Sheffield Utd U23s 1 - 3 Everton U23sStanley Mills scored two of the goals in Everton Under-23s' 3-1 Premier League Cup victory over Sheffield United on Thursday night.
David Unsworth was likely forced in his line-up with probable Covid-related absentees, with McKenzie Hunt starting and Seb Kristensen returning from long injury layoffs to sit on a depleted bench tonight.
Everton were forced to come from behind at Chesterfield FC's Technique Stadium after the Blades took an early lead in the 3rd minute. Whitaker was injured in the incident and soon had to be replaced by Kouyate.
Katia Kouyate equalised for the Blues with a fine header on 26 minutes before Mills turned in Lewis Warrington's corner to put Everton in front before half-time.
And the 18-year-old — who was operating in a central midfield role as opposed to his regular position on the wing — netted his second of the night in some style shortly after the break, rifling home a splendid effort from outside the box.
Everton U23s: Leban, John, Hunt, Campbell, Welch [Y:51'] (73' Kristensen), Warrington [Y:41'] (67' Higgins), Quirk, Butterfield, Cannon, Mills, Whitaker (7' Kouyate [Y:83']).
Sub not Used: Nash.
Premier League Cup Group D - Top 2 go Through
Everton 9 points from 5 games - GD 0
Peterborough 7 points from 4 games - GD Plus 3
Sheff Utd 4 points from 4 games - GD Minus 3
Burnley 3 points from 3 games - GD 0
Our Final Group D Game is away at Burnley on 11 February
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1 Posted 06/01/2022 at 19:21:05
Its on Sheff Utd YouTube if interested.
2 Posted 06/01/2022 at 19:28:54
3 Posted 06/01/2022 at 19:48:28
The Kouyate goal came from a fantastic cross from Hunt, playing (unusually) at left-back and being one of the better players on the pitch in the first half.
4 Posted 06/01/2022 at 19:52:14
5 Posted 06/01/2022 at 19:53:14
6 Posted 06/01/2022 at 19:56:06
Theyve obviously worked on that position with him, maybe its a last chance saloon shot for him as hes unlikely to get into midfield.
7 Posted 06/01/2022 at 19:58:16
8 Posted 06/01/2022 at 20:05:57
I believe both Hunt and Quirk have contracts until June 2022, so theyre playing for their future.
9 Posted 06/01/2022 at 20:08:03
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13 Posted 06/01/2022 at 20:15:22
Thanks... works for me!
14 Posted 06/01/2022 at 20:29:49
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16 Posted 06/01/2022 at 20:36:23
17 Posted 06/01/2022 at 20:51:53
Any other PL club might risk a few u23s against the likes of Hull, I dont think we dare though! Maybe Mills on his performance tonight might make the squad.
18 Posted 06/01/2022 at 20:55:44
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