Everton's Leighton Baines celebrates scoring what turned out to be the winner against Watford on Sunday. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA via AP

Everton staged a remarkable comeback to beat Watford 3-2 and escape the Premier League relegation zone on Sunday – Leighton Baines converting a stoppage-time penalty to lift the gloom at Goodison Park.

A remarkable climax to the game saw Watford’s Tom Cleverley then miss a penalty in the 11th minute of added time.

The hosts appeared to be heading for a sixth consecutive defeat in all competitions when goals by Richarlison and Christian Kabasele put Watford 2-0 ahead with 25 minutes left.

Oumar Niasse pulled a goal back with a scrappy effort to revive some hope for caretaker manager David Unsworth’s side before Dominic Calvert-Lewin headed in an equaliser.

Everton were awarded a penalty when Watford defender Jose Holebas slipped and brought down Aaron Lennon in the area, and Baines beat Heurelho Gomes from the spot.

The match stretched to more than 10 minutes of stoppage time when Watford were awarded a penalty after keeper Jordan Pickford brought down Andre Gray, but former Everton player Cleverley scuffed his effort wide in the 101st minute.