Oumar Niasse rescues Everton against West Bromwich Albion

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The Senegal international came off the bench to rescue the Toffees from another defeat as both teams settled for a share of the spoils

Oumar Niasse was on target as Everton played a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion in Saturday’s league fixture.

Following consecutive defeats from Bournemouth, Manchester United and  Tottenham Hotspur, the former Hull City attacker ensured the Merseyside outfit earn a vital point at home.

Jay Rodriguez’s seventh-minute opener was the only difference at the Goodison Park until Niasse was introduced for new signing Cenk Tosun in the 69th minute.

The 27-year-old forward connected well with Theo Walcott’s header to draw the Toffees level with his first touch in the encounter, 56 seconds after coming on.

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Niasse’s sixth effort in 11 league appearances this campaign earned Sam Allardyce’s men their first league point since December 26, against the same opponent.

They will be aiming to end their winless run in the league this year, when they lock horns with Leicester City in their next top-flight fixture on January 31.

Everton are placed ninth in the Premier League standings with 28 points from 24 matches.

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