EVERTON, CRYSTAL PALACE GAME ENDS IN DRAW

The two Belgians, RomeluLukaku and Christian Benteke dominated the scoring part at Goodison Park on Friday as the latter, Benteke rescued his side with an equalizing goal in a 1-1 Premier League draw against Everton.


The former Chelsea striker, Lukaku maintains his shining form as the he scored his fifth league goal of the campaign, but Everton were unable to bounce back from last Saturday's defeat at Bournemouth, as Christian equalized after the first half to grant Crystal Palace a point.

Lukaku had challenged Palace defenders on a couple of occasions before he curled home a fine free-kick in the 35th minute to put his mates on the winning hope.

The two teams enjoyed periods of supremacy as the match approached its peak level, with Gareth Barry and Joe Ledley approaching so close, but ultimately, there was nothing to separate the teams.
Koeman's men were full of intent right from the start at Goodison and it was YannickBolasie in particular who caused his former colleagues issues during the early exchanges.

Lukaku was given another opportunity 10 minutes later after Ross Barkley robbed Joe Ledley and fed the striker, but the Belgian's right-footed try was declined with ease by Steve Mandanda.

The visitors were level just four minutes into the second half, as Benteke met Joel Ward's looping cross with a perfect header and found the net through the right-hand goal-post.

Meanwhile, Alan Pardew's men were fortunate enough to have not fallen behind again just a few moments later. Bolasie found his way into Palace's box eighteen and laid the ball on a plate for IdrissaGueye, only for Martin Kelly to produce a determined and well-aimed block.

Ledley tried Maarten Stekelenburg with a header of his own nine minutes later, but the Everton keeper was at alert when aborting it out of the air.

Left-shooter Lukaku turned provider eight minutes from the end, flicking a clever pass into the area for Seamus Coleman, however the defender sliced his effort over the crossbar from just inside the box with what proved to be the final opportunity.

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