Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Everton keep Burnley winless

27 October 2014, 08:07

Burnley - Samuel Eto'o scored twice as Everton won 3-1 away to Burnley on Sunday to leave the promoted side still searching for their first Premier League win this season.

Victory saw Roberto Martinez's power into the top half of the table but the result left Burnley mired firmly in the relegation zone.

Eto'o gave Everton a fourth-minute lead at Turf Moor before Burnley striker Danny Ings, seizing on a mistake by Romelu Lukaku, equalised in the 20th minute. But nine minutes after his error, Lukaku restored Everton's lead before veteran Cameroon striker Eto'o put the result beyond doubt in the 86th minute.

Far from looking tired after their Europa League draw away to Lille in midweek, Everton were quickly out of the blocks against their Lancashire rivals.

Also Read: Everton remain top in Europa League

Leon Osman found Leighton Baines on the left and the full-back's cross was headed powerfully by Eto'o past Clarets goalkeeper Tom Heaton and went in off the crossbar.

Everton were in complete control, dominating possession, until Lukaku inexplicably gave the ball away to Burnley's Lukas Jutkiewicz, whose precise through ball to Ings allowed the forward to run through on goal.

Ings then showed plenty of composure and class to round Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard before slotting the ball into an unguarded net.

An encouraged Burnley pressed forward and Scott Arfield's volley went just past Howard's post.

But it was not long before Lukaku atoned for his earlier error, the Belgium striker receiving the ball from Steven Naismith and then turning Burnley's Jason Shackell. His first shot was blocked but Lukaku managed to scuff his second into the bottom corner.

Everton might even have been 3-1 up before the break, Heaton flapping at a Naismith header before gathering the ball after it came back off the bar.

Burnley pressed hard for an equaliser in the second half but rarely threatened Howard's goal and the visitors sealed victory four minutes from time when Eto'o turned from 25 yards out and advanced before curling a superb shot into the corner.

Eto'o nearly had a hat-trick but, after seizing on a poor back pass and rounding Heaton, his shot hit the inside of the far post and rolled along the goal-line.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...