Bournemouth were beaten 2-0 by Everton at Dean Court yesterday.
Bournemouth supporters have praised Sylvain Distin’s performance against Everton in the FA Cup yesterday.
Although the Cherries were beaten 2-0 by Roberto Martinez’s side yesterday, Distin impressed in the contest.
The experienced defender managed to deal with Everton’s attacking threat well and many of Bournemouth’s supporters have suggested that he should be starting more regularly for them in the weeks ahead.
Distin actually moved from Everton to Bournemouth last summer, with Martinez deciding that his time was up at Goodison Park.
The experienced defender is now 37, but he certainly seemed to be able to cope with the demands of top tier football on Saturday evening as he handled Romelu Lukaku well.
The Belgian striker did score Everton’s second from a corner, after Ross Barkley had put the Merseyside club in front, but from open play he was largely kept quiet.
Bournemouth supporters have now suggested that Distin should be played more often by Eddie Howe. Here is the best reaction to his performance on social media site Twitter.
My little Juan was class today, positive in possession and aggressive in defence, Distin a rock too #afcb— Cameron. (@_Juantastic) February 20, 2016
Sylvain Distin is still our best centre-back, even at 38. How he doesn't get in the first team ahead of Steve Cook is beyond me #AFCB— Rob Meech (@RobMeech) February 20, 2016
Played well for parts. Iturbe and Distin looked good. No idea how Eunan gets any game time... Hope the two people from the NS are ok! #afcb— Matt (@AFCB_97) February 20, 2016
iturbe was brilliant as well as distin. think they should start vs watford #afcb— Jack wiles (@Cherryjack17) February 20, 2016
Sylvain Distin has rolled back the years tonight, absolutely class #afcb— Ben Blake (@bdblake94) February 20, 2016
Another former Everton player, Dan Gosling, was also included in Bournemouth’s starting line-up yesterday, but the midfielder was not as impressive.
Gosling & O'Kane in the same team.... basically waving the white flag before we started. #afcb— Joe Lockhart (@JoeyL14) February 20, 2016
King and stanislas started poorly but growing into game. Gosling. Another mare. #afcb— Graham Curtis (@siggyboy) February 20, 2016