Everton winger edges five-goal thriller against Togo
Emmanuel Adebayor looked to have grabbed a point for the home nation but Atsu raced clear to score the decider with four minutes left on the clock.
Ghana had drawn with Uganda 1-1 last Saturday, the latter country heading the group on goal difference following their 2-0 win over Guinea.
Atsu will be eligible again for the Blues when they travel to West Bromwich Albion this weekend after having to sit out against his parent club, Chelsea on 30th August.
He came on to make his debut as a late substitute against Arsenal the week before, the only minutes he has played since arriving from Stamford Bridge on loan last month.
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1 Posted 10/09/2014 at 23:48:48
I just hope the experience has honed his skills, to get some more game time along with Mo!
I am going to get a broadside I know, but I feel we should buy this guy permanently, itÂs just down to whether Blood BrotherÂs Tickets, or Greenshield Stamps would be accepted, as legal downpayment money, or whether we will have sufficient funds to make it happen.
I wouldnÂt have thought for one moment that Everton, could not have seen this potential scenario possibly occurring.
I am sure they will have written into the pre-nuptial agreement, something to that effect.
What you tell me no!
2 Posted 11/09/2014 at 00:38:47
YouÂre talking as if heÂs just banged in the winner in the World Cup Final. Jesus mate, heÂs played a few minutes for us and scored against some African no-marks. LetÂs see how the next six months go before we start lamenting EvertonÂs lack of foresight.
3 Posted 11/09/2014 at 02:11:22
4 Posted 11/09/2014 at 05:40:43
5 Posted 11/09/2014 at 06:16:06
Strikers: Lukaku, Eto'o, Naismith, Kone
Wingers: McGeady, Pienaar, Atsu, Mirallas
Mid-field: Barkley, Osman, Barry, McCarthy, Gibson, Besic
Central Defence: Distin, Jagielka, Stones, Alcaraz
Full Backs: Baines, Coleman, Oviedo, Garbutt, Hibbert
With the youngsters: Browning, Galloway, Long, McAleny trying to make the step up.
Competition for starting spots is going to be intense and that will only benefit Everton. This season will be special Â– I firmly believe.
6 Posted 11/09/2014 at 10:31:54
I get the feeling, for some reason, that the lads will really perform on Saturday at the Throstles’ nest! COYToffeeees!
7 Posted 11/09/2014 at 10:53:59
8 Posted 11/09/2014 at 11:02:28
9 Posted 11/09/2014 at 11:16:26
10 Posted 11/09/2014 at 11:32:36
11 Posted 11/09/2014 at 17:02:45
12 Posted 11/09/2014 at 19:21:31
13 Posted 11/09/2014 at 20:39:29
14 Posted 12/09/2014 at 21:34:24
You look back at games from the '80s now and it looks like pub football. In the modern game you need players who can create from deep and you only need one up front to finish the move off. Or else play 3 up front, with two men playing wider than the central striker. The days of a straight 4-4-2 are dead, thankfully.
15 Posted 13/09/2014 at 10:20:23
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