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Landon Donovan scores his first EPL goal
by Mike Woitalla, January 28th, 2010 7AM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Landon Donovan, making his third English Premier League start since joining Everton on loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy, scored in the 19th minute of a 2-0 win over Sunderland on Wednesday. It was Donovan's first goal in a foreign pro league.

Donovan, set up by Tim Cahill, beat Sunderland keeper Craig Gordon with a low left-footed shot from 15 yards. Cahill scored Everton's first in the 7th minute.

Donovan almost scored a second goal in the second half, but his shot was cleared off the goal line by George McCartney, who paid for his effort by colliding with the goalpost.

Donovan, who started and played 76 minutes in Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup loss to Birmingham, was replaced by Mikel Arteta in the 75th minute. Donovan's U.S. teammate Tim Howard was goal for Everton.

Everton is on an eight-game unbeaten streak in league play and has a 2-0-1 (win-loss-tie) record with Donovan in the lineup.

"I thought he played really well," said Everton manager David Moyes. "He's got a great goalscoring record in America and tonight he got the first one and was unlucky not to get a second one. If he can add us a goal or two, that will be great. We are beginning to get some momentum and we have to try to keep that going now."

Last year, Donovan spent the MLS offseason on loan to Bayern Munich but failed to score in six Bundesliga games. He also went scoreless in seven games for Bayer Leverkusen in 2005.

In nine MLS seasons, the 27-year-old Donovan has 96 regular-season and 17 playoff goals. He is the U.S. national team's all-time leading scorer with 42 goals in 120 appearances.

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