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Everton: Sam Carroll lauds Abdoulaye Doucoure’s display v Man City

Everton: Sam Carroll lauds Abdoulaye Doucoure’s display v Man City -Everton News

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.”

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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).

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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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