There was a lack of cohesion in the early stages after eight changes from the 4-0 defeat at Manchester United, though a surge in confidence and encouraging second half reflected well on a young side.
After that, we then had a little dip in form, but we are now in the middle of a sequence of home matches at Goodison Park and we are approaching them with the belief that we can put together a run of wins, especially coming off the back of a positive result on Wednesday night.
Moreover, it is some of the younger members of the squad pushing hardest for increased involvement.
"No-one can stop him at the moment, he did well and all the credit is to the player".
They failed to score in their last three league games, which ended in consecutive defeats to Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea and Koeman said the club must set realistic goals for the season.
"The doctor said to me at half-time if it happened again we would need to change him; I changed him because we needed something different".
OUMAR NIASSE CAME in from the cold to lift Everton as the Senegal forward's second half brace clinched a 2-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
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He pitched the idea to French President Emmanuel Macron , saying that he thought the Bastille Day parade was an impressive display of France's military.
Should he continue failing to deliver during the clubs upcoming names, Koeman will have to give Niasse more opportunities. "I'm confident after what I saw [on Wednesday]".
And matching Davies all the way is Calvert-Lewin, who once more enhanced his credentials for the lone striker position mainly rotated between Rooney and Sandro Ramirez.
Adding insult to injury for Rooney on his 400th Premier League start, the challenge went unpunished by referee Martin Atkinson, who turned down Everton's penalty claim and took no action against Francis.
Everton nerves were soothed, however, when Lukaku scored on 83 and 84 minutes.
Koeman has often stated Calvert-Lewin's versatility and ability to play out wide, but it is clear this is a waste of his burgeoning potential. The four Premier League games played between the two sides have produced 19 goals, so this one is also expected to be a game full of goals.
'But if you are looking at other strikers of his age, he is really a big talent.
Niasse - Roberto Martinez's last signing as Everton boss - was not finished there, however, bundling the ball over from close range five minutes later to relieve the pressure on Koeman's under-performing side.