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Sheffield vs Everton: Danjuma leveller ends Everton’s losing run

Arnaut Danjuma saved Everton from a fourth successive Premier League defeat as the Dutch forward’s equaliser earned a 2-2 draw at fellow strugglers Sheffield United on Saturday.

Sean Dyche’s side have endured a dismal start to the season, but a loss at promoted United would have been a new low for the Toffees.

Everton were confronted with that unpalatable proposition when they trailed 2-1 at half-time.

Abdoulaye Doucoure’s opener was Everton’s first league goal this season, but Cameron Archer equalised and Jordan Pickford’s own goal put the Blades ahead.

Danjuma, on a season-long loan from Villarreal, spared Everton’s blushes but another grim battle to avoid relegation looks likely for Dyche’s men.

Everton sit in 18th while United — who had also lost their first three games — are above them only on goal difference.

Everton’s lone win this season came against fourth tier strugglers Doncaster in the League Cup in midweek and even that was a barely deserved 2-1 success.

They have won just two of their last 23 away league games and the blue-clad fans packed into one end of Bramall Lane once again cut a disgruntled group at the final whistle.

After two seasons of narrow escapes from relegation, Everton’s failure to make any deadline signings on Friday, despite the sales of Alex Iwobi and Neal Maupay, added to the gloomy mood around the club forever mired in turmoil.

After 316 minutes and 46 shots without a goal this season, Everton struck first in the 14th minute.

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