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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1 Posted 18/01/2020 at 11:31:19
2 Posted 18/01/2020 at 11:41:22
3 Posted 18/01/2020 at 11:45:51
4 Posted 18/01/2020 at 12:42:39
5 Posted 18/01/2020 at 13:10:43
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
Hosie Astley Hagan Anderson
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.
6 Posted 18/01/2020 at 13:21:55
7 Posted 18/01/2020 at 14:04:12
8 Posted 19/01/2020 at 10:15:42
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.
9 Posted 20/01/2020 at 13:29:57
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.
10 Posted 21/01/2020 at 13:30:21
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