Lennon 'Buzzing' After Derby Debut

Aaron Lennon admitted he was itching to make his Everton debut in Saturday's Merseyside derby.

The England winger joined the Blues on loan on deadline day of the transfer window earlier this week and was named on the bench against Liverpool.

With the game delicately poised at 0-0, Lennon was introduced on the hour-mark as Roberto Martinez tried to find a breakthrough.

And despite the Toffees pushing in vain for a late winner, new recruit Lennon was satisfied at making his Blues bow.

"It was a massive game," he told evertontv. "As soon as I came out for the warm-up, I could tell. I've played in a lot of derbies, but I knew straight away that this was a fierce one.

"I was just buzzing to be involved to be honest.

"I was itching to get on. You could see the crowd lifting the players and it's just one of those games you want to get into. I was so happy to come on."

Lennon linked up on the right flank with full-back Seamus Coleman and the duo showed promise in probing the visiting backline in the final 30 minutes.

Indeed, Coleman had the hosts' closest opportunity of the match, forcing Simon Mignolet into a fine save to prevent a clincher in front of the Gwladys Street.

"I think Seamus had the best chance of the game," Lennon added. "It was a great save by the keeper. 

"I don't think there was much in the game. We restricted them quite a bit and I think we definitely deserved a point.

"Seamus is a quality player - I've come up against him a few times. Hopefully if we play together more, we can get an even better understanding."


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