Register Login Scores

International

Toffees Strike Late To Deny Villa

Everton struck deep into stoppage time to fight back and hold Aston Villa to a 3-3 draw at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Villa enjoyed the perfect start to the game with Christian Benteke receiving a pass Andreas Weimann before turning John Heitinga and slipping the ball under Tim Howard.

Marouane Fellaini almost restored parity two minutes later when he got past Ron Vlaar but slid his shot just wide of the target with Brad Guzan at full stretch.

The Toffees continued to look for an equaliser and it would arrive in the 21st minute when Victor Anichebe spun past Ciaran Clark at the edge of the area and drove his low shot into the back of the net.

Their joy lasted just three minutes though as Gabriel Agbonlahor buried a powerful header from inside the area, giving Howard no chance.

South African Steven Pienaar was pulling strings in midfield but wasted his chance to slot Everton's second when he produced a wild finish from the edge of the area with three minutes left in the half.

Weimann could have added a third for Villa six minutes into the second period but he blasted a poor finish over with just the goalkeeper to beat.

The visitors would make it 3-1 10 minutes later though as Weimann played a neat one-two with Lowton on the right before picking out Benteke who finished with a stooping header.

The thrilling action continued as just eight minutes later Fellaini rifled a ruthless finish past the goalkeeper after linking up with Nikica Jelavic.

Villa looked like they had done enough when the game went into stoppage time but three minutes in Everton would snatch a point when Fellaini powered a header home to make it 3-3.

5 comments

Top 5

10 Richest African Footballers In The World, Past & Present

7 Mar 11, 2021 07:19 PM in African Football

Chiefs Keeper Leaving?

26 Apr 14, 2021 08:44 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

123 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

8 Pirates Players At Risk Of Missing Crucial Downs Clash

27 Apr 13, 2021 04:01 PM in Orlando Pirates

Tau Opens Up On PSL Return

87 Apr 12, 2021 03:06 PM in Players Abroad

Report: Ball Boy That CR7 Gave Shirt To Will Be Punished

9 Apr 14, 2021 10:27 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Legend Looks! 10 Of Radabe’s Coolest IG Flexes

1 Apr 12, 2021 10:37 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Chiefs Keeper Leaving?

26 Apr 14, 2021 08:44 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

15 Ex-Downs Stars Who've Simply Just Disappeared

5 Apr 15, 2021 08:55 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

20 Chiefs Players Who Moved Overseas

5 Apr 14, 2021 08:02 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Benni’s Usuthu Compensation

17 Apr 14, 2021 12:51 PM in Bafana

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

'Its A Privilege' - Mabaso Honours Late Ex-Pirates Star

1 Apr 13, 2021 01:01 PM in Orlando Pirates