’s not get too carried away, even though this was one of the very few positives, to come out of our pre-season games. I can’t see any striker getting 100 oals in one season Paul, but just imagine if(hypothetically) that scenario did happen in the Derby. :-)
8 Posted 10/08/2014 at 19:41:37
9 Posted 10/08/2014 at 19:37:42
He has bit of devil in him, a bit like Roy Vernon. If he is half as good Roy he will be more than good enough.
10 Posted 10/08/2014 at 19:43:31
11 Posted 10/08/2014 at 20:10:00
Would that still apply then, if it was in an away derby then ?
12 Posted 10/08/2014 at 20:51:53
14 Posted 10/08/2014 at 21:48:14
There seems to be a theory that the current regime can magically turn average players into world beaters. IÂm still waiting for Osman to become the new Xavi and Hibbert to turn into Lahm .
15 Posted 11/08/2014 at 11:12:53
17 Posted 11/08/2014 at 12:53:52
I come across the highlights of Everton v Spurs U21s a couple of seasons ago. ItÂs a must watch, because Long scores an amazing goal, the type only a quality player can pull off (watch 3:15 in).
ItÂs also interesting to watch because Barkley is up to his usual brilliance, but also the bits he has started to smooth out of his game (too many touches, getting caught in possession). John Stones is playing at right back and is at fault for two goals, quite badly. I thought he was shocking at right back against Liverpool, I really donÂt think itÂs a position he is good at. I think he still has these mistakes in him that we have seen in pre-season, so he still has a lot of development to make this season. But he will.
So Stones and Barkley have broke through to the senior side from this team, and I have no doubt Chris Long will do this season - especially with our lack of options up front.
HereÂs another cracker he scored too, he just seems a natural finisher.
18 Posted 11/08/2014 at 20:51:08
19 Posted 11/08/2014 at 21:59:21
20 Posted 12/08/2014 at 00:46:23
Hopefully Chris Long can break through this year, especially as Kone is 32/33 and in my eyes Naismith is simply not good enough.
Between Long, McAleny, Henen (hopefully), Brewster and the lad from Man Utd, IÂd like at least one of these lads to save us having to spend 㾶 or 15M on a decent backup or partner for Big Rom.
Good luck and may the best man/men win!
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