The Everton faithful have taken to social media in their numbers this evening, to direct praise in the direction of two of the club’s stars.
Rafael Benitez’s men were of course back in action a short time ago.
On the back of a dismal spell of form, which most recently saw them ship five goals in a home defeat to Watford, the Toffees made the trip to Molineux, eyeing a bounce-back result in a Premier League meeting with Wolves.
When all was said and done, however, Everton’s woes only proceeded to worsen.
Another disjointed showing, particularly across the opening 45 minutes, ultimately culminated in Benitez and co. being put to the sword by two goals to one.
The game’s deciding sequence came within the space of five first-half minutes, as strikes on the part of Max Kilman and Raul Jimenez ensured that Alex Iwobi’s finish 25 minutes from time, in the end, represented little more than a consolation.
What a finish! 👌
Raul Jimenez latches onto Ben Godfrey’s under-hit back pass and makes it 2-0 to Wolves shortly after Max Kilman gave them the lead! 🐺
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 1, 2021
‘Have to start’
In turn, on the back of a 3rd successive Premier League defeat, it should come as little surprise to hear that the Everton faithful, on Monday night, are up in arms.
A whole host of the club’s stars, as well as boss Rafael Benitez, have been subjected to heavy criticism, amid an alarming slip to the depths of mid-table.
As outlined above, though, on a night which supporters of the Blues will no doubt be keen to forget as soon as possible, solace was in fact taken in the performances of two of those to have been introduced from the bench.
The players in question? Fabian Delph and Anthony Gordon.
In fact, so impactful did the pair prove that, in the aftermath of Monday’s action at Molineux, calls have mounted online for both to be handed a starting berth versus Tottenham next time out:
delph to start next week 👍🏽
— *🦭 (@Evertongoats) November 1, 2021
Delph has been outstanding. A captains performance. Himself and Gordon have changed the game for us. On the flip, Holgate and Godfrey have been absolutely awful.
— Liam D (@LD5679) November 1, 2021
There’s no chance that Anthony Gordon doesn’t deserve to start in this team atm.
— Garrett Post (@ParrettGost) November 1, 2021
Gordon and Delph start on Sunday, simple. Give Delph the armband , he’s a leader and got a bit of fight in him .
— michael roche (@nilsatisi878) November 1, 2021
Credit where it’s due, Delph did well and added a lot of stability.
Gordon MUST start the next game. Absolutely criminal it took 78 mins to bring him on.
Gray and Townsend have been Evertoned it seems. #WOLEVE
— Ian McSimm (@_TheEvertonIAN) November 1, 2021
Delph changed the game for us there. He starts on Sunday for me.
— ben (@benatherton10) November 1, 2021
Gordon needs to start btw. Actually brings some life to the team
— Sam🥶🏴 (@EFC_Sammm) November 1, 2021
Gordon and Delph must start vs Spurs
— Mike Roberts (@marobbo76) November 1, 2021
After that second half performance I’d play Davies and Delph with Allan against Tottenham. Gordon has to start also. What’s happened to Townsend and Gray? Doucoure is so crucial to how this team and individuals play. #EFC #NSNO #COYB
— The Street End (@the_street_end) November 1, 2021
Gordon and (can’t believe I’m saying it) Delph by far the best performances tonight. Both have to start against Spurs
— Nick Eve (@NickEve4) November 1, 2021
This article was edited by Ben Browning.
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