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15th Jan, 2017 | 4:41pm

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:

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.

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