Everton struck 3 times in seven minutes within the last half as they came from a goal right down to beat Burnley 3-1 and move level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester United at Goodison Park on Monday.
Ben Mee’s header on his 200th Premier League appearance handed Burnley the lead within the 53rd minute but Everton’s response was emphatic because the hosts came alive to say their third league victory of the season.
Michael Keane headed Everton’s equaliser within the 59th minute before Andros Townsend curled during a sensational left-footed finish to offer Everton the lead — his first league goal since joining on a free transfer from Crystal Palace.
Seconds later Demarai Gray went through on their lonesome to fit home Everton’s third goal to the delight of the house fans who had not liked what that they had seen earlier.
Everton moved into fourth spot with 10 points from four games — level on points with Liverpool, Chelsea and United.
Burnley had been the higher side within the half but they’re still awaiting their first league win of the season and remain on one point in 18th place.
Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez’s arrival at Goodison wasn’t universally popular amongst Everton’s fans but they need started the season a la mode , scoring 10 goals in four games.
They were dealt a blow before kickoff with striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin ruled out with a broken toe and for much of the primary half they were second-best against a fired-up Burnley.
Chris Wood should have put the visitors ahead early but did not make proper contact together with his header after an outstanding ball into the world by Dwight McNeil.
Everton’s only real chance before the break was when Townsend picked out the run of Abdoulaye Doucoure whose first-time angled effort was well saved by Nick Pope.
It was only after Mee headed Burnley ahead that Everton came alive and Townsend was the catalyst.
He showed great feet to engineer some space on the proper wing before whipping during a perfect cross for Keane to glance in his header.
Townsend had gone almost a year without a Premier League goal but his effort was well worth the wait.
Picking up the ball during a central area he jinked his way forward before sending a curling, dipping left-footer into the highest corner of internet .
“My mum is usually sending me compilations of all my goals, she told me to observe it once I can and perhaps I reminded myself I can roll in the hay and pulled it out,” Townsend said of his effort.
Doucoure then split the Burnley defence to send Gray clear and he calmly beat Pope before Doucoure himself had a goal disallowed for offside as Everton ran riot.