Everton fans can’t get enough of Mason Holgate, as the young defender produced another fine display in the win against Newcastle on Saturday.
The Toffees have now won two in two under Carlo Ancelotti, with the Italian overseeing an absolutely perfect start to his reign.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has undoubtedly been the star of the show, but plenty of fans are piling the praise on Holgate, who has shown his versatility in recent weeks.
The 23 year-old has played at centre-back, defensive midfield and right back this season (Transfermarkt), and he was alongside Michael Keane in the heart of defence at St. James’ Park.
Fighting Andy Carroll for a million long balls is never easy, but the pair did a good enough job to come away with the all-important three points.
Per Whoscored, Holgate completed 88% of his passes and made two interceptions, four clearances and one block in a well-rounded display.
Check out some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Mason Holgate has now become a vital player in the squad because he can play four different positions and gives each one maximum effort and composure. #EFC
— John Merro (@johnmerro1) December 28, 2019
December werent that bad after all was it blues. Get in. What a win. DCL and Holgate superb!
— Jordan Carroll (@Jordinho88) December 28, 2019
When did Mason Holgate turn into Allesandro Nesta
— Benj Winstanley (@benjwinstanley) December 28, 2019
Mason holgate mate😎👏🏻 Left back right back centre half centre mid where dya want him
— ✖️ (@joe78__) December 28, 2019
Best players in blue out there were Richarlison who worked like a Trojan, Davies is quietly maturing, Holgate is almost a revelation in the past month but none better than two goal Dominic. It’s the first time I’ve seen an Everton forward do his shirt number any justice in beards
— azl (@thechicoazul) December 28, 2019
Very strong team performance today, every single player disciplined and determined. Holgate and particularly @richarlison97 were outstanding
— evertony (@evertony99) December 28, 2019
Loved Holgate battling away with Carroll! Top man once again.
— Jamie Ferguson (@JamieMirror) December 28, 2019
Mason Holgate has been excellent today. #NEWEVE
— matthew hobbs (@MBHReporter) December 28, 2019
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