Everton fans would have been relieved after Lucas Digne’s wonderful free-kick goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time helped them escape with a 2-2 draw against Watford, who had scored twice in the space of two second-half minutes to leave Goodison Park gasping.



Aside from Marco Silva’s men salvaging a point, Blues supporters would have also been pleased by the brilliant gesture of a Hornets player, who used to be one of their own not so long ago.

Gerard Deulofeu had played quite nicely for the Toffees in 2013-14 on loan from Barcelona before making his move permanent in 2015.

But the Spaniard struggled for game time under then manager Ronald Koeman and after a loan spell at AC Milan, Barca chose to buy back the talented youngster.

Unfortunately, things did not work out for the 24-year-old in Spain as well and he was again sent on loan to Vicarage Road last year, where he now plays after making the move permanent over the summer.

Deulofeu came on as a second-half substitute last night and had his former side in a little bit of trouble with his incisive passes. But he made his best impact after the final whistle had blown, when he went on to applaud the Goodison Park fans and also gave away his match shirt.

Once a Blue, always a Blue. Check out Deulofeu’s emotional gesture:



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