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Published: 18:32 | 16/1/16

Terry nets late in Chelsea draw


John Terry netted a late, late injury-time equaliser as Chelsea and Everton played out a 3-3 Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge.

The Chelsea captain, making the 700th appearance of his 18-year senior career, scored a 98th minute leveller as Guus Hiddink continued his unbeaten start as Blues’ boss.

The 35-year-old, who looked offside in the Everton penalty area from Oscar’s flick, backheeled the ball past Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard to atone for his earlier own goal.

After a low-key first half, with the only incident of note a sharp Thibaut Courtois save from Kevin Mirallas, the game sprang into life in the second 45 minutes.

Roberto Martinez’s side opened the scoring five minutes into the second half, when Terry got his feet in a tangle trying to clear a low Leighton Baines cross from the left and succeeded only in diverting the ball into his own net.

The Toffees doubled their lead in fine style six minutes later, as Mirallas drilled a low shot past Courtois from another low Baines cross, but Chelsea responded through Costas’ fifth goal in five competitive games since Hiddink’s appointment as manager.

The Spain international, who netted just four goals in 21 appearances under Hiddink’s predecessor Jose Mourinho, took advantage of a mix-up between Everton goalkeeper Howard and defender Phil Jagielka to roll the ball into an unguarded net.

And Cesc Fabregas made it 2-2 just two minutes later with his first goal in 26 Premier League matches, and his first-ever at Stamford Bridge, via a deflection off Bryan Oviedo.

Oviedo was then stretchered off after being caught by a nasty challenge from Kenedy, and he was followed down the tunnel by Costa, who limped out in the 79th minute with what looked like a hamstring or a groin injury.

Oviedo’s replacement, Ramiro Funes Mori, looked to have secured a first Everton win in 21 Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge with an acrobatic 90th minute far-post finish from Gerard Deulofeu’s deep cross, until Terry levelled deep into added-on time to become the third player in the Premier League this season to score at both ends in the same match, following Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud and Watford’s Troy Deeney.

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