5. U.S. ABROAD: Win escapes Howard's Everton

Tim Howard had giant Norwegian John Carew's number, but that didn't prevent Aston Villa from coming from behind to earn a 1-1 tie with visiting Everton and deny the Toffees three crucial points in their bid for a spot in the UEFA Cup next season.

Everton went ahead on Joleon Lescott's early header and spent the rest of the game trying to defend its lead. Howard twice denied Carew with spectacular stops but had the bad luck to watch teenager Gabriel Agbonlahor score in the 83rd minute on a rebound after he blocked another shot from Carew.

Everton stayed in seventh place, with 47 points, one point behind Tottenham.
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