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Friday’s Toffee Bites: Brighton unwilling to overpay for Everton forward

In today’s links: behind the scenes at Goodison, Europa recap and a Premier League preview

Crystal Palace v Hull City - Premier League Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images

It wasn’t pretty, but Everton passed their first competitive test of the season by beating Ruzomberok 1-0 and taking the round overall 2-0 on aggregate. Can’t say that we learned a whole lot other than that the Blues still have a lot of work to do, but a win is a win. We’ll take it and move on.

In case you missed it

Koeman wants to see more improvement from Everton
Manager’s post-match comments after Blues through to next round.

Who could Everton face in the Europa League playoff round?
Blues through to next qualifier, draw on Friday afternoon.

New entrant in Barkley sweepstakes, if bookies are to be believed
Could he be headed outside the top six clubs?

Thursday’s Bites

Calvert-Lewin seals tie for uninspired Blues - ToffeeWeb
Quick recap of Everton's Europa League win.

Everton ratings - DCL does what Rooney couldn't, Keane shines - Liverpool Echo
Neil Jones hands out the marks as Everton battle through against Ruzomberok

Dom Delighted To Be Euro Hero - EvertonFC.com
Quotes from the Blues lone goalscorer on Thursday night in Slovakia.

Premier League 2017-18 preview No7: Everton - The Guardian
An in-depth preview of the season ahead and where the Guardian's writing staff thinks they will finish in the league.

Brighton only willing to pay £6m for Oumar Niasse - HITC
Brighton and Hove Albion are keen to sign Everton striker Oumar Niasse, who is also attracting attention from the likes of Newcastle United and Burnley.

What to Watch

NWSL: Boston Breakers vs. Kansas City, 7 p.m. ET, go90
Sky Blue vs. Washington Spirit, 7 p.m. ET, go90
Ligue 1: Monaco vs. Toulouse, 2:45 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
Championship: Sunderland vs. Derby County, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Nottingham Forest vs. Milwall, 2:45 p.m. ET
Friendly: West Ham United vs. Manchester City, 10 a.m. ET
MLB: Nationals at Cubs, 2:20 p.m. ET
Brewers at Rays, 7:10 p.m. ET

FOOTBALL IS BACK! Sort of. Head to LivesoccerTV.com for full listings

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