Loads of Everton fans were pleased with midfielder Andre Gomes following his first appearance in a royal blue shirt since fracturing his ankle.
The 26-year-old featured as a second-half substitute with 31 minutes to play as the Toffees lost 3-2 against Arsenal at the Emirates. Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison scored two first-half goals to send a clear message to the Gunners that they were not going to roll over. However, a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a goal from Eddie Nketiah meant that the Blues left north London empty-handed.
Gomes, who suffered a fractured dislocation of his right ankle back in November, came on for Morgan Schneiderlin after three months out, whilst many suspected that he would not play again during the current campaign. Despite being disappointed with the defeat, supporters took the positive in seeing Gomes return to action. One fan said that he instantly made the difference with his running in midfield.
Check out some of the best Twitter responses down below…
Andre Gomes shows us in 30 mins how bad the rest of our midfield is #EFC
— Daniel Colton (@DanielColton9) February 23, 2020
Horrible defeat to stomach given we dominated the last half hour and created so many chances. Great to see Gomes back on the pitch. #EFC
— ヌルマンー (@mnurmans_) February 23, 2020
Can’t help but feel an opportunity has been missed. Arsenal there for the taking. Not clinical enough. Cost us massively.
Positive- Andre Gomes was exceptional when he came on
— The Unholy Trinity Everton Podcast (@UHTPodcast) February 23, 2020
— Casey Shea (@SheaVedIce) February 23, 2020
Huge opportunity missed there. Big positive – Andre Gomes is back and instantly made a big difference. #EFC
— Dave Downie (@daviddownie17) February 23, 2020
Great little cameo by Gomes all the same, great to have him back in the team. #EFC
— IRISHTOFFEE (@IRISHTOFFEE1) February 23, 2020
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