It was bound to happen, wasn't it?
Brazilian striker Jo scored twice in his first ever appearance for Everton as the side ran out 3-0 winners over Bolton. Jo arrived at Goodison Park on transfer deadline day on Monday after spending over six months at Manchester City where he scored just one goal in the Premier League.
The 21-year old moved to Eastlands back in July in a then, club record transfer fee of £19 million and to say he was a flop would be a huge understatement. Everton boss David Moyes decided to take Jo off Mark Hughes' hands last Monday in a deal that will see Jo spend the rest of the season at the club.
Jo arrived in England with a pretty big reputation after spending thee successful years with Russian giants CSKA Moscow. Unfortunately for him and indeed City it didn't work out and the move to Everton already looks to be doing him the world of good.
It has to be said, he looked rather rusty in the first of half of Everton's victory today, however he showed everyone just why City forked out so much money on him in the second-half. His first goal was one of real class. After a long ball was played forward by Everton, Jo managed to control the ball exquisitely and coolly volleyed past Jussi Jaaskilainen in the Bolton goal. He capped a superb debut display with a late late penalty.
As a City fan myself, I must admit I am not one bit surprised to see this happen. Although Mark Hughes never really gave him a chance at the club, whenever he did play, he never really impressed and I think it was only right that he was allowed to leave the club. When I saw Jo score the two goals this afternoon I just thought to myself "why on earth couldn't he do that at City".
Jo attuly scored a hat-trick for city u muppet,
He didn't score a hat-trick for City. He scored three goals, two of which came in the qualifying for the UEFA Cup and the other came in the Premier League.
I meant league goals!