Forgotten man Niasse scores first Everton goal, fans react

Oumar Niasse’s Everton career has been far from ideal for the striker, who at one point was not even given a locker at the club’s Finch Farm training ground.

The Senegal international was bought by former manager Roberto Martinez from Lokomotiv Moscow for around ยฃ13.5m in the January window last year, but he failed to impress.

When Ronald Koeman replaced Martinez that summer, it became clear that the Dutchman did not include Niasse in his plans.

The striker was eventually shipped out on loan to Hull City, where he made 17 Premier League appearances, scoring four goals and producing one assist.

It was widely reported on transfer deadline day in the summer that Crystal Palace made a move to sign Niasse, but it was later reported byย Sky Sportsย that the deal had fallen through.

Despite the forward’s lack of game time at Goodison Park, he has become somewhat of a fan favourite, with many urging Koeman to give him a chance.

On Wednesday night, the 27-year-old featured in the third round of the Carabao Cup against Sunderland and nabbed his first ever goal for the Merseyside outfit in a 3-0 win.

As expected, the fans had plenty to say about it.