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Yakubu makes comeback, and scores

Aiyegbeni limps off against Spurs
Yakubu Aiyegbeni was injured against Spurs last season

Nigeria striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni has played his first game in 10 months, and scored on his return.

The Everton front-man turned out for their reserve team on Tuesday evening, and fired home in the 3-0 win over Burnley after just 31 seconds.

It was his first game since last November, when he ruptured his Achilles tendon at Tottenham Hotspur.

Later in the game he created a goal for Dan Gosling with a run down the left wing followed by an accurate cross.

American youngster Cody Arnoux then sealed the scoring late-on.

Aiyegbeni's absence has been a blow to both Everton and Nigeria.

He has now been included in the Toffee's squad for their Europa League play-off second leg against Sigma Olomouc of the Czech Republic on Thursday.

He has not been named in Nigeria's squad for their 2010 World Cup qualifier against Tunisia next month.



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see also
Nigeria drop Aiyegbeni, Martins
21 Aug 09 |  African
Yakubu plans Super Eagles return
09 May 09 |  African
Yakubu nearing Everton comeback
03 Jun 09 |  Everton
Everton's Yakubu out for season
30 Nov 08 |  Everton


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