Just when you thought you had seen everything this Everton season, this match happened. And this one game captured the entire Toffees season, and indeed, Roberto Martinez's tenure in one ninety minute capsule (ninety nine actually, if you ask the ref). Goals, saves, chances, woodwork, wizardry, counterattacks, mistakes, miscommunications, added time, equalizers, and last but not the least, inconsistent refereeing. We've seen it all so far this season, and we saw it once again today at Stamford Bridge, where Everton are still yet to win since 1994.
A dry first half devoid of flair saw both teams glean just one chance each. However the second half started off with a bang, with a Leighton Baines cross getting deflected in for an own goal, and then Kevin Mirallas turning and firing in a half-volley to put the visitors two up. However, within minutes Chelsea were tied as Everton sat back too deep, and first both captain Phil Jagielka and goalie Tim Howard made an utter hash of a deep ball to let in Diego Costa to score, and then a wicked deflection off Muhamed Besic wrong-footing Howard.
The home side were being roared on by the crowd and Everton were on the back foot for long periods until a 90th minute corner when Ramiro Funes Mori sealed his name in folklore by volleying home what looked like the winner. Referee Mike Jones had been pretty inconsistent most of the game and called for seven minutes of added time. With the clock well past the 97th minute mark, John Terry stole in from an offside position to flick home the equalizer.
Once again, exactly like at Bournemouth earlier in the season, Everton let slip two- and one-goal leads late in the game, and aided by some puzzling refereeing, allowed the home side to steal a draw.
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