James McCarthy put in yet another man of the match display yesterday.
Everton and Swansea City was a game that looked like it would have plenty of potential on paper, but in the end there were no goals for either fans to celebrate, as the game ended 0-0 at Goodison Park.
In general it was a disappointing game with the odd moment to get excited about, but for Everton fans the main reason for excitement was the performance of James McCarthy - yet again.
The Irish international was in fine fettle once again for Everton, covering every blade of grass in a dynamic performance. He was also the man hauled down by former Liverpool man Jonjo Shelvey which saw him sent off - much to the pleasure of the Everton supporters.
He has been putting in a string of good performances recently - justifying the amount Everton paid Wigan Athletic for his much coveted services last summer.
He travels around the pitch very well, rarely looking out of breath and rarely stopping - so there is no wonder why so many Everton fans were singing his praises after the game.
One tiny criticism. He should certainly try taking more shots on goal. the likes of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard should be who he hopes to emulate - to do so he needs to score more goals.
Add that dimension to his game and the sky is the limit for McCarthy.
As I said at the match today what would we do without @JMcCarthy_16— Michael EFC Greenall (@greenallefc) November 1, 2014
James McCarthy though. Love him. A lot.— Steve Rich (@steverichmusic) November 1, 2014
James McCarthy worries me in that he’s getting better & better & if there’s going to be an #efc player coveted by CL teams I’d wager its him— steve callaghan (@steve_cally) November 1, 2014
Someone should tell James McCarthy that he's allowed to shoot and run forward with the ball in the first eighty minutes.— Peter Fitzpatrick (@Fitzpap86) November 1, 2014
Thought he was great last week but @JMcCarthy_16 was even better today.— Amy Wilson (@blue_nose_amy) November 1, 2014
James McCarthy is one of the best players I have seen wearing the shirt. The most consistent player that deserves a lot more credit #Everton— Becki Cookson (@beckicookson) November 1, 2014
Wow, James McCarthy! Said before day one he was a phenomenal player and it shows! Hard working consistent player, proud to wear the shirt!— Molly Harrison (@MollyOHarrison) November 1, 2014
James McCarthy - one of the best players I have seen in an everton shirt, Most consistent player that deserves a lot more credit #EFC— Jamie Tierney (@jamie_nsno_1878) November 1, 2014
Thought I'd seen James McCarthy standing still but fear not my stream had just frozen— michael devereau (@mickdev2000) November 1, 2014