By Aramide Oladipo
Everton supporters have expressed their delight on social media with Oumar Niasse’s performance against Watford on Sunday afternoon.
The 27-year-old sparked a remarkable comeback for the Toffees who secured an extraordinary 3-2 victory against the Hornets at Goodison Park.
Watford looked to have added more misery on Merseyside with two quick-fire goals after the break through Richarlison and Christian Kabasele but the hosts responded in terrific style.
Niasse got the Toffees back into the match before substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin equalised just six minutes after coming on the pitch.
Leighton Baines slotted in a penalty in stoppage time before they were let off the hook when former midfielder Tom Cleverley missed a late spot kick of his own.
Everton fans were pleased with the team’s second-half comeback but many singled out Niasse for special praise on social media.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Niasse is the only one who tries
— James (@JamesEFC_) November 5, 2017
Our one hope this season is Oumar Niasse.
Cruel irony at its finest. #efc
— Elliott Cuff (@CuffWrites) November 5, 2017
— Everton FC news (@ClickEverton) November 5, 2017
— Dylan John Morgan (@DylanMorgan61) November 5, 2017
The workrate from Niasse was outstanding today, his goal was totally deserved #efc
— Mike Allen (@Mallen1878) November 5, 2017
Never mind a locker. Give him freedom of the City. #Niasse ????⚽️????⚽️????⚽️
— Lynne Hill (@EFCLynne) November 5, 2017
Niasse ran his backside off!!!!! Just saying #EFC
— Kevin yip (@yip_kevin) November 5, 2017
My Man Of The Match
OUMAR NIASSE !!!!!
— Danny Boy EFC (@BigD1878) November 5, 2017
Oumar Niasse has a heart of gold he never stops he digs in and keeps going and going
— CeeJay⚽️⚡️ (@CJ_AllenEFC97) November 5, 2017
The Senegal international has become a shock favourite amongst the Everton faithful despite almost leaving the club in the summer.
Niasse produced a match winning performance in the 2-1 victory over Bournemouth in September and he was the standout performer in this weekend’s match.
The striker has now managed to score seven goals in all competitions this season.
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