OTD - 20 December

22 Jun 2018
2003: Everton 3-2 Leicester City

Wayne Rooney scored off the bench for the second match in a row as Everton came from behind to beat Leicester City.

Lee Carsley had initially put the Toffees in front, but goals from Les Ferdinand and James Scowcroft meant the hosts were trailing when Rooney was introduced on the hour-mark.

Rooney had netted as a substitute in his previous match against Portsmouth - the winning goal in fact - and he struck the equaliser against Leicester, with Tomasz Radzinski going on to complete the turnaround 11 minutes from time.

The result left Everton 12th on 20 points, while Leicester were 17th on 16 points, with only goal difference keeping them out of the bottom three.

2011: Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers came out on top in a duel between two teams battling relegation, beating Blackburn Rovers 2-1.

The visitors got the perfect start as Mark Davies struck in the fifth minute, and Nigel Reo-Coker doubled the lead on the half-hour mark.

Yakubu gave Blackburn a lifeline in the second half but it wasn’t enough for Steve Kean’s men.

Bolton leapfrogged Blackburn into 19th place with 12 points, leaving them three points from safety. Rovers dropped to the bottom of the table on 10 points - five behind 17th-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Reo-Coker goal vs Blackburn, 20 Dec 2011


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