Five u21’s, Williams’ Howler and Gylfi confirms qualification – International round up 

After two long weeks on international duty, the Everton players will be returning to Finch Farm with some stories to tell.

Five u21’s

They have won the Premier League 2 and they have won the u21 World cup all in each others company. The question we’re all dying to know the answer to is how much more experience do the five Everton boys, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tom Davies, Ademola Lookman, JonJoe Kenny and Kieran Dowell need before they get their run in the first team?

Kenny, Davies and Calvert-Lewin pictured
Having been the pinacle of most of what’s good about the England U21’s side, the lads mentioned above continue to excel in every opportunity offered to them. Tom Davies scored the winner in last nights 1-0 victory over Andorra, in the first qualifying round of the European Championships. If it was up to us all five would be getting game time most weeks at Everton.

Williams’ howler

It was tough to watch. But, to many Evertonians it’s become all to familiar and expected that Ashley Williams is likely to make a mistake when on the ball. 

During Monday nights crucial ‘winner takes all’ affair with the Rep. of Ireland, to decide who makes it to Russia in 2018, Williams displayed his nervy best. A simple pass to his keeper? a hoof into the stands? No, an overly casual dither on the ball lead to Ireland pinching it down the side of Wales’ box, in went the cross and James McClean volleyed home the only goal of the game. It was weak to say the least.

Gylfi confirms qualification

Sigurdsson has so far not provided much for Evertonians to talk about. Average, to not so good performances have left us scratching our heads. But, whilst on international duty he has found himself at the centre of Iceland’s team.

With a 2-0 win over Kosovo in their last group game of the World Cup qualifiers, Sigurdsson netted to ensure we all have the pleasure of hearing the Icelandic ‘Viking clap’ at yet another major tournament. Watch out England!

Vlasic grabs a brace – The Croatian u21 international scored twice on Monday evening in a 5-1 win over geographical rivals Czech Republic.

Keane gets 90 mins for England – Only 90!? Gareth Southgate and his push for a souther club-based England side resulted in Michael Keane only appearing for England’s dead rubber against Lithuania.

Davy the Dutch sub – Klassen made two appearances from Holland’s subs bench in their crucial, two remaining qualifiers.

Gana with Senegal – If he was after a rest, he didn’t get it! A full 90 minutes was asked of Gueye during his countries 2-0 over Cape Verde on Saturday evening.


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