Everton picked up a crucial win in the English Premier League on Saturday, beating Crystal Palace 3-1 at Goodison Park.
After being thrashed by Arsenal last week, it was vitally important Sam Allardyce’s side responded with a victory this afternoon and they did exactly that, delighting supporters in the process.
Gylfi Sigurdsson, Oumar Niasse and Tom Davies were the goal heroes on the afternoon, blitzing the Eagles with second half goals that put the game beyond doubt by the time Roy Hodgson’s side could muster a response through a late penalty.
It was a big day for Davies, rated at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, who has been criticised for less than stellar performances this season, a drop below the levels he showed at points last term.
However at 19 years old, he’s a player still learning the game and today’s goal will be a huge confidence booster for him.
Fans recognise that while he isn’t the most polished player right now, he plays with passion and conviction, which is something that will always go down well in the stands.
They took to Twitter to pay tribute to his performance on Saturday…
Tom Davies playing in behind gets himself in the box a lot more, chuffed he got a goal today his work rate is unbelievable, he's always busy and wants to be positive but also gets stuck in when he needs to. Ross Who?? #EFC #COYB
— Matt (@mbt2108) February 10, 2018
Davies playing even half well today made a huge difference in that second half. If he's back to last season's form then that midfield improves massively. #efc
— Matt (@Mattswfc1) February 10, 2018
Made up for Tom Davies. Gets criticism (mainly by idiots), playing in one of the most random #EFC teams/seasons, in the Premier League. He is 19yrs, a role model, has everything we love in an EFC player and is set up to be a local hero for future generations of footballers. https://t.co/pRLKW9Gjcb
— Dr Dan Parnell (@parnell_daniel) February 10, 2018
Was so impressed with Theo today. He is class and everything we need. Davies today for me was complete @Everton through and through. Heart on his sleeve. Yes he makes the odd misplaced pass, everyone does. But it is all forward with him #EFC
— Craig (@ctayts) February 10, 2018
— Daniel Button (@D_Button) February 10, 2018
Job done! 3 points. Sigurdsson MOTM. Tom Davies was also excellent. Good overall team performance. COYB #EFC
— Stephen Langley (@Ste_Langley) February 10, 2018
Tom Davies is certainly getting back to his old self, Martina also looks like a player playing with more confidence and what a signing Walcott is
— EvertonArmy1878 (@EArmy1878) February 10, 2018
Tom Davies was excellent today he's young and is only gonna get better with the right coaching I love him me ?
— Ann_1878 (@Toffeegirl13) February 10, 2018
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