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FAIL! Tim Howard's howler vs Wigan

[Sunday, February 05, 2012 ]

Everton came from behind to snatch a 1-1 draw at Wigan Athletic after a bizarre mistake from goalkeeper Tim Howard looked to have gifted the hosts the win.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard reacts after conceding a bizarre own goal against Wigan
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard reacts after conceding a bizarre own goal against Wigan

Photo: AP

The Latics, struggling at the foot of the table, have been short on luck this season but they certainly got a huge slice of it in the 76th minute as Everton gifted them the softest of goals.

Wigan spread the ball from right to left and Jean Beausejour's cross hit the foot of Phil Neville and seemed to be rolling into Howard's hands.

But the American goalkeeper was deceived by the spin and the ball looped into the net for an own goal.

Everton rallied almost immediately, however, levelling the scores with eight minutes remaining when substitute Victor Anichebe headed home a Leighton Baines cross.

"It was a complete freak goal. I could hardly believe it. It took a big bobble," Everton boss David Moyes told Sky Sports.

"The pitch here is poor. It's very heavy in the middle. Probably with the rugby coming I can see it getting worse."



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