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.
Funny player, Niasse. Absolutely terrible at football, but I really like him. Absolutely garbage tonight ????
— Thomas Cheetham (@Cheets28) August 29, 2018
Some people just gave Niasse a standing ovation haha
— Marty Graves (@marty_mcfly27) August 29, 2018
Send niasse packing he’s absolutely terrible
— Soph (@SophGallagher4) August 29, 2018
Not really a shocker. He's not a very good player.
— Joe W. Patarino (@JWPatarino) August 29, 2018
Niasse wouldn't get a game for Rotherham. Worst player in the league. #EFC
— Jonesovic (@Jonesovic) August 29, 2018
bring him on for the last 10/15 he'll get you back in the game, never EVER start the man.
— Joe Ainscough (@Joe_A_95) August 29, 2018
Send Niasse anywhere and keep Sandro.
— David Jones (@DJ1878EFC) August 29, 2018
It's been one of those careers for Oumar Niasse, so far
— Pedro De Montfort (@Pique77) August 29, 2018
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.