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 £13.5m 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 by Sky Sports 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.
— Dave McWilliam (@davemc143) September 20, 2017
— Stephen Joyce (@SteJoycey10) September 20, 2017
— Marvin Rice (@MarvRice) September 20, 2017
#EFC made my night go on niasse lad!!
— Dave B (@daveb1177) September 20, 2017
Oumar Niasse deserves his goal his attitude has been impeccable despite Koeman's stance on him #EFC
— Bairdy (@bairdystweets) September 20, 2017
— Neil Blackledge (@npb1981) September 20, 2017
— Danny Boy EFC (@BigD1878) September 20, 2017
— Matt (@portsmj) September 20, 2017
It was never Niasse's fault that we paid a fortune for him. What a man, has never disrespected the club, just kept going. Well in Oumar #EFC
— Anne Roberts (@Anneroberts22) September 20, 2017
— Steviemac (@steviemac2010) September 20, 2017
Hope thats not just a cameo for Niasse, should be on the bench this weekend and getting 20 minutes under his belt, well done lad #EFC 💙
— Ronald Klassen (@RandomToffee) September 20, 2017
— Christopher Williams (@C88Williams) September 20, 2017