Goals from Antony Evans and Callum Connolly gave Everton U21s a 2-0 lead at half-time in the local 'mini-derby' with their Liverpool counterparts.
Super wing play from Conor McAleny and his inch-perfect centre got Everton off the mark in the first half as Evans timed his run brilliantly and finished well to give the Blues a vital lead.
McAleny hit the post and then Sam Byrne sent the rebound wide as Everton took control after a difficult opening 15 mins. Callum Connolly's header from a corner wrapped up a dominant first half for the Blues at Langtree Park.
Evans was forced off injured in the second half after cynical fouls by the Reds, whose dirty work paid off when they got a goal back through Wilson.
Kieran Dowell produced a great finish, showing a cool head in the area, after brilliant play on the touchline from Tom Davies.
Everton U21s: Hewelt, Kenny (c), Connolly, Feeney, Holgate, Davies, Williams, Dowell (78' Walsh), McAleny, Evans (65' Charsley), Byrne (58' Dyson).
Subs not Used: Gray, Thorniley
Updates sourced from Liverpool Echo
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1 Posted 06/12/2015 at 15:44:50
I assume he's in the U-21s as one of the over-age allowed, but he is older than the Fab Four we keep reading about.
I thought he was excellent in pre-season and have been surprised he has not yet made the transition.
2 Posted 06/12/2015 at 16:50:46
Well done lads.
3 Posted 06/12/2015 at 17:03:00
Reminds me of Stuart Barlow who I remember being described by TV commentators as a "promising youngster" when he came on as a sub aged 27.
4 Posted 06/12/2015 at 17:10:32
I have high hopes for Evans and Dowell both, let's see if they can keep it up.
5 Posted 06/12/2015 at 17:52:07
But we gradually took control, showed much better ringcraft, knew how to create goal scoring chances and had the game's outstanding players.
Nearly all the Blues played well but Holgate was my MotM.
6 Posted 06/12/2015 at 18:40:31
Great result boys, doubled with today's result in the Premier League. Unfortunately most of my home county of Cumbria is under water as an enormous bubble burst in the North East tonight, and high winds meant the liquid fallout was mostly on Carlisle.
7 Posted 07/12/2015 at 00:09:20
Great performance, great result.
8 Posted 07/12/2015 at 00:36:22
A lot of people seem to have high hopes for him; it can only be good news for us if it is true.
9 Posted 07/12/2015 at 00:56:10
I've just read through something on NewsNow by Unsie where he's also raving over his performance. He says it's probably his best performance for the Blues and says he trained with England recently.
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