Everton U23s in fine win over Arsenal

Monday, 6 December, 2021 12comments  |  Jump to last
Everton U23s 2 - 0 Arsenal U23s

The U23s secured a fine win against The Gunners in Southport, with goals from Tom Cannon and Katia Kouyate.

This game kicked off an hour before the big one involving the senior teams at Goodison Park.

No Simms, no Branthwaite, but only the latter in the first-team squad at Goodison Park tonight.

It was getting late into the second half when Tom Cannon scored. Katiya Kouyate came on as a sub and made sure of the fine win in added time.

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Everton U23s: Tyrer, John, Anderson, Welch, Astley, Onyango, Dobbin (90' Mills), Price, Cannon (90+2' Campbell), Warrington [Y:65'], Hughes [Y:37'] (75' Kouyate).
Subs not Used: Barrett, Whitaker.


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Phill Thompson
1 Posted 06/12/2021 at 18:34:19
This from Adam Jones the Echo reporter on Twitter, sorry I can’t cut n paste it on my iPad to show team.
Adam Jones (@Adam_Jones94) Tweeted:
No Dobbin and Onyango in the main #EFC squad tonight.

Not needed , thanks Michael.

Dave Abrahams
2 Posted 06/12/2021 at 18:44:51
Tonight’s team and subs : Tyrer,John.Anderson.Welch, Onyango, Dobbin.Price. Cannon, Warrington, Hughes.

Subs: Whittaker, Barrett, Mills, Campbell KouatOne player missing from the team, be back in a jiffy, just phoning my reliable source!!

Tony Abrahams
3 Posted 06/12/2021 at 18:49:34
He looks like he’s dropped down the pecking order little Charlie Whitaker, but it’s a long season, and hopefully he’s going to be a bit fresher for the FA Youth cup campaign.
Dave Abrahams
4 Posted 06/12/2021 at 18:49:44
Ryan Astley is the missing man, centre half and captain.

Just getting ready to go to Goodison, checking my loudspeaker to use from the Upper Bullens, any suggestions, no swearing, there is a lady, I think!! Who sits behind me.

Dave Abrahams
5 Posted 06/12/2021 at 18:53:41
Tony (3), Tony try standing outside in the correct place so I can pick my great grandson up after the game, not like after theDerby game!!
Phill Thompson
6 Posted 06/12/2021 at 19:33:18
Tony #3 re Whitaker, he may have been injured and coming back, hence he has 70 mins with U18s on Saturday. I'd expect him to play in the FA Youth Cup on Friday, so you'd think he'd get some more minutes tonight.
Phill Thompson
7 Posted 06/12/2021 at 20:42:05
Tom Cannon scores for the Everton U23's 1-0 80 mins
Phill Thompson
8 Posted 06/12/2021 at 21:00:10
Everton 2-0 final score.
Dave Abrahams
9 Posted 07/12/2021 at 00:36:36
Elijah Campbell got the second goal in the 90 th minute.
Sam Hoare
10 Posted 07/12/2021 at 11:49:44
A good night! Didn't watch any of it but good to hear that Kouyate came on and scored, he's only just 18 so another young player making an impact at the u23 level.

If the first team continues to play 433 (which I think they should) I wonder if Onyango will get an opportunity over the xmas period when we inevitably will lose some players to overuse and injury as our depth is so alarmingly poor. Or even Warrington, who has often impressed me.

Phill Thompson
11 Posted 07/12/2021 at 14:02:56
It’s been quite a while since the u18/ U23s/ 1st team won together, long may it continue!

Even allowing for Unsworth’s usual hyperbole, “ best of season, etc”, this was indeed a fine win against an Arsenal side that could have gone second in PL2 if they had won. Though in fairness to Unsworth he’s made some interesting comments on Cannon and Kouyate.

Katia Kouyate had a big impact when he came on “ Substitute Kouyate, who laid on Everton's opener, then made the points safe when he slotted home in stoppage time.”
It seems Kouyate is not fully fit yet, so it’ll be an interesting selection choice for the Youth Cup from our young attackers playing u18 and U23 -Kouyate, Whitaker, Mills, the two schoolboys Martin Sherif and Emilio Lawrence plus Francis Okoronkwo also in the mix as he comes back from injury.

Then there’s competition in midfield with the likes of Price, Butterfield and u18 Jenson Metcalfe. Throw in 5 defenders going for 4 defensive positions in Mallon at right back, Welch, Campbell, Tierney as centre backs, schoolboy Ishe Samuels- Smith looking promising at left back, or maybe Campbell there. The selection for this Friday’s Youth Cup match will be a good indication of just whom the coaches rate in the various positions.

Tony Hill
12 Posted 07/12/2021 at 21:51:09
Two more goals for Broadhead tonight. That fella Gooch at Sunderland still looks interesting to me.

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