Everton fans react on Twitter to defender Holgate display v Manchester City
By Will Butcher
Everton fans are excited for the future on Twitter after Mason Holgate’s display played a pivotal part in the 4-0 crushing of Manchester City on Sunday.
The 20-year-old started on the right side of a three-man defence against Pep Guardiola’s side, tasked with keeping the likes of Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne quiet.
But the youngster starred alongside his young teammates, as Tom Davies, Ademola Lookman, Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku all shone in the Toffees side.
Holgate remained firm in defence with Ashley Williams and Ramiro Funes Mori, as Lukaku, Kevin Mirallas, Davies and Lookman found the back of the net to earn a memorable victory.
Everton fans reacted on Twitter to the England Under-21’s performance with joy, as they looked towards the future with hope after the Toffees youngsters shone for the blue half of Merseyside.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Adam Smith (@Smit_18) January 15, 2017
#EFC Spine today
19 year old Holgate
18 year old Davies
23 year old Barkley
23 year old Lukaku
Class of '17.
— Josh (@JoshNSNO) January 15, 2017
The focus for rest of season is having Holgate / Davies cemented as first framers & for Rom to see enough to commit for next season #efc
— Alex Harrington (@aharry79) January 15, 2017
— Greg Evans (@gregofallgregs) January 15, 2017
4-0! And totally deserved ???? Davies & Holgate class #EFC
— Ross Taylor (@ross_d_taylor) January 15, 2017
Tom Davies has been superb but Mason Holgate has also been brilliant. #EFC
— Tom Lyness (@lyno1984) January 15, 2017
A Barnsley academy product, Holgate has made a total of nine league and cup appearances for the Toffees since his £2million move to Merseyside in the summer of 2015.
With Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka both entering the latter stages of their career, the youthful Holgate could be the future of the Toffees’ defence.
In other Everton news, this youngster could be about to join Championship outfit Barnsley on loan.