Niasse, who scored on his first outing for the second string against Arsenal last week in a 5-0 win, netted the second goal in Southport this evening as David Unsworth's side moved into first place in the Premier League 2 table.
Calvert-Lewin, making his third appearance since arriving on deadline day from Sheffield United, had opened the scoring in the first half.
The game was also notable for the return as a substitute of midfielder Joe Williams after a long lay-off with a serious knee injury.
Everton: Hewelt, Jones, Connolly, Kenny, Holgate, Davies, Walsh, Dowell, Niasse (Williams), Calvert-Lewin (C. Duffus), Dyson (Charsley)
Subs: Gray, Henen
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1 Posted 26/09/2016 at 20:11:39
2 Posted 26/09/2016 at 20:12:55
3 Posted 26/09/2016 at 22:14:56
4 Posted 26/09/2016 at 22:37:01
5 Posted 26/09/2016 at 22:46:07
I have a soft spot for Liam Walsh and he was his usual tigerish self in midfield, at least as much as Tom Davies was tonight.
Kieran Dowell slowly got into the game. As he did, he showed some excellent ball skills, beating several men at a time.
Also, I quite liked Calvert-Lewin tonight. Again, a bit of a slow start but he improved as the game progressed.
Holgate and Kenny at the back the epitome of calm.
Man Utd came out of the blocks from the start but Everton still had the better of the first half attacking threat, and were much the more dangerous side in the second half.
I've never seen such a performance as the loud-mouthed antics of the Man Uyd coach in their dug-out, barely 10 seconds going by without a raucous bawl from him. Do his players hear him? Do they listen and obey every call? If so, they must be poor decision-makers.
6 Posted 26/09/2016 at 23:01:16
7 Posted 27/09/2016 at 00:10:45
Just to make it clear, I go on about Liam, but I don't know him, no relation to him, never met him, I just think he is a very good player who can make it big at Everton.
8 Posted 27/09/2016 at 01:38:30
If so I can't help but feel Niasse must have done something wrong.
9 Posted 27/09/2016 at 02:07:49
But my God, how hilarious is this Allardyce story! This is going to be fun watching the press slowly leak more and more while the FA scrambles.
10 Posted 27/09/2016 at 03:00:11
Not "is", but was. It was made clear the third party ownership came to an end when he transferred to West Ham.
11 Posted 27/09/2016 at 03:54:13
Anyway, the bigger point was the hilarity of the entire story surrounding Allardyce anyway. Seems to be one massive corrupt individual who is very high on himself.
12 Posted 27/09/2016 at 06:28:00
13 Posted 27/09/2016 at 07:02:48
I reckon he's at the stage where he might well get the experience of first just being on the first team bench, and then in another game coming off the bench for 15 minutes in a game in which we are not going to lose.
14 Posted 27/09/2016 at 07:05:43
Man Utd had some very tricky players up front and I can't recall Callum being skinned at all in the game (in fact, a very compact and well-organised back four well done, Unsworth). His distribution, and support play down the left, were also good (IMO).
15 Posted 27/09/2016 at 07:16:52
Connolly for Oviedo perhaps and a game for Davies if Barry is still not 100%.
16 Posted 27/09/2016 at 07:19:05
17 Posted 27/09/2016 at 08:07:50
It was of course also West Ham who signed Tevez and Mascherano, and even though the transfers were ruled illegal, both players quickly moved on to Man Utd and the RS respectively. By the way, West Ham settled with Sheffield Utd who were relegated to the tune of £15m the FA, UEFA, FIFA were not involved at all.
Or is this just the paranoid Evertonian "woe is me" speaking? We'd just take it off the FA if it happens. Years ago, Derby had an Ecuadorian striker on a hooky Spanish passport. He scored one league goal the winner against guess who? Then he got refused entry returning from international duty, never seen on these shores again. If that was our neighbours, they'd have been screaming to get the game replayed, or the points awarded to them.
We did fuck all. Everton that...
18 Posted 27/09/2016 at 08:10:55
19 Posted 27/09/2016 at 11:23:57
20 Posted 27/09/2016 at 11:28:19
21 Posted 27/09/2016 at 11:34:00
Scoring in the U23s doesn't mean he's good enough for the Premier League. If he was serious about playing for us, then he would have moved on loan and tried to impress for another Premier League club.
Koeman doesn't rate him. End of.
22 Posted 27/09/2016 at 11:45:20
I don't think Connolly is ready for the first team yet; most of the players who feature in U23 games for either Everton or the rest of the league don't progress to being regular Premier League first-teamers so it's dangerous and misleading to read too much into a solid performance at that level.
