Everton 3 – Middlesbrough 1: Barry, Coleman and Lukaku seal comfortable win for Toffees

17 Sep

The 35-year-old, whose milestone has previously been achieved only by Ryan Giggs (632) and Frank Lampard (609), sparked the hosts’ comeback after goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg was controversially adjudged to have conceded an own goal from Alvaro Negredo’s robust, old-school centre-forward’s challenge.

He may be slower than his more sprightly, younger compatriots but the cool-headed Barry reacted quickest to smash home from a corner. Having gone 103 matches without a goal it was the veteran midfielder’s second in four matches.


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