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- The unthinkable has happened: Oumar Niasse has come off the bench to score two goals!
- (Not that unthinkable as he did the same thing for Hull against Swansea last season.)
- Oumar Niasse’s brace has made him Everton’s top goalscorer in all competitions this season with 3 goals.
- The “Koeman Out” brigade was in full force after Josh King scored his first Premier League goal of the season and Bournemouth’s first away league goal of the season. (Everton, eh?)
- But the eventual 2-1 win has lifted Everton out of the relegation zone.
- At the time of Niasse’s appearance, Bournemouth had 4 shots to Everton’s 3, with 3 of Bournemouth’s shots being on target whereas Everton only had 1.
- From then up to the 75th minute, it didn’t look like it was going to be Everton’s day. They had only 1 shot on target, which was a Mason Holgate header only to be cleared off the line.
- Then in the last 15 minutes, Oumar Niasse showed everyone why Everton paid £13.5 million for him nearly 20 months ago.
- Everton had 5 chances in that period but only Niasse made his count.
- Morgan Schneiderlin made 7 interceptions – more than any other player.
- Idrissa Gueye made 5 successful tackles – more than any other player.
- Idrissa Gueye made 24 forward passes to the attacking third – more than any other player.
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- Oumar Niasse is the 4th player in Everton history to score 2+ goals in a league game as a substitute.
- Stuart Barlow against QPR in December 1992.
- Duncan Ferguson against Charlton in August 2000.
- Steven Naismith against Chelsea in September 2015.
- Oumar Niasse is the first player to score in successive games as a substitute since Wayne Rooney scored against Portsmouth and Leicester in December 2003.
- Oumar Niasse has scored 6 Premier League goals in 2017 – no other player in the current Everton squad has scored more (Rooney also 6).
- Everton have come from behind to win after conceding the first goal of the game since they beat Arsenal in December 2016.
- Everton have scored 2 goals in a Premier League game for the first time in 11 games.