Joao Virginia posts message on Instagram after Everton defeat vs Man City

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Everton lost 2-0 against Manchester City in the FA Cup quarter-final at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Late goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin de Bruyne broke Everton’s resistance and kept their hopes alive for a historic quadruple.

Toffees’ goalkeeper Joao Virginia took to social networking site Instagram to send a message to Everton fans.

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The 21-year-old, who made his first senior appearance against Burnley after Jordan Pickford got injured, started the match against Pep Guardiola’s side.

The young goalkeeper was simply superb during the game, making some brilliant saves.

In the second half, he scrambled down to tip a Raheem Sterling effort around his left post.

Carlo Ancelotti was full of praise for the youngster after the game. The Italian said that he had no doubt over Virginia’s qualities and knew that he would handle the situation well despite his inexperience.

According to The Sun, Pickford is set to be on the sidelines for up to six weeks. With Robin Olsen, on loan from AS Roma, also currently injured, Virginia could get more opportunities this season.

In other news, popular football pundit Gary Lineker has showered heaps of praise on Everton defender Ben Godfrey.

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