A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to praise Anthony Gordon’s display as Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees progressed to the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday night.
The 19-year-old played the full 90 minutes as Everton ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over League Two Salford City at Goodison Park.
Playing in front of Niels Nkounkou, Gordon was a constant thorn in the opposition’s side with his pace, acceleration and confidence in front of goal, ultimately being unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.
One powerful effort in the first half was headed behind by a Salford defender, and more attempts came after the interval, including one that rattled the woodwork.
And plenty of Evertonians were delighted to see their home-grown star put in such a good display, praising his efforts on social media:
Gordon and Nkounkou were top class there. The rest of them proved that we finished 12th with a reserve side last season. #EFC
— Dave Downie (@daviddownie17) September 16, 2020
Anthony Gordon is gonna be quality easy to see. So direct.UTFT!
— Steven Thomas (@ste_efc76) September 16, 2020
Woodwork hit 5 times, 3 goals and didn’t give them a sniff. Gordon was brilliant and unfortunate not to get at least 1 goal. Nkounkou looks an incredible talent, Digne will be looking over his shoulder 👀 JOB DONE. #EFC
— James 🇨🇴🇧🇷 (@James1878___) September 16, 2020
MoM…..Anthony Gordon……Always dangerous and deserved a goal.
— EFC Mour (@EFCmour1878) September 16, 2020
— trigger the blue (@efc_9_trigger) September 16, 2020
Good win tonight, onto Fleetwood next week! Gordon MOTM – brilliant individual performance. #EFC 💙
— Gregor Allan (@gregorallan9) September 16, 2020
Only sad aspect of tonight’s game – Branthwaite injury aside – is that Gordon didn’t get a goal. Desperately deserved one. #EFC
— School of Science (@SOS1878) September 16, 2020
Goals from Michael Keane, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Moise Kean ensured that Everton cruised into the next round, where League One Fleetwood Town await the Merseysiders.
The Toffees are back in Premier League action in Saturday’s early kick-off as they host newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park.