Niasse scores with knee and ass, learns meaning of nominative determinism

Everton striker's bizarre goal sparks comeback win against Watford.

Oumar Niasse scored with his ass for Everton
NOMINATIVE DETERMINISM: Niasse (Image: Рыбакова Елена)

Everton’s Oumar Niasse today learned the meaning of nominative determinism after scoring via his knee and ass in the 3-2 win over Watford.

The Senegalese striker’s bizarre finish sparked a dramatic second-half comeback from two goals down, cementing his backside in Toffees folklore in the process.

Speaking to Football Burp after the game, Niasse confessed to not being quite au fait with the finer points of nominative determinism.

He said: “Thanks for explaining what it is, that’s really interesting.

“As I bustled through with the ball bouncing off my knee, I couldn’t have known that slyly slotting with my posterior would land me such an unlikely place in history.

“I suppose it could only be matched by Ed Balls playing a charity match and scoring one with his head and one with his groin.

“Or if Andy Legg had scored with his hand and his leg.”