Everton fans react as talented prodigy scores another spectacular goal in training

Kieran Dowell drove high into the net from nearly 30 yards out in a 2-1 win over Norwich City on Monday.

With every under-21s match that passes, talk at Everton grows that the club may well have a serious star of the future on their hands in the form of teenage midfielder Kieran Dowell.

That suggestion was given further backing on Monday as the 18-year-old midfielder scored a spectacular effort in a 2-1 win for the Toffees development side over Norwich City.

Receiving the ball 30 yards out, the talented youngster, who has been instrumental for the youth side this season, took one touch to set himself before driving a fierce effort high into the net.


Dowell's season at youth level has been punctuated by spectacular strikes, with the England Under-18 international netting a fine free kick against Sunderland at the start of last month and a superb lobbed effort from distance earlier in the campaign.

The ability to score that kind of goal, in addition to his creativity and all-round dynamism in a central attacking midfield role, has seen senior manager Roberto Martinez back the youngster to make the step up to regular first-team football sooner rather than later.

Dowell was offered the chance to train with the club's senior stars on a temporary basis earlier this year, and the teenager has admitted he is itching to follow in the footsteps of such academy graduates as Ross Barkley and Tyias Browning in establishing himself at the club.

The 18-year-old has just a single senior appearance to his name so far in his career, when he came on as a substitute in a Europa League group game against Kuban Krasnodar in December 2014.

However, with Everton left with nothing to realistically play for the in Premier League in the remaining eight matches of the season, it would not be too much of a surprise to see the youngster named on the substitutes' bench over the next few weeks.

Unsurprisingly, Dowell's latest strike was met with Toffees supporters calling for him to be thrown in as they look for any bright spark in an underwhelming season.






For other fans, however, the focus was not so much getting a new player in the team as getting the man in the dugout out...

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