Everton went down 3-2 to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and after the contest their fans took to social media to comment on a huge moment in the game.
The Toffees got off to the perfect start in the encounter, opening the scoring through Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the first minute, but they couldn’t seize on that initiative and ended up coming away empty handed.
Goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Eddie Nketiah soon had Everton trailing on the day, but they did not give up on things, and equalised on the stroke of half time through Richarlison.
Suddenly it looked like Carlo Ancelotti and his Toffees side were in position to go and get something from the game, but the Arsenal captain bagged his second shortly after the break to condemn them to a 3-2 loss.
Even though they were beaten, there was a number of positives in the match for Everton, not least the incredible return of midfielder Andre Gomes, barely three months after he picked up a serious injury which was expected to keep him out of the remainder of the season.
The Portugal international came on for Morgan Schneiderlin with 30 minutes to play, and immediately the performance of the Toffees picked up, even though they were unable to find that equaliser, although it wasn’t for the want of trying it has to be said.
Everton have some big matches on the horizon and they will need their best players available to them, so it will be a huge boost for all concerned that Gomes was not just able to return so soon, but contribute to the action for 30 minutes.
None of this was lost on the Toffees supporters, and plenty of them went on Twitter after the game to give their opinion on the comeback of their star midfielder.
Here are some of their messages:
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