Goalkeepers were to the fore as Everton drew 1-1 at Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday after Dominic Calvert-Lewin cancelled out Robbie Brady’s early opener for the home side.
Everton’s Jordan Pickford dived superbly to keep out a close-range Chris Wood header, while Burnley’s Nick Pope denied Gylfi Sigurdsson at the death with a fine save. Burnley grabbed the lead in the third minute after Everton midfielder Allan gave the ball away.
Ashley Westwood fed Irishman Brady, who drilled the ball into the bottom corner with his unfavoured right foot. Pope’s ability to use his feet was evident when he kept out a close-range Calvert-Lewin effort from an Alex Iwobi cross. Everton had the alertness of Pickford to thank in the 41st minute when Dwight McNeil slipped Wood through, but the keeper was out quickly to foil the Burnley striker.
England forward Calvert-Lewin brought Everton level on the stroke of half-time. He slid in to meet a low cross from the left by Richarlison for his 11th league goal of the season. Pickford denied Wood again in the 84th minute, diving to palm away a firm header from a corner. Then, Pope kept out Sigurdsson with an excellent save with his outstretched right foot. McNeil failed to make the most of a late chance for Burnley, scuffing his shot after the ball came to him in a central position.
RESULTS: Premier League: Burnley 1 drew with Everton 1.
Bundesliga: Eintracht Frankfurt 1 drew with Borussia Dortmund 1.