Everton up to ninth with easy win over Crystal Palace
Gylfi Sigurdsson, Oumar Niasse and Tom Davies have been on the right track as Everton eased previous Crystal Palace 3-1 on Saturday to climb to ninth within the Premier League desk.
After a dedicated however low-quality first half ended goalless, Everton struck twice inside six minutes after the break as Sigurdsson beat Wayne Hennessey with a deflected shot earlier than Niasse’s header doubled the benefit.
Midfielder Davies all however sealed the victory with a low end within the 75th minute towards a Palace facet who confirmed little risk till Luka Milivojevic transformed a late penalty after Ashley Williams dealt with the ball.
Everton leapfrogged Bournemouth to climb to ninth on 34 factors from 27 video games and are inside two factors of out-of-form Burnley in seventh. Palace are 14th with 27 factors.
“We have to look at our home record and that is where the mainstay of our season lies,” Everton supervisor Sam Allardyce advised the BBC.
“In the eight home games I have been here, we have picked up 17 points and conceded just four goals. We are getting it right, entertaining the fans and getting the result.”
Everton’s quest to climb the desk has been hindered by their kind away from Goodison Park with solely the underside three of Stoke City, West Bromwich Abion and Huddersfield Town possessing a worse report.
“The unfortunate away form is causing us the problems,” Allardyce added. “Goodison Park has always been a strong place to play, the supporters get behind you. Away from home it has been a longstanding problem. It is something we have to try and turn around. Now we can relax and enjoy the result. We got 3-0 up and the pressure was off. Even when they scored their penalty, we were not under too much pressure. The Everton fans will wake up and be happy to see where we are, only two points off seventh.”