Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his wonderful scoring type with two objectives as Everton returned to profitable methods in an absorbing encounter with Fulham.
Richarlison made an instantaneous affect 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 sport, Bobby Decordova-Reid equalised for the hosts with a clear right-foot end earlier than England ahead Calvert-Lewin went prime of the Premier League scoring charts together with his tenth of the season from Lucas Digne’s cross.
France defender Digne supplied 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, awarded for Ben Godfrey’s foul on Ruben Loftus-Cheek, when Ivan Cavaleiro slipped, hit the ball towards his incorrect foot and despatched it over the bar.
Substitute Loftus-Cheek’s deflected end from Ademola Lookman’s cross arrange a grandstand end nevertheless it 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 have 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 troublesome run of outcomes, there have been many positives for Carlo Ancelotti to take again to Merseyside.
Alex Iwobi has struggled to nail down an everyday slot within the facet however was dynamic in south-west London.
With Brazil ahead Richarlison wanting to make up for misplaced time in his first membership sport since 17 October and Digne offering a few high quality assists, Everton dominated Fulham for lengthy durations.
As well as, Calvert-Lewin continues to impress in entrance of purpose and now has 15 objectives in 16 appearances for membership and nation this season.
“He’s doing very well, actually I did not anticipate him to have the consistency he has on this interval,” stated Ancelotti, who was requested about Calvert-Lewin’s probabilities of profitable the Golden Boot.
“To win the Golden Boot, it might imply he’s scoring plenty of objectives and good additionally for the membership, however I do not know.
“The goal is just not this for him – the goal is to attain objectives to assist the crew be on the prime of the desk.”
Ancelotti shall be irritated his facet has did not hold a primary clear sheet within the league because the opening weekend, Tom Cairney’s cross splitting the defence for Decordova-Reid to attain earlier than Loftus-Cheek netted moments after Fulham’s newest penalty mishap.
With a troublesome 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 may very well be turning a nook following a hard-earned level towards Sheffield United and victory over West Brom.
In opposition to Everton, they have been as soon as once more authors of their very own misfortune.
They gave away possession for the guests’ opening purpose, did not mark Doucoure who made it 3-1 and suffered their third straight failure from the spot.
Of their earlier sport 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 accountability after Godfrey’s foul with Fulham trailing 3-1.
The previous Wolves participant stepped ahead – and was penalised for double hitting the ball after slipping and kicking it towards his non-kicking foot, sending his effort flying excessive over the bar.
“You could not have written it,” stated Fulham boss Scott Parker.
“Ivan is an distinctive penalty taker and final time I used to be on this state of affairs with Ademola Lookman, I used to be indignant and dissatisfied with the way in which we missed it, however at this time this stuff can occur.”
Though substitute Loftus-Cheek managed to drag a purpose 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.
‘Lack of depth’ – what they stated
Fulham boss Scott Parker: “There must be an depth about us. A response within the second-half shouldn’t have to come back from a rollicking at half-time.
“What I can’t settle for from my crew is that at instances, definitely within the first half, we have been second finest to the 50-50 challenges.”
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti: “Each sport shall be a take a look at however our goal is to struggle for the highest of the desk, not the underside.
“We began the season very well and had a tough interval, now the tough interval is gone and we have to have consistency in our outcomes.”
Three factors however defensive worries proceed – the stats
- Everton have conceded two or extra objectives 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 objectives within the first minute of Premier League video games than Everton (10 – degree with Tottenham).
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s opener after simply 42 seconds was the earliest Premier League purpose 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 supplied extra assists within the competitors amongst defenders than Everton’s Lucas Digne (15).
Fulham have greater than per week to arrange for his or her subsequent Premier League sport at Leicester on 30 November (17:30 GMT), whereas Everton host Leeds at Goodison Park on Saturday (17:30).
- 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.