home team
Evans (21', 21') Ouzounidis (76', 76')
2
0
away team
Evans (21', 21') Ouzounidis (76', 76')
Monday 05 March 2018, 19:00 Goodison Park
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  • Everton U23
  • Klaassen 2'
    Klaassen 2'
  • Evans 21'
    Evans 21'
  • Ouzounidis 36'
    Ouzounidis 36'
  • Denny replaces Sambou 62'
    Denny replaces Sambou 62'
  • Grant replaces Klaassen 70'
    Grant replaces Klaassen 70'
  • Ouzounidis 76'
    Ouzounidis 76'
  • Henen replaces Bowler 85'
    Henen replaces Bowler 85'
  • Swansea City U23
  • Maric 50'
    Maric 50'
  • Cullen replaces Baker-Richardson 73'
    Cullen replaces Baker-Richardson 73'
  • Biabi replaces Garrick 77'
    Biabi replaces Garrick 77'
Min By Min
Lineups
Report

Starting XI - Everton U23: Hewelt, Ouzounidis, Funes Mori, Gibson, Nathan Markelo, Klaassen, Bowler, Baningime, Evans, Sambou, Hornby Swansea City U23: Zabret, Davies, Harries, Lewis, Cooper, Maric, Garrick, James, Evans, Baker-Richardson, Byers

4-4-2
  • Hewelt
  • Ouzounidis
  • Funes Mori
  • Gibson
  • Nathan Markelo
  • Grant
  • Henen
  • Baningime
  • Evans
  • Denny
  • Hornby
4-4-2
  • Zabret
  • Davies
  • Harries
  • Lewis
  • Cooper
  • Maric
  • Biabi
  • James
  • Evans
  • Cullen
  • Byers
Everton U23 Swansea City U23
Hewelt 1 1 Zabret
Nathan Markelo 2 2 Davies
Gibson 3 3 Lewis
Baningime 4 4 Evans
Yellow CardOuzounidis 5 5 Harries
Funes Mori 6 6 Cooper
Evans 7 7 James
Yellow CardKlaassen (Grant 70'') 8 8 MaricYellow Card
Hornby 9 9 Baker-Richardson (Cullen 73'')
Sambou (Denny 62'') 10 10 Byers
Bowler (Henen 85'') 11 11 Garrick (Biabi 77'')
Substitutions
Henen 12 12 Cullen
Hilton 13 13 Benda
Lavery 14 14 Biabi
Grant 15 15 Dulca
Denny 16 16 Lewis

Goals from Antony Evans and Con Ouzounidis saw Everton beat Swansea 2-0 at Goodison Park on Monday night.

Davy Klaassen and Ramiro Funes Mori both started for the young Blues, as Everton leap-frogged Swansea into fourth position in Premier League 2.

Evans’ stunning free-kick gave Everton the lead on 22 minutes, before Ouzounidis made it 2-0 with just under a quarter of an hour left.

After a cagey opening, it was Swansea who had the first real opening when striker Jordan Garrick broke clear on four minutes, but his shot was well saved by Blues keep Mateusz Hewelt.

The Blues began to get a stranglehold in the game however, and had a penalty shout on 17 minutes when Ouzounidis went down after a scramble in the box following a corner – but the referee waved play on.

Everton would get the breakthrough soon enough however. Evans was brought down by Swans midfielder Adnan Maric just outside the box - he stepped up to take the free-kick himself and swerved a stunning effort into the top corner. Swans keeper Gregor Zabret had no chance.

The goal gave the Blues confidence and they went into half-time in control.

David Unsworth's side had a scare just five minutes after the break however, when Courtney Baker-Richardson almost turned home after Hewelt fumbled a cross, but were for the most part comfortable with Funes Mori looking assured at centre-back.

Swansea battled hard for an equaliser, and got into some threatening positions, but the Blues held firm without giving up any clear-cut chances.

And when Ouzounidis headed Conor Grant’s superb free-kick delivery home, the points were safe.

Botti Biabi’s acrobatic effort was as close as Swansea came to getting one back, but Unsworth’s men held out to secure three valuable points.