Bassala Sambou has scored nine Premier League 2 goals this season, netting twice in Everton’s 4-3 defeat to Manchester City.

Everton’s U23 coach David Unsworth believes Bassala Sambou scored the potential goal of the season in Sunday’s 4-3 defeat to Manchester City, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

The Toffees could have won their second Premier League 2 title in the space of three years over the weekend but they were forced to wait after a heart-wrenching defeat to Man City, Jeremie Frimpong firing home a dramatic late winner at the end of a thrilling seven-goal contest.

While Unsworth was understandably frustrated by his side’s ‘schoolboy’ defending, Everton did give the former left-back plenty to smile about at the other end of the pitch.

Sambou hit the target twice against City, taking his tally to nine for the season, and his second of the game followed a wonderful flowing move involving Fraser Hornby and Brendan Galloway.

“Some of our goals were magnificent,” Unsworth said.

“The second goal was the best goal of the game and probably the goal of the season from us. But that’s the quality we have going forward.”

Everton can seal the trophy next Monday but a defeat against a Brighton and Hove Albion side sitting second in the table and just three points off the top would turn the title race on its head at the eleventh hour.

There are only two games remaining so to say Everton v Brighton is make-or-break would hardly be an understatement.

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