Everton Under-21s were beaten heavily by Fleetwood Town in the last 32 of the Leasing.com Trophy at Goodison Park tonight.
It was not by any means a good start for Unsworth's side. Danny Andrew put Fleetwood in front inside 2 mins with a superb volley from the edge of the area from a well-worked corner by the away side, with a lofted cross finding Andrew lurking with intent 18 yards out.
The full-back got over his volley and slammed it into the bottom corner - no chance for Harry Tyrer in the Everton goal.
Everton's evening got worse later in the first half when Beni Baningime received one kick too many and was forced off with an injury, to be replaced by Tyler Onyango.
Fleetwood went into the break a goal up and they doubled their lead with a quarter of an hour to go when Paul Coutts fired home from 20 yards and Paddy Madden made it 3-0 shortly afterwards.
Wes Burns heaped further misery on Unsworth's side with a fourth in the 87th minute, slotting home Lewie Coyle's pass.
Everton U21s: Tyrer, Astley, Gibson, Ouzounidis, Foulds, Adeniran, Baningime, Markelo, Evans, Gordon, Niasse. Subs: Hansen, Charsley, Denny, Mampala, Simms, Anderson, Onyango.
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1 Posted 26/11/2019 at 20:31:26
2 Posted 26/11/2019 at 20:32:28
3 Posted 26/11/2019 at 20:33:39
4 Posted 26/11/2019 at 20:40:22
Fleetwood have two ex-blues in Peter Clarke and Conor McAleny. Ched Evans is up front for them.
5 Posted 26/11/2019 at 20:46:04
6 Posted 26/11/2019 at 20:46:42
Tottenham getting beaten at home against Olympiacos 0-2. Man City being held by Shaktar 0-0.
7 Posted 26/11/2019 at 20:48:11
Got Spurs on and just seen they scored so 1-2 now. Alli scored.
9 Posted 26/11/2019 at 21:00:05
10 Posted 26/11/2019 at 21:05:55
When are we ever going to get a proper EFC TV?
Raith Rovers in Scotland even have their own TV Channel, and they are a very small Club based in Kirkcaldy!
11 Posted 26/11/2019 at 21:08:11
Anthony Evans just went close with a free-kick. Other than this, we look second best this half.
12 Posted 26/11/2019 at 21:08:30
13 Posted 26/11/2019 at 21:13:15
14 Posted 26/11/2019 at 21:15:52
15 Posted 26/11/2019 at 21:17:41
16 Posted 26/11/2019 at 21:18:46
17 Posted 26/11/2019 at 21:19:40
18 Posted 26/11/2019 at 21:25:51
Ellis Simms is on too late (for Gordon - who did little). We've barely had a sniff this half over than Antony Evans' freekick that hit the post.
19 Posted 26/11/2019 at 21:29:06
20 Posted 26/11/2019 at 21:37:05
21 Posted 26/11/2019 at 22:28:11
23 Posted 26/11/2019 at 23:55:22
24 Posted 27/11/2019 at 02:26:07
25 Posted 27/11/2019 at 04:22:18
26 Posted 27/11/2019 at 15:47:43
27 Posted 27/11/2019 at 16:02:05
At this stage, it's not even possible to say whether our youngsters will progress enough to play League One football.
Comparing the bosses after a match like this is comparing apples and oranges. Always will be. No club in their right mind would ever consider giving Barton the role of schooling their youngsters.
28 Posted 27/11/2019 at 16:04:32
This is why I like this format, younger players will learn a lot about themselves and be better players because of it.
Also, by the sounds of it on the commentary, Baningime and Adenerin did well. This does bode well for the first team.
29 Posted 27/11/2019 at 16:58:33
30 Posted 29/11/2019 at 00:41:31
So in conclusion it's great that Unsworth won us some silver wear, but I'd rather lose games instead of a stifling a lads career.
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