Everton's goalkeeper Tim Howard (unseen) scores past Bolton Wanderers' Adam Bogdan
Everton's goalkeeper Tim Howard (unseen) scores past Bolton Wanderers' Adam Bogdan during their English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park in Liverpool, northern England, January 4, 2012.

Everton star Tim Howard remained modestly defiant despite becoming only the fourth Premier League goalkeeper of all time to score a goal.

The Goodison Park custodian joined Peter Schmeichel, Paul Robinson and Howard's compatriot Brad Friedel in the exclusive list of goalkeeping goal scorers but the Everton star refused to revel in the moment out of respect for his opposite number, Bolton Wanderers' Adam Bogdan.

"I was delighted that we were in the lead and would hopefully go on to get three points, but it's not a nice feeling for a 'keeper. It's really awful actually," Howard told Sky Sports, following his 250th game in Everton colours.

"For the back four and the goalkeepers at both ends, there was an awful wind swirling. You could see everybody was mistiming balls. Defenders were missing clearances that normally they would put up the field.

"I think the wind is the hardest condition to play in. Snow, rain, sun doesn't matter, but the wind really does play tricks on you.

"I let [Bogdan] know that I was feeling for him. It's not a nice place to be. I've been there before, a long, long time ago, and that was why I didn't celebrate."

The Premier League's Fab Four

Peter Schmeichel: Everton against Aston Villa, October 20, 2001


Brad Friedel: Charlton against Blackburn Rovers, February 21, 2004

Paul Robinson: Tottenham against Watford, March 17, 2007

Tim Howard: Everton against Bolton Wanderers, January 4, 2012