Joao Virginia posts on Twitter after Everton debut, fans react

Joao Virginia of Everton arrives for the Everton v Gor Mahia friendly match at Goodison Park on November 6, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Marco Silva's Everton beat Gor Mahia in a friendly on Tuesday.

HALEWOOD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26 (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Joao Virginia of Everton poses for a photo at USM Finch Farm on September 26, 2018 in Halewood, England.

Joao Virginia has posted on Twitter after making his debut for Everton in the Sport Pesa Trophy against Kenyan side Gor Mahia, a match which The Toffees won 4-0 - and fans have reacted on Twitter.

The 19-year-old goalkeeper joined the club from Arsenal's youth academy in the summer window, after making 37 appearances for the Gunners' under-18 sides.


He has been installed as The Toffees' Under-23 goalkeeper this season, making five appearances for David Unsworth's side including a penalty shoot-out loss to Bradford City in the EFL Trophy.

Virginia made his debut, though the match was not considered competitive, against Gor Mahia and the goalkeeper posted on Twitter afterwards - speaking of his delight at turning out in front of a Goodison Park crowd.

Portugal Under-21 international Virginia watched on as he kept a clean sheet, with Ademola Lookman, Kieran Dowell, Nathan Broadhead and Oumar Niasse all finding the back of the net.

Everton fans reacted to Virginia's Tweet, with many hoping to see him feature for the first time in the not too distant future, while one fan described the 6ft 3in stopper as "too small".

Joao Virginia of Everton during the Pre-Season Friendly between Everton and Valencia at Goodison Park on August 4, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

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