Football: Given own goal secures Everton win over Stoke

Everton's Leighton Baines celebrates their first goal with Ross Barkley and Kevin Mirallas, which was an own goal scored by Stoke City's Shay Given.
Everton's Leighton Baines celebrates their first goal with Ross Barkley and Kevin Mirallas, which was an own goal scored by Stoke City's Shay Given.PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS)- Shay Given scored a bizarre own goal as Everton beat Stoke City 1-0 at Goodison Park in an exciting game on Saturday (Aug 27) to extend the visitors' wait for a first Premier League win of the season.

Given initially saved Leighton Baines's penalty after Ashley Williams fell under pressure from Phil Bardsley, only for the ball to bounce back off the post and deflect over the line off the goalkeeper's head.

The home side enjoyed the best of a thrilling match and both Romelu Lukaku and Williams could have given Everton the lead during the first half, the latter denied a debut goal by Peter Crouch's goalline clearance.

Stoke responded well to going behind, Marko Arnautovic going closest when his effort rattled the bar in the 58th minute.