[AMERICANS ABROAD] The buildup to Landon Donovan's second stint on
loan to Everton didn't have the hype that came before his first stint two years ago, but he has certainly delivered the goods for the Toffees. His
assist -- his fifth in seven games -- gave Everton a 1-0 win over Manchester City that shook up the English Premier League race. Everton fans
shouldn't get any idea of Donovan moving permanently from the Los Angeles Galaxy, however. Toffees manager David Moyes ruled out that
idea earlier in the week.
Darron Gibson's goal -- his first since moving to Merseyside from Manchester United earlier in January -- helped draw his former club even with City, which has lost five of its last seven games at Goodison Park, at the top of the standings.
Donovan laid the ball off for Gibson to score in the 60th minute and give Everton its first win in the EPL since Donovan's arrival. The Toffees temporarily jumped to the top half of the standings in ninth place.
"Landon has started really well," Moyes said. "I thought he was our best player in a couple of his first games. I actually didn't think he played too well in midweek [Friday's FC Cup win over Fulham]. He made the two goals but his all-around play could have been better. But he's done so well for us, he's been great to come in and hit the ground running which is what we needed. You wouldn't know he was someone here on just a short loan. Keeping is completely out of the question. He's going back to the Galaxy and we'll always be thankful for the time that we've had with him."