'Wedgied on his first day of school': Everton fans assess Nikola Vlasic's maiden start for the club

Atalanta's Italian forward Andrea Petagna (L) vies with Everton's Croatian forward Nikola Vlasic during the UEFA  Europa League Group E football match between Atalanta and Everton at the...

The Croatian played the full 90 minutes for Everton against Atalanta.

Atalanta's Italian forward Andrea Petagna (L) vies with Everton's Croatian forward Nikola Vlasic during the UEFA  Europa League Group E football match between Atalanta and Everton at the...Everton's Nikola Vlasic

Everton fans have been having their say on Nikola Vlasic's first start for the club.

The deadline day signing from Hajduk Split came on for the final 10 minutes of Saturday's 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur, but was given the full 90 minutes to impress when the Toffees travelled to Bergamo on Thursday.

Collectively speaking, it was not a good night, as Ronald Koeman's side were again beaten by three goals to nil, this time by Atalanta.

Bryan Cristante (2L) of Atalanta celebrates after scoring the 3-0 goal during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Atalanta and Everton FC at Stadio Citta del Tricolore on...Atalanta goalscorer Bryan Cristante

But as far as many Everton followers are concerned, Vlasic was one of their better players on the night.

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Of course, not everyone shares the above views - and hey, the world would be a dull old place if they did - although tweets such as these are few and far between...

First-half goals from Andrea Masiello, Alejandro Gomez and Bryan Cristante in Bergamo have left Everton propping up Europa League Group E after the first round of matches, with its two other sides, Lyon and Apollon Limassol, slightly ahead of the Toffees after sharing a 1-1 draw in Cyprus.

What did you make of Vlasic's display?

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