U21s beaten by Manchester United

21/09/2015  7 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton Under-21s went down 3-1 away to Manchester United this evening.

First-half goals by Weir and Wilson put United into a 2-0 lead at half time at Leigh Sports Village and Lingard increased the lead to three 10 minutes into the second half.

Calum Dyson scored the Blues' late consolation goal.

Everton: Hewelt, Jones, Connolly, Walsh (Charsley 46'), Pennington (Yates 27'), Kenny, Williams, Ledson (Lees 72'), Dyson, Grant, Henen.
Subs: Gray, Graham.


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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 21/09/2015 at 23:24:17
Was Pennington hurt, or is Martinez saving him for tomorrow? Why were Walsh and Ledson substituted?
Neil Shanahan
2 Posted 22/09/2015 at 00:19:53
Pennington was injured and the other two were simply poor. We were awful all round and should have lost by more being honest. United side was young and inexperienced too so that excuse won't work.

No cutting edge and defending was awful. Henen will never cut it at Everton. Absolutely miles off the standard required.

Really let down by Ledson and Kenny. Poor in front of lower division teams' managers in the crowd who could have taken them on loan.

Dave Abrahams
3 Posted 22/09/2015 at 00:29:47
Thanks, Neil. I'm surprised Ledson is not pushing,. Walsh will come good. I agree with you about Henen; I never saw him tonight obviously, but have seen him in the past.
Peter Gorman
4 Posted 22/09/2015 at 00:35:07
How bad was Kenny, Neil? Was hoping he'd picked something up from his loan spell, at least he got an assist. I do try and keep in mind they are barely 18 most of them but this is the time to start getting noticed.
Anthony Dwyer
5 Posted 22/09/2015 at 01:40:19
Not the best of reports from Neil but hopefully it was just a bad day at the office.

More so that the team I'd be more than happy with a few individuals to push for squad places.

Also I'm starting to wonder about Ledson, has he missed the boat already at 18?
Ray Robinson
6 Posted 22/09/2015 at 08:18:11
They were 3-0 down before they got going. I didn't see much to enthuse about to be honest. Connor Grant looked half decent but can't see anyone else troubling the first team squad. However, in our defence, Holgate, Galloway, Browning, Rodriguez were all missing – presumably involved in the squad for tonight's game at Reading – and several other prospects are out on loan.

And to be fair, although Man Utd were better, I didn't see many players breaking through from their ranks either – but then they buy their squad don't they?

Dave Abrahams
8 Posted 22/09/2015 at 09:08:19
I wondered why Rodriguez was such a late starter. It seems his dad, a dentist wouldn't let him turn professional until he had a proper education, so his professional career didn't start until he was 19.

I hope he gets some time on the field tonight.

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