Everton U18s 3 - 0 Leeds Utd U18sEverton Under-18s beat Leeds United 3-0 in a rearranged U18 Premier League game scheduled for earlier in the season that was played at Finch Farm on Tuesday night.
Lewis Dobbin threatened to score in the opening minute of the match when he curled a long-range shot just wide. His looping header then bounced off the top of the Leeds crossbar.
It was third time lucky in the 25th minute, McAllister picking out Dobbin at the far post. This time he made no mistake and calmly slotted home.
The impressive Sean McAllister then doubled the Toffees lead right on the stroke of half-time when he picked up the ball midway inside the Leeds half, drove forward and fired low from 20 yards into the bottom corner.
The young Blues extended their lead 8 minutes into the second half. Tom Cannon hitting a sumptuous strike into the top corner with his right foot.
Charlie Whitaker nearly added a fourth for Everton, but his deflected effort was pushed behind by the keeper.
Everton U18s: Leban, Lowey (45' Mallon), Welch, Campbell, Higgins [Y:79'], Jagne (72' Butterfireld), McAllister (72' Price), Whitaker, Dobbin, Warrington, Cannon.
Subs not Used: Stewart, Kristensen
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1 Posted 02/12/2020 at 09:00:22
2 Posted 03/12/2020 at 09:15:04
3 Posted 03/12/2020 at 10:07:56
4 Posted 03/12/2020 at 12:40:13
I could see Cannon, Dobbin and Kouyate forming an effective if inexperienced front 3 at U23, but there's then no depth at U18.
I know we have at least two promising attackers at U16 so maybe the plan is to move them up early, but so far there's been no sign of them. Dobbin and Cannon played the full game here and we had no replacement for them, we ended up with three defenders remaining on the bench. It'll be intriguing to see how this develops.
5 Posted 03/12/2020 at 12:57:01
ps: Had you ever heard of Mohamed Ali-Cho? He was with us till being about 14/15 and now, age 16, he is getting first-team football with Angers in the French top flight.
6 Posted 03/12/2020 at 16:32:19
I was disappointed to learn Cho had chosen to move back to France. We got him at about 14 from PSG, he was dual qualified and played for England at U15 level along with players like Thierry Small and I think Welch, I can't quite remember. There was a YouTube video of his skills at the time. I kept expecting him to appear in our U18s as a Schoolboy but it never happened so I can't say I ever saw anything of him.
I noticed as I was flicking through TV last night that Zirkzee came on for Bayern. He was another we nearly got. He was hoiking himself around Europe about 2 years ago and actually played for us in a youth tournament as a trial. Then signed for Bayern Munich.
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