Everton were unable to hold out for a victory when they drew 1-1 against Manchester United on Sunday. According to WhoScored, they only had 33.5 per cent possession and eight shots compared to United’s 24, but fans will feel hard done by not to come away with a win after being 1-0 up with 15 minutes to play.
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One certain positive to come out of the game was the performance of Mason Holgate. The Liverpool Echo labelled it a “performance to remember”, rating him 8/10 and saying “he was the calmest man in possession for both sides”. It’s even more impressive that he’s a natural centre-back, having played there on nine occasions this season.
The club’s official Twitter account posted some stats on Twitter which included the fact he won seven duels and made two interceptions. Fans noticed what a great game he’d had too, and were quick to heap praise on the 23-year-old in the replies section for the way he played.
— Everton (@Everton) December 15, 2019
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
Best midfielder on the pitch and he’s not even a midfielder
— Vic ✨ (@victoriacarlin_) December 15, 2019
Class today mason 💙💙💙 pic.twitter.com/ZfCdBVsCxe
— ⎊ jen (@_jennifer1878) December 15, 2019
The barnsley pirlo ..
— scott bartoncaldwell (@scozzabc) December 15, 2019
Ad a blinder , keep him there
— mogsy (@mogs157) December 15, 2019
Thought he played really well, and a very good team performance considering the injuries we have, think we should give Ferguson a chance till the summer and see how it goes
— Carl wheatcroft (@wheatcroft_carl) December 15, 2019
Seeing Mason grow in stature & confidence in his role has been an absolute joy to watch imo. Just love the lad! 💙⚽️👏💙
— Cathy McAlle (@CathyMcAlle) December 15, 2019
I thought he played really well. Positionally he was fantastic to say it was a late change to put him in the middle of the park.
Always admired his confidence too.
— thatdavid_ (@thatdavid_) December 15, 2019
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