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BBC Pundits In Awe Of Evan Ferguson After His FA Cup Performance

BBC Pundits In Awe Of Evan Ferguson After His FA Cup Performance
By Luke Delaney Updated
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Brighton continued their remarkable season to date as they booked a place in the semifinal of the FA Cup after easing past League Two outfit Grimbsy Town with a 5-0 win at the Amex, but it was the performance of a certain Irish teenager that will grab all the headlines.

With Brighton leading 1-0 just after the break, it was this moment of individual brilliance from Evan Ferguson which doubled his side's lead.

Just 15 minutes later, Ferguson struck again for his seventh goal of the campaign, showing serious composure as he slotted the ball home this time with his left foot.

It was a brilliant performance from the teenager ahead of next week's international break.


BBC pundits react to Evan Ferguson goals


Speaking after the game, former Brighton striker Glenn Murray and Danny Murphy heaped praise on the youngster, with Danny Murphy saying "I can't see a weakness in his game".

Murphy said:

This kid's a superstar, honestly.

He's got great feet as you can see, how he brings that down, the technical ability, he's calm, powerful, plays the role really well like we were saying earlier Glenn. You don't see him out wide chasing lost causes. He stays central in there and he's always a target. I can't see a weakness in his game at the moment.

He is for 18-years-old, the maturity he shows in his game is phenomenal

We were chatting beforehand having a debate about what footed he is. I mean that is some talent to have at 18 years old and I think being at Brighton as well, he's probably got the chance more quickly than he would have done if he was at a big club from a young age so the future's bright for him

High praise.

Glenn Murray also praised Evan Ferguson's work ethic and how humble he comes across when speaking, while also sending a warning to other club's in pursuit of the striker's services.

Things like that just can't be taught. It just comes naturally to him, especially in the 18-yard box.

Since we're live on BBC One, he's rubbish and nobody should come looking for him.

It's unlikely that Murray's comments will put any clubs off buying Evan Ferguson, but Brighton fans will likely thank their former talisman for his efforts.

Next up for the Irishman is an international double header against Latvia and France. Should the Bettystown native arrive in the same form that he has shown for Brighton this campaign, we might see a first senior international goal.


SEE ALSO: Watch: Evan Ferguson Scores Two Sensational Goals In FA Cup Quarter-Final

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