Cenk Tosun dedicates first goal of the season to Andre Gomes


Blaise Bourgeois

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Following the horror injury suffered by Andre Gomes late in Everton’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham, Cenk Tosun came up with a 97th-minute equaliser for his first Premier League goal since bagging one past Spurs on the final day of last season.

After the match, the Turkey international paid homage to his team-mate, whose presence will be sorely missed for the foreseeable future.

“When he went off, I just tried to score for him,” said Tosun.

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“I was waiting such a long time for this goal and I could not even enjoy it. This goal is for him, for sure.

“We are good friends. We sit at the same table together at Finch Farm and he always helps me when we are on the pitch together too.

“It will be a tough time for Andre but sometimes in football, these injuries happen.

“I just hope and pray he comes back stronger in six months after his surgery. We will give him the motivation he needs.

“Everyone is just so sad. We could not even celebrate our point. It was a fair point and we deserved it.”

Everton will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to St. Mary’s to take on Southampton.