LIVERPOOL: Everton avoided a third consecutive optimum League domestic defeat as Kurt Zouma’s header and a past due aim via Dominic Calvert-Lewin earned them a flattering 2-0 victory in opposition to Bournemouth at a rainy Goodison Park on Sunday.

There were grumblings of discontent from the home fans as Everton were outplayed before the break but Marco Silva’s side advanced in the 2d half of to move back into the pinnacle 1/2 of the table.

Eddie Howe’s beautiful Bournemouth aspect dominated the hole 25 minutes and need to had been in advance with young Welsh striker David Brooks a thorn within the Everton defence.

Brooks struck a shot against the base of the publish inside the 14th minute after being played in by means of Junior Stanislas even as Stanislas himself nearly embarrassed England keeper Jordan Pickford with a loose kick.

Bournemouth additionally had penalty shouts neglected earlier than Everton regularly roused themselves, with defender Michael Keane heading in opposition to the crossbar quickly before halftime.

The hosts took the lead with best their 2nd attempt on track within the 61st minute. Lucas Digne did well to preserve a ball in play and his hoisted pass become headed domestic powerfully by defender Zouma for his first Everton aim for the reason that becoming a member of on loan from Chelsea.

Everton’s 2d in stoppage time, struck home excellently by way of Calvert-Lewin after terrific paintings by Ademola Lookman, became harsh on Bournemouth who will wonder how they went home unrewarded.

Bournemouth, who had sixteen purpose atempts, remained in twelfth spot with 27 points from 22 games, nine points above the lowest three even as Everton moved into tenth spot on 30 factors.

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On Saturday, Liverpool unfolded a seven-factor gap on the top with a 1-0 win at Brighton & Hove Albion.

With nearest challengers Manchester town now not playing until Monday, Liverpool went into their clash at Brighton at the again of two successive defeats in all competitions and had been made to paintings hard for the three points.

Neither facet had a single shot heading in the right direction in the first half, with the healthy settled by way of a Mohamed Salah penalty in the second half. The African player of the 12 months netted 4 minutes into the second 1/2 after being delivered down by using Pascal Gross. Liverpool’s 50th clean sheet under Juergen Klopp carried them home.

Fourth-positioned Chelsea opened up a six-factor gap over Arsenal in fifth with a 2-1 win over Newcastle United in the day’s late fixture.

Pedro Rodriguez’s early opener turned into cancelled out by using Ciaran Clark’s header for the site visitors, but Willian’s exceptional 57th-minute strike secured all 3 factors for Maurizio Sarri’s guys.

Defeat allied to consequences someplace else noticed Newcastle slip into the bottom 3 as 10-man Southampton held out to win 2-1 at Leicester metropolis.

Burnley’s fourth win in a row lifted them to fifteenth in the desk once they came from in the back of to earn a 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers Fulham, while backside facet Huddersfield city were held to a 0-0 draw at Cardiff city.

Tom Cleverley scored from a volley as Watford got here from behind to conquer Crystal Palace 2-1 and rise to seventh location.

published in sunrise, January 14th, 2019