Video: Gylfi Sigurdsson scores from 50 yards on full Everton debut

Gylfi Sigurdsson

The Toffees' record signing wasted no time in kick-starting his career on Merseyside, looping in a long-range effort just 15 seconds into the second half

The Icelandic midfielder is already paying back some of the £45m spent on him this summer, booking Everton’s place in the Europa League group stage with a relieving equaliser against Hajduk Split.

The Croatians were going into the second half full on confidence, having scored a smashing goal of their own through Josip Radosevic in the 43rd minute. That made the aggregate score 2-1 in Everton's favour. 

But any fears of a turnaround were put to rest just 15 seconds after the restart when Sigurdsson regained possession for the visitors just inside the Croatian side’s half, and launched a half-volley ovrer goalkeeper Dante Stipica.

Jordan Pickford, Britain’s most expensive keeper following his £30 million move from Sunderland, also saved a second-half penalty from Ahmed Said after a clumsy challenge by Ashley Williams.

Looks like Ronald Koeman's spent his money wisely this summer... 

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