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Gomes gets to play after horror break


Andre Gomes

Andre Gomes

Andre Gomes

Everton midfielder Andre Gomes has returned to action after suffering an horrific fracture dislocation to his ankle in November.

The 26-year-old played an hour of a behind-closed-doors friendly at the club's Finch Farm training base on yesterday, and medical staff reported no issues following the run out.

Everton tweeted an update, which read: "Andre Gomes today played the full 60 minutes in an 11-a-side game made up of first-team players and under-23s, with no issues reported by the club's medical staff."

Gomes was playing for the first time since suffering the injury following a tackle from Son Heung-min during Everton's 1-1 draw against Tottenham at Goodison Park on November 3.

He will now continue training with the first-team squad ahead of the Premier League trip to Arsenal next weekend.

Bayern Munich scored three goals in a devastating opening 12 minutes as they thumped Cologne 4-1 away yesterday to go back to the top of the Bundesliga.

Robert Lewandowski maintained his average of over a goal a game this season as he put the Bavarians ahead in the third minute and goals from Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry left Cologne reeling.

After Cologne had two goals disallowed for offside, Gnabry added a fourth in the 65th minute before Mark Uth scored a consolation for the Billy Goats, who deserved more for their second-half effort.