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Everton to pitch youngsters into Limassol clash

Everton to pitch youngsters into Limassol clash

West Ham fans vehemently demonstrated against a perceived lack of footballing identity and finesse under the Allardyce regime; rival managers have further bolstered this perception with Jose Mourinho even going so far as to describe it as '19th-century football'.

The game had long petered out, though, and Shakespeare was able to bring on Nathan Broadhead, Gordon and Alex Denny for maiden senior appearances.

The likes of Ross Barkley, Ramiro Funes Mori, Seamus Coleman, Yannick Bolasie, Leighton Baines and Maarten Stekelenburg were unavailable for selection against Apollon Limassol and all look set to remain sidelined for the short trip to Liverpool.

Sam Allardyce's side prop up Group E and are exiting the competition no matter what happens this evening.

Everton face Liverpool in the Merseyside derby in the Premier League on Sunday.

"We have done that as such with some players getting their debuts".

'We want to win the game and finish the campaign on a good note.

Charsley's curler next drew an impressive fingertip save from Kissas in a lively start to proceedings. You are always learning about your players and forming opinions about them.

The most glowing review will be reserved for 20-year-old Lookman, who scored two goals in seven first-half minutes, the second of which was a blistering strike from range to cap off a 26-pass move where each Everton player touched the ball, with Nikola Vlasic then adding a third late on.

Ireland midfielder James McCarthy is likely to return to the Everton starting line-up as Allardyce tests the strength of his squad before the January transfer window.

'Nil Satis Nisi Optimum' (Nothing but the best) has been a constant refrain in the Gwladys Street end for 125 years and nine league titles but Allardyce is the man to assuage any relegation fears and build a foundation for the future.