Date: 23rd December 2019 at 11:35am
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Djibril Sidibe came away with praise from supporters after Everton held Arsenal to a goalless draw on Saturday afternoon, but Mason Holgate was also singled out for his performance. The 23-year-old has successfully played in defence & midfield this season and was forced to operate in both roles over the weekend.

Holgate started the game at centre-back before being pushed into midfield in the second-half when Fabian Delph went off injured. In defence, he helped keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at bay. In midfield, he did his bit in stopping Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira from creating a chance over the 90 minutes.

Against Norwich, Holgate made 50 touches, won one aerial duel, made three clearances, completed 81% of his 42 passes, made one tackle, completed seven of his 10 long balls, made one interception and drew one foul.

The 23-year-old has made 15 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating three goals. Holgate started the campaign behind Yerry Mina and Michael Keane in the pecking order but has ended his way into the starting lineup.

Holgate has shone in midfield too, showcasing impressive versatility, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by supporters.

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