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George Green celebrates after scoring for Tranmere against AFC Wimbledon
Well, we know he can hit them. Boy, can he hit them.
And Everton youngster George Green has been urged to keep doing it after becoming a Tranmere hero at the weekend.
Everton coach David Unsworth wants him to do it week in, week out from now on.
“George and his team-mates at Everton have always been taught to get on the ball,” said Unsworth.
“It is the way they have been brought up and his performance was good on Saturday and he capped it off with a great goal.
“Tranmere couldn’t get the win their performance deserved but the challenge now for George is to replicate that form week in, week out. That is what we are looking for.”
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Everton U19s boss Paul Tait wants his side to bounce back against LA Galaxy tonight.
The Blues have less than 24 hours until the game and Tait believes it is important for them to beat Galaxy in Dallas.
“We need to get the boys recovered,” he said. “We will get back to the hotel, eat and then get them to bed.
“Then, we have to go on and beat LA Galaxy, hopefully by a few goals, because our aim is to be the best runner-up and qualify to the latter stages and we still believe we can.
“I think River Plate was always going to be the hardest game on paper and it proved that way. Obviously, we will respect LA Galaxy but we think that we can beat them.”
It was defeat overnight for the young Blues as they lost 3-1 to River Plate in the Dallas Cup.
Everton FC v Southampton FC FA Youth Cup Tie at Goodison Park Liverpool. Manager Paul Tait
Tomas Andrade gave River the lead but Kieran Dowell pulled the Blues level with a 20-yard screamer.
However it wasn’t to be for Paul Tait’s men as goals from Emanuel Ventos and Federico Lavallen scored to win the game for the defending champions.
Romelu Lukaku is about much more than goals, according to Everton boss Roberto Martinez.
The big Belgian striker has notched 18 for the Toffees this season, but Martinez believes he should be judged on more than just how many he scores.
Everton v Dynamo Kiev at Goodison Park. Romelu Lukaku sprints for the ball with Antunes.
“With Rom, it is not just a figure of goals,” Martinez said.
“Of course, it gives you an indication of how his season has gone but with Rom, he’s such an important player that I’m looking for a bit more.
“His responsibility in the combination play, the way he adjusts to his role in the side and I have been so, so satisfied with his consistency in the last few months.
“It is not just his goals, it’s creating chances and being in the situation where we create clearcut opportunities and if he keeps doing that then we will have a very strong team over a period of time.
“That is where I want to see Rom carry on growing and he is never happy just to score one or two goals, if he gets two he wants a third.”
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It’s been a weekend of twiddling our thumbs and trying to find something to do. If you spent it wandering around B&Q or, even worse, watching England v Lithuania or Scotland v Gibraltar, then you will be glad to know that Premier League football returns this weekend. We will start building up to that massive game with Southampton.
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