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In a bid to discover the Club's most memorable games of the Premier League's 20 seasons, we asked fans to vote in an exclusive poll on evertonfc.com. Today, our countdown from 20 to one continues with an astonishing comeback at Goodison Park...


EVERTON 3-3 Manchester United, 11 September 2010

(Pienaar 39, Cahill 91, Arteta 92)
Att: 36,556

Everton hit two injury-time goals to snatch a sensational late point against Manchester United at Goodison Park.

As the clock ticked beyond 90 minutes, David Moyes' men looked destined for defeat with the visitors holding a 3-1 advantage.

The Blues pulled themselves within a goal though when Tim Cahill headed home a Leighton Baines cross, before a Mikel Arteta effort deflected in off Paul Scholes to add the most dramatic of conclusions to an enthralling encounter.

Steven Pienaar scores against Manchester UnitedSteven Pienaar puts Everton in front

Steven Pienaar had earlier given Everton the lead seven minutes before half time, though Darren Fletcher levelled from close range just four minutes later.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side then went in front through Nemanja Vidic, and when Dimitar Berbatov fired a third, the contest looked over.

But as the fourth official's board signalled an additional three minutes, Cahill's trademark effort bred hope. The Australian then nodded down another Baines centre and Arteta did just enough to spark wild scenes of jubilation among the home faithful.

To read a full match report, click here.

Line-Ups
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Everton                      

 

Howard                                  

Hibbert (Coleman 68)            

Jagielka                                  

Distin                         

Baines                                    

Osman                                    

Arteta                                     

Heitinga (Yakubu 68)            

Pienaar                                   

Fellaini                                   

Cahill                                      

 

Manager: David Moyes

Manchester United

 

Van der Sar

Neville

Vidic

Evans

Evra (Park 80)

Nani

O'Shea

Scholes

Fletcher

Giggs

Berbatov

 

Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson

What They Said



““It was an incredible game. The players did great to keep going and to come back. And to score two goals after the board had gone up was terrific.” - David Moyes

"It's quite unreal. It was a tough game, it was difficult, but it just shows our fighting spirit." - Tim Cahill

“I don’t think we deserved to lose so a draw is good for us. Yes, we made some mistakes which cost us goals, but apart from that we did a lot of good things in the game." - Mikel Arteta

"To lose two goals in injury time is unthinkable. We had it under control and the game is finished - even when they scored a second. It is a terrible end for us." - Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

David MoyesDavid Moyes celebrates as Mikel Arteta salvages an unlikely point

In The News



  • A 49-year-old doctor is arrested for throwing a shoe at Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou in protest at the government's austerity plan.
  • The United States commemorates the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks with events across the country.
  • Belgian Kim Clijsters defeats Russia's Vera Zvonareva to win the US Open for the second successive year.
  • The reality television show 'Big Brother' is aired on Channel 4 for the final time.
  • Olly Murs tops the UK singles chart with 'Please Don't Let Me Go'. 
  • Elsewhere in the Premier League, Arsenal thump Bolton 4-1, while Blackpool's impressive start to life in the top flight continues with a 2-0 win at Newcastle.

What Happened Next

 

 

  • Everton went on to lose their next game at home to Newcastle before exiting the League Cup to Brentford.
  • The Blues quickly turned things around with a six-game unbeaten run in October and November.
  • A 1-0 final-day victory over Chelsea at Goodison Park wrapped up a seventh-place Premier League finish.
  • Manchester United ended up champions, nine points clear of Chelsea and Manchester City. 

For a full 2010/11 fixture list, click here.

Chris LangGreat comeback, but another cheating ref at Goodison.

Tuesday 10th July 12:58 Report Comment

Perry Wallacewhat a great match, that goal by pienaar was pure class

Monday 9th July 18:49 Report Comment

mitch moodyremember watching this game, fantastic comeback

Monday 9th July 18:17 Report Comment
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