Everton U23s 2 - 1 Blackburn Rovers U23s
Everton U23s withstood late resistance from Blackburn Rovers U23s to secure a 2-1 win in the quarter-final of the Premier League Cup at Goodison Park this evening.
An early penalty, coolly taken by Bassala Sambou, gave the Blues the lead before Josh Bowler tucked away a brilliant 20-yard strike later in the first half to seal the victory.
Blackburn were able to pull a goal back in the second half, and did threaten to potentially level the score throughout the closing stages of the game, but were unable to bag the equaliser.
Everton will now play Swansea in the semi-final on Saturday 4 May with a 12 noon kick-off at the Liberty Stadium. Before that encunter, Everton U23s have their final PL2 match of the season away to West Ham on April 29.
Everton U23s: Virginia, Astley, Foulds [Y], Markelo, Feeney [Y], Gibson, Bowler [Y] (89' Denny), Adeniran, Sambou, Broadhead (70' Hornby), Gordon [Y] (81' Mampala).
Subs not Used: Hilton, Ouzounidis.
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1 Posted 23/04/2019 at 21:55:40
2 Posted 24/04/2019 at 01:31:38
3 Posted 24/04/2019 at 03:47:14
Stekelenburg out - Virginia in
Jags out - Feeney and Gibson in
Baines out - Robinson in
Schneiderlin out - Williams in
McCarthey out - Adeniran in
Walcott out - Gordon and Bowler in
Will give us a bigger squad and much lower wage bill, and these players will give their all when their chance arrives, and if they prove not quite up to the standard we require, we sell at a decent price
4 Posted 24/04/2019 at 05:31:43
5 Posted 24/04/2019 at 07:13:07
Hes definitely been better this season but hardly set the world alight. If we get into the Europa (still a very big if) then we will need a bigger squad but I dont think its worth keeping older payers on large wages just for that.
Schneiderlin is reportedly on £100k a week and that is too much for a reserve player. If we could get £15m+ then that would be good business for a player wholl hit 30 this summer. Better off giving his limited game time to the likes of Davies and Adeniran to help them progress.
6 Posted 24/04/2019 at 11:19:39
7 Posted 24/04/2019 at 14:48:58
Remember, those 2 won the U23 title 2 years ago and have had plenty of experience on loan since. The rest of graduates of the current team and could probably do with the same.
Expect the others to be in a similar position to Williams and Robinson in a couple of years.
Players you have missed out are:
Holgate - doing well for West Brom
Dowell - has been good in bursts for Sheff Utd
Connelly - seems to have excelled in midfield alongside Williams
Pennington - player of the year for Ipswich, could he do a job in reserve
Vlasic - on fire in Russia
Henri - similar, but in Turkey.
8 Posted 25/04/2019 at 01:30:58
I was very disappointed the last couple of seasons, but cannot fault the guy this season.
I still think, at 2-0 up against Newcastle, he should have come on to close the game down; he didn't... the rest is history.
9 Posted 25/04/2019 at 03:23:30
Agree on Schneiderlin kinda like Keane seems to have benefited from the new manager. Problem is his wage at his age coupled with game time.
On the kids, be interesting to see how Joe Williams does as he was much discussed last summer pre injury. If they feel Lewis Gibson is a gem, that may accelerate the departure of Jags and Pennington. Beningime has sunk without a trace at Wigan.
10 Posted 25/04/2019 at 17:04:34
been played at Wigan because they have been involved in a relegation battle and Paul Cook, The Wigan manager, has preferred to play his more experienced players to get them out of trouble, although he told people close to him that he likes what he has seen of Benis style.
11 Posted 25/04/2019 at 17:29:18
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