The Toffees academy ace has been sensation for David Unsworth and co – does the Goodison Park club have a new Wayne Rooney coming through?

A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to praise Goodison Park academy prodigy Anthony Gordon for his latest heroics for the Toffees Under-23s.

The 18-year-old, widely rated as one of the Everton academy’s best prospects – and there are plenty of superb youngsters coming through the ranks – put in another great performance in the Toffees’ 2-2 draw with Manchester City.


Unsworth’s charges began the game poorly, falling two goals behind after opposition captain Tommy Doyle scored from the penalty spot in the first half and Nabil Touaizi doubled the visitors’ lead not long after the interval.

However, Antony Evans halved the deficit with another superb free kick and Ellis Simms nodded in the equaliser late on following some incredible footwork by Gordon, who was only denied a Roy of the Rovers style wondergoal by the woodwork.

After the game, quite a few Everton fans took to social media to praise Gordon, and it’s getting to the point that there aren’t enough superlatives to describe him – while the calls for Toffees boss Marco Silva to give him a shot in the first team are growing ever louder.

Here is just some of the Twitter reaction:

Gordon, capped for England at Under-18s level, became the sixth youngest man to play for Everton’s first team when – aged 16 years 286 days – he came on as a substitute in the Toffees’ 3-0 Europa League group stage win over Apollon Limassol in December 2017 (official Toffees website).

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