Oumar Niasse scores twice to give Everton victory over Bournemouth


"If there is one person in football (who is ambitious) then he is on this table - but I am realistic".

Everton's problem is probably the opposite of Bournemouth - while Ronald Koeman's side are struggling to score goals, the Cherries' problem is stopping them.

Signed for £13m four years ago from Wigan Athletic, Newcastle United were among the clubs believed to be interested in McCarthy's services before the close of the transfer window, though local reports suggested no suitor matched Everton's £25m valuation of the Scottish-born player. They started the season with a single-goal loss against West Bromwich and have also gone down to home defeats by Watford and Manchester City. "It's all about keeping going, and keeping developing young players".

But with Everton's failure to sign an adequate for Romelu Lukaku in the summer Koeman was forced to eat humble pie and recall the striker, a £13.5million signing by Roberto Martinez in February 2016.

Ronald Koeman's team lost its previous three league matches without scoring. They are now 18th in the Premier League and look far from challenging for a top 4 spot and for all the money they've spent, they could be struggling to secure a Europa League spot.

"He's a good player, he scored a great first, that was a really important goal for us".

He wasn't even given a locker at Finch Farm, the club's training ground.

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Fast forward to today and Niasse has three goals in two games, scoring a brace against Bournemouth off the bench and injecting some real life into the forward line.

Josh King must have felt bewildered at his treatment by the manager since the arrival of Jermain Defoe.

And Koeman, whose side were below-par for much of Saturday's home encounter, was quick to acknowledge the importance of Niasse's display.

Calvert-Lewin should have put the result beyond all doubt late on, but his miss ultimately mattered little as Everton held firm to claim a vital win and move out of the relegation zone, where Bounemouth remain second from bottom.

They had chances to bury the game before Everton's comeback, and their failure to win will worry the fans and a manager who, if this run continues, will find himself under increasing pressure.

There have been 19 goals scored in the four Premier League fixtures between Everton and AFC Bournemouth, an average of almost five per match.

"Nobody can stop him at the moment and all the credit to the player".