x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Cahill the difference for Everton

Tim Cahill is the Everton hero as David Moyes' side take the points against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

Everton's Marouane Fellaini, centre,  is challenged by Emanuel Pogatetz and Chris Riggott of Middlesbrough.
Everton's Marouane Fellaini, centre, is challenged by Emanuel Pogatetz and Chris Riggott of Middlesbrough.

Tim Cahill was the Everton hero as David Moyes' side took the points at the Riverside Stadium. The Australian midfielder forced home the ball in the 49th minute following a goalmouth scramble after his first effort was saved by the home goalkeeper Ross Turnbull. Steven Pienaar earlier had a goal disallowed after a foul on Turnbull, while at the end Afonso Alves went closest for beaten Boro. sports@thenational.ae