A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to praise Anthony Gordon’s display for Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees in the Premier League on Thursday.
Everton hosted Southampton at Goodison Park and struggled for much of the first half as Danny Ings put the Saints ahead in the 31st minute.
Richarlison grabbed an equaliser just before half time to give the Toffees a foothold in the game, with the hosts improving in the second half and getting their hands on a point.
While some Everton players struggled on the night, Gordon was lively and creative as always, looking to take the game to Southampton and showing a great range of passing.
The 19-year-old, widely regarded as one of the Toffees academy’s best prospects, has been sensational for David Unsworth’s young Blues over the past few seasons.
Gordon was never picked for a senior game by former Everton boss Marco Silva, having to make do with the odd place on the bench, but has made his breakthrough under Ancelotti.
To date, the 5ft 8in attacking midfielder has made nine senior appearances for Everton and, with his contract running to 2023, it bodes well for the future of both the player and the club.
Here is what some Evertonians said on social media about Gordon’s display:
On a more positive note, how special does Anthony Gordon look?
Not that it’s much of an achievement but looks like he’s our most creative and best midfielder at the club, at just 19-years-old.
— The Gwladys Street (@TheGwladysSt) July 9, 2020
Id like to see him play in the no10 role behind dcl. Move richlison back to the left and go back to a 4231. See if we can control games better. Gordon looks like a player that can unlock a stubborn defence if we can get him on the ball in the right areas.
— Darren Higgs (@dazrx8) July 10, 2020
It’s a shame he’s playing with a lot of very average players, none of them would inspire a young player trying to make his way in the game.
— Tom Perry (@tomperry51) July 9, 2020
Very good player ?
— Godders Godders (@paul17godfrey) July 9, 2020
Gordon the only one looks like he has something about him
— paul 2 Para (@Wilpara2_EFC) July 9, 2020
— Prince Ruperts Tower (@PrRupertsTower) July 9, 2020
Class performance by Gordon today
— LordNiasse (@samEFC_) July 9, 2020