Belfast Telegraph

Tosun thanks Ferguson after Toffees brace

Stoke City 1 Everton 2

By Liam Blackburn

In-form forward Cenk Tosun has credited ex-Everton striker Duncan Ferguson with kick-starting his Toffees career following his brace at Stoke.

Tosun took his tally to four goals in three games with a pair of second-half efforts in a 2-1 victory over the Potters that earned Sam Allardyce's side their first away victory since December 13.

Tosun was not with the team then and he has taken some time to find his feet in England following a big-money January switch from Besiktas.

However, having been left out of the starting line-up for four straight games by Allardyce, Tosun has rediscovered the scoring touch he showed in his native Turkey and feels Ferguson, a first-team coach who scored 68 Premier League goals, is part of the reason why.

"I am very happy because of the two goals and the three points," Tosun said in quotes published on

"I work on my game after training with Duncan Ferguson. He was a legend of Everton and he has helped me a lot. We work together on my physique and on my shooting so I can do better on the pitch."

Stoke remain in the drop zone and three points adrift of safety having played the final hour with 10 men following Charlie Adam's dismissal.

The midfielder lunged in on Wayne Rooney in the snowy conditions and caught him with the studs of his left boot.

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