Sunday, January 17, 2010

Donovan Continues Strong Form

Landon Donovan continued his tremendous form for Everton FC in the English Premier League, making a significant contribution in their 2-0 victory over Manchester City.

Donovan played 91 minutes (he was subbed during stoppage time), and received rave reviews from the British media.

The Telegraph reported that, "The Landon Donovan appreciation society was growing, too, chorusing 'USA' with gusto when the American broke away from Vincent Kompany, only to direct his chip wide."

The Guardian's Paul Wilson wrote that, "The American showed a good understanding with the Frenchman [Louis Saha] from the start, notionally playing on the right but in practice roaming all across the front line, and demonstrated not only a willingness to take corners and restarts but also to find [Marouane] Fellaini's head with most of them."

Both Sky Sports and The Times of London gave Donovan a rating of 7 (out of 10), and Sky Sports fans rated Donovan an 8 for his performance.

He has only played two matches in the English Premier League, but they were against EPL powers Arsenal and Manchester City - if this is any indication of things to come, it looks like Landon Donovan is achieving his potential as a world-class player.

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