Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his wonderful scoring type with two targets as Everton returned to successful methods in an absorbing encounter with Fulham.
Richarlison made a right away impression on his return from a three-match suspension by offering the cross for Calvert-Lewin to bundle in after simply 42 seconds.
In a dramatic recreation, Bobby Decordova-Reid equalised for the hosts with a clear right-foot end earlier than England ahead Calvert-Lewin went high of the Premier League scoring charts together with his tenth of the season from Lucas Digne’s cross.
France left-back Digne offered one other help earlier than half-time, this time for Abdoulaye Doucoure to move residence unchallenged for Everton’s third – and his first since becoming a member of from Watford.
Fulham missed their third penalty of the season when Ivan Cavaleiro blazed over within the second half after Ben Godfrey’s foul on Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Substitute Loftus-Cheek’s deflected end from Ademola Lookman’s move arrange a grandstand end but it surely was not sufficient to forestall Fulham from sinking to a seventh defeat in 9 video games.
Everton again on observe
This was a lot more durable than it ought to have been for Everton – a lot in order that their gamers greeted the ultimate whistle with evident aid.
After coasting right into a 3-1 lead, they had been left hanging on as they allowed Fulham a lifeline earlier than lastly securing a primary win for seven weeks to reignite their marketing campaign.
After a tricky run of outcomes, there have been many positives for Carlo Ancelotti to take again to Merseyside.
Alex Iwobi has struggled to nail down a daily slot within the aspect however was dynamic in south-west London.
With Brazil ahead Richarlison wanting to make up for misplaced time in his first membership recreation since 17 October and Digne offering a few high quality assists, Everton dominated Fulham for lengthy intervals.
However Ancelotti shall be irritated his aspect has didn’t preserve a clear sheet within the league because the opening weekend, Tom Cairney’s move splitting the defence for Decordova-Reid to attain earlier than Loftus-Cheek netted moments after Fulham’s newest catastrophe from the penalty spot.
With a tricky December looming which incorporates video games towards Chelsea, Leicester, Arsenal, Manchester Metropolis and Manchester United, Everton’s season is at the very least again heading in the right direction.
Fulham’s spot-kick nightmare continues
After a poor begin to life again within the Premier League, there have been indicators that Fulham might be turning a nook following a hard-earned level towards Sheffield United and victory over West Brom.
In opposition to Everton they had been as soon as once more authors of their very own misfortune.
They gave away possession for the guests’ opening objective, didn’t mark Doucoure who made it 3-1 and suffered one more failure from the spot.
Of their earlier recreation on 7 November, Lookman missed a Panenka-style penalty with the final kick of the sport towards West Ham.
With Aleksandar Mitrovic additionally having missed from the spot towards Sheffield United on 18 October, Portuguese ahead Cavaleiro stepped ahead to take duty after Godfrey’s foul – and promptly despatched it excessive over the bar together with his aspect trailing 3-1.
Though substitute Loftus-Cheek managed to tug a objective again, Fulham couldn’t discover an equaliser and now face daunting video games at Leicester and Manchester Metropolis earlier than internet hosting Liverpool on 12 December.
Three factors however defensive worries proceed – the stats
- Everton have conceded two or extra targets in six consecutive Premier League video games for the primary time since October 2008.
- Fulham’s Bobby Decordova-Reid scored in back-to-back residence league video games for the primary time since April 2018 for Bristol Metropolis.
- Solely Chelsea (12) have scored extra targets within the first minute of Premier League video games than Everton (10 – stage with Tottenham.
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s opener after simply 42 seconds was the earliest Premier League objective Everton have scored since April 2017 towards Leicester (30 seconds).
- Since making his Premier League debut in August 2018, solely Trent Alexander-Arnold (26) and Andrew Robertson (25) have offered extra assists within the competitors amongst defenders than Everton’s Lucas Digne (15).
Fulham have greater than every week to organize for his or her subsequent Premier League recreation at Leicester on 30 November (17:30 GMT), whereas Everton host Leeds at Goodison Park on Saturday (17:30).
Extra to observe.
- 33RobinsonBooked at 56mins
- 18LeminaSubstituted forZambo Anguissaat 69′minutes
- 14De Cordova-ReidBooked at 29minsSubstituted forLoftus-Cheekat 58′minutes
- 10CairneySubstituted forMitrovicat 58′minutes
- 29Zambo Anguissa
- 19RodríguezSubstituted forDaviesat 74′minutes
- 7RicharlisonSubstituted forG Sigurdssonat 76′minutes
- 10G Sigurdsson
- 21André Gomes
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Match ends, Fulham 2, Everton 3.
Second Half ends, Fulham 2, Everton 3.
Foul by Harrison Reed (Fulham).
Abdoulaye Doucouré (Everton) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Fulham).
Lucas Digne (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Ola Aina (Fulham) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton).
Foul by Joachim Andersen (Fulham).
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Try saved. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is saved within the backside proper nook. Assisted by Ola Aina.
Nook, Everton. Conceded by Ola Aina.
Foul by Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Fulham).
Tom Davies (Everton) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Try blocked. Ademola Lookman (Fulham) left footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked. Assisted by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Hand ball by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton).
Foul by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham).
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Substitution, Everton. Gylfi Sigurdsson replaces Richarlison.
Substitution, Everton. Tom Davies replaces James Rodríguez.