Everton U23s 0 - 2 Blackburn Rovers U23s
David Unsworth's U23s enter the final month of their Premier League 2 campaign with a home game at Southport tonight against Blackburn Rovers: kick-off 7:00 pm BST.
Despite a number of the better U23 players training with the first team since Frank Lampard's arrival, he has not felt confident in trusting the young to be thrown into the dreadful relegation mire the first team is sinking in. So expect the likes of Kyle John, Issac Price, Lewis Dobbin, Reece Welch and Rhys Hughes to be part of the U23 line-up tonight.
That is unless Lampard holds a few of them back for Wednesday's massive first-team game at Burnley. Of those five, only Hughes and John play tonight.
Charlie Whitaker returns after being out since January. Sean McAllister had also been missing for a number of games before he appeared as a sub last time out against Man Utd.
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Eli Campbell was booked after 17 minutes. Blackburn went ahead on 38 minutes. And before the hour-mark, Rhys Hughes put the ball into his own net to give the visitors a 2-goal advantage.
Elevated from the U18s, Emilio Lawrence came on as sub for the first time at this level. But he could do little to change the depressing scoreline, Everton's 4th defeat in the last 5 games.
Everton U23s: Tyrer, Mills, Campbell [Y:17'] (66' Kristensen), John, Anderson, Hunt, Hughes [Y:68'], Butterfield (46' Garcia), Cannon, McAllister [Y:81'], Whitaker (70' Lawrence).
Subs not Used: Leban, Hagan.
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1 Posted 04/04/2022 at 18:56:22
2 Posted 04/04/2022 at 18:58:15
3 Posted 04/04/2022 at 19:25:34
4 Posted 04/04/2022 at 19:28:36
5 Posted 04/04/2022 at 19:32:27
6 Posted 04/04/2022 at 19:38:15
7 Posted 04/04/2022 at 20:07:53
8 Posted 04/04/2022 at 20:11:38
Tony (5), the game cant be televised because Palace are playing Arsenal so it is not allowed.
9 Posted 04/04/2022 at 20:13:06
10 Posted 04/04/2022 at 20:25:04
11 Posted 04/04/2022 at 20:26:28
Apart from Cannon, this is a very young Everton team, isn't it? Is the Blackburn team a much more experienced team by the look of them?
12 Posted 04/04/2022 at 20:27:23
13 Posted 04/04/2022 at 20:33:53
14 Posted 04/04/2022 at 20:46:23
Blackburn have been very impressive as an attacking unit whereas we've looked short of ideas on the offensive.
15 Posted 04/04/2022 at 20:52:02
I don't blame you, so I won't tell you that Palace are winning 2-0 and are physically too strong for this Arsenal team!!
16 Posted 04/04/2022 at 21:20:13
17 Posted 05/04/2022 at 10:28:16
It's time to have a good look at what the Academy is producing and what role is David Unsworth playing at this club now.
18 Posted 05/04/2022 at 18:47:39
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