Pienaar scores as Everton beats Chelsea 2-0


LIVERPOOL, England (AP) -- Steven Pienaar scored in his first game back at Goodison Park as Everton beat Chelsea 2-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.

The South Africa international, who rejoined the club last month on loan from Tottenham, opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a powerful shot into the roof of the net.

Chelsea, which had yet to lose a league game in 2012, had several chances to equalize through Daniel Sturridge and Frank Lampard but both missed the target.

Everton made the game safe when striker Denis Stracqualursi slotted the ball into the bottom right corner from the penalty area in the 71st minute.