Chelsea beats Everton in stoppage time on Tim Howard own goal

August 3, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard (24) defends the goal against Real Madrid during the second half of the International Champions Cup at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Premiere League soccer is starting to take over the United States as interest in the game is on the rise unlike ever before. But while Americans getting involved in the Premiere League is great for the global appeal of the game, fans of Everton are wishing today that one specific American wasn’t involved in one specific play in their match against Chelsea.

Saturday’s Premiere League game between Chelsea and Everton came down to a stoppage time play that resulted in a goal that appeared to be knocked in by Everton goalie Tim Howard. The USMNT goalie appeared to knock the ball in all on his own and while there may be debate about who actually scored the goal, it was Howard that was ultimately credited with the goal.

The mishap is being debated, as it appeared that it might have been deflected in, but how the goal happened seems to be a tad bit irrelevant as no matter if Howard was scored on or he scored on himself, Chelsea picked up a huge win and Howard was the root cause of that.

Topics: Chelsea FC, English Premier League, Tim Howard, USMNT

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  • Christophe Silvey

    What is interestingly not being discussed is that on close inspection Lampard’s free-kick appears to glance off Chelsea defender Ivanovic, at which time Terry is offside, which should have resulted in a whistle and stoppage of play, negating the goal, whoever was responsible.

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