Why Ademola Lookman deserves more game-time at Goodison Park

Ademola Lookman

Premier League giants Everton are through to the fourth round of this season’s FA Cup competition thanks to a narrow 2-1 victory over League Two side Lincoln city.

The Merseyside club scored two quick goals in the first half of the encounter and it appeared we would experience rain of goals at the Goodison Park.

However, Marco Silva’s men couldn’t maintain their brilliant, free-flowing attacking display as they became wasteful and unproductive in front of goal.

Lincoln City pulled one back and it looked like the visiting team were going to find a much-deserved equalizer before the encounter.

Luckily for the Toffees, the underdogs were unable to find the back of the net and it ended 2-1 after 93 minutes of action.

Ademola Lookman started the game — his second start of the season in all competition — and he didn’t disappoint throughout the minutes he spent on the field of play.

The former Charlton Athletic star is not rated by Marco Silva who often prefer Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun ahead of the youngster. However, the former Watford manager decided to include Lookman in his first XI against Lincoln and the player’s his presence was felt throughout the game.

He opened the scoring for the Toffees in the 12th minute as his wonderful and beautiful header went straight into Vickers’ net.

Though he couldn’t double his tally for the night, he troubles the opponent’s defenders and his attacking prowess was immensely seen and applauded by the Goodison Park supporters.

Silva’s team currently lack a proven goal-poacher and it’s still a misery why the Spaniard isn’t giving the RB Leipzig’s target much game-time.

Siggurdson who joined Everton from Swansea City last season is for £40 million has failed to live up to his billing so far this term. The Iceland international forward/playmaker has scored just nine goals from 23 Premier League matches.

The Toffees’ summer signing Theo Walcott hasn’t fared better, the England international has found the back of the net in just four occasions after playing 21 matches.

Everton are without a win in eight Premier League matches, hence, it is high time Silva give Admola Lookman more first-team action and see if he can offer the spark that’s been missing in his team’s attacking frontline for some weeks.