Everton’s Oumar Niasse relishes Theo Walcott partnership

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The Senegal international combined well with the 29-year-old at the London Stadium, in their last league game of the season

Oumar Niasse is delighted with his partnership with Theo Walcott following their exploits in Sunday’s Premier League’s encounter against West Ham United.

The 28-year-old attacker scored the consolation goal - in the tie they lost 3-1 - and created chances for the former Arsenal winger.

However, the former Lokomotiv Moscow player – disappointed not to convert some of the scoring chances that came his way - talked up the opportunity to play in tandem with the England international. 

“I enjoy playing with Theo, he is fast and always running in behind the defence,” Niasse told club website.

“As a striker, I can hold the ball with my power and he can make the run in behind – and I can make the runs as well. When I am coming with the ball, you see him working and moving.

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“As a striker, if you can play with someone running beyond you, it creates more space for you to come back or run to the other side.

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“I had a lot of chances and a number of shots. I finished one well – and could have finished a couple more but did not.

“It was frustrating to see the goalkeeper making all those saves but that is football.”

Niasse concluded the season with nine goals in 25 appearances across all competitions.