Everton fans react on Twitter to Luke Garbutt's performance against Young Boys

How Everton's Twitter-based supporters reacted to the promising left-back's showing in the 3-1 Europa League win.

Everton sailed through to the last-16 of the Europa League on Thursday night after a comfortable 3-1 win over Young Boys in the second-leg of their round of 32 tie at Goodison Park, with left-back Luke Garbutt one of those to put in an impressive performance.

Romelu Lukaku followed up his hat-trick in last-week’s 4-1 win in Switzerland with two more first-half goals after Sekou Sanogo had given the visitors a 13th-minute lead, before Kevin Mirallas sealed the result just before the break to secure Everton’s safe passage.

Assisting Lukaku for his second on the half-hour with an exquisite cross was Garbutt, whose composure in defence and contributions going forward on the night made him look like a seasoned veteran.

The 21-year-old has seen his first-team minutes restricted at the club due to the presence of Leighton Baines and Bryan Oviedo but, in just his sixth appearances of the season, his undoubted promise was more than evident.

  Total ShotsShots OntargetAssistsTotal Key PassesTotal PassesPassing AccuracyTotal CrossesAccurate CrossesSuccessful Take-onsTouchesDispossessedMins Played
Luke Garbutt 1 0 1 5 39 80% 7 5 2 200 2 90

Using his fantastic left peg, the youngster managed a match-high five key passes over the course of the 90 minutes to go along with his assist, while completing five of his seven crosses – also the most of any player on the pitch.

His outing was impressive enough for some to suggest that manager Roberto Martinez might have a bit of a selection dilemma on his hands now and, with his contract set to expire in the summer, fans were understandably flocking to Twitter at the final whistle to urge him to sign a new deal.

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