Everton Under-23s and Manchester United Under-23s played out a goalless draw in the Premier League 2 at Southport on Monday night.
After an opening six minutes that saw Bassala Sambou have three attempts on goal, the first of which was after just 30 seconds, it was a largely uninspiring contest with genuine openings very much at a premium.
Sambou was twice denied by smart saves, while his third early effort cleared the crossbar.
Everton U23s: Hewelt; Markelo, Garbutt, Walsh, Feeney [Y],
Gibson, Bowler (57' Hornby) Adeniran, Sambou (73' Broadhead), Henen, Evans
Subs not Used: Renshaw, Foulds.
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1 Posted 27/11/2017 at 22:26:18
2 Posted 27/11/2017 at 23:59:11
If only the first team could keep a clean sheet.
Hopefully welcoming Unsworth back into the U23 set-up soon.
3 Posted 28/11/2017 at 08:20:21
The squad is so unbalanced and that coupled with his inexperience and the boards procrastination was a perfect storm which did him no favours.
He's got a lot to offer but clearly a lot to learn also.
4 Posted 28/11/2017 at 13:34:57
Our best player for me was Josh Bowler who was a constant problem for their defence and could have scored until strangely being taken off after 57 mins what do I know eh!
Harry Charsley added a bit of bite to the attack when he came on, Hornby too was putting in an effort, but as attackers the trio of Evans, Sambou and Henen didn't do enough for me in the time they were on.
5 Posted 28/11/2017 at 20:18:23
I couldn't believe that Siggy was playing on the left supposedly helping Baines to defend that flank. Garbutt surely would do a much better job and help keep the score down.
6 Posted 29/11/2017 at 11:19:17
Garbutt was okay, still delivers a wicked dead ball, hard to tell if hes now Premier League ready, but criminal that he wasnt in the squad we submitted. He deserves a chance, but will obviously have to wait until January, and who knows what Big Sam will think?
7 Posted 30/11/2017 at 12:14:25
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