Everton maintained their unbeaten start to the season after drawing 1-1 with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night, and Toffees fans were particularly impressed with the performance of Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
With Sandro Ramirez absent through injury, the 20-year-old started in the lone role up top and things looked to be going his side’s way as he set up Wayne Rooney to score in the 35th minute, which was then followed up by a second yellow card for the hosts’ Kyle Walker just before the break.
However, despite the fact that they were up against 10 men Ronald Koeman’s men couldn’t hold on and Raheem Sterling equalised late on, before Morgan Schneiderlin also saw red two minutes from time.
Everton supporters were quick to have their say on the performance of Calvert-Lewin via social media, and they were full of praise for his showing.
While some said he was the “best player on the pitch”, others even feel he has the potential to play that role better than Romelu Lukaku.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Epic performance from Dominic Calvert-Lewin showing so much maturity leading the line. Holgate was immense too apart from the goal #EFC
— Ben Grounds (@Ben_Islington) August 21, 2017
Calvert-Lewin exceptional in favoured role. Lots of other impressive performances but disappointing to squander lead against 10 men. #EFC
— Patrick Boyland (@Paddy_Boyland) August 21, 2017
I'd go so far as to say Calvert-Lewin plays a better lone striker role than Lukaku used to do for us…. future looks great for him #EFC
— Kieran Cleverley™ (@kcleverley84) August 21, 2017
— MegaJord (@djjordansanchez) August 21, 2017
Calvert-Lewin led the line unbelievably, learning so much from Rooney ?? Good point though ? #EFC
— Dominic Doherty (@efc78) August 21, 2017
Would have bitten your hand off if you'd said we'd take a point tonight. Thought Dom Calvert-Lewin was different class ? #EFC
— Chris Baker (@Bakers93) August 21, 2017
Calvert-Lewin was the best player on the pitch by a long way tonight, very mature performance from the young lad #EFC
— Adrian Garratt (@Garratt1993) August 21, 2017
Cannot give enough praise for DCL tonight. Best game I've seen him play. And he will only improve ?? #EFC
— Dave Seed ™ (@dave_seed) August 21, 2017