KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Tim Howard and Everton came back from two goals down to get the win at West Brom, while it was another rough outing for Brad Guzan and Aston Villa as they fell to Liverpool.
West Bromwich Albion 2 - 3 Everton
It was rough going for the Toffees on Monday night at the Hawthorns, but Romelu Lukaku led the team's comeback in a thrilling game.
The Baggies opened the scoring in the 41st minute when James Morrison sent a through ball into the box for Saido Berahino. The Englishman's shot would bounce of Howard's leg an into the goal.
The home side appeared to be on their way to a win when they scored a second goal in the 54th minute through Craig Dawson. The defender was left unmarked in the box to get his head on the ball from a corner kick.
That second goal by West Brom seemed to have woken up the visitors as they got on the scoreboard one minute later and it would be the Belgian forward who led the charge. Gerard Deulofeu sent a cross in from the right and the form West Brom loanee headed the ball past goalkeeper Boaz Myhill.
Everton found the equalizer 20 minutes later when Lukaku held up the ball and rounded a couple of defenders before sending a pass to Arouna Kone who coolly slotted his shot in the back of the net.
The duo of Deulofeu and Lukaku would link up once again to find the game winner six minutes from full time. The Spaniard sent in another cross in the box and Lukaku would do enough to bring the ball down before punching it home, bringing the traveling supporters into pandemonium.
The win now puts Everton in fifth place on 12 points.
Liverpool 3 - 2 Aston Villa
The Villans struggles this season continued as they could do nothing to stop their losing streak at Anfield.
Things got off to a horrible start for the visitors when they allowed the Reds to score their first goal in the second minute. Philippe Coutinho sent a pass to teammate James Milner who fired his shot past Guzan from the top of the penalty area.
Things would get interesting in the second half but not until Liverpool scored their second on the day. Daniel Sturridge would volley his shot past the Aston Villa netminder after receiving a pass Milner.
Villa would cut the lead in the 66th minute through Rudy Gestede. Alan Hutton crossed the ball into the box the Benin international would break free from his marker to put the ball past Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
However the home side would find their third goal one minute later as Sturridge and Coutinho would link up. The Brazilian sent a cheeky backheel pass to the England international who then put away his second on the day.
Gestede would head in a second goal in the 71st minute for Villa, but they could not find another to level the score.
Aston Villa have now gone winless in their past six games, leaving them in 18th place on four points.
Stoke City 2 - 1 Bournemouth
Geoff Cameron and the Potters got their first win of the season at home against a Bournemouth that is looking to make the most out of their first ever season in the EPL.
Cameron was once again in the center of defense for Stoke and played the entire 90 minutes.
The home side got things going in the 32nd minute when Austrian international Marko Arnautovic dribbled the ball into the box from the left and beat his defender before sending in a low cross that found Jonathan Walters who knocked it into the goal.
Despite the one-goal lead, and the loss of their forward Callum Wilson to a knee injury, the Cherries would get themselves back into the game in the second half. Marc Pugh's initial shot was blocked, but the ball fell to Dan Gosling whose own shot would get past goalkeeper Jack Butland to level the score.
It looked like Stoke would have to settle for another disappointing tie, but things would go their way in the 86th minute.
Glen Johnson would send a cross in the box from the right and Mame Diouf would put away a diving header to seal the win for his team.
Stoke have pulled themselves out of the relegation zone and are now in 17th place on six points.
DeAndre Yedlin watched from the bench as Sunderland suffered a 3-0 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Tim Ream took his place in the center of defense for Fulham as they shutout Queen's Park Rangers 4-0.
Jonathan Spector was in the starting lineup in Birmingham City's 2-0 loss to Rotherham United.
Danny Williams started in the midfield for Reading as they beat Burnley 2-1 on the road.
Eric Lichaj got the start for Nottingham Forest, receiving a yellow card in the 12th minute, as the team settled for a 1-1 tie against Huddersfield Town.
Gboly Ariyibi was in the starting lineup in Chesterfield's 2-1 loss to Burton Albion.