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Theo Walcott struck an injury-time winner as 10-man Everton came back from two goals down to stun Watford in a topsy-turvy encounter at Vicarage Road.
Adam Masina fired the hosts into a 10th-minute lead before Roberto Pereyra made it 2-0 three minutes before the break.
An announcement of two minutes’ added time was about to come over the Tannoy when Everton clawed a goal back. A Lucas Digne corner was poked in by Yerry Mina after his initial header was forced towards goal by Mason Holgate.
Two minutes later, deep into injury time now, another corner and Mina is criminally allowed to nod in at the far post by a sleeping Cathcart. There’s so much wrong with this… Mina being allowed to dominate the area, our heads not being in it. Some of these things would be abetted with a big ugly centre back, a Ben Gibson or a Craig Dawson maybe, but not all. It’s a maddening and horribly expensive two minutes.
There was another half chance to grab a winner for the Hornets when they got the ball into the Everton box, but no Watford man could get a meaningful touch on it. The Hornets had been pushing for the winner, but it was the visitors who took all three points with a goal in the 90th minute. Masina lost out in the middle of the pitch, Richarlison advanced and played in Kean who moved the ball on to Walcott, at first he appeared to have run wide of the goal, but that proved to be wishful thinking on my part as he finished past Foster.
Join a shell-shocked Jon, Jason, Mike and DCW as they try to make sense of another Premier League fixture decided by a late, late goal. In the latest episode of From the Rookery End, the boys attempt to work out where it all went wrong, as Everton came from two goals down to snatch an unlikely three points.