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Everton fans react to Lookman’s failure to make the most of rare start vs Newcastle

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Everton fans react to Lookman’s failure to make the most of rare start vs Newcastle

Theo Walcott has been underwhelming and that has led to growing calls for Ademola Lookman to replace him on Everton’s right wing. Marco Silva gave the wideman an opportunity against Newcastle last night, but Lookman failed to take it.

Of Everton’s first-choice attackers this season, Theo Walcott has been on the worst form and that gave rise to calls for the experienced Englishman to be dropped by Marco Silva.

The most obvious replacement for the former Arsenal wideman is a player at the opposite end of his career, promising Young Lion Ademola Lookman.

Lookman impressed in Germany during the second half of last season, forging the path for Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson to do the same this time around, but has remained at Goodison Park to fight for his place.

Until last night’s visit of Newcastle United, Silva had not granted Lookman a start, forcing him to impress off the bench, but he replaced Walcott in the starting eleven against Rafa Benitez’s side.

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Lookman finally had the chance he wanted and his direct opponent at left back was Javier Manquillo, who struggled badly in the Magpies’ 3-0 home defeat against West Ham on Saturday, but he failed to take advantage.

It was a faltering Everton display, perhaps showing signs of tiredness from Sunday’s Merseyside derby and Lookman was not able to impress.

There is patience among the Everton fans, but some are frustrated he didn’t grab his chance to shine last night while others feel he may have been built up too much just because of Walcott’s poor form…

 

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