Peter Crouch has applauded Nathan Patterson for his contribution to Arnaut Danjuma’s equaliser against Sheffield United.

Speaking to TNT Sports following Everton’s draw with the Blades, Crouch admitted Patterson’s ball was a ‘striker’s dream’.

Everton took only 14 minutes to score their first Premier League goal of the campaign, with Abdoulaye Doucoure finishing off a very scrappy set-piece to gift them the lead at Bramall Lane.

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However, a well-worked equaliser by Cameron Archer and an unlucky own goal from Jordan Pickford meant the Toffees headed into half-time behind.

Sean Dyche needed his attackers to work some magic as they looked to pick up their first points of the term, but it was Nathan Patterson that pulled off an exceptional ball across the box for Danjuma to comfortably tuck home early in the second half.

It was a quality finish from the Dutchman as he netted his first league goal for the club, but it was Patterson that was receiving the plaudits after the full-time whistle.

Nathan Patterson started off a well worked goal against Sheffield United

“What a ball that is,” Crouch said. “That’s a striker’s dream.

“The pass from Patterson on the right hand side and it’s just in that corridor. You look at the ball in here, it’s so good and it’s just on a plate for Arnaut Danjuma. A really well worked goal.”

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Everton put on a much more promising performance this weekend, though they won’t want to get too ahead of themselves after only claiming a point against the newly promoted Blades.

The Toffees will need to convert these positive displays into points, but their attack looked a lot more threatening with Danjuma and Beto up top than in previous games.

With two goals in two matches for the former Tottenham loanee, Dyche will be hoping Danjuma can continue his impressive run against Arsenal next week.

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