Video: Out-of-favour Everton star scores superb solo goal in Spain Under-21s training, fans react angrily

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Gerard Deulofeu showcased his ability with a fine effort for his national team's development side.

Perhaps one of the most puzzling things about Everton's underwhelming Premier League campaign this season, and a sticking point for the club's supporters, has been the under-use of Spanish star Gerard Deulofeu.

The 22-year-old playmaker first came to prominence in 2013-14 when he spent a successful season on loan at Goodison Park from parent club Barcelona, impressing with some dazzling displays and scoring four goals in 29 appearances.

The move to bring the star back to the club on a permanent deal for a fee of only around £4.5 million last summer was hailed as a bargain and one of the Toffees' best pieces of business in recent memory.

However, Deulofeu's return to Merseyside has been no fairytale this season, with the midfielder having fallen out of favour under Roberto Martinez in recent months, featuring just twice since January, both times as a late substitute.

A first appearance in over a month last weekend saw him show flashes of what supporters know he can do, and his fans will be left longing to see him given more game time after he lit up training for the Spanish Under-21 side this week with a superb solo goal.

Receiving the ball in the midst of a pack of players, Deulofeu brought the ball under control well, held off the challenge of a player behind him and set off, beating two defenders and the goalkeeper before slotting home into the empty net.

With Everton struggling desperately for form and consistency this season and with little for the fans to cheer about aside from Romelu Lukaku's best-ever form in front of goal, the calls for the Spanish star are only likely to intensify in the coming weeks.

Unsurprisingly, the club's sharing of Deulofeu's stunning effort was met with questions from Toffees supporters as to why the star is not being given the opportunity to show that kind of ability on the pitch for the club.

Here are some of the better - and cleaner - reactions from Everton fans to the goal.

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