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Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images) /

Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny had an emphatic game against Leeds United

Everton produced one of the most enthralling and dominant displays in a 3-0 thumping win against Leeds United. It wasn’t about individual brilliance that made the difference that day but it was a collective effort from the entire team who broke the shackles of mediocrity to rise and deliver such a convincing performance. There were several architects to this win but if one stood out, it was Jonjoe Kenny.

Alex Iwobi and Kenny arguably had the best game of their Everton career. The Nigerian has been subject to abject criticism and regarded as one of the worst signings of Farhad Moshiri’s era. On the other hand, Kenny rose through the Everton ranks and through the support of several loan spells, he continued to develop.

Unfortunately, he was never considered competent enough to step into the shoes of Seamus Coleman when the time comes. Despite a successful loan spell at Schalke 04, Kenny was considered as a squad option available in times of extreme need instead of being an understudy to Coleman.

Everton actively pursued right backs in the market but to their disappointment, they failed to bring any new player to act as a long term backup to Coleman. Carlo Ancelotti used Ben Godfrey and Mason Holgate as right backs when Coleman missed games due to injury, completely binning the idea of Kenny being a successor to Coleman.