Everton U18s draw with Man City

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Everton U18s 1 - 1 Manchester City U18s

Everton U18s drew 1-1 with their Manchester City counterparts at Finch Farm today after Lewis Dobbin converted Tom Cannon's low cross to put Everton in front on 7 minutes.

The Blues held out well for the majority of the first period but City forward Cole Palmer scored from the spot to draw the sides level on 31 minutes.

Everton continued to have the best of the chances after the break, with Sebastian Quirk, Cannon and Dobbin all creating goal-scoring opportunities.

Everton U18s: Leban, Hosie,Jon Anderson (46' Lowey), Hagan, Astley, Hughes, Higgins (83' Whittaker), Onyango, Cannon, Quirk, Dobbin.

Subs not Used: McIntyre, Thompson, Butterfield.


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Steve Ferns
1 Posted 18/01/2020 at 11:31:19
1-0 that man Lewis Dobbin.
Brent Stephens
2 Posted 18/01/2020 at 11:41:22
He doesn't stop does he. Came on as sub for U23s last week. A bit fast!
Steve Ferns
3 Posted 18/01/2020 at 11:45:51
1-1 City scored a penalty.
Robert Tressell
4 Posted 18/01/2020 at 12:42:39
Realistically, how far is dobbin off a first team debut. Are we talking off the bench in League Cup / dead rubber Europa league if we get there next season. Or will that still be too soon?
Steve Ferns
5 Posted 18/01/2020 at 13:10:43
Finished 1-1

Match Stats:
53% Possession to Everton (was around 65% at half-time)
4 Shots on Target (was 1 at HT) v 7
6 Total Shots (was 1 at HT) v 12 (City had 7 of them in last 30 mins)
62 Touches v 66
1 Clearance v 2
4 Corners v 4
3 offsides v 1

Eveton Team:
Leban (gk)
Hosie Astley Hagan Anderson
Hughes Onyango
Higgins Quirk Dobbin

Subs: Lowey for Anderson on '45
Whitaker for Higgins on '83

Robert - it's always difficult to say. To me he looks ready for u23s, but he's back with the 18s, as indeed was Tyler Onyango. We were missing Bobby Carroll (AMC), McKenzie Hunt (MC) and Tom Warrington (RW), but other than that, this was our strongest side. Not including Rafael Garcia who has been out injured all season. Higgins I think usually plays left wing when Dobbin is out.

Brent Stephens
6 Posted 18/01/2020 at 13:21:55
Robert still way too soon. He needs much more time in U23s.
Robert Tressell
7 Posted 18/01/2020 at 14:04:12
Goes to show how freakish Rooney was physically and intelligent too at 16.
Phill Thompson
8 Posted 19/01/2020 at 10:15:42
That's a good result against a decent City team and we obviously prepared for it with our strongest team.
Dobbin is in a similar situation as Gordon two years ago, although they have different styles. He's got pace, skill and talent and will push for an U23s spot this season, hopefully make that step up next season, prove himself at U23s the season after and we've then maybe got an 18 year old on the verge of first team football. No need to rush him unless something exceptional happens and we suddenly need or have chance to play a bunch of youngsters.
Steve Ferns
9 Posted 20/01/2020 at 13:29:57
Any news on Tom Cannon's contract?

Tom was 17 at the end of December. Meanwhile, Lewis Dobbin was 17 at the start of January. Dobbin was immediately tied down to a professional contract.

There seems to be no news on Cannon. Don't worry about Onyanyo, he's not 17 for a couple of months yet.

Phill Thompson
10 Posted 21/01/2020 at 13:30:21
Steve, we're not very consistent in these things, we give contracts early to those with potential but not everyone - it was last May when he was 18 that Simms got his contract despite rumours that the usual suspects Bayern Munich and Arsenal were going to lure him away.We'll tie young Tom down eventually I'm sure.

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