A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to drool over the performance of Ademola Lookman after his starring role for England’s under-21 side against Andorra on Thursday.
The young Three Lions dominated their opposition in Chesterfield in their European Championship qualifier, and it was the Toffees’ fringe attacker Lookman, who has found game time for his club limited this season, who opened the scoring after just eight minutes.
Going on to set up fellow Everton man Dominic Calvert-Lewin for the under-21s’ third goal of the evening, the Goodison Park faithful were left raving on social media, with many calling for him to pick up more game time for the club.
This is Futbol has gathered a selection of the supporters’ tweets:
beautiful goal by lookman
— esme (@esmecalder) October 11, 2018
Lookman’s been really impressive for England tonight really hope he gets a run of games in the Everton team his talents not in question
— Richard Lloyd (@Richlloyd1984) October 11, 2018
Yep and the way Lookman takes the ball in tight situations is what makes him special
— Oliver Crawley (@OliverCrawley1) October 11, 2018
Davies to Kenny to Lookman. Lovely. https://t.co/ZxoXoT8ctN
— Spooky Bryler Durden San???????????? (@patto1878) October 11, 2018
This kid is good, how much more proof do we need. https://t.co/osMi2zRbG1
— EFC Stats (@EFCStats) October 11, 2018
Brilliant little move from Davies, Kenny and Lookman https://t.co/2pK5pEA4Qf
— Lozefc (@Lozefc) October 11, 2018
Would definitely like to see Lookman get his chance as striker for Everton.
— Håvard Hammarstrøm (@haahamm) October 11, 2018
Everton showing why you put faith in youth. 3/4 are regular players – lookman is only fringe player but still involved a lot in first team. Futures bright at Goodison for sure
— Lee (@4EvaEverton) October 11, 2018
Some good performances from #EFC contingent for England U21s so far. Lookman dangerous; Kenny's delivery consistently on point
— Patrick Boyland (@Paddy_Boyland) October 11, 2018
Lookman has not been given much of a chance by Marco Silva this season but judging by this performance for his country perhaps the Toffees could do with a man of his talents. He looked in fine form up front and showed his ability not just to score for himself but the vision to set his teammates up, and that all around attacking quality could come in handy for when Everton are struggling to come up with a spark to break the opposition down. He is fast, has good close control and obviously has started to build a good partnership with Calvert-Lewin, who has been handed starts by the Toffees boss. It is a dream scenario to have the pair of them blazing forward together for both club and country but right now the likes of Richarlison and Cenk Tosun are acting as hurdles in the path of the two young Englishmen. Still, nights like Thursday show that the club have some serious talent in reserve and should anyone fall out of form or be made unavailable, the likes of Lookman will step up and fill the void.