Jermaine Beckford came to the rescue for Everton with a late goal to force a 1-1 draw with Bolton to take their unbeaten run to six matches.
Ivan Klasnic put the Trotters ahead in the 79th minute when he diverted a bouncing Matt Taylor ball past Tim Howard and it seemed like it would be enough, especially when Everrton’s Marouane Fellaini was sent from the pitch with four minutes remaining when he kicked out at Paul Robinson in response to a strong challenge.
But Beckford popped up to score his first league goal for the club with a deft chip from the edge of the box in added time which saw the Toffees go 12th and Bolton move to 6th.
Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool
Referee: Phil Dowd
Yellow cards: EV - nil
BW - Gretar Steinsson 39’, Zat Knight 45’
Red card: EV - Marouane Fellaini 86’p>
Tim Howard (gk), Phil Jagielka, Sylvain Distin, Leighton Baines, Phil Neville (Yakubu 81’), Mikel Arteta, Marouane Fellaini, Tim Cahill, Steven Pienaar, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (Coleman 67’), Louis Saha (Beckford 81’)
Subs - Jan Mucha (gk), Seamus Coleman (67’), Yakubu Aiyegnbeni (81’), Jermaine Beckford (81’)
Jussi Jaaskelainen (gk), Zat Knight, Gary Cahill, Paul Robinson, Gretar Steinsson (Ricketts 59’), Stuart Holden, Fabrice Muamba, Matt Taylor, Lee Chung-yong, Johan Elmander (Klasnic 62’), Kevin Davies
Subs -Adam Bogdan (gk), Samuel Ricketts (59’), Ivan Klasnic (62’)