Everton U23s 2 - 1 Blackburn Rovers U23s
Everton U23s got the better of in-form Blackburn with a 2-1 Premier League 2 win in Southport on Friday evening, with game streamed live on the Blues' official YouTube channel.
A relative young Everton line-up featured debuts at this level for Everton Academy graduates Lewis Warrington and Charlie Whitaker from the U18s, the latter marking his maiden appearance for David Unsworth's team with a goal just before the half-hour mark when he produced a cool finish from Josh Bowler's through ball to double the home side's advantage.
Everton were already 1-0 up at that point thanks to yet another goal for striker Nathan Broadhead and, despite a Con Ouzounidis own goal giving second-placed Blackburn hope before the break, the hosts held on for an impressive victory to move to within three points of Spurs in third spot.
Everton U23s: Tyrer [Y:91'], John, Small, Ouzounidis, Anderson, Price, Bowler (74' Cannon), Warrington, Broadhead (65' Mallon, Whitaker [Y:91'], Hughes.
Subs: Barrett, Welch, Butterfield.
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1 Posted 09/04/2021 at 18:54:46
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6 Posted 09/04/2021 at 19:30:43
Bowler the provider again.
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23 Posted 09/04/2021 at 21:15:38
Two incisive breakaway goals by Everton, well finished.
Isaac Price a little casual on the ball to cough up possession and let them in to pull a soft goal back before half-time. He bust a gut to reddem his error, but couldn't help clear the resulting ball off the line.
Some really lovely football played through the midfield and wide at times with Warrington at the base, Price, Whittaker and Hughes playing it through and Broadhead and Bowler being a handful up front.
John much better on the night than Small as an overlapping full-back.
Nice to see how much Warrington likes a tackle AND know how to make one.
Only Blackburn's 4th defeat of the season, second only behind City. Good win.
24 Posted 09/04/2021 at 21:23:29
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