Keane Talks Through Stunning Late Leveller

Michael Keane has opened up on the thought process that led to his late wonderstrike in Everton's 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park.

It looked as though the Blues would be left empty-handed after Abdoulaye Doucoure was shown a straight red card just before the hour mark and Harry Kane put the visitors ahead via the penalty spot minutes later.

But the resilience of Sean Dyche's side was on display once again and, after being handed a boost with Lucas Moura being given his marching orders for a lunging challenge late on, Keane levelled proceedings with a stunning solo effort in the 90th minute.

Reliving his strike afterwards, Keane said: ""I'm buzzing, to be honest. You won't believe me but every now and again I do hit the ball like that in training! So to do it in a game is nice. I think my teammates have been expecting it for a while, so to see one come off is amazing.

"All I remember was Ben [Godfrey] getting the ball and I saw the space open up in the middle of the pitch, so I thought, 'Go on then, go on then... It's opened right up, just have a go'... To be honest, I didn't feel it come off my foot it was that sweet.

"It was nice. I was in shock a bit! It'll take me a long time to hit one sweeter than that.

"I could see it going in, swerving away from Lloris and I knew it had a chance. I've been close with a few in the past recently but this one looked in all the way.

Keane has been exceptional at the heart of Everton's defence since his return to the starting line-up under Dyche, starting each of the Toffees' past five games.

The 30-year-old was in the thick of the action against Cristian Stellini's side, conceding the penalty that led to Spurs' opener before being fouled to take the game to 10 v 10 for the closing stages and then, of course, notching an unforgettable first strike of the season.

"Honestly, after I gave the penalty away I was just buzzing to make up for it," said Keane. "I think the team fought really well. We were a man down for half an hour and it was tough but I'm buzzing."

On the decision to dismiss Moura, he added: "It was [a sore one]. I feel like it could have been a lot worse but, yes, I think it's definite red card. I don't think he could complain."