Bournemouth 3-3 Everton: Cherries, Toffees stage a stoppage-time thriller

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  • 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.

Junior Stanislas scored in the 87th minute to tie the game at two, then one-upped Ross Barkley‘s 95th minute hero work with a 98th minute header to leave the match 3-3.

Romelu Lukaku and Ramiro Funes Mori each scored first-half goals as the Toffees moved to sixth with 23 points, one back of Spurs.

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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Dan Gosling nearly beat Tim Howard to put the home side up in the third minute, but his bounding shot skidded right of the far post.

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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during the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Everton at Vitality Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Bournemouth, England.
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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.

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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.