Date: 13th January 2020 at 6:30pm
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Everton enjoyed a 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday and Mason Holgate was praised by supporters for his performance.

The 23-year-old started alongside Michael Keane at centre-back and helped Everton keep a clean sheet while limiting Brighton to only two shots on target at Goodison Park.

He was dominant in the air, retained possession, consistently found a teammate with long-range passes and made more clearances than any of his teammates.

Against Brighton, Holgate played for 90 minutes, made 79 touches, won three aerial duels, completed 90.6% of his 64 passes, made seven clearances, completed seven of his nine long passes (78%), made one tackle, drew one foul and made three interceptions.

The former England u21 international has made 20 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating three goals. Holgate has been a regular for Everton, impressing in both defence and midfield when called upon, and could have a bright future as a result.

Everton’s win over Brighton saw them end the weekend 11th in the Premier League table with 28 points from 22 games, having won three of their last four.  The Toffees next face West Ham United on Saturday.

How will Everton fare against West Ham United?

Win

Win

Draw

Draw

Lose

Lose

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