Burnley 2-1 Everton: Hosts grab a last minute winner against the run of play

Scott Arfield was the hero for the hosts as he scored in injury time to earn Burnley a shock win against a dominant Everton.

Burnley 2-1 Everton: Hosts grab a last minute winner against the run of play
Burnley celebrate their late winner (photo: Getty Images / Dave Thompson)
Burnley
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Everton
Burnley: Heaton, Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward (Flanagan 83), Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Marney, Arfield, Kightly (Tarkowski 74), Vokes (Bamford 89)
Everton: Stekelenburg, Coleman, Jagielka (Valencia 90), Williams, Oviedo, Gueye (Cleverley 83), Barry, Mirrallas (Deulofeu 76), Barkley, Bolasie, Lukaku
SCORE: 1-0 Vokes 39, 1-1 Bolasie 58, 2-1 Arfield 90

Everton fans and players alike will be travelling back to Merseyside questioning how they came away from Lancashire with nothing to their name, having lost 2-1 to Burnley on Saturday. 

Vokes gives Burnley the lead

The visitors certainly settled into the match the quicker as they took the game to their hosts. After Yannick Bolasie went to ground in the box, the loose ball fell to Kevin Mirallas who saw his shot saved by Tom Heaton after just two minutes. The Burnley shot-stopper found himself called into action again just 15 minutes later when the out of form Ross Barkley cut inside and saw his fizzing effort palmed away by the England international.

Yet the game gradually became scrappy as a flurry of bookings were dished out and that worked in the favour of the home side. Sam Vokes unleashed their first shot from 25 yards but saw his effort saved by Maarten Stekelenburg. However the striker was to fair better just before the break when Everton's goalkeeper spilled a Scott Arfield poked effort, before Vokes reacted fastest to prod Burnley into a surprise lead at half-time.

Bolasie strikes back

Everton would have felt unlucky to go behind after the opening 45 minutes and they set about getting themselves back into the game straight after the interval. Barkley forced another save from Heaton with a low effort, though Seamus Coleman received a long ticking off after going close to receiving a second yellow card for a foul on Stephen Ward.

The visitors continued to press and they were eventually rewarded for their endeavour. Idrissa Gueye did what he does best and won the ball back in midfield, before central midfield partner Gareth Barry released Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian controlled the ball before Bolasie stole the ball off his teammate and buried the ball past Heaton.

Smash and grab after Everton pressure

Everton continued to push forward and twice Lukaku had the ball knocked away when he was ready to apply the finishing touch. Bolasie almost produced a piece of magic with ten minutes to go as he attempted an audacious lob from out wide but Heaton was able to tip it away.

Ronald Koeman's side were dominating proceedings but the ball would not break for them, in particular Lukaku. When Burnley won a free-kick in their own half as the game went into injury time, Heaton's long punt forward came more as a relief than in expectation. Yet the ball fell to Icelandic international Johann Berg Gudmundsson who smashed a shot against the crossbar. The rebound fell to Scott Arfield and he was able to slide in a last minute winner for the hosts.

The result left Everton stunned as they left Turf Moor despite dominating with 20 shots and 66% possession. For Burnley it was an excellent three points that takes them into double figures for the season, all of which coming at home.