Everton fans are celebrating after watching the Toffees pick up their first away win in the English Premier League since December, beating Stoke City 2-1.
Sam Allardyce’s side had to battle hard for the victory and perhaps should have had a more comfortable afternoon after Potters midfielder Charlie Adam got himself sent off in the first half.
Nonetheless it was a confidence boosting win, with Cenk Tosun showing the reason why Everton bought him in January with an excellent double.
The Turkish forward was superb in the second half, securing the win with a diving header in the 84th minute. He’s now scored four goals in his last three matches, adding to his tally of 14 for Besiktas earlier in the season.
Is he the new ‘number 9’ that Everton fans have been searching for since the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United?
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance…
Cenk Tosun’s display was a lesson to our other strikers and players in general. He kept on running and working despite periods of dodgy service, handled physical treatment without complaint and in conditions that must be alien to him. Top marks Cenk. Top man 👏 #EFC
— C (@chughs67) March 18, 2018
— Casey Shea (@SheaVedIce) March 17, 2018
Work rate thru game & Bravery for second goal was 1st class from Tosun!! Cracking win a few 🍺🍺🍺 to celebrate. #efc
— Robert (@Mochamagician) March 17, 2018
Another 3 points for the Blues! All about Cenk Tosun today man of the match for me #EFC
— Paul Chesters (@PaulChez) March 17, 2018
Don’t think the Turkish translator works so well on Twitter but who cares! Cenk Tosun deserves all the plaudits today for two well taken goals. Long may it continue! #EFC
— C (@chughs67) March 17, 2018
Glad for Tosun, woke up in the second half and did everything he could to get on the score sheet. Could have a had a Hattrick if Calvert-Lewin cut back to him, but it wasn’t to be. However,overall we really should do better against a Stoke team who had 10 men for that long! #EFC
— Andrei Kanchelskis (@AAKanchelskis) March 17, 2018
— Matt Davies 🔵 EFC (@LittleMatt83) March 17, 2018
— Stephen Leary (@MrEverton1878) March 17, 2018
Made up for Tosun. The lads clearly got quality and had to put with a load of shit from so called management when he arrived and didn't get a look in. Well in lad #EFC
— Matthew Duffy (@talentedtoffee) March 17, 2018