Everton's Tim Howard Joins the List of Goal-Scoring Goalkeepers

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Everton's Tim Howard Joins the List of Goal-Scoring Goalkeepers
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Tim Howard scores for Everton

Congratulations are in order for Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard. His goal against Bolton has made English football history and has put him on the list of goalkeepers to have scored.  

Adding to Howard's accomplishment was his amazing act of sportsmanship. Out of respect for Bolton keeper Adam Bogdan, Howard did not celebrate his goal.

Most goals scored by keepers have been on penalty kicks. Goals such as Howard's, that come from open play, are much rarer and generally more special.

Manchester City's Charlie Williams is credited with scoring the first goal by a goalkeeper in league history. During an April 1900 match at Sunderland's Roker Park, Williams scored with a deep clearance that found the back of the net.

While Williams' goal is not available on video, there are a number of special goals that can be seen. Here are just a few of the best.

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