Everton fans were left slightly surprised at the weekend when big summer signing Moise Kean was not even in the matchday squad for the clash with Southampton. The Italian has struggled since arriving at Goodison Park, despite having the overall support of the Everton fanbase.
The only upshot to the news as far as fans were concerned was the subsequent inclusion of Anthony Gordon.
The 18-year-old, who made his Everton debut in December 2016 in a Europa League clash against Apollon Limassol, had not featured in a first-team matchday squad in the Premier League before.
However, his sensational form in David Unsworth’s under-23 side meant it was becoming harder and harder for Marco Silva not to include him in the first-team picture.
Gordon did not make it onto the pitch, but it seems it is now only a matter of time before he makes his Premier League debut for Everton.
The England under-19 international is clearly excited about that possibility, taking to Twitter to announce just as much.
Much needed win and my first time in a premier league match day squad. Hopefully many more to come ? pic.twitter.com/dtEGWG8VcQ
— Anthony Gordon (@anthonygordon59) November 10, 2019
Everton fans are also excited. Those following Unsworth’s youngsters will have seen just how impressive Gordon has been and his fresh impetus could really spark some life into Everton’s often laborious attacking mindset this season.
Well done mate! This is only the start, many more to come ????
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) November 10, 2019
Next time Anthony??
— ﾃｨﾑ™️。 (@EFCTim17) November 10, 2019
Your time will come. ⚽
— BIG D (@dino785) November 10, 2019
More to come lad keep working hard
— ???????????????1878 (@lestereverton80) November 10, 2019
By the end of the season you will be starting
— Matt Vicary (@Vicaz22) November 10, 2019
Onwards and upwards mate, keep working hard and it’ll come ?
— Josh (@JLcrues) November 10, 2019
Your chance will come Be patient #COYB
— ArthurFoong (@arthurfoongwk) November 10, 2019
Once Marco realizes what he has on his hands you’ll be there every game UTFT?
— Hyt (@JakeHytner) November 10, 2019