Our U23 defence looked good last season but Andros Townsend tore us apart when he featured for Spurs U23s and Koeman would need to be certain that wouldn't happen in a Premier League game if he were to blood another teenager at full-back.
23 Posted 27/09/2016 at 12:05:04
This is what is wrong with Everton Valencia on loan, it's an outrage. We do it every time. Another decent goal scorer and we could have been sat second and still in the League Cup. Frustrating, eh.
24 Posted 27/09/2016 at 12:45:39
25 Posted 27/09/2016 at 13:05:35
26 Posted 27/09/2016 at 14:18:29
Geri shows no sign of maturing and a look at the first team shows a group of seasoned pros and I can't see how they can be transformed into a top 4 side without an injection of upwardly mobile players as opposed to journeymen carrying a big pricetag.
Young players sometimes need the first team in order to blossom and I really hope that Ronald will give them a chance.
27 Posted 27/09/2016 at 15:16:12
"but 'Walsh' has not featured as prominently for the U23s since his return from Yeovil as I expected"
I'd argue the opposite. He's receiving rave reviews from Unsworth; man of the match on a couple of occasions and regularly talked up by Rhino in the post match interviews.
Really hope this kid gets his chance this season.
28 Posted 27/09/2016 at 16:06:44
29 Posted 27/09/2016 at 16:55:40
"Oumar Niasse has been brilliant for him, talking to him, leading the line with him and hes been a tremendous professional over the last four or five weeks."
Maybe Niasse has found his role.
30 Posted 27/09/2016 at 17:14:54
Re Oumar; regardless of the impression most of us have of his ability; one has to to admire his knuckling down, his contribution to the young lads and to Gana settling in.
Oumar's return to the first team could be bigger than Lazarus.*
* Disclaimer I can't see Koeman as being the magnanimous type.
31 Posted 27/09/2016 at 17:23:37
32 Posted 27/09/2016 at 20:09:15
Unsy has class written all over him.... and no, John (#31), I wouldn't fancy arguing with him!
33 Posted 27/09/2016 at 21:01:54
It's really win -win for Koeman with Oumar, he never bought him. I say fair play to him for at least sticking at EFC and trying to improve himself.
Who knows, his humiliation at the hands of his new boss might have given him the motivation and fight needed to succeed!!!
34 Posted 27/09/2016 at 21:29:43
35 Posted 27/09/2016 at 21:35:06
The Echo had a podcast earlier on today and they mostly thought that the big man wasn't much use.
36 Posted 27/09/2016 at 21:53:28
I am sure that Bill and Farhad and Unsie and the Dutch are getting along very well - and that all the players are pulling together. That's the Everton way, as I'm sure we'll see on Friday.
37 Posted 27/09/2016 at 21:57:33
It's not Niasse's fault we bought him so I'm sorry he's struggled but,even at U23 level, he looks Championship level at best. Great to see Joe Williams back too: with him, Walsh, Davies, Charsley and Dowell, it's easy to see why they let Ledson go.
38 Posted 27/09/2016 at 22:19:29
Many youngsters with many top teams don't make the grade and sometimes it's because of foreign imports bought for excessive fees who, they themselves sometimes flatter to deceive.
Whilst it is early days, one hopes the selected first teamers will prove their worth by not playing as poorly as they did this last week; but, if not, then Koeman must be big enough to swing the axe and start using his younger talent.
39 Posted 28/09/2016 at 05:48:07
Must go to one of these games sometime, never know who you might be sat next to.
40 Posted 28/09/2016 at 23:52:17
The team played well against a lively Man Utd side. Well organised and attractive passing football. Stand-out performer for me was Kenny, hard in the tackle, no prisoners and never put a foot wrong. First time I've seen Calvert-Lewin, agree with Charlie (37) about his composure and ability. I'd like to see him a few more times but looks the part (Calvert-Lewin, not Charlie).
Holgate, Davies and Walsh are the core of the team and it's clear to see how they are knocking on the door.
An entertaining game all round. Don't know who the Man Utd coach was but he liked the sound of his own voice, surprised none of his players didn't tell him to shut it, my dad did about 20 times.
41 Posted 29/09/2016 at 08:56:27
42 Posted 30/09/2016 at 11:06:49
As for if the ball hit him or he headed the goal, we have a 1st team centre forward who claims goals on a less likely basis. However, I do have to admit that you have the advantage of having seen him play a game.