Everton stage dramatic comeback in win against Watford

Written by Stephen Wennberg

Everton showed some resilience in their win against Watford after going down 2 nil early in the game. The Toffees were not showing any sign of a side willing to win the game especially in the first half and an impressive Watford capitalize on this and took the lead.

The informed Richarlison was the scorer after he had missed a chance in the first half but scored early into the second half.

Watford were not also very convincing in front of goal as they missed some great chances. But they had enough to score a second through Christian Kabasele. If former Everton midfielder, Tom Cleverley had scored from the penalty spit in the 11th minute after Richarlison was fouled by Jordan Pickford, Watford could be racing to victory. At 2-0, Everton somehow found a way to get back into the game.

It started from Niasse who slotted home first before Calvert-Lewin equalized. The game was now square and either side could have scored the winner. It was the home side favorite that scored. 32-year-old Leighton Baines completed a dramatic win for Everton at Goodison Park as he calmly converted from the spot for the game to end 3-2.

It was just the second time in Everton history to come back from a two-goal deficit, the other being in against Wimbledon (3-2) in 1994.

It was a win Everton badly needed as it now put them 15th on the log. For a team that spent so much last summer, much more is expected from them but thy could start from here after the initial poor run of form. Watford however remain at 9th.

Everton will hope to improve in this performance subsequently and all they will want is return to the top half of the league. The likes of Wayne Rooney and Baines are capable to lead the team to such feat.

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