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Idrissa Gueye will soon be heading back to Merseyside after holders Senegal were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations by hosts Ivory Coast this evening.

The Lions of Teranga had an early lead courtesy of Habib Diallio wiped out late in the second half, just before Gueye was introduced as a substitute, when Franck Kessie scored from the penalty spot.

Then, after 30 minutes of stalemate in extra-time, the game went to penalties where Moussa Niakhate's miss proved crucial and Kessie fired home the decisive spot-kick to send the Elephants through. 


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Pete Gunby
1 Posted 30/01/2024 at 00:33:29
We have missed his prolific goal scoring. Actually, any reinforcement is welcome at the moment.
Jerome Shields
2 Posted 30/01/2024 at 07:35:18
Glad he is going to be back. All hands on deck and all that.
Dave Abrahams
3 Posted 30/01/2024 at 09:45:36
Pete (1),

He gets some stick on here but I think we have missed his energy all over the field along with the energy of Doucoure and his precious goals.

A midfield of two is running uphill and against the wind as we saw on Saturday.

4-5-1 tonight and battle and scrap, even if we only get a draw, every point counts from now on.

Brian Harrison
4 Posted 30/01/2024 at 09:55:13
He only came on in the 82nd minute last night just after the opposition won a penalty. I hope he will be back to face Spurs this weekend, as Dave said we need his energy and we need 3 in midfield not 2.
Sam Hoare
5 Posted 30/01/2024 at 10:01:10
Gueye gets some stick on here (and always has done) but in reality he is one of our most consistent players and the talk around his giving the ball away is often exaggerated.

I think we have missed him and hope he is back for the weekend.

Danny O’Neill
6 Posted 30/01/2024 at 10:01:28
We have missed him. He is the most finesse but he works incredibly hard, is still fit for his age and does the dirty work that others shy away from.

We have missed Doucoure too. We those two back, we have a chance.

And once Calvert-Lewin breaks his duck, hopefully starting tonight, he can go on a run.

Christy Ring
7 Posted 30/01/2024 at 12:58:41
As Dave said, we're at nothing with 2 in midfield, and Gueye gets unfair criticism on here, his work rate and defensive midfield duties are badly missed.

Hopefully he'll be back for Saturday, after a few days rest.

George Cumiskey
8 Posted 30/01/2024 at 15:07:54
Two in midfield is okay if the two wingers are putting in a shift but sadly they aren't and haven't done for a few weeks now.
Sur Jo
9 Posted 01/02/2024 at 17:40:56
Completely agree with 8. George Cumiskey. Sadly McNeil has been missing since the last time he scored in the opening minutes of the game. They play around him and they're gone. He's more effective when he has space but Everton has very little of that in most games for a number of years running now.

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