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Niasse nets hat-trick in nine-goal thriller

18 Oct 2016
Oumar Niasse, Everton

Senegal international scores three in 21 minutes as leaders Everton come from two goals down to beat Reading

Oumar Niasse hit a hat-trick as Premier League 2 Division 1 leaders Everton came from two goals down to beat Reading 6-3 and open up a four-point lead at the top of the table.

Andrija Novakovich scored twice for the Royals early on but Niasse hit his treble in 21 minutes to give David Unsworth's side a 3-2 lead at the break.

Kieran Dowell, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Liam Walsh stretched Everton's lead to 6-2 before Thomas McIntyre's late header pulled one back for the hosts. 

See: PL2 Division 1 table

Reading and Everton both play their next fixtures on Sunday. The Royals travel to the Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground to meet Sunderland and Everton face a Merseyside derby away to Liverpool.

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