Sam Carroll has praised the performance of Abdoualye Doucoure despite Everton losing 1-0 at home to Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Lowdown: Unlucky to lose
The Toffees were certainly unlucky to lose the game against the reigning champions, who scored with just a few minutes to go after Phil Foden tapped home, which was followed by a controversial decision from VAR not to award the home side a penalty after a handball in the box by Rodri.
Nonetheless, Frank Lampard’s team gave a good account of themselves against quality opposition, and there were many standout performers for his side on the night.
The Latest: Doucoure lauded
Taking to Twitter, The Liverpool Echo journalist Carroll was lauding the performance of Doucoure in particular, along with a few of his Everton team-mates.
The reporter gushed: “Doucoure has superhuman energy levels. Him and Richarlison superb.”
Has Doucoure been a good signing for Everton?
The Verdict: What a return
After just coming back from injury, Doucoure really put in a shift against City.
The central midfielder won four of his duels and also completed one successful dribble, two clearances, two tackles and one key pass, maintaining an 83% pass accuracy and having 54 touches of the ball in total, the second-most out of any of his team-mates (SofaScore).
He is certainly likely to be a key player for Lampard from now until the end of the season if the Toffees are to avoid relegation.
In other news, these were the Toffees’ three worst performers v City
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