Demarai Gray’s extra-time winner lifted spirits at Goodison Park as Everton came from behind to snatch a decisive victory from the jaws of another defeat.
Benitez’s men took the pitch against Arsenal on Monday night following an 8 match winless streak.
But with 11 minutes remaining and another defeat beckoning thanks to Odegaard’s lone goal, Everton managed to turn things around in quite a dramatic fashion.
Richarlison scored the equalizer after having two of his previous goals disallowed by the VAR. But it was the ex-Leicester man’s exploits on the night that caught everyone off guard, the commentator included.
Collecting Andre Gomes’ pass on the left in the 92nd minute, Gray unleashed a ferocious long-range strike from outside the box that clattered a post before going in, leaving Aaron Ramsdale flat-footed in its wake.
The moment, boisterous as it was, was transcended thanks to Martin Tyler’s epic commentary.
Gray’s thunder shot left Martin lost for words, provoking a signature ‘scoregasm’ that rolled back the years to a time when such jolt of excitement was on display far more frequently from one of Premier League’s most celebrated commentators.
Fans were delighted at having witnessed Martin Tyler giving the moment a vintage treatment, making the goal even better than it already was.
As Goodison erupted from slumber, Tyler continued saying as he always does during special moments: “There’s your hero! There is your headliner! And here is your Everton win!”
It’s some vintage martin Tyler pic.twitter.com/FJKwC0yCL4— Max Rushden 💙 (@maxrushden) December 6, 2021
I’m crying real tears right now Martin Tyler found nirvana after Gray’s goal 😂😂— Les Owens (@GoodKidManCity) December 6, 2021
Gray by name, great by nature – Martin Tyler 😍🤩— O Senhor (@senhor__rotimi) December 6, 2021
Gray omds what a goal. So good Martin Tyler actually gave us a reaction for the first time in 3 years— • (@CFC_Jack_) December 6, 2021
The commentary from Martin Tyler on that Gray goal was amazing like 2010 Martin Tyler— Sammy #PEREZOUT (@sammy1679) December 6, 2021
I have NEVER heard Martin Tyler make those noises. Congrats, Demarai Gray— Mike Gottlieb (@SportsByGotti) December 6, 2021
The Toffees are now placed on the 12th spot, the latest victory bringing much-needed respite to Benitez following a terrible run of form.