Everton made little of Queens Park Rangers on Monday night, breezing past the London club 3-1 in what was somewhat of an expected result.
And while the injury to Kevin Mirallas may have been bittersweet to manager Roberto Martinez, the performance saw once again why 21-year-old Ross Barkley is being heralded as England’s next big thing.
The young Toffees midfielder was heavily linked with a move away from Goodison to the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, and even Liverpool all summer… and it’s easy to see why.
Barkley scored the game’s opening goal with a brilliant left-footed strike, and although the ball did hit a little deflection, you can’t take anything away from it.
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