Thursday, October 30, 2008

Everton crushes Bolton in last minute

When he came from Standard Liège the phrases used by the media to describe Marouane Fellaini was a "box to box" midfielder although anyone who saw him in Belgium knew he was so much more. Maybe the time has change the description because his goal scoring prowess is quickly making a powerful statement.

Following the difficult loss against Man Utd, marked with Wayne Rooney's ramble-rousing, the Toffees were in a sticky situation. Winless since the fourth week of the season, the bottom of the table was starting to wake-up and a victory was desperately needed.

The last few weeks, we've seen a glimmer of hope raise to a chest thumping roar. The loss to Arsenal stirred that glimmer and against Man Utd with all their awards and gleaming trophy cases, we stood up and we're counted. We rose in strength and found a way to fight and challenge our way to a tough draw. Today that glimmer resounded as once again with their backs against the wall David Moyes' forces dug-in and as time ran-out Steven Pienaar's cross was headed-in by Marouane Fellaini to give them a 1-0 victory over Bolton.

It was not a "classic" victory and if I am to be truthful, Bolton outplayed Everton for the most part. However through a hard-nosed work ethic and never back-down mentality the Toffees head home with three points and await Fulham this Saturday.