[AMERICANS ABROAD] Last week it was Chelsea. On Saturday it was Manchester United. In successive English Premier League matches, Everton has beaten the top two teams, and Landon Donovan again had a hand in the victory. He was involved in sub Dan Gosling's late goal that broke the game open. Everton went on to win, 3-1, and improve its EPL record since Donovan's arrival to 5-1-1.
Donovan missed a sitter late in the first half with the score tied 1-1 but made up for it when he slipped the ball to Steven Pienaar down the left wing, and the South African crossed the ball for Gosling, who scored with a shot to the far post.
Another sub, 18-year-old Jack Rodwell, then put the game away with his first EPL goal on a slick solo run.
Tim Howard was in goal for Everton against his old team, which lacked energy following its 3-2 win at AC Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday.