- Niasse scores first PL goals for Everton
- King gave Bournemouth lead
- Everton’s first win in five
The Cherries took the lead early in the second half but substitute Niasse made it three goals in two games for the Toffees as the former Hull loanee has been brought in from the cold by Ronald Koeman.
With the win Everton move on to seven points, while Bournemouth have now lost five of their opening six games.
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No penalty kick was given and Rooney had to receive treatment as blood poured out of a wound above his left eye.
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Aside from that injury to Rooney neither side created clear cut chances as Everton’s fans started to get restless.
Those groans grew as Bournemouth took the lead four minutes into the second half.
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Charlie Daniels picked up the ball on the left and played it into King who ran towards goal and Everton’s defense opened up for him to drill a low shot into the bottom corner.
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He did it again late on as a shot from Davies was blocked and the ball looped into the air and Niasse prodded home to send Goodison wild.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin almost added another late on from close range but the Toffees held on to secure their first win since the opening day of the season.