Moore provides more heroics, nets a pair as Everton drops Watford.
LIVERPOOL, England (Saturday, April 1, 2000) -- American striker Joe-Max Moore was again the hero for Everton, providing two goals and an assist for the home side which dropped last-place Watford 4-2 in Englandís Premier League.
Ninth-place Everton got off to a sloppy beginning, but in the 18th minute, Mark Hughes gave his club a 1-0 lead heading home a Mark Pembridge cross. Hughes, 36, was acquired last month on a free transfer from Southhampton.
Moore and Hughes formed an improbable strike combo with regular starters Kevin Campbell and Francis Jeffers sideline with injuries.
Moore, who now has eight goals in 10 games for Everton, headed in a shot off the far upright off Nicky Barmby's cross in the 30th minute to make it 2-0.
A minute after Watford pulled to within, 2-1, on Allan Smartís goal, Moore increased the margin back to 3-1 off another pass from Barmby, who had been sent away by a deft touch by Hughes.
Micah Hyde scored to allow Watford to creep back to a one-goal deficit with 10 minutes left, but Stephen Hughes countered for the victors in the closing moments.