home team
Calvert-Lewin (19') Niasse (53')
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away team
Calvert-Lewin (19') Niasse (53')
Monday 26 September 2016, 19:00 Merseyrail Community Stadium
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  • Everton U23
  • Calvert-Lewin 19'
  • Niasse 53'
  • Charsley replaces Dyson 60'
    Williams replaces Niasse 60'
    Williams replaces Niasse 60'
    Charsley replaces Dyson 61'
  • Duffus replaces Calvert-Lewin 74'
  • Duffus replaces Calvert-Lewin 75'
  • Davies 90'
  • Man Utd U23
  • El-Fitouri 32'
  • Mitchell replaces Scott 61'
    Olosunde replaces Williams 64'
  • Harrop 66'
  • Kehinde replaces Hamilton 73'
Min By Min
Lineups
Report

Starting XI - Everton U23: Walsh, Calvert-Lewin, Connolly, Davies, Dowell, Dyson, Hewelt, Holgate, Jones, Kenny, Niasse, Calvert-Lewin Man Utd U23: Johnstone, Williams, Tuanzebe, Poole, Riley, Redmond, El-Fitouri, Scott, Willock, Harrop, Hamilton, Johnstone, Riley, Tuanzebe, Williams, Poole, Hamilton, Redmond, El-Fitouri, Scott

4-3-3
  • Hewelt
  • Connolly
  • Kenny
  • Holgate
  • Jones
  • Walsh
  • Dowell
  • Davies
  • Charsley
  • Williams
  • Duffus
4-4-2
  • Johnstone
  • Tuanzebe
  • Riley
  • Poole
  • Williams
  • Hamilton
  • Redmond
  • El-Fitouri
  • Scott
  • Willock
  • Harrop
Everton U23 Man Utd U23
Hewelt 1 1 Johnstone
Jones 2 1 Johnstone
Connolly 3 2 Williams
Yellow CardDavies 4 2 Williams (Olosunde 64'')
Holgate 5 3 Tuanzebe
Kenny 6 3 Tuanzebe
Dowell 7 4 Poole
Walsh 8 4 Poole
Niasse (Williams 60'') 9 5 Riley (c)
Calvert-Lewin (Duffus 75'') 10 5 Riley
Calvert-Lewin (Duffus 74'') 10 6 Redmond
Substitutions
Duffus 12 12 Mitchell
Gray 13 12 Mitchell
Gray 13 13 Moutha-Sebtaovi
Charsley 14 13 Moutha-Sebtaoui
Henen 15 14 Kehinde
Williams 16 14 Kehinde
15 Olisunde
15 Olosunde
16 O'Connor

Everton Under-23s climbed to the top of the Premier League 2 table with a 2-0 victory over Manchester United at the Merseyrail Community Stadium.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin slotted home his first goal in royal blue in the first half before Oumar Niasse wrapped up victory after the break.

The game also saw Joe Williams make his comeback from a serious knee injury, as he made a second half cameo.

The first meaningful attempt on goal of the evening went Everton’s way in the 10th minute, but Sam Johnstone comfortably claimed Callum Connolly’s speculative drive.

Up to that point, and soon after, both sides fought for possession for long spells, but it was the hosts who managed the breakthrough.

A poor back pass was much too short for United keeper Johnstone and Calvert-Lewin slotted into an empty net for his first Toffees goal.


A half of few chances ended with United’s Charlie Scott almost catching Mateusz Hewelt out with a mishit cross but the Blues went in ahead at the break.

United’s Matthew Willock shot wide before Kieran Dowell forced a decent stop down to his right from Johnstone, as the second period opened with a bang.

Minutes later, Liam Walsh released Niasse and the Senegalese squared for Calum Dyson. The striker connected well but a flying Regan Poole came to United’s rescue with a brave block.

Everton continued to press forward looking for a second – Tom Davies trying to curl an effort into the corner, only for Johnstone to beat the ball away.

The Blues did soon find their second goal – and it was Niasse who grabbed it. Dowell’s clipped cross was perfect for the forward to stoop and guide it past Johnstone.

That was Niasse’s nights work complete – off he went for Williams, the midfielder’s first appearance of the season after recovering from the knee injury he sustained in the last game of the previous campaign at Chelsea.

Combination play down the right saw Gethin Jones almost squeeze a shot past Johnstone at his near post, while sub Courtney Duffus was denied by a strong Axel Tuanzebe block - but the hosts had struck decisive blows and United could not find a way past a resolute royal blue rearguard. They did come mightily close - Hewelt saving well from Demetri Mitchell, before Jonjo Kenny deflected the follow-up over the bar.

The result handed David Unsworth's side their second successive win, and saw them sit atop the pile in the league standings.