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Everton rescues 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace in EPL

/ 02:43 PM December 08, 2015
Everton's Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal. AFP FILE PHOTO

Everton’s Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal. AFP FILE PHOTO

LIVERPOOL, England — Romelu Lukaku scored his 50th goal for Everton in his 100th appearance to give the team a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace on Monday in the Premier League.

Lukaku hit the woodwork twice before Gerard Deulofeu found him with a low cross in the 81st minute and the Belgium striker had a simple tap-in from close range for his seventh goal in six matches.

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In an entertaining second half, Scott Dann headed Crystal Palace into the lead in the 76th minute after poor marking by Everton from a corner.

Lukaku nearly leveled immediately but thumped a shot against the crossbar, having struck the post with a low effort in the first half.

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Palace is sixth on 23 points from 15 games, with Everton a point back in ninth place.

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