- Stanislas the hero for Cherries
- Toffees blow two leads
- Smith scores a beauty for Bournemouth
Everton was knocking on the door of the Top Five, but those feisty Bournemouth Cherries wanted none of it.
The Dean Court faithful received a second-half treat on Saturday, with Bournemouth climbing back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to salvage a point.
Adam Smith scored a gorgeous 25-yard hammer for the Cherries before Stanislas struck twice to snare a point. They remain 19th with nine points, one shy of safety.
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The Cherries back line held Everton at bay, and Adam Federici cleaned up a trio of messes midway through the first.
Funes Mori finally put the Toffees ahead when his well-timed jump helped him power a corner home for his first goal at Everton.
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And Lukaku belted a second past Federici, neatly trapping a bouncing pass before laying into a tough-angled shot to make it 2-0.
Smith struck late for Bournemouth, a gorgeous goal. Given ages to shoot, he crushed a high shot upper 90.
And hold on! Stanislas accepted Joshua King‘s assist to level things in the 87th minute, an awful capitulation from Everton.
5 – Five of Gerard Deulofeu’s six assists this season in the Premier League have been for Romelu Lukaku. Combination.
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Barkley added to the heroics when he latched onto a loose ball outside the six and gave Everton what appeared to be a late winner, but Stanislas rose high to get his second equalizer moments later.