'He's been excellent': Anthony Gordon names the Everton youngster who's really impressed him in Australia
Everton ended their mid-season tour of Australia with a convincing 5-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers.
Their hosts never really looked like challenging Frank Lampard’s side after they finally found their shooting boots.
Given the number of youngsters involved due to injuries and international duty, Gordon was one of Everton’s senior players.
The winger was on fire today, scoring a hat-trick to go into the break in fantastic form.
Neal Maupay scored the opener before Gordon scored two of his three goals.
The 21-year-old capped off the scoring, but not before young Thomas Cannon scored his first senior goal for the club.
Lampard gave plenty of opportunities to Everton’s young players today.
By the end of the match, he’d used seven academy products including Gordon.
And Gordon said after the match he’d been really impressed with Isaac Price, who appears to be the breakout star of the tour.
He was named man-of-the-match in the game against Celtic, and put in another brilliant performance today.
Gordon has been impressed with Price
Speaking after the game, hat-trick hero Gordon was full of praise for Price.
“In the two games he’s played, he has been excellent. Probably the man-of-the-match in the first game, and again excellent tonight,” Gordon said.
“He just needs to keep doing what he is doing, don’t change anything, keep working hard, carry on with those performances and he will do really well.”
Price once again settled into Everton’s midfield, playing alongside Abdoulaye Doucoure.
The teenager settled into a deeper role allowing Doucoure to foray forward, but was still involved in one of Everton’s goals.
It was his brilliant work in midfield to switch the ball out to fellow academy player Stanley Mills.
Mills took a speculative effort that was spilled by the opposition goalkeeper, and poked home by Cannon.
Price has impressed plenty of people on this tour, including Gordon and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
Lampard now has a few weeks to work out if Price is worthy of inclusion in his first Premier League squad when club action restarts.
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