Scott Arfield strikes late to earn Burnley win over Everton

Burnley beat Everton 2-1 thanks to a 90th-minute winner in the English Premier League on Saturday.

By: Reuters | Updated: October 23, 2016 1:54 am
Burnley vs Everton, Everton vs Burnley , Scott Arfield, Arfield, Scott Arfield goal, Premier LEague, Football news, Football Scott Arfield drilled in a rebound off the crossbar by Johann Berg Gudmundsson for Burnley’s third win. (Source: Reuters)

Scott Arfield struck in the 90th minute to earn Burnley an unlikely late, late 2-1 win over Everton at their Turf Moor fortress after the visitors had fought back into the Premier League game on Saturday.

Maarten Stekelenburg, Everton’s hero with two penalty saves against Manchester City last week, turned villain with his keeping at fault for Burnley’s first goal in the 38th minute quite against the run of the play.

Arfield’s low shot should have been dealt with comfortably but the Dutchman parried the ball into the predatory path of Sam Vokes, who tapped home.

Everton, though, hit back strongly after the break as Yannick Bolasie equalised but they ended up suffering only their second defeat of the season when Arfield slid home the rebound after Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s shot hit the bar.