Blackburn leave it late at Everton – Ince delighted

David Dunn opened the scoring, but goals from Arteta and Yakubu gave Everton a shock lead until Roque Santa Cruz drew Rovers level .

The game looked to be heading towards a draw until Andre Ooijer scored the winner deep into injury time.

"We thoroughly deserved it," said Ince on the club's official web site. "In the first half I thought we were different class and played some lovely football, we should have probably been two or three goals up.

"We got caught with a sucker-punch just before half time and that kind of knocked us back as you could see with the performance in the first fifteen minutes of the second half, it took us a while to get going again.

"But when we conceded the second goal the willingness and application to get back into the game, the fighting spirit, not just to get to 2-2 but to actually go on and win the game was absolutely incredible.

"Last year at Milton Keynes we did exactly the same, we did it at Stockport last year we went 1-0 down, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, and it shows the sign of a team that has great spirit and great ability.

"It is something you want in a team and we have that in great abundance, we have that never-say-die attitude, we never know how to lose, we never give up and that is from having good players, talent and togetherness, it was great to see that today.

"The whole team did ever so well."

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