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Is Rondon the player Everton fans hoped Tosun would be?

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Is Rondon the player Everton fans hoped Tosun would be?

Everton striker Cenk Tosun failed to take his chance against Newcastle United on Wednesday.

The Turkey international was chosen to start by Marco Silva, as he moved Richarlison back out wide with Bernard dropping to the bench.

It was a big chance for the £27 million signing from Besiktas (Sky Sports) to throw his hat into the mix for a regular starting spot again.

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But Tosun struggled to have any kind of real impact on the game.

He didn’t really trouble Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar or Federico Fernandez in the visitors’ three-man defence.

By contrast, Newcastle’s Salomon Rondon battled well with Yerry Mina and Kurt Zouma.

Rondon is everything Everton fans wanted Tosun to be

The Venezuela striker, on loan from West Bromwich Albion, has really found his feet with Newcastle now after struggling initially with injury.

 

The burly forward now has games under his belt and is clearly back up to full fitness.

He now has three goals in his last four games and is looking very dangerous up top for the Magpies.

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Rondon is bullying defenders in the way that Everton fans might have hoped Tosun would this season, given his similar physical build to that of the Newcastle man.

Tosun is a very similar kind of player to Rondon, but the ex-Malaga striker is currently the man leading by example.

As both players shared the pitch on Wednesday, it was evident that one player looked much more dangerous.

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Tom is a Public Relations (Sports) graduate who has built up experience in digital football writing and original content production, with words having reached millions online. Also very partial to a cheeky pub quiz.

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