The 29-year-old has been deployed by Toffees manager Carlo Ancelotti as a free-roaming No. 10, having been shunted out wide or used in a deeper midfield role during his limited opportunities for Real Madrid last season.
"We inflicted great pressure on our opponents throughout the game. Offensively we played inside out and showed our level," Inner Mongolia coach Zheng Wei reflected.
"That's our aim and I'm confident we can compete with the footballers we have," he added, despite the refusal of several clubs to release their players for national duties.
JIANGMEN, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Tianjin claimed its sixth national title by defeating Shandong 3-1 (25-21, 16-25, 25-11, 25-12) in the final of the Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Friday.
James' free kick was headed home by Yerry Mina on the stroke of halftime to put Everton back in front, before James rounded off an excellent individual display with two second-half goals.
Next up for Halep is another 19-year-old youngster, Iga Swiatek of Poland, whom Halep defeated in the round of 16 here last year.
In women's actions, top seed Simona Halep took sweet revenge on her opponent from last year's French Open defeat, trouncing American teenager Amanda Anisimova 6-0, 6-1 to progress.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Inner Mongolia completed another lop-sided victory by thrashing Shandong 101-56 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Sunday.
Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in the men's singles match at French Open 2020 in Paris. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)
Ben Chilwell had a perfect Chelsea debut with the opening goal and an assist for Kurt Zouma in Chelsea's 4-0 win at home over Crystal Palace, which was rounded off by two penalties from Jorginho.
The pair have not played for their country since the Cafeteros' penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the quarterfinals of last year's Copa America in Brazil.