A hero is no less welcome for being so unlikely. Ellis Simms has looked a forlorn figure since returning to Goodison Park, but he came off the bench to score an equaliser that lifted Everton to 15th, two points clear of the relegation zone.
Simms had scored seven goals in 14 starts on loan at Sunderland earlier before being recalled by Frank Lampard prior to his sacking.
Given the dearth of firepower at Everton, that made a certain sense, but over the past two months, he had been limited to just 102 minutes of football.
His one start came away at Liverpool, when he was asked to play a lone…