Niasse scores first league goal as Hull beat Liverpool

Saturday 4 February 2017  34 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton's in-loan striker Oumar Niasse notched his first goal in the Premier League in a 2-0 win over the reds.

The Senegalese striker joined the Blues a little over a year ago in a £13.5m deal from Lokomotiv Moscow but played just 158 minutes of first-team football last season.

This term he was dropped back to the Under-23s following Ronald Koeman's assessment that he has no future at Goodison Park before finally securing a loan move with the Tigers in January.

Having scored his first senior goal in English football in the EFL Cup semi-finals last month, the 26-year-old put today's Premier League game against Liverpool to bed with a breakaway goal in the second half.


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Peter Howard
1 Posted 05/02/2017 at 01:52:25
Rejoice, people we are now in a position to pay 㾹m for someone to score for someone else against the Red Shite.

What's not to like?

Robert Leigh
2 Posted 05/02/2017 at 08:28:47
Agent Niasse! Decent touch and finish, even if he can't keep Hull up if he continues to try and nick the odd goal he will be sell-able in the summer.

In a past-Everton, he would have been played, I'm sure of it, as he runs and runs, but when he's at Ronald's Everton, and being compared to Lukaku, he (and most!) would look average.

Derek Thomas
3 Posted 05/02/2017 at 08:42:53
1 vs Man Utd, 1 vs Liverpool, (and 7 for the U23s) – what's not to like? Very pleased for him.

Treated more than a bit shabbily by Koeman... He didn't sign himself, not the Everton way that.

Oliver Molloy
4 Posted 05/02/2017 at 08:56:47
Would you like him back, Derek?
John Malone
5 Posted 05/02/2017 at 09:24:58
There's a cracking pic going round on twitter of Bruce Forsyth with the line underneath, "Niasse to see you, to see you Niasse!".

Had me in stitches!!

Derek Thomas
6 Posted 05/02/2017 at 09:42:40
Probably not, Oliver... would you? But that's not the point, is it. His face didn't fit as far as Koeman was concerned. Hull's new bloke gave him a chance which, up to now, he has taken/repaid.

For all I know (or care for that matter) Hull's fans may see him as their Stracq. But in their eyes – and on here hence this thread, He's got his name attached to a little bit of football's glory, good on him.

#thumbs nose to Koeman.

Geoff Evans
7 Posted 05/02/2017 at 09:58:45
Couldn't be more pleased for the boy, never let his head drop, just got on with it. A credit to himself and his family in a time when prema donnas rule.

An Evertonian scoring against the shite, lovely, well done son.

Kase Chow
8 Posted 05/02/2017 at 10:02:52
Fact is that he was never given a chance here. He may be great, he may be shite – we just don't know.

If it turns out he's a player, then it's a shame we never gave him a chance.

Hope he does well anyway.

Gareth Clark
9 Posted 05/02/2017 at 10:14:35
I think he is actually quite good

Might be a better option having him as the #2 striker option, rather than trying to get another one...

I think he is better than Valencia too.

Chris Leyland
10 Posted 05/02/2017 at 10:29:04
He is not good enough for where we want to be. We need to be aiming for better back up/alternative to Rom than him. The fact that the bloke who signed him last January also didn't give him any real game time and neither did Ron, should tell you something.

Let's face it though, he scored against one of the worst teams (in form terms) in the country yesterday which is no great shakes at present.

Peter Gorman
11 Posted 05/02/2017 at 10:40:10
"Let's face it though, he scored against one of the worst teams (in pure evil terms) in the country yesterday which is no great shakes at present."

Fixed for you.

Grant Rorrison
12 Posted 05/02/2017 at 10:48:25
Whilst it's great that he's scoring goals, especially against Liverpool, as it means we've got more chance of getting rid of him come the summer. Why would anyone seriously want him back? If we have any ambition to be a top side, we need to sign better players than Niasse.
Chris Leyland
13 Posted 05/02/2017 at 11:14:29
Thanks, Peter!!
Sam Barrett
14 Posted 05/02/2017 at 11:34:14
Roberto on "Goals on Sunday" on Skynow, just about to talk about Hull RS game, should be interesting!
Oliver Molloy
15 Posted 05/02/2017 at 11:42:48

I remember Lukaku saying he was a little "raw" in training and it would take him a while to adjust or something like that. From speaking to a few relatives of first team players, the word was that he was fairly clumsy.

Watching him against Man Utd, even though he scored and hit the bar with a header, his touch was bad and when he set off on a run with the ball he nearly always pushed it too far in front of himself – it even looked like in some instances that other Hull players didn't want to pass to him.

In answer to your question, I trust Koeman's judgement that he was never going to be good enough for Everton!

Daniel Lim
16 Posted 05/02/2017 at 11:47:19
Sam, what did he say?
Ian Bennett
17 Posted 05/02/2017 at 11:48:40
If he can score 10 plus goals between now and the end of the season, we might still get our money back. Keep banging them in.
Sam Barrett
18 Posted 05/02/2017 at 11:56:08
Not much really Daniel, just said it was good for Evertonians that he scored against RS.
Nicholas Ryan
19 Posted 05/02/2017 at 15:09:58
Everton win decisively in goal-fest; Liverpool lose to goal from Oumar Niasse – you couldn't make it up, you just couldn't make it up!
Eugene Kearney
20 Posted 05/02/2017 at 15:26:06
Good luck to him anyway. And hats off for scoring Hull's second goal to down the RS.

What happens if Hull decide they don't actually want to buy him in the summer?

