In the English Premier League, while Burnley had the initial lead, they only maintain it for seven minutes against Everton. So, among other Premier League football news, Everton came from behind to win 3-1 over Burnley. Watch the match highlights here.
The first half was a back-and-forth affair wherein both Everton and Burnley created good chances but failed to convert them.
Indeed, Chris Wood only half-heartedly met Dwight McNeil’s fantastic cross into the box and the ball went wide instead.
Michael Keane beaten in the air and Jordan Pickford stuck in no-land man’s after initially charging towards the ball.
Ben Mee and Josh Brownhill also had good chances but nothing came of them.
In general, Pickford and his defense struggled to deal with the high ball into the box.
Now, the Blues had their chances in the first half too, with a well-worked move ending at Abdoulaye Doucoure’s foot. But Nick Pope in the Burnley goal parried away Doucoure’s shot.
Thus, the score remained 0-0 at the break after the first half.
Premier League Football News – Everton Came from Behind to Win 3-1
Everton then came alive in the second half as they settled into the game and the three-man backline formation.
However, the visitors struck first in the second half, with Ben Mee getting to a cross first.
With Everton’s centre-halves looking defeatist, it looked like the home team had been Burnley-ed once more.
However, fortunately for Everton, Andros Townsend and Abdoulaye Doucoure decided they were not going down, that too, at home, today.
To level the game, Michael Keane tried a pinpoint header to meet Townsend’s cross.
Keane then stepped in from wide and curled in a goal into the top corner with his left foot. This spectacular goal is already an automatic winner for September goal of the month.
Goodison was rocking, and Doucoure found Gray streaking through the middle, and his perfect placement beat an exposed Nick Pope. This made the tally 3-1 and the game was over, in Everton’s favour.
The Blues had a few more chances to score. But the offensive explosion of three goals in six minutes earned them the victory.
Everton 3 – 1 Burnley
Goals: 0 – 1 Mee 53, 1 – 1 Keane 60, 2 – 1 Townsend 65, 3 – 1 Gray 66
Bookings: Townsend; Brownhill
Everton: Pickford, Godfrey, Keane, Mina, Digne, Doucoure, Allan, Coleman, Gray, Richarlison, Townsend
Substitutions: Gomes, Iwobi, Rondon
Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil, Wood, Barnes
Substitutions: Vydra, Lennon, Rodriguez