Everton fans react to Leon Osman's contract extension and goal v Lille

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Everton fans reacted badly as news broke that former England midfielder Leon Osman had signed a new one-year extension at the club.

Leon Osman put pen-to-paper yesterday, signing a new one-year extension to his contract, which will see him remain at Everton until the end of the 2015-16 season. 

The 33-year-old academy graduate, who enjoyed loan spells at Derby County and Carlisle United early in his career, has played nearly 400 first-team games for the Toffees, netting 54 goals in the process. 

Osman's contract was due to run out at the end of the season, however, Roberto Martinez saw enough in the legs of the central midfielder to offer him a new deal. 

Last season, despite the emergence of Ross Barkley, Martinez persevered with the use of Osman and played him in every Premier League game. The diminutive midfielder was also rewarded at the end of the campaign with a testimonial for his years of service to the club. 

This season, the experienced midfielder has had to take a more backseat role at the club and has only featured in six Premier League games; three off the bench, three from the start.

Nevertheless, after the news over his contract extension broke, Everton fans took to Twitter to vent their frustration at the long-serving midfielder, with many claiming he was finished. 

Twitter reaction:

Leon Osman answered his critics hours after signing his new deal by netting the opener and playing the full game in their Europa League match with Lille.

Everton went on to beat the French side 3-0, with Naismith and Jagielka joining Osman on the scoresheet. 

The pro-Osman supporters on Twitter cited the goal as evidence that the 33-year-old still offers the club something, while others believe took the stance 'one swallow doesn't make a summer': 

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