After conceding a pair of goals versus Watford tonight, Everton became the owners of an altogether-undesirable Premier League record.
Everton 2-2 Watford
The Toffees welcomed Watford to Goodison Park for the last of the weekend’s Premier League fixtures.
Marco Silva’s men came into proceedings on the back of a disappointing couple of weeks. Everton first fell to a last-gasp defeat at the hands of Liverpool in the Merseyside derby, before struggling to a 1-1 stalemate at home to Newcastle last time out.
And a thrilling affair at Goodison this evening saw Everton’s winless league streak eventually extended to 3 games.
However, things could so easily have been far worse for the Toffees, if not for a last-minute Lucas Digne equalizer.
Everton actually took the lead this evening, when Andre Gomes’ pull-back was confidently slotted home by Richarlison with 15 minutes on the clock.
However, a manic 3 minute-spell just past the hour-mark saw the clash quickly turned on its head.
First, after Roberto Pereyra’s effort had crashed off the Everton upright, Seamus Coleman was in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the ball having rebounded off the flat-footed Irish stopper and into the corner of Jordan Pickford’s goal.
And, incredibly, Watford then went ahead just two minutes later. Pereyra was once again involved, as the former Juventus man’s dink to the back post was nodded home by the arriving Abdoulaye Doucoure.
But, just when it looked as though things couldn’t get any worse for the hosts, they soon did.
After being awarded a penalty a further 2 minutes on from Watford taking the lead, Gylfi Sigurdsson’s disappointing spot-kick was well saved by Ben Foster.
But, just when it looked as though the Merseysiders were dead and buried, a piece of magic from an unexpected source secured a point for Marco Silva’s men.
After being awarded a 95th-minute free-kick on the edge of the Watford box, Lucas Digne stepped up to bend a stunning, Lionel Messi-esque effort into the top corner of the Hornets’ goal.
And the final-whistle blew just seconds later, with both sides, in the end, forced to make do with a point.
Everton the record breakers
However, while the result may have, in the end, felt almost like a victory for Everton, fans have nevertheless found a way to put a negative (albeit relatively-insignificant) spin on the Toffees’ result.
This spin is based around the fact that the Mersey outfit conceded a pair of goals this evening.
As has since been highlighted online, Watford’s double at Goodison Park saw Everton leapfrog Tottenham as the side to have conceded the most goals in Premier League history:
— Bring on your Internazionale (@Barneylfc82) December 10, 2018
The top 10 in full, meanwhile, is showcased below: