Dominic Calvert-Lewin nearly led out an 80-year-old Everton fan who was the membership’s mascot for his or her Carabao Cup conflict with Man United on Wednesday.
The Toffees striker was seen clutching an iPad as he emerged from the tunnel at Goodison Park.
On it, was Everton fan Billy Culshaw who was one of many membership’s mascot for the night as a part of their neighborhood scheme to deal with loneliness.
Sky Sports activities commentator Rob Hawthorne mentioned: “The digital mascot that Dominic Calvert-Lewin is displaying off on the iPad is 80-year-old supporter Billy Culshaw who’s a part of the Everton neighborhood scheme coping with loneliness and isolation and he sadly misplaced his spouse earlier this yr.
“Calvert-Lewin bringing out the iPad to point out him the environment.”
There have been 2,000 followers current at Goodison Park to look at their Carabao Cup quarter-final tie towards Manchester United – with commentary of the match reside on talkSPORT 2.
They’re one of many few grounds within the nation now allowed to host supporters following the newest modifications to the tier system.
Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani returned to Manchester United’s beginning line-up for his or her as supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 9 modifications from Sunday’s thrashing of Leeds.
Solely captain Harry Maguire and playmaker Bruno Fernandes retained their locations.
The hosts made three modifications with Carlo Ancelotti opting to rotate his goalkeepers with Robin Olsen coming in for Jordan Pickford, Andre Gomes changing Tom Davies and captain Seamus Coleman making his first begin since mid-October after damage.