Arsenal U23s 1 - 0 Everton U23s
Everton U23s lost to Arsenal by a single goal at the Emirates Stadium in an early afternoon Premier League 2 game on Friday.
David Unsworth put out pretty much his preferred first 11 but they fell behind on 10 minutes. Arsenal found a chink in the Everton defence and Smith Rowe found the net.
The rest of the half was fairly even with chances at both ends but neither side able to change the scoreline.
An Arsenal player, Flo Balogun, was sent off mid-way through the second half when he received a second yellow card (for diving). His first had been for showing dissent, throwing the ball away. Rhys Hughes came on for Everton soon after, in place of Con Ouzounidis.
Everton created chances but could not convert any of them.
Everton U23s: Tryer, Ouzounidis (68' Hughes), Pennington, Astley, Baningime, Onyango, Anderson [Y:41'], Iversen, Quirk [Y:67'] (78' Cannon), Broadhead, Simms.
Subs not Used: Hansen, Hunt, Jagne.
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1 Posted 20/11/2020 at 13:45:28
Any video anywhere???
2 Posted 20/11/2020 at 15:07:31
We started off with 3 centre-backs but switched to a back four later. It was hard from the commentary to pick out any names who stood out. Simms was quiet, Iversen busy but not enough to change the game, Onyango had a good first half but then faded out after half-time. Baningime was okay.
The defence was sound, Pennington showed his experience a few times and Astley was also prominent. Joe Anderson at left-back seemed to be perpetually hitting free-kicks and corners into their keeper's arms.
It's hard to pick many positives out of that game, certainly no-one worth debating about a squad place.
3 Posted 20/11/2020 at 15:14:06
Part of Sunday's 1st team squad v Fulham..?
4 Posted 20/11/2020 at 16:34:08
At least Hunt's name is spelt correctly!
5 Posted 20/11/2020 at 16:39:40
6 Posted 20/11/2020 at 22:51:22
7 Posted 21/11/2020 at 09:10:17
8 Posted 21/11/2020 at 14:25:56
A thought on Gibson. Last I saw he was getting no games for a good Reading side. Maybe a different loan beckons. I get the feeling he won't be troubling our first team.
9 Posted 21/11/2020 at 19:00:39
And as I predicted, Dennis Adeniran after 4-5 games is dropped. Gibson at Reading, nowhere to be seen. Maybe they can come back at Christmas and go back into the U33s and win the league... Fantastic!!
10 Posted 21/11/2020 at 19:14:24
Gibson is crying out for a run of games, and may well move on from Reading to get it.
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