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Supersub Pienaar hands Everton three points

ESPN staff
October 19, 2013
Steven Pienaar scored less than minute after coming on for Everton © Getty Images

Supersub Steven Pienaar scored with his first touch to hand Everton a 2-1 win over Hull at Goodison Park, with Swansea thrashing Sunderland 4-0 and Stoke playing out a goalless stalemate against West Brom.

Kevin Mirallas put Everton 1-0 up after eight minutes. Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor was culpable, thinking Mirallas' low shot from 25 yards was going wide only to see it go in off the post.

Hull levelled on the half-hour mark through Yannick Sagbo - on as a substitute after Danny Graham was stretchered off - who swept home Sone Aluko's cutback from close range for his first Premier League goal.

Pienaar then put Everton back in front on 57 minutes, less than 60 seconds after coming on, sweeping home Mirallas' cross.

After a goalless first half, Swansea scored three times in less than seven minutes soon after the restart before adding a late fourth to hand Gus Poyet defeat in his first match in charge of Sunderland. Phil Bardsley put through his own net at the Liberty Stadium on 57 minutes with Jonathan de Guzman doubling Swansea's lead soon after courtesy of a curling, dipping shot from 20 yards. Wilfried Bony then grabbed Swansea's third from the spot after Craig Gardner brought down Leon Britton in the box. Chico made it 4-0 ten minutes from time after prodding home from a corner. The result leaves Sunderland rock bottom of the Premier League.

Stoke were held to a 0-0 draw by West Brom at the Britannia. West Brom saw a second-half penalty appeal turned down by referee Howard Webb when Charlie Adam appeared to tread on Youssouf Mulumbu's heels in the area.

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