Late Gueye strike silences Roar

17 July 2010 01:42
Magaye Gueye hit the winner as Everton defeated A-League club Brisbane Roar 2-1 to complete a clean sweep of wins from their tour of Australia.[LNB] Young French striker Gueye tapped home the winner seven minutes from the end after Jack Rodwell's second-half opener had been cancelled out by Kosta Barbarouses.[LNB]New signing Jermaine Beckford made his first start in an Everton shirt and was almost gifted a first goal when he just failed to reach an under-hit backpass.[LNB]Fellow striker Louis Saha then warmed the gloves of former Norwich goalkeeper Michael Theoklitos before ending a goalless first-half with a disappointingly tame shot after his bursting run.[LNB]Rodwell opened the scoring four minutes after the re-start with a delightful curling shot from outside the penalty area.[LNB]The visitors looked the most likely to add a second with Seamus Coleman firing just over before Victor Anichebe, who came on for Rodwell, was also off target.[LNB]The Roar found an unlikely equaliser after 66 minutes when Barbarouses fired home from a tight angle after a quickly-taken free-kick.[LNB]But 20-year-old substitute Gueye made sure Everton left Australia with a perfect record as he tapped in Jose Baxter's cross from close range after 83 minutes.

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