Date: 30th August 2018 at 9:00am
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With goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and a second-half brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin see Everton avoid any risk of an EFL Cup upset against Rotherham United on Wednesday evening, one man’s reputation wasn’t helped by the individual performance he put in.

With some strange pre-game decisions being made by manager Marco Silva, the first-half showing was the poorer of the two despite the fact we took advantage in the game, but there were more positives on show in the second period.

In any event, we avoided the potential banana skin and booked our place in the next round of the competition but with a few talking points for fans on social media, Oumar Niasse became one of them with plenty relieved when he was substituted and replaced by Cenk Tosun.

With two appearances prior to the Cup clash so far this season, Niasse is yet to find his goalscoring boots again after last years nine goals in 25 showings and having struggled previously at the club, he could well find opportunities limited unless he hits some form moving forward from here.

 

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