Three won tackles, seven duels won: Holgate stars for Everton

Tottenham's Dele Alli in action with Everton's Mason Holgate and Ross Barkley

The defender was impressive in the draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman before the matchEverton manager Ronald Koeman before the match

Mason Holgate was in impressive form for Everton as they took on Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

The Blues youngster was handed his chance to impress by Ronald Koeman on Saturday, taking his place in a three-man defence with new signing Ashley Williams unavailable.

Tottenham's Dele Alli in action with Everton's Mason HolgateTottenham's Dele Alli in action with Everton's Mason Holgate

There is a lot of anticipation surrounding the youngster, with many hoping he can prove to be the next John Stones.

He impressed too, putting in an assured performance to keep Harry Kane on the periphery for much of the game.

  TeamMatchPassing AccuracyWon TackleInterception WonBall RecoveryDuel WonEffective ClearanceEffective Head ClearanceMins Played
Mason Holgate Everton Everton vs Tottenham 75% 3 2 4 7 7 5 90

As the stats provided by Opta show, he posted a series of impressive stats in the game.

He managed 45 touches in total, with all of those proving to be successful.

Defensively he was a rock, winning three tackles, two interceptions and posting four ball recoveries.

Tottenham's Dele Alli in action with Everton's Mason Holgate and Ross BarkleyTottenham's Dele Alli in action with Everton's Mason Holgate and Ross Barkley

He also managed to win seven defensive duels in total, as well as posting seven effective clearances and five effective headed clearances.

His passing was also solid as he enjoyed a 75% passing success overall in a very assured display that will have fans dreaming of a bright future for their latest starlet.

Everton manager Ronaldo KoemanEverton manager Ronaldo Koeman

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