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Richarlison scored two goals for 10-man Everton, but Ruben Neves scored and posted an assist on the equalizer as the Toffees and Wolves drew 2-2 at the Molineux Stadium on Saturday.
Mexican international Raul Jimenez scored said equalizer, which came against an Everton side which played down a man for 50 minutes following a controversial red card to Phil Jagielka.
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A boisterous Molineux settled into watching Everton having the better of early play, and Seamus Coleman forced an early save out of Rui Patricio.
The Brazilian then led a 2v1 break, but opted for the outside of his right foot instead of the left for a cross, flubbing the chance to find Theo Walcott. Wolves broke right back, with Jordan Pickford saving a Helder Costa attempt.
The game changed wildly when Jagielka’s lunging recovery attempt of a casual touch clattered into the ankle of Diego Jota.
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And Neves curled the ensuing free kick upper 90 in sensational fashion, sending the clubs to the locker rooms level at one.
The game remained even, the pouring rain certainly depriving the match of a certain amount of flow.
Two saves marked the second half as it reached the 60th minute, with Cenk Tosun denied by Patricio and Wolves’ Jimenez blocked by Pickford.
Richarlison nearly had an assist when he knocked down a cross into the path of Walcott, but the ex-Arsenal man couldn’t get purchase on his shot.
And then he put the Toffees ahead, rewarding his manager for both buying him and leaving him in the game on yellow. It was a cute curling effort inside the far post and beyond the reach of a diving Patricio.
But hold on! Neves sent a beautiful cross over the head of a leaping Keane, and Jimenez buried his header to make it 2-2 with 10 minutes to play.