Everton kick off pre-season with a goalfest!

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ATV Irdning 0 - 22 Everton
Everton blew away local team ATV Irdning with a festival of goals in a pre-season practice game to end their training camp in Austria.

Marco Silva began his reign as the Blues' new boss by overseeing a club record result for an organised fixture, easily beating the 14-0 scoreline against New Ferry in the Liverpool Senior Cup back in 1885, 133 years ago.

Kevin Mirallas scored five times, Cenk Tosun and Oumar Niasse each bagged four while there was a hat-trick for Ademola Lookman.

ATV kicked off in the beautiful mountain setting but Everton soon picked up the ball and knocked it around with some confidence. Close pacey passing with little time standing on the ball or passing it sideways

Dowell got through nicely in the left channel and played in a lovely low cross that Baines converted from close range for the first goal.

Lookman tried to burst forward but was cut down and needed treatment for his knee as Kieran Dowell took the free-kick to the far post and it bobbled around until Holgate fought with Tosun to bang it home for the second Everton goal inside 10 minutes.

Another bright attack saw Baines lash in a fierce shot from outside the area that was well saved for a corner.

The third goal came from a corner, powered home by Keane but it was called back for a foul. From the next corner, Keane repeated his party-trick off Dowell's corner, and this one counted.

A poor defensive mistake allowed Cenk Tosun to join the defenders on the scoresheet, making it 4-0 before the quarter-hour.

A fierce shot by Lookman was parried and returned ii for Tosun to slot home from close range for number 5. Lookman then shot away from the keeper and scored the 6th with a fine finish.

Tosun broke well but his hat-trick goal was offside. More nice football on the ground saw Baines cross in for Dowell this time but the midfielder screwed his shot wide of the post, as the Blues suffered something of a lull in the goalfest.

Dowell fired on target, denied by a good save, and the corner was headed over. ATV attacking after an early substitution, defended back to Stek and Everton went up to score through some determination thanks to Lookman.

Tosun got the ball behind the ATV defence and fired home confidently for his hat-trick just after the half-hour.

Sandro and Tosun looked to have got behind the defence for another easy goal but it was ruled offside. Lookman fired in his third at the far post off a nice low cross from Tosun.

Davies fired wide, his care of the ball still suspect through a number of poor touches. Baines was looking strong down the left but his hard low cross was defended away.

Tosun got one-on-one with ATV keeper Gabrielle and tried to chip him but then dribbled around after the ball was parried back to him, slotting in Everton's 10th goal before the whistle for half-time.

Wholesale changes for the second half, all except Dowell being subbed out. Miralls was first to score after Niasse rounded the keeper. The ball was played straight to him out of defence for Mirallas to score his second. Mirallas then curled in his third from a free-kick. Mirallas jinked through to fire in his 4th and Everton's 14th before the hour mark.

A great save denied Niasse. Another save denied Connoly's header from a corner. Williams went down after a poor tackle he made from behind, his ankle getting damage, as Martina replace Dowell.

Mirallas missed his chance for a fifth goal, shooting wide. ATV mounted a rare attack, firing wide.

A neat move involving Besic and Vlasic saw Niasse place a nice shot for his first and Everton's 15th goal of the afternoon. Vlasic slammed in Number 16.

Some very neat work from Niasse saw him get around the keeper for a tap-in. Mirallas got his 5th off a parry from the keeper, who could not hold Niasse's shot. Sebastian Schmidt then managed to chip his own keeper with a brilliant shot for the 19th Everton goal.

Niasse thought he had number 20 but it was offside. Robinson crossed beautifully for Niasse but he headed it wide. Vlasic walked in the 20th off what looked like an offside position.

Number 21 was a bit farcical, Robinson's cross headed goalward by Marina but Niasse was literally on the far post, hugging it, and just edged the ball in off his hip!

Good build-up play laid Number 22 on a plate for Niasse who slotted home the final goal of a fine training runout for Everton under new manager, Marco Silva.

Scorers: Baines (4'), Holgate (9'), Keane (11'), Tosun (13, 16', 33', 46'), Lookman (18', 28', 39'), Mirallas (48', 50', 52', 59', 80'), Niasse (70', 75', 87', 89'), Vlasic (73', 86'), Schmidt (og:81')

Everton (First Half): Stekelenburg; Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Baines; Schneiderlin, Davies, Dowell; Sandro, Lookman, Tosun.

Everton (Second Half): Hewelt; Kenny, Williams, Jagielka, Robinson; Connolly, Besic, Dowell (64' Martina); Vlasic, Mirallas, Niasse.

Sub not Used: Pennington.


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