Porto's Fabio Vieira opened the scoring with a free-kick in the 10th minute, before Evans brought the Blues level with a wonderful goal 9 minutes later.
However, the visitors retook the lead just after the half-hour mark through Rodrigo Mequita's powerful drive, before Afonso Sousa doubled their advantage midway through the second half.
Evans scored a thumping free-kick in the 90th minute, but it came too late to make a difference.
Everton U23s: Hansen, Astley, Foulds, John, Ouzounidis, Evans, Charsley, Markelo (64' Mamppala [Y:89']), Iversen (74' Denny [Y:79']), Hunt (46' Onyango), Simms.
Subs not Used: Tyrer, Joe Anderson.
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1 Posted 20/12/2019 at 20:14:06
2 Posted 20/12/2019 at 21:23:43
Anyway Porto made it 3-1 before Anthony Evans pulled one back, it finished 3-2 for Porto. Evans could make a good player if he pushed himself a bit more, dont think he knows how good he could be.
You can buy me that pint at Wembley in May before the FA Cup Final!!
3 Posted 21/12/2019 at 00:17:10
4 Posted 21/12/2019 at 00:59:02
A prestigious European game... and we host the young cream of Europe at Finch Farm, of all places. I guess Goodison Park was ruled out with three senior home games in quick succession, but even so...
5 Posted 21/12/2019 at 06:12:35
I am always interested to see who is coming through the ranks, and I'm sure I'm not alone in this respect. Fact the whole Everton PR needs revamping!
6 Posted 21/12/2019 at 06:50:24
7 Posted 21/12/2019 at 20:14:25
8 Posted 22/12/2019 at 12:57:21
Everton's response was that they only agreed to show some U23s games, as it depended on what was happening with the rest of the club's video requirements.
They said that I could use my card to go to games for free at Southport or Goodison – but they know I live 300 miles from Liverpool!
9 Posted 22/12/2019 at 13:12:35
Everton's website is terrible. I sign up to loads of these websites, like Wolves and Derby in order to watch U23 and U18 games live. It's a disgrace that we have to do so.
Derby's website is lightyears ahead of us Link
Why don't we have more video content? We've tons of ex-players who love to chat about first team, U23s, and U18 games. We cannot show the first-team games live, but we can show a re-run, with expert analysis and such. It doesn't matter if we've got our blue-tinted specs on. The club should be releasing hours of content every day. We really should have our own TV channel like Man Utd and Liverpool.
If the club wants to be big time, then they need to act big time. Things like this don't cost a fortune either, not when it's through the website rather than running a TV channel.
10 Posted 22/12/2019 at 22:31:47
11 Posted 22/12/2019 at 23:30:47
I noticed that they don't even carry details of all the U18 games in the Match Centre at the official website. They only have U18 Premier League games — No Liverpool or Lancashire Senior Cup games listed; no U18 Premier League Cup or FA Youth Cup games – not hat we need to worry about that this season: dumped out at the first hurdle.
Sources for information on these games can be hard to find. The nice Youthawk site has really dropped the ball on the U18s also this season.
Still, none of this excuses my tardiness in compiling season records for these teams here on TW, as I have done for many years, but which I am way behind on for this season. Maybe I'll find time in the New Year.
12 Posted 23/12/2019 at 08:54:26
If I go to the AGM in January I will try and ask those in charge of the club what they intend to do about it.
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