Burnley - Samuel Eto'o scored twice as Everton won 3-1 away to Burnley on
Sunday to leave the promoted side still searching for their first
Premier League win this season.
Victory saw Roberto Martinez's power into the top half of the table but
the result left Burnley mired firmly in the relegation zone.
Eto'o gave Everton a fourth-minute lead at Turf Moor before Burnley
striker Danny Ings, seizing on a mistake by Romelu Lukaku, equalised in
the 20th minute.
But nine minutes after his error, Lukaku restored Everton's lead before
veteran Cameroon striker Eto'o put the result beyond doubt in the 86th
minute.Far from looking tired after their Europa League draw away to Lille in
midweek, Everton were quickly out of the blocks against their Lancashire
rivals.Leon Osman found Leighton Baines on the left and the full-back's cross
was headed powerfully by Eto'o past Clarets goalkeeper Tom Heaton and
went in off the crossbar.
Everton were in complete control, dominating possession, until Lukaku
inexplicably gave the ball away to Burnley's Lukas Jutkiewicz, whose
precise through ball to Ings allowed the forward to run through on goal.
Ings then showed plenty of composure and class to round Everton
goalkeeper Tim Howard before slotting the ball into an unguarded net.
An encouraged Burnley pressed forward and Scott Arfield's volley went just past Howard's post.
But it was not long before Lukaku atoned for his earlier error, the
Belgium striker receiving the ball from Steven Naismith and then turning
Burnley's Jason Shackell.
His first shot was blocked but Lukaku managed to scuff his second into the bottom corner.
Everton might even have been 3-1 up before the break, Heaton flapping at
a Naismith header before gathering the ball after it came back off the
Burnley pressed hard for an equaliser in the second half but rarely
threatened Howard's goal and the visitors sealed victory four minutes
from time when Eto'o turned from 25 yards out and advanced before
curling a superb shot into the corner.
Eto'o nearly had a hat-trick but, after seizing on a poor back pass and
rounding Heaton, his shot hit the inside of the far post and rolled
along the goal-line.