U23s Beat Spurs at Goodison on Sunday

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Everton U23s continued their Premier League 2 campaign with a fine 4-1 win against Spurs on Sunday.

The young Blues were ahead after just six minutes. Jonjoe Kenny played a neat one-two with Gethin Jones down the right and whipped over a cross that Niasse powerfully headed home to open the scoring.

A half of few chances saw neither goalkeeper seriously tested as the Toffees were resolute in their bid to hold off a Tottenham side looking for a way back into the game.

The visitors did, however, manage to level just minutes into the second half, as skipper Joe Pritchard saw a deflected strike beat Joel Robles and make it 1-1.

But Everton produced a dazzling six-minute spell that swept aside Spurs and confirmed all three points.

First Ademola Lookman took aim from 25 yards and arrowed a powerful effort into the top corner, before substitute David Henen teed up Niasse for his second.

The Senegalese striker then returned the favour as he slid a pass in for the young Belgian to pick his spot and beat Whiteman to make it four.

The Toffees were then happy to see the game out- although Niasse was denied a hat-trick late on — with the impressive Morgan Feeney marshalling a back four determined not to allow Spurs a glimmer of hope at a comeback.

Everton U23s: Robles, Kenny, Foulds (46' Henen), Baningime, Feeney, Gibson, Jones, Charsley (85' Bowler), Niasse, Adenrian (45' Evans), Lookman.
Subs not Used: Hilton, Sambou.  

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