Fellaini leaves it late for Toffees

Date published: Saturday 26th December 2009 5:18

On 17 minutes Darren Bent timed his run to perfection to meet Kenwyne Jones’ cross with a firm downward header which beat Everton keeper Tim Howard.

But the visitors, who had earlier seen Leon Osman clip the outside of the post with a sixth-minute effort and Louis Saha twice fire wide from promising positions, responded well.

On 54 minutes Saha volleyed just wide.

Howard truned over Paulo da Silva’s powerful header from a 68th-minute Andy Reid free-kick before Steven Pienaar whistled a long-range effort just wide and Saha pulled another shot across the face of goal.

But with five minutes remaining Fellaini controlled Tony Hibbert’s cross before smashing a shot high into the net.

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