Under-23s progress in Premier League Cup

Monday, 12 February, 2018 14comments  |  Jump to last
Antony Evans scored the only goal as Everton's U23s beat Barnsley at Oakwell with Ramiro Funes Mori in the line-up.

Evans scored the winner with 17 minutes to go after Bassala Sambou had hit the woodwork with a penalty earlier in the half.

Funes Mori played 74 minutes alongside Mason Holgate as his comeback from a serious knee injury continues.

The win puts the Blues' U23 team into the knockout phase of the Premier League Cup.

Everton U23s: Hewelt, Markelo, Gibson, Denny, Holgate (60' Feeney), Funes Mori (74' Collins), Evans, Grant (62' Baxter), Hornby, Sambou, Henen. Subs not Used: Hilton, Lavery.


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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 12/02/2018 at 16:59:08
We won the return game today at Barnsley with Anthony Evans scoring the goal to put us in the last 16 of this cup, Mori and Holgate played today, Sambou hit the bar with a penalty.
Jay Harris
2 Posted 12/02/2018 at 19:03:58
I missed the game, Dave.

How did everyone play?

Anthony Dwyer
3 Posted 12/02/2018 at 23:37:14
We need Funes Mori back asap.
Dave Abrahams
4 Posted 13/02/2018 at 00:09:24
Jay (2), sorry mate I haven't got a clue, just read a brief report of the game and put it on ToffeeWeb, but it means more games for these young lads and hopefully we can get to the final of this cup and help them to win a bit of silverware for the club and gain some more experience along the way.
Henry Lloyd
5 Posted 13/02/2018 at 03:49:30
Delighted to see the youngsters performing so well. It's not all 'Doom and Gloom'
Jay Harris
6 Posted 13/02/2018 at 03:56:20
I thought you had watched it Dave, sorry.

I heard it was live on Facebook so if anyone saw it would they mind giving us a summing up especially re Holgate and Funes Mori.

Brian Cleveland
7 Posted 13/02/2018 at 04:07:42
Any idea how we can get notified when these games are on Facebook? I didn't see it announced anywhere.
Alan J Thompson
8 Posted 13/02/2018 at 05:27:29
I know there are two who could be called regular first-team players but is my count correct that eight of that squad have been signed from other clubs?

Not that it makes much difference, but are our "home grown" players all out on loan? It's a funny old world.

Charlie Lloyd
9 Posted 13/02/2018 at 11:50:18
Alan @ 8

Good point. I’ve gone through that team and I think only Evans, Denny and Grant truly progressed through the academy from young. The rest were signed from other clubs.

John Anderson
10 Posted 13/02/2018 at 12:36:18
Morgan Feeney has been with us since he was a kid Alan
Alan J Thompson
11 Posted 13/02/2018 at 16:34:29
I was thinking Hewelt, Markelo, Gibson, Holgate, Funes Mori, Sambou, Henen, Hilton but not sure if to count Baxter. As I say, it's not that important – just something that struck me.
Ian Bennett
12 Posted 13/02/2018 at 20:14:47
Why do Klaassen, Sandro, Tosun etc not play to prove themselves? Why is it for kids or players over coming long-term injuries.

Football was better with one sub, and players that played reserve team football. It stopped bloated squads, and encouraged players to play through the system. Currently the top clubs are just squandering talent.

Chris Corn
13 Posted 13/02/2018 at 21:06:54
Have to agree Ian. How the hell anyone can expect to just drop into the first team squad having played little or no football of any description for months is beyond me.

In no other profession would you train all week and then not be able to do your job at the end of it .

Phill Thompson
14 Posted 13/02/2018 at 22:15:28
I saw most of the game on Facebook, not much excitement really . A well taken goal from Antony Evans but we didn't really shine.

To part answer the question about home grown players, we replaced Holgate and Funes Mori with the just turned 19-year-old Feeney and the 17-year-old Michael Collins –both Academy products and both looking great prospects for their age.

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