(MHN Sports Reporter Lee Sol) It was a game of epic proportions, where one goal was worth seven trillion won.
In the final game of the 2022-23 English Premier League on the morning of the 29th, Everton defeated Bournemouth 1-0 at Goodison Park to dramatically climb back from the brink of relegation.
While we can’t directly say “$7 trillion,” the game was worth every penny.
According to US sports publication Front Office Sports (FOS), EPL clubs earned $6.6 billion in revenue in the 2018-2019 season, compared to $998.8 million for Championship clubs.
Notably, Everton were due to start playing at their new home, Bramleymoor-Dock Stadium, in the 2023-24 season, with over 20,000 new seats compared to their current home at Goodison Park. Had they been relegated, the investment in the new stadium would have been disastrous.
먹튀검증 The game, which cost £7 trillion, or more, came down to a single goal, scored by Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Up until Doucoure’s goal, Bournemouth had kept a clean sheet, with goalkeeper Mark Travers making a number of ‘yasin’-like saves. Travers frustrated his opponents, especially when Everton striker Demarai Gray attempted a header from just outside the box that was saved by his mad reflexes.
But even Travers couldn’t keep out all the shots. Twelve minutes into the second half, Doucoure finally found the back of the net for Bournemouth as he volleyed home a second ball from the edge of the box that was deflected by the opposition defense.
Before this goal, things were looking bleak for Everton. A draw for them and a win for Leicester would see them level on points and a six-goal advantage on goal difference would see them escape relegation. But the game-winning goal from Doucoure brought Everton back from the brink of death.
The game ended with no further goals. Everton’s “7 trillion dollar” relegation defense was successful. It wasn’t the first relegation in EPL history.