After being told he didn’t have a future at Everton, Oumar Niasse was a surprise inclusion in David Unsworth’s side to face Arsenal tonight.
The Under 23’s ran out emphatic 5-0 winners away at Boreham Wood and the Senegalese striker marked his appearance with his first goal in Everton colours, notching the third in a comprehensive victory.
The Blues took the lead just four minutes in thanks to Kieran Dowell’s low finish inside the area, with Jonjoe Kenny also going close.
Unsworth’s side went into half-time holding a narrow advantage but came storming out of the blocks in the second half, with Liam Walsh’s brilliant free-kick doubling their lead within two minutes of the restart.
Niasse netted from close range to extend the young Blues’ lead, before Calum Dyson headed in a fourth within just moments of entering the fray as a substitute. Dyson then finished the rout, scoring Everton’s fifth with five minutes left on the clock to seal their fourth win of the Premier League 2 campaign.
Everton U23s: Hewelt, Jones, Robinson, Walsh, Connolly, Kenny, Dowell, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse, Henen.
Subs: Dyson, Renshaw, Duffus, Charsley, Sambou.