PREMIER LEAGUE: Cahill scores but Everton held by Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers deservedly earned a share of the spoils with a 1-1 draw at Everton after falling behind to a controversial Toffee’s opener.

Last week Blackburn crept out of the bottom three and this valuable point keeps them out of the drop zone on goal difference.

A draw was probably always the likely outcome as Everton are struggling to score whilst Rovers have difficulty in keeping a clean sheet and the visitor’s have now found the back of the net in their last 12 league game.

Tim Cahill scored his first goal in 34 games, albeit in controversial circumstances.

Marouane Fellaini clearly used his arm to guide the ball into the path of the Australian who finished from close range with the Rovers defence appealing.

The visitor’s looked the better side in the first half hitting the woodwork a couple of times and got their just rewards with a leveller after the break.

Steve Kean will feel his team deserved the slice of good fortune which helped them restore parity.

Tim Howard fumbled a save with the Everton defence in disarray and Cahill’s goalline clearance hit Blackburn striker David Goodwillie and rebounded into goal.

Everton then ended the game the stronger with a Shane Duffy header hitting the bar and Paul Robinson pulling off a couple of late saves to deny the home side but ensure Rovers take a vital point back to Ewood Park.

Referee: Mark Halsey

Venue: Goodison Park

Attendance: 32,464

Everton scorers: Cahill 24
Blackburn scorers: Goodwillie 72

TRIBAL ASKS: Is Steve Kean finally showing his managerial credentials with Blackburn?

Yellow cards: Petrovic (BLA), Hoilett (BLA), Gibson (EVE), Drenthe (EVE)

 

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