Everton U23s fell to a 2-1 defeat against Sunderland on Sunday in a game the young Blues largely dominated.
Two superb finishes by Sunderland midfielder Luke Molyneux proved the difference at the Stadium of Light, with David Henen hitting back for Everton when he wriggled free at the edge of the box and his precise shot found the bottom corner.
David Unsworth made four changes to the starting XI which beat Swansea at Goodison Park on Monday night, with 16-year-old centre-back, Ryan Astley, making his debut for the Under-23s. Michael Collins, Davind Henen and Alex Denny came in for Ramiro Funes Mori, Davy Klaassen, Beni Baningime and Con Ouzounidis.
Everton U23s: Hewelt, Markelo (59' Bramall), Collins (58' Lavery), Denny, Astley, Gibson, Evans, Hornby, Sambou, Henen, Bowler (78' Mapala).
Subs not Used: Hilton, Ouzounidis.
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