EPL: the 10-man Everton achieves a remarkable comeback at Watford
Everton counterattacked from two goals in Watford to win a remarkable 3-2 victory with only 10 men, prevailing in a dramatic final for an entertaining contest on Saturday between two teams that look revitalized under a new administration.
After starting his exciting comeback with two goals in the first half of the break time of Yerry Mina , Everton were a man down for the final 20 minutes after Fabian Delph He was ejected for a second foul on a yellow card.
Despite being under the cosh, Theo Walcott sealed the most unlikely of wins, tapping in after a 90th minute counter-attack with a winner that leaves Watford still struggling one place from the bottom of the league.
Watford's impressive revival under the stewardship of Nigel Pearson had earlier looked set to continue as they went two up through Adam Masina's 10th minute goal, his first in the Premier League, and Roberto Pereyra's smart 42nd minute finish.
Yet Everton, displaying impressive new-found enterprise under Carlo Ancelotti, struck back with two goals in three minutes just before the break, with their unlikely savior being the Colombian defender Mina.
Having struck in the first minute of additional time when he packed the ball home after a goal fight in the mouth, he then headed for the tie in the halftime blow.
After the break Everton looked the more threatening until Delph's expulsion for two yellow card offences in the space of a quarter of an hour.