LONDON (Sunday, January 12, 2003) - U.S. World Cup star Brian McBride opened the scoring in his debut for Everton in the English Premier League today. McBride, who joined Everton this week on a three-month loan from the Columbus Crew, put the visitors ahead with the opening goal of the match 10 minutes in, beating Tottenham goalkeeper and fellow U.S. international Kasey Keller.
Keller's side would overcome the early deficit to post a 4-3 victory behind a hat-trick by Irish international Robbie Keane.
After today's action, Everton (36 pts.) sits at sixth place in the league while Tottenham (35 pts.) is one point back in seventh place - just two points ahead of Brad Friedel's Blackburn Rovers (33 pts.) side, now in tenth place.