Everton academy product inspired by Tom Davies performance v Man City
By Emma Sanders
Everton youngster Kieran Dowell was in the stands on Sunday and has revealed he almost cried watching Tom Davies score against Manchester City on Sunday.
The 19-year-old has grown up with Davies in the Everton academy and he was delighted to see his young teammate score against Pep Guardiola’s side in Sunday’s 4-0 victory.
Dowell has played with Davies since the age of 11 and he admitted it was “emotional” to see his friend achieve something all of the academy stars dream of producing one day.
“It was just unbelievable. I felt like crying when he [Davies] scored. It was so emotional because we’ve been through so much together since we were kids. It was brilliant,” Dowell told the club’s official website.
Davies was sensational against City but Dowell was equally as impressive the following day as Everton’s Under-23s recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory against Reading.
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Dowell was on the scoresheet for his side as he produced an excellent solo goal to rival Davies’ eloquent chip over Claudio Bravo against City.
18-year-old Davies made just his second Premier League start of the season and only his tenth first team appearance for the club when he lined-up in midfield alongside Gareth Barry.
Dowell hopes to follow in Davies’ footsteps after he made his Everton first-team debut during a 1-0 victory against FK Krasnodar in the Europa League in 2014.
He has since gone on to make two Premier League appearances but he is yet to feature during the 2016-17 season.
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