Everton's Under-23s came from two goals behind to 2-2 draw with Manchester City to extend their unbeaten start to the new season.
City's development side took the lead half way through the first half when Ryan Astley conceded a penalty that Doyle successfully despatched.
David Unsworth's side then fell further behind despite growing into the contest, Touazi scoring for the visitors.
The young Blues responded in short order, however, when Antony Evans curled a beautiful shot into the top corner from a free-kick.
The equaliser came from excellent work from Anthony Gordon who left his man for dead near the touchline, exchanged passes with Ellis Simms, skipped past two more defenders and crashed an effort off the crossbar. Thankfully, Simms had followed the shot in and headed the rebound past the goalkeeper.
Everton U23s: Tyrer, Astley, Foulds, Feeney, Gibson, Markelo, Baningime (85' Denny), Adeniran, Evans, Charsley (52' Simms), Gordon.
Subs: Hansen, Mampala, Anderson.
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1 Posted 27/09/2019 at 19:27:51
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8 Posted 27/09/2019 at 19:54:15
Hope you are okay Mike, Brent will bring us some luck Mike.
9 Posted 27/09/2019 at 19:59:25
COYB... Come On Young Blues!
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30 Posted 27/09/2019 at 21:00:30
Evertons next game is in about three weeks, Derby away which is being screened on the Derby County website.
31 Posted 28/09/2019 at 08:31:09
Watch Simms goal for Gordons brilliant run and shot which hit the bar.
Thanks for the reporting Brent.
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35 Posted 28/09/2019 at 10:39:18
The last goal shows the difference between natural strikers and Calvert-Lewin, Simms anticipated a rebound and was on hand to score.
I like Calvert-Lewin and believe he can be a 10-15 goal striker, but dont think hell ever have that instinct. Good to see that Simms is still scoring when hes not the biggest and fastest on the pitch like he was for the U18s.
36 Posted 28/09/2019 at 11:08:22
Hopefully one or two of our youngsters can make the big step up. I was very disappointed that Gordon wasn't on the bench for the match against Wednesday.
37 Posted 28/09/2019 at 11:16:59
I appreciate it's not the current team but I do remember not too long ago Everton came back from 2 down to beat Watford who were managed by Marco Silva!
As for the current team, you're right... on present form, no chance!
38 Posted 28/09/2019 at 14:02:56
Talking of young players, Dave Abrahams you asked me to keep you briefed on Renier Jesus and how he performed (if selected) in the harder fixtures his club Flamengo faced after he scored and got an assist in 76 minutes game time against bottom club Avai.
Well, in the 3 games since he has sat on the bench. Unused sub v 2nd placed Santos in a 1-0 win for Flamengo. Unused sub against relegation-threatened Cruzeiro in a 2-1 win. And on Wednesday, he came on as sub and played just 21 minutes against another of Brazil's better teams International (the previous week they were losing finalists in the Brazil Cup) and did nothing of note.
Quite a story behind the game. Flamengo, after a long deliberation, won a VAR penalty on 18 minutes and International had the offending player sent off. Things got even worse for International on 44 minutes when Guerrero (the Peruvian captain and striker, who fellow professionals lobbied for and won for him to appear at last year's WC, even though he was suspended from football for a year for failing a drugs test) was also sent off for completely losing his head.
He was beaten in a fair aerial challenge which left him bloodied and he went ape shit. All hell broke out. Even the Flamengo manager, the Portuguese Jorge Jesus, was seen getting very, VERY heated with one of his own players in the resulting melee.
Incredibly, down to NINE men, International equalised at the start of the 2nd half and were being very resolute. As they tired, Flamengo finally added two more goals to run out 3-1 winners.
But as I said up top, Renier didn't shine even against just 9 tiring men.
Come January, if we do dip into the market for a striker, I have to say Gabriel Barbosa - aka Gabigol - continues to really, REALLY impress at Flamengo.
Signed by Inter Milan aged just 19, never got a look in there even after scoring on his debut, or on loan to Benfica. Returned to Brazil on loan to lower team strugglers Santos last season and banged in 18 goals that lifted them to upper table. Still on loan this season at league leaders Flamengo, currently on 18 league goals in 17 games, 5 in 9 the the Libertadores, scored in all of his last 8 games.
Just turned 23 in August, he looks a player reborn and would be a crowd favourite if he ever wore the Blue of Everton. He has a swagger, an arrogance, about him which is not misplaced.
His loan with Flamengo ends on 31 December. His contract with Milan runs until June 2021. They obviously don't want him. He could be bought for a relatively low price, perhaps.
One worth pursuing, I believe.
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