Everton Rises to Second by Trashing The Boro
Every season, there's an underdog mounting a run at the title, and this time it looks like Everton is assuming the role.
The Blues defeated newly-promoted Middlesbrough, 3-1, to secure the Premiership's second spot for themselves.
Sure, it's only September, but three points harvested now count the same as they do in springtime. The issue, of course, is always whether an underdog has accumulated enough of them by then.
Right. Big question mark.
Last season was one to forget for Everton, but it looks like the flaws have been corrected in the early going. They certainly did enough to show The Boro that the top tier's wrath is relentless.
Yet another goalkeeping error turned into a Premiership goal when Maarten Stekelenburg mishandled:
Gareth Barry doesn’t always score, but when he does, its always an important one:
Seamus Coleman showed the new dudes how its done when he took off on an outstanding solo run:
Now, that's a match winner, right there.
Romelu Lukaku found his striking form again as he scored the final goal of the game.
When you’re lucky, even the faintest of touch turns into goal.
On the official scoresheet, anyway.