The big news out of soccer yesterday, aside from Newcastle's thumping of Manchester United was that Tim Howard scored a goal for Everton.
No big deal you say?
Tim Howard is the goal keeper.
Here's a link to the goal if you have not seen it already.
There was little skill involved. A lucky bounce and a gusty wind did the trick. Howard himself, played down his goal and felt sorry for the Bolton keeper. Howard becomes the fourth goal keeper to score a goal in an English Premier League match.
Unfortunately for Everton, Howard's goal was not enough as they lost 1-2 to Bolton. This is what bugged me. Everton is a mid-table team, and is struggling to stay there. Bolton is in the bottom three. Everton were at home and should have won this match. They're so weak on offense, they're goal keeper scores and they still cannot win. Manager David Moyes is still relying on Tim Cahill and Louis Saha to provide the offense, but they're well past their expiration date. In fact, Cahill has not scored a single goal since 2010.
Adding to Everton's woes is that three players, Leon Osman, Jack Rodwell and Phil Jagielka went down with injuries. Jagielka's injury concerns me the most as Everton have no depth on defense. It's no coincidence that after he left the pitch, the team gave up the game tying and winning goals for Bolton.
The Toffees play an F.A. Cup match this weekend and a league match against high flying Tottenham next Wednesday. It could be a long second half of the season for Moyes and company if the gaffer does not alter his offensive tactics and get some transfer help from an owner who pleads poverty and every opportunity.