Everton fans have taken to Twitter to heap praise on Phil Jagielka, after the veteran defender scored the only goal of the game to help his side beat Arsenal 1-0.
The 36-year-old wasn’t even meant to be starting against the Gunners, until Michael Keane was forced to withdraw from the eleven during the warm up due to illness.
In this era of ‘big 6’ dominance, has finishing 7th become as good as winning a trophy? The Pl>ymaker FC squad have their say in the video below…
The 6 foot defender was making just his third Premier League start of the season for the Toffees, and managed to net his first goal since April 2017 with a predatory effort after a scramble in the box.
His goal game early, but alongside Kurt Zouma, the former Sheffield United centre-back defended admirably to preserve the Merseysiders’ clean sheet and earn them all three points – they have now won their last three games without conceding a goal.
His contract is up in the summer and he is yet to be offered fresh terms, but for now, let’s see what the Everton fans are saying on Twitter about the experienced Jagielka…
Jags cos out the cold. I know plenty made a bigger difference but for him to come out the cold, first start at goodison this season. Scores the winner, keeps lacazette and aubamayang quiet, he gets it
— Carl Rolfe (@C_Rolfe81) April 7, 2019
Top class from Everton to win that. Jagielka was unbelievably good for his age. Bernard top class again. DCL was brilliant in the air. Could of been more than one if we were more ruthless. Hats off to Silva, proving me wrong at the moment.
— Nick (@NickEFC_) April 7, 2019
Three wins and renewed hope of maybe bagging 7th in the table. #Arsenal looked well knocked out of their rhythm. #SeamusColeman was very unlucky not to get MOTM and what a display at no notice from #Jagielka #EFC #EVEARS #COYB @TheBlueRoomEFC @ToffeeWeb
— Tangled up in Blues (@tangleupinblues) April 7, 2019
Big shout out to Jagielka today. Late call-up, dominant display, scores the winner. One of our best PL players ever. A giant and a hero #EFC
— Kieran Thomas??????? (@kieran182) April 7, 2019
Absolutely brilliant performance by Everton. Jagielka turned back the clock, Gomes and Gueye quality in midfield, Bernard again showing his class and Calvert-Lewin excellent leading the line once more. Really feel a corner has been turned. Enjoyed that. #EFC
— Chris Mortley (@ChrisMortley_) April 7, 2019
Jagielka man of the match for me, for simply coming into a big game after being out for weeks, defensively very good and scoring the winning goal!
— DanBerry. (@DanBerryEFC) April 7, 2019
Jagielka. Well played.
— Richard ? (@born1878) April 7, 2019
Thoughts on today…
– Everton's best display of the season.
-Zouma's best performance for Everton.
-Jagielka masterful. What a day he's had.
– Gana and Gomes both ace.
– DCL a menace who didn't stop.
Only frustration was we didn't score the 3+ we should have. #EFC
— Harry Watt (@gigHaWatt) April 7, 2019