Everton’s win against Manchester United saw Roberto Martinez’s entire side shine, but one player deserves particular praise in the form of winger Aaron Lennon.
The Tottenham Hotspur loanee may not have got on the score-sheet but he worked his socks off against a side looking to get over last weekend’s narrow defeat to Chelsea.
Instead, they lost again, this time to an Everton side who are starting to get the measure of United whoever is in charge at Old Trafford.
Everton’s goals came courtesy of the outstanding James McCarthy, John Stones and Kevin Mirallas, and while United bossed possession they did not come close to changing the result.
Lennon has played 11 matches for Everton since arriving on loan from Tottenham in the last transfer window, and it as if he is making up for lost time.
Two goals and an assist in his short Everton career to date only tell part of the story. He looks every bit a Toffees player and one wonders if Tottenham will be tempted to bring him back to White Hart Lane this summer, or if they will opt to make his move a permanent one.
Everton and their fans will surely be hoping it is the latter. Against United he was simply superb and he has clearly bought into Martinez’s philosophy.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Everton fans thought of Lennon’s performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Lennon was brilliant today well he as been since we got him in never stops— Stephen scaife (@Stevoefc1878) April 26, 2015
One of Gareth Barry's best games in an Everton shirt. Stones and Jags both class. Aaron Lennon's work rate and desire is brilliant. #EFC— Ell Bretland (@EllBretland) April 26, 2015
And that was a fantastic result. Beating Man Utd 3-0. Brilliant display. Lennon outstanding #COYB— Dr. Andrew Fisher (@thebluelocust) April 26, 2015
Every player was brilliant today, but Lennon was unreal.. As good getting back & defending as he was getting forward & opening their back 4— Joe McCarten (@JoeMcCarten) April 26, 2015
Aaron Lennon was superb again. Offers what we lacked since Deulofeu left, Martinez must re-sign him #efc— Joel Fruci (@JoelFruch) April 26, 2015
It's official, Aaron Lennon is enjoying his football again. I thought he was fantastic— Dorian Gray (@footie_column) April 26, 2015
There's no reason at all not to sign @Aaron7Lennon permanently. Works himself into the ground and full backs can't handle him.— Paul Knight (@paul_knight1878) April 26, 2015
Aaron Lennon, you forget he's even on loan. He's immediately bought into the ethos of the club and team. No brainer permanent signing.— John Merro (@johnmerro1) April 26, 2015