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Coleman scores nightmare own goal at the death to dent Toffees' survival bid

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VETERAN captain Seamus Coleman conceded a comical own goal at Bournemouth as Everton’s survival hopes took another bashing.

Beto popped up against Neto and appeared to have netted a crucial point for the Toffees three minutes from time.

Seamus Coleman's injury time own goal snatched all thee points away from his side

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Seamus Coleman’s injury time own goal snatched all thee points away from his sideCredit: Reuters
Dominic Solanke scored his 16th Premier League goal of the season

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Dominic Solanke scored his 16th Premier League goal of the seasonCredit: Reuters

But when Adam Smith sent over a cross in the 91st minute the ball bounced up and hit Coleman in the chest and rolled into his net.

It was a disastrous incident for the Toffees who could become unstuck even more in the next couple of weeks if they suffer any more points deductions.

Everton have already been docked six points and potentially face even more if the Profit and Sustainability enquires goes against them.

And remarkably this result ended Sean Dyche’s six-year unbeaten Premier League record against the south coast club.

Dominic Solanke felt like a King when he equalled a Premier League goalscoring record putting Bournemouth ahead.

Solanke matched Joshua King’s 17 top-flight goals when he thundered home a superb 64th minute header

Bournemouth are all but safe having accumulated 38 points-their highest ever total at this stage of the season.

The Cherries went close to taking the lead after just three minutes when England goalkeeper Jordon Pickford fumbled Solanke’s shot.

The ball popped up perfectly for Lewis Cook who appeared to slice his effort and the ball spun over the bar and into the stand.

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And the returning Dominic Calvert-Lewin twice went close to giving the visitors the lead in the first half.

His sweet turn in the box on 13 minutes gave him a shooting chance but his shot was deflected over the bar.

Solanke pays touching T-shirt tribute to team-mate’s mum who passed away after scoring Bournemouth’s fifth vs Swansea

Then the striker was set-up by James Tarkowski, but his side-footed effort was turned around the post by home goalkeeper Neto.

This was Everton’s first match for three weeks since they went down 2-0 against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Bournemouth meanwhile were delighted to get back in action at the Vitality Stadium following that sensational 4-3 victory over Luton after being 3-0 down.

But this contest ended up just as dramatic as that Hatters match.

There was intriguing contest between snubbed England squad players, Everton’s giant defender Jarrad Branthwaite and Bournemouth’s top scorer Solanke.

Both men were called up by Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate for the recent friendlies with Brazil and Belgium but failed to get a kick.

Dyche wasn’t happy that his man didn’t make an appearance but one-cap Solanke was relieved just to be back involved with the international set-up again.

Bournemouth showed more attacking intent in the closing minutes of the first half which resulted in a mad goalmouth scramble.

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As the hosts were appealing for a penalty Antoine Semenyo toe-poked a low effort onto an Everton post.

It was a special occasion for full-back Smith who was making his 200th Premier League appearance for Bournemouth.

But the defender was counting his blessing when the winger he was marking, Jack Harrison, found space in the home box just before the hour.

Harrison fed Dwight McNeil who couldn’t believe his luck when his effort smacked the inside of the near post and hit Milos Kerkez in the chest on the line.

That was the last we saw of Kerkez who was immediately replaced by Lloyd Kelly whose first touch helped break the deadlock.

Semenyo fed Kelly who chipped in the perfect cross for Solanke to rise up between Tarkowski and Ben Godfrey and send his header into the roof of the net.

It appeared that a blunder by Bournemouth stopper Neto had cost the hosts a win when dropped the ball to Beto who prodded the ball into an empty net.

But the final embarrassing tale of Everton’s season was complete when Coleman scored at the wrong end.

Beto thought he had rescued a point for Everton

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Beto thought he had rescued a point for EvertonCredit: Reuters
Coleman's blunder rendered Beto's goal obsolete

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Coleman’s blunder rendered Beto’s goal obsoleteCredit: Reuters

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