Date: 2nd September 2019 at 1:19pm
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Fabian Delph has learnt the art of becoming a winner with a tenacious attitude under the watchful eye of former Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

After his first league start for Everton since making the move to Merseyside in the summer proves that he has picked up where he left off with the Citizens, despite carrying a thigh injury picked up during pre-season.

This was back up by The Times chief football writer Henry Winter in the tweet below. Stating that the decision to award the man of the match award to the 29-year-old was a correct one.

Lots of Everton fans reacted positively to the glowing praise received by Winter, who is regarded highly in the British media. One fan said that he wasn’t widely quoted as only an £8.5m player when Manchester City originally brought him but it’s interesting that only now that he is perceived as a transfer bargain.

Another Everton supporter offered up the suggestion that Delph should be given the captaincy from the long-serving Toffee Sheamus Coleman, adding that concentrating on just the right-back role alone would help him focus as a player.

Delph’s statistics back up what Winter was saying about him, as his link-up play really boosted Everton in terms of gaining momentum in the game and helped dominate in midfield for large parts. Featuring in defensive midfield, he conjured up a passing accuracy of 85.5% and also illustrated his fabulous range of passing, completing six long passes.

Here are some of the best Twitter reactions regarding Delph’s performance on Sunday:

 

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