Premier League: Tim Howard believes Everton need to be more ruthless after derby draw
Goalkeeper Tim Howard believes Everton need to be more ruthless after the draw with Liverpool at Goodison Park.
Last Updated: 24/11/13 4:51pm
The Blues twice came from behind at Goodison Park to lead 3-2 with a couple of minutes remaining, only for Daniel Sturridge to salvage a point with a late header.
Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet played a starring role for the Reds as he denied Romelu Lukaku three times before his two goals and also Gerard Deulofeu.
"Mignolet was brilliant. We need to be more composed and clever in front of goal because four or five times we worked ourselves into positions which are difficult to get into and when we do that we need to take advantage," said Howard.
"We are disappointed in the way we conceded the goals (all from set-pieces) but that can happen.
"It is not something we are proud of - the fact we gave away three goals, especially at set-pieces.
"There were small mistakes that got punished but they will be corrected.
"We played really good football. We dominated the game, they hit us on the counter-attack, but for the most we controlled a lot of it and created a ton of chances.
"In the end it's two points dropped but it was a good derby."
The only downside to a thrilling game was injury to left-back Leighton Baines, who was forced off just after half-time with a toe injury on his right foot.
Everton are awaiting the results of X-rays to assess the damage and Howard is hoping it is not too bad.
"Fingers crossed for sure it's nothing too serious because we need him," said the United States international.