Everton played their part in an entertaining 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored once again after just three minutes to give the Toffees an early lead.
United earned a share of the spoils thanks to Bruno Fernandes, however, with the Portuguese midfielder scoring after 31 minutes.
One extremely pleasing aspect of the contest from an Everton point of view was the first start for Andre Gomes since his horrific injury.
He played for 82 minutes before being replaced by Moise Kean for the closing stages.
The £22 million man is clearly an integral part of Everton’s midfield and his return will be a massive bonus for Carlo Ancelotti.
Supporters will hope he can now stay fit for the remainder of the campaign given that he was vitally important against United.
It seems remarkable to think the Portuguese maestro suffered such a horrendous injury and it really is testament to the character of Gomes.
Following the game, supporters took to Twitter to praise the 26-year-old on his return and state their delight to see him back.
On £112,000-a-week, Everton clearly value Gomes highly and the former Barcelona man could be significant in the team’s push towards a European place.
Here is a selection of tweets from Everton fans after this afternoon’s 1-1 draw:
Andre Gomes is the dreamboat all straight men think Olivier Giroud is
— harry ? (@HrryBtlr) March 1, 2020
We didn’t play amazingly, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Andre Gomes and Mason Holgate all had good games. Jordan Pickford had a howler, but then made an incredible double-save. VAR robbed Everton of the three points at the end as well. We go again. #EVEMUN
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) March 1, 2020
HE IS A BELTER
DIFFERENT FROM THE REST
HIS NAME IS ANDRÉ GOMES
AND HE’S NOTHING BUT THE BEST
HE’S OUR MIDFIELDER
THE BEST WE’VE EVER SEEN
SIGNED HIM FROM BARCA
TO MAKE US TOFFEES DREAM
— Joe Williams (@Joewillo180) March 1, 2020
Moise Kean replaces Andre Gomes. Closer to 90 minutes today. Superb again. What a man.
— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) March 1, 2020
Andre Gomes is a proper baller second best portugese player after Bernardo
— P? (@_ML26_) March 1, 2020
Baines put one hell of a shift in for Everton while Andre Gomes was just so dogged with Richarlison looking lively and Calvert-Lewin posing a real threat but Maguire was so dominant at the back for Man United with Matic so solid and Bruno Fernandes having a real influence #EVEMUN
— JNSports (@JNSports1) March 1, 2020
So good to see Andre Gomes back on the pitch. #EVEMUN
— Aaron Sta Maria (@AawonStaMaria) March 1, 2020
It still blows me away that Andre Gomes is back playing football so soon after that leg break. A real testament to the Everton medical staff ? #EVEMUN
— Mrs Griffiths (@MrsGriffMusic) March 1, 2020
— AndyB (@andyb3303) March 1, 2020
André Gomes gets standing ovation, and rightly played a good game. #EVEMUN
— Gino (@GinoFR1908) March 1, 2020