Everton fans saw their side pick up their first away win since the Premier League restarted on Monday evening when they beat Sheffield United 1-0, and after the match some took to social media to laud over a youngster who was involved in the game.
The Toffees made the trip over to Yorkshire with little to play for, however you wouldn’t have thought it with the competitiveness and quality of the performance they put in, and while their hosts were not at their best, Carlo Ancelotti will not care one bit about that.
Everton supporters could be forgiven for fearing the worst ahead of the Bramall Lane clash, as they went into it without a number of defenders, and that meant there was a full debut for Jarrad Branthwaite, a man who was playing for League Two side Carlisle United earlier in the campaign.
If there were any Toffees who were unsure whether the 18-year-old would be able to cope with top flight football after just two substitute appearances over the last week or so, there was no need for them to panic as the youngster gave a very assured performance alongside Michael Keane in the heart of the defence.
His measured display kept a couple of physical strikers in Oli McBunie and David McGoldrick at bay as Sheffield United kept on attacking throughout the contest, forcing Jordan Pickford into few saves it must be said.
Everton fans love young players coming into their side. Mason Holgate, Tom Davies and Anthony Gordon are just some of those involved recently to have done that, and there is now another one for them to enjoy.
The quality of his performance was certainly not missed by Toffees supporters, plenty of whom took to social media after the contest to revel in what they had just seen.
Here are some of their posts:
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