Lots of Everton fans were left drooling over the performance from Michael Keane on Wednesday evening as the Toffees’ unbeaten run continued.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side defeated Leicester City to bolster their hopes of securing European qualification ahead of next season.
Richarlison found the net after just ten minutes as he met a driven cross from Anthony Gordon before Gylfi Sigurdsson fired home from the spot after a lengthy debacle with VAR.
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The visitors did rally back in the second half, inspired by changes from Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers, but it wasn’t enough to claw back a share of the spoils at the very least.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored just six minutes after coming on, though it was the Toffees who ran out victors in the end.
Much of the Goodison Park faithful have taken to social media to rave over their Englishman who was a colossus at the back once again – one goal conceded from three games, including a game against Liverpool is no mean feat.
“Absolute monster,” “beast,” “and “colossal” were just three phrases used to describe the 27-year-0ld’s performance.
Here’s how fans reacted to the £18m-rated centre-back’s display…
— The boy from Bengal 🐅 (@supernaturalbro) July 1, 2020
Michael Keane vs Leicester pic.twitter.com/JziCdRQgS5
— シ (@doncxrlo) July 2, 2020
Michael Keane opened up about his mental health during lockdown. He has returned playing like prime maldini. Please please please talk about your problems, it really does help. 💙
— James BLM 1312 (@JamesCox1878) July 1, 2020
Michael Keane masterclass
— 🤷♂️ (@lidlonprice) July 1, 2020
Michael Keane has transformed immensely in these last 3 games. Brilliant once again
— adam (@xx_penREFFFF) July 1, 2020
How good was Michael Keane tonight again. Like a different player under Ancellotti.
— Stevie (@steviejaffa) July 1, 2020
Michael Keane has been #MOTM in two of the three matches since the restart. A pleasant surprise
— Marc Christopher (@MarcC856) July 1, 2020
Michael keane is a beast 💪🔥
— Tom (@T0M_EFC) July 1, 2020
Michael Keane la lockdown has created a changed man
— Danny (@danlong99) July 1, 2020
Michael Keane emptying his pockets when he gets home pic.twitter.com/usdeMYh9EJ
— seb💙 (@sebellis09) July 1, 2020
— Barnes 🇮🇹 (@barnesyp24) July 1, 2020
Michael Keane has been absolutely colossal since lockdown. #EFC
— David Brown (@David_Brown9) July 1, 2020
Ancelotti turning Michael Keane into the best defender in the world is an unrealistic plot twist, even for 2020.
— keith (@keith1878) July 1, 2020
Michael Keane a changed man! Been absolute class since the return!
— Si Williams (@SiWilliams6) July 1, 2020
Michael Keane immense at the back again. Coleman dependable as ever. Gordon and Sigurdsson also impressed. Really good three points.
— Callum Chadwick (@CallumChadwick_) July 1, 2020
Michael Keane an absolute colossus again. Coleman rolling back the years and very impressed with Gordon too 👌 excellent result and the type of game we'd have bottled second half pre-Ancelotti. 💙#COYB#EFC#EVELEI
— Kyle Evans (@KyleEfc5292) July 1, 2020
Michael Keane is an absolute monster again which is beautiful to see
Just keep him away from the England squad, don’t want his confidence getting smashed again
— Henry (@futcher_henry05) July 1, 2020
Struggled to control that in the second half, back four fantastic again. Michael Keane been different gravy since the restart. Boss.
— Eideáin (@glioriginali_) July 1, 2020