Everton 3 – Palace 2: The Toffees take all 3 points at Goodison Park
Crystal Palace fell to an away defeat at the hands of Everton at Goodison Park on Thursday. Everton were looking to get back their winning ways, following a previous defeat to Brentford. Palace, on the other hand, had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Aston Villa. As the table looks today, Everton and Palace currently occupy 16th and 13th spots in the league, with 39 points and 45 points respectively after 33 matches.
Palace started the game well, thanks to Jean-Philippe Mateta finding the net at the 21 minute mark. However they weren’t finished yet and Jordan Ayew made it 2-0 at the 36 minute mark to see out the first half 0-2.
Everton started the second half with renewed vigour, with a goal from Michael Keane at the 54 minute mark. The momentum was now with The Toffees, who then scored again through a goal from Richarlison at the 75 minute mark to establish a 2-2. Everton then netted once more and turned the match thanks to a goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin just before the final whistle with a final score of 3-2.
Both teams used all available substitutes. For Everton, Dele Alli, Demarai Gray and Jonjoe Kenny, came on for Andre Gomes, Anthony Gordon and Richarlison, Palace brought on Luka Milivojevic, Conor Gallagher and Christian Benteke to replace Will Hughes, Jeffrey Schlupp and Jean-Philippe Mateta.
There were bookings for Michael Keane and Abdoulaye Doucoure from Everton. For Palace, Will Hughes, Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Zaha saw yellow.