Andros Townsend beat goalkeeper Nick Pope with a superb strike from exterior the field.© AFP
English winger Andros Townsend scored a long-range screamer on Monday evening to assist Everton seal a 3-1 comeback within the Premier League in opposition to Burnley at Goodison Park. Five minutes after organising Michael Keane for Everton’s equaliser, Townsend obtained the ball simply inside Burnley’s half earlier than chopping in onto his left foot and let free a superb strike that curved and dipped to beat goalkeeper Nick Popeand ship followers right into a frenzy. The purpose got here simply 12 minutes after Ben Mee had nodded Burnley forward, and issues obtained even higher for Everton a minute later as Demarai Gray made it 3-1 and ensured the three factors because the Rafa Benitez-managed facet went joint-top within the league.
Watch Townsend’s beautiful purpose right here:
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Townsend joined Everton on a free switch in the summertime window. This was his first league purpose for the Toffees.
The 30-year-old credited his mom for the purpose.
“I’ve to provide a shout-out to my mum as a result of in the course of the week she despatched me a compilation video of all my objectives,” Townsend mentioned after the match.
“She clipped all of them collectively and she or he instructed me I must imagine in myself once more. I feel you noticed that with this purpose right here.”
Everton have taken 10 factors from their opening 4 league video games beneath Benitez to maneuver alongside native rivals Liverpool, Chelsea and top-of-the-table Manchester United.
“The response of the gamers, it does not matter the system, was excellent,” mentioned Benitez after Everton’s comeback.
“You can see the followers, as quickly as we assault, they’re behind the staff.”
(With inputs from AFP)
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