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26th Feb, 2017 | 7:23pm

Everton fans react on Twitter to Gabbiadini display for Southampton

By Matt Farr

Everton fans were left raging on Twitter after Manolo Gabbiadini continued his goalscoring run for Southampton on Sunday.

The 25-year-old was linked with a move to Everton last month, but he instead signed for Southampton in a reported £15million deal.

He had also been reportedly subject to an approach from the Toffees in the summer, with a £21million offer believed to have been rejected by Napoli.

Gabbiadini ran riot for Southampton during their EFL Cup Final clash with Manchester United, netting twice for the Saints.

But his impressive performance was not enough to secure a precious victory for Southampton, and see them to their first major title since their 1976 FA Cup triumph.

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The Italy international has now hit the back of the net five times since arriving at the club at the end of January, and Everton fans on Twitter were left irritated to have missed out on the goalscorer.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Everton fans have not been short of reasons to be cheerful in front of goal this season, due to the exploits of Romelu Lukaku.

However, aside from the Belgium international, Ronald Koeman does not have any top-quality goalscoring options at his disposal, and fans believe Gabbiadini could have been a real asset.

Gabbiadini also had a goal disallowed for offside in the defeat on Sunday, but replays showed the goal should have stood; and had it been allowed, could have changed the complexion of the game.

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