Irish midfielder James McCarthy was enjoying his brief foray back into the Everton starting eleven following a number of weeks out due to a hamstring problem.
Everton midfielder James McCarthy will be assessed over the next 24 hours after suffering a muscular injury late into the game at the Stadium of Light making his involvement in the upcoming Euro qualifying game against Scotland a doubt.
James McCarthy has been declared fit and available for Everton as they get set to host Manchester United on Sunday.
James McCarthy earned his fifth booking of the season, and a suspension, against Arsenal last weekend.
James McCarthy is the lone permanent transfer to Everton on deadline day as the Toffees look to replace the Marouane Fellaini-sized left by the Belgian's transfer to Manchester United.
With Marouane Fellaini back in the news the next hypothetical domino to fall would be Everton buying James McCarthy from Wigan for £15million.
James McCarthy has been linked with a move from relegated Wigan Athletic to Everton to join his former boss Roberto Martinez.