Date: 19th December 2019 at 5:00pm
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Loads of Everton fans have been slamming Michael Keane on social media for his performance against Leicester City in the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final defeat.

Keane featured alongside Yerry Mina at home to the Foxes on Wednesday night, for what was the £60,000-per-week centre-half’s 16th start of the season in all competitions and third outing in the EFL Cup.

He struggled to contend with the likes of Jamie Vardy, Ayoze Perez and James Maddison bearing down on our goal, though, and was caught in no-man’s land as Jonny Evans struck the visitors’ second of the night.

Vardy’s mere presence would cause Keane to lose his focus the longer the game went on, leading to some fans tearing into the 10-cap England defender on social media, with suggestions he could be alone on the pitch and still give supporters reasons to be concerned.

Keane took the fewest touches of our backline on Wednesday night with 44, per WhoScored data, while also penning the worst pass success rate among our four defenders with just 63% of his 32 passes finding a teammate in Royal Blue.

The 26-year-old also recorded the joint-fewest successful tackles with two – the same total as Seamus Coleman – along with two clearances and two interceptions.

How would you describe Keane's performance vs Leicester City?

Man of the Match

Man of the Match

Key to the result

Key to the result

Room for improvement

Room for improvement

Absolutely awful

Absolutely awful

Keane, who was signed in 2017 for a potential £30million which matched our then club-record spend, also lost half of his aerial duels against Leicester, having attempted five defensive battles and three offensive contests.

He also lost possession 16 times, only Dominic Calvert-Lewin (16), Mason Holgate (16), Coleman (19), Tom Davies (20) and Leighton Baines (23) turned over the ball on more occasions, per Sofa Score figures.

Here are some of the messages shared from fans left unsettled by Keane’s performance as we lost on penalties to Leicester in the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final…

In other Everton news, reports have suggested a £17.1m-rated midfielder could be heading to Goodison Park in January.