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I thought I'd scored - Vincent

Posted on 14 August 2016  - 17:00

Vincent Janssen couldn’t believe he was denied a dream debut winner at Everton by fellow Dutchman Maarten Stekelenburg.


The striker entered the fray off the bench on 55 minutes for his Premier League bow and made an immediate impact as we chased the game at Goodison Park.

Vincent pushed onto Everton’s back line, Harry Kane dropped deeper and the likes of Dele Alli, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen all looked to get involved closer to goal.

It took three minutes for Mauricio Pochettino’s change to pay dividends as Erik glanced home Kyle Walker’s cross.

It might have been even better as Vincent was denied at point-blank range by Stekelenburg, who then somehow managed to touch Erik’s deflected shot onto the crossbar and out to safety.


“The corner came out to Danny Rose, he shot and I got the ball at my feet, turned and shot to the far corner but it was an amazing save,” said Vincent, as he replayed the chance again for us.

“I thought I’d scored. I thought it was a goal.

“That’s why my own feeling is a little sad - it could have been a fantastic moment. It still was a fantastic moment for me to play my first minutes for this club but it would have been even more if I could have scored one.”

Having made his debut, Vincent is counting the days to his next appearance. “I can’t wait to play. It was fantastic, our fans were fantastic and it’s amazing to play here. I’m ready for everything.”