Everton salvages 1-1 draw against Norwich
Everton narrowly avoided a third straight Premier League loss
after Leon Osman equalized in the 81st minute to earn a 1-1 draw
against visiting Norwich on Saturday.
Striker Grant Holt had given Norwich the lead in the 28th
minute, and even though Everton dominated much of the game the
Toffees once again seemed unable to capitalize. But the
introduction of on-loan Real Madrid midfielder Royston Drenthe for
the last 20 minutes proved pivotal as it was his shot that was
deflected in by Osman.
Norwich took the lead with their first shot, as Holt did well to
hold off John Heitinga on the edge of the six-yard box before
expertly turning the Dutchman to score off the inside of the far
But Drenthe cut in from the right in the 81st minute to unleash
a shot that Osman diverted inside the near post.