Dan Egerton
21 Posted 05/02/2017 at 16:53:29
Well Don,e Niasse! Despite not been given a locker, you never gave up!
Thomas James
22 Posted 05/02/2017 at 17:13:52
His first touch for the goal was, well, absolutely perfect. Flicking the ball with the outside of foot to take it under control. Something Barkley would do.

Clearly more talented than he was given credit for here. Good luck to him, I hope Hull survive.

Tony Mace
23 Posted 05/02/2017 at 23:46:43
Super Super Ou
Super Super Ou
Super Super Ou

Super Oumar Niasse

Who put the ball in the Red Shite's net?

Dan Egerton
24 Posted 06/02/2017 at 03:53:18
Well done to Niasse for remaining professional in spite of being treated disrespectfully by Koeman. He could have gone public and complained but instead put his head down and focused on his work, ignored the criticism and has scored 9 goals collectively.

Bonus points for scoring against the team from Mordor! I think Hull value him at around £10 million. If he scores 10 goals the rest of this season, would you still sell him?

Will Mabon
25 Posted 06/02/2017 at 06:44:30
An unusual footballer physically in that his limbs only get into phase once he's up to a good speed. Below that, he can look like a puppet with a couple of broken strings.

Some very good touches and he's fast at times, can go past players. Some good finishes to be seen on YouTube, along with some strange, awkward stuff. From the minimal amount seen of him so far in the Hull shirt, he seems to've tightened his game up a little, though there was a bit of slow walking around too.

I still think he has enough to carry off a career somewhere. If he gets really fit and a run of games, he may surprise. Where his value will settle, who knows.

Daniel Lim
26 Posted 06/02/2017 at 07:23:01

I read on this site someone was saying there was a clause that if Hull stay up, they are obliged to buy him. Of course no way I can verify that.

But, like Dan (#24) said, if he scored another 10 come May, do we still want to sell him?

Raymond Fox
27 Posted 06/02/2017 at 17:01:58
How much input Martinez had in the purchase of Niasse is anyone's guess. He didn't seem keen to play him last season and then Koeman doesn't rate him, so I suppose you have to rely on their judgement.

We as spectators haven't seen enough of him to form a strong opinion, although that's debatable, some might say.

Maybe he's one of those rare players that are not very skillful, but nevertheless scores more than his fair share of goals!

Anthony Dwyer
28 Posted 06/02/2017 at 19:48:26
I've said this before, I'm happy to repeat it too, so here goes.

Loaning Niasse out to a Premier League side is a no-brainer, win-win situation. If he flops, so what? His value was virtually nothing anyways... but, if he succeeds, we have options. Options to recall a proven Premier League player, or options to sell a proven Premier League player; we can't lose.

Could Niasse add an extra string to his bow and endear himself to us Evertonians even more and score against all our main rivals and sneak us into the Champions League position?

He's already scored against the Red Shite, helped Hull to a draw at Old Trafford... what's next? Maybe the winner v Man City or Arsenal.

We can dream.

Dan Egerton
29 Posted 07/02/2017 at 06:11:30
I only ever judge a player after a run of games. Some of the so-called fans who judge players without actually seeing them play a run of games makes me disappointed.

I remember defending Naismith back when he first came, same with Jagielka who had a shaky start, and Coleman who routinely defended badly when he first came here. Now look at him. I still find it amazing people do that.

You can only really judge a player after he's had a run of games and not just anywhere, but in YOUR TEAM, because every team is different.

Dan Egerton
30 Posted 07/02/2017 at 16:20:27
On 2nd viewing, look at the lovely first touch with his heel, Niasse gets while running pretty much at full flight.

Roughly 10 mins and 30 sec mark.

Ernie Baywood
31 Posted 08/02/2017 at 02:09:42
I don't know Dan, I think we saw enough of Niasse to judge him. He was a disaster. Did you see him attempt a shot, stand on the ball and fall over?

I'm happy for him to change my mind though.

Daniel Lim
32 Posted 08/02/2017 at 03:52:18
Anthony @28

I was having exactly the same thought. I bet many of us were.

And he would become an Everton hero without donning the royal blue jersey if we really sneak into Champions League spot with his goals against Man City and Arsenal. He would be one of the very important Everton players in the resurgence of the blues in the late 2010's to be written into history book and our kids and grand kids would read about this extraordinary story in the gallery/museum of the USM Bramley Moore King of Europe Stadium.

How about that? As you said, we can dream.

Danny Broderick
33 Posted 08/02/2017 at 04:41:46
When we bought him, I remember reading that he was 'unorthodox'. Unorthodox to me means shite. He might end up with the odd goal now and again but, a bit like Valencia who is on loan with us, he is not the most cultured of footballers. Did anyone see some of his crosses against Man Utd? They nearly took out the floodlights.

The lad is of good character and is clearly a trier, and he might do well at a club like Hull. But you never know if he is going to control a ball properly, and I have now watched him play 3 or 4 times so, based on that, he is not what we need when we are currently 7th in the Premier League. If we can get 㾶 million for him, I would be delighted.

Brian Furey
34 Posted 08/02/2017 at 15:02:48
When you've got great pace as a striker and get good quality ball played in behind defenders, you've always got a chance.

Look at how many goals Vardy got last season where his pace took him through and his confidence was high to finish them.

It took a bit of composure for Niasse to finish off that one and fair play, he bundled it home. I hope he gets more but, if that's what £10M buys you nowadays, then football really has gone to the dogs.

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