Fans react to Di'Shon Bernard's FA Cup performance against Everton
Manchester United loanee Di’Shon Bernard impressed in Hull City’s FA Cup third-round defeat to Everton last night.
Playing against a Premier League side for the first time in his career, the 21-year-old rose to the challenge and produced an eye-catching performance.
Unfortunately for Bernard and Grant McCann’s Tigers, Rafa Benitez’s Toffees progressed to the fourth round after winning the cup tie 3-2 in extra time.
According to WhoScored, only Andre Gomes (8.0) was given a better rating than Bernard (7.9).
No player made more tackles than the Manchester United youngster (7) and he completed all three of his attempted dribbles, which was only bettered by team-mate Keane Lewis-Potter (5).
Hull’s number 24 also won four aerial duels and had 81 touches, only four players on the pitch had more.
Bernard also registered three interceptions, four clearances and blocked one shot, as well as making 12 ball recoveries and winning nine of his 11 ground duels.
It was an impressive performance against top-flight opposition by Bernard, which will give him a lot of confidence.
This time last year, Bernard was on loan at League Two side Salford City, which highlights how far he has come in the last 12 months.
With 20 appearances, 19 of which have been starts, under his belt for the Championship side, Bernard’s season-long loan has proved a success so far.
However, following the Tigers’ cup exit, there focus will switch to ensuring they retain their Championship status. Hull currently sit 19th in the Championship, four points above the relegation places.
Reaction to Di’Shon Bernard performance
With Hull’s clash against Everton broadcasted on BBC, Bernard’s impressive performance caught the eye of many fans who commented on social media…
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