Townsend Brilliance Help Everton Overcome Burnley

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Michael Keane’s header cancelled out Ben Mee’s nodded finish on his 200th appearance for the Clarets. Townsend, a free transfer arrival in the summer, also set up an equaliser for Michael Keane.

Everton’s winger scored himself five minutes later with a beautiful 25-yard finish into the top corner, sending Goodison into a frenzy.

Abdoulaye Doucoure’s wonderful through ball found Demarai Gray, who tucked past Nick Pope for his third goal of the season, making it even better for the home fans.

It rounded off an incredible turnaround for Rafael Benitez’s team, who are currently level on 10 points with Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool following an unblemished start to the season.

A tense game was also punctuated by moments of controversy, such as when Richarlison body-checked Mee and got away with it. With a full-blooded challenge from the sidelines, Burnley defender James Tarkowski appeared to seek retribution on the Brazilian.

Source: BBC Sport

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