Everton fans react on Twitter to Leon Osman's performance

Leon Osman started for Everton in their Capital One Cup clash against Middlesbrough.

Everton qualified for the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup with an impressive away win over Middlesbrough.

The Teeside club are flying high at the top of the Championship and the contest was set up as a tricky one for Roberto Martinez's side.

It took a special goal from Gerard Deulofeu to put Everton 1-0 up, before strike partner Romelu Lukaku netted another to record a 2-0 victory.

The match also saw a recall for veteran midfielder Leon Osman, who was making just his third start of the season.

All have come in the Capital One Cup, with Roberto Martinez selecting him for just 28 minutes of Premier League football this season.

Short on match sharpness, Osman looked off the pace, but managed to complete the 90 minutes. What he did not do, was put himself into the reckoning for a Premier League recall.

It is just over three years since Roy Hodgson called the midfielder into the England squad for the first time, but there is a very real chance this could be his final Everton season, given his lack of use.

If it were to end with the club lifting the Capital One Cup, it would be fitting for a fantastic servant to the club, but whether he deserves to play any further part is another matter.

Here is a look at how Everton fans reacted on Twitter to his performance...

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