Everton gave the home side a good lesson in confident, skilful and dominant football at the City Academy Stadium to defeat Manchester City by the handsome score of 3-0.
Jose Baxter featured again and was looking lively with an early shot that screwed wide.
The fist goal came when Henen chased down a ball over the top from Evans and beat his man to fire in on the keeper who could only parry it for Sambou to score with an easy tap-in.
The game was effectively won with a superb goal from Luke Garbutt just 2 minutes later, his brilliant free kick curled around the City wall and just inside the post. The left back was suitably mobbed by his teammates.
David Henen picked up a great pass from Sambou, took it forward shaking off two defenders to round the substitute 'keeper and slot home to seal Everton's dominance against the team they pipped for the title by just 3 pts last season.
Everton needed some good saves from Louis Gray in goal to keep the clean sheet.Everton U23s Gray, Garbutt, Foulds, Feeney (c), Markelo, Evans, Baningime, Adenrian (77' Donkor), Henen (69' Broadhead), Baxter (65' Charsley), Sambou.
Subs not Used: Hilton, Ozounidis