Niasse scores in U23 run-out against Arsenal

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Forgotten man Oumar Niasse made his first appearance for Everton's second string this evening as they thrashed Arsenal 5-0 at Boreham Wood.

The Senegalese striker was named in a three-man attack alongside Dominic Calvert-Lewin and David Henen for a match that the Blues started in brilliant fashion.

Kieran Dowell opened the scoring for Everton in only the fourth minute, firing home from just inside the box.

Jonjoe Kenny and Niasse both had chances to extend the lead before the break but Liam Walsh did double the Blues' advantage just two minutes into the second half with an excellent free kick.

Niasse then made it 3-0 before substitute Calum Dyson weighed in with a brace to compete the rout.

Everton U23s: Hewelt, Jones, Robinson, Walsh (Dyson 68), Connolly, Kenny (c), Dowell, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse (Duffus 75), Henen (Charsley 58).
Subs not used: Renshaw, Duffus, Sambou.


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Liam Reilly
1 Posted 19/09/2016 at 20:48:05
Liam Walsh again; really want to see this guy near the first team.

And cummon Niasse; I still have hope.

Bob Hannigan
2 Posted 19/09/2016 at 22:41:24
I hate to write anyone off, granted he hasn't "shown up" for us yet but if he can, we can use all the firepower we can get.

Obviously, it's up to the new gaffer but if there is potential there, let's make use of it.

Kieran Kinsella
3 Posted 19/09/2016 at 23:02:06
Maybe Niasse has upped his game. He was finally named in the Premier League squad and there seems little point playing him in U23 unless you think he may make it.
Iain Thomson
4 Posted 19/09/2016 at 23:18:58
Koeman is getting a bit of credit for the public criticism of Ross. Maybe his brutal comments about Niasse having to leave if he likes playing football was just a strategy to get him to work his ass off and improve... and, if so, hopefully this is a step towards actually contributing.
Mike Corcoran
5 Posted 19/09/2016 at 23:30:13
Phil Sammon
6 Posted 19/09/2016 at 23:55:13
Sadly, I don't think it's effort Niasse lacks. With the signing of Valencia I'd say any slim hope he had of an EFC appearance has now vanished.
David Ellis
8 Posted 20/09/2016 at 03:08:04
Paul - 7 - I'm getting BMW ads...must be the profiling!
Jamie Sweet
10 Posted 20/09/2016 at 03:56:42
I'm seeing adverts for a gym.

Google must somehow know that I ate two pies for lunch!

How do they do it?!

Ajay Gopal
11 Posted 20/09/2016 at 04:47:39
The Everton youth teams continue to excite me. Even if 2-3 out of Dowell, Henen, Calvert-Lewin, Dyson, Davies, Walsh, Kenny make it into the 1st team, that would be a fantastic return from the academy/U-21s. Good to see Niasse get on the score sheet. Will we see him on the bench against Norwich mid-week?
Ajay Gopal
12 Posted 20/09/2016 at 04:49:55
Ohh, and thanks for the link, Mike (5). Looks like the Toffee kids really dominated the game from start to finish. The Arsenal match report does not mention a single attack by the Gunners U-23. That is something! Exciting times ahead.
Geoff Trenner
13 Posted 20/09/2016 at 07:31:10
Reading that report from the Arsenal website, it lookS like our lads played against 12 for part of the game. 2 players subbed off and 3 subbed on!
Denis Richardson
14 Posted 20/09/2016 at 08:17:53
Did we riot?
Teddy Bertin
15 Posted 20/09/2016 at 08:27:32
Come on son! You can do it. Prove them all wrong!
Rob Baker
16 Posted 20/09/2016 at 08:50:15
Niasse scores, we riot!
Terry McLavey
17 Posted 20/09/2016 at 09:54:39
I always thought there must be some talent there for us to have bought him. Everton wouldn't have invested money on a maybe.

Maybe he needs a bit of a run, let's face it he's only had cameo roles. Look at Mr Champions League, was it 13 games without a goal?

Terry Underwood
18 Posted 20/09/2016 at 11:35:06
This guy didn't become crap overnight. He turned up unfit by Premier League standards, spells in the U23s may be what he needs to adjust to the pace of English game. Lot of money, I live in hope.
Richard Leeming-McHale
19 Posted 20/09/2016 at 12:05:25
He's on his way – look out!
Alan J Thompson
20 Posted 20/09/2016 at 13:49:12
It would be nice if the glass slipper fitted but somehow I doubt it.
John Daley
21 Posted 20/09/2016 at 15:02:54
Bit of confusion surrounding this match. Specifically, whether that faint bell like sound a few heard after Niasse scored was the opening bars of Bill Conti's 'Rocky' theme kicking in, or that near blind twat of a scout rattling coins around his tin cup in readiness for his next trip to Russia.
Victor Jones
22 Posted 20/09/2016 at 17:06:34
Very expensive layout, just to end up playing for the under 23s. But if it gets him up and running. If it can somehow get him up to scratch , then I suppose that has to be good. But is he really any better that any of our young under 23 forwards? Is he really any better than Kone or Valencia? Is he any better that anybody? I don't think that he is. He's had a few chances , and shown very little. Barring one goal at under 23 level. Would a loan move not be his best move? See what he can do in League one or maybe even the Championship. Then we might know if we have any sort of a player ...but I really fear that we don't. The 13 million wasted could have brought in Charlie Austin and paid for Gueye. Poor business all round from Martinez and Kenwrigh, methinks.
Mick Davies
23 Posted 20/09/2016 at 17:19:38
Well done to the lads. Can't wait to see Liam Walsh in the 1st team; Ronnie Koeman has given him a new contract so that says a lot about his future.

And maybe being brought down a few pegs and looking at the youngsters around him showing such class, has made Niasse wake up and smell the Toffee; there could be a player in there after all...

Ciaran Duff
24 Posted 28/09/2016 at 10:13:17
I agree with Victor (#22). Cannot understand why he hasn't been sent out on loan for a few months!
Michael Penley
25 Posted 28/09/2016 at 10:17:56
He doesn't want to go out on loan. Koeman has made that much clear.
Brent Stephens
26 Posted 28/09/2016 at 19:09:12
Mick #23 "...has made Niasse wake up and smell the Toffee".

Very good!

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