Everton withstood a second-half Fulham fightback to arrest a three-game shedding run with a dramatic 3-2 victory at Craven Cottage.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin bundled Everton in entrance inside 42 seconds as Fulham’s defensive frailties have been uncovered in a nightmare begin for Scott Parker’s facet.
Bobby Decordova-Reid hauled Fulham degree on the quarter-hour however Calvert-Lewin’s second and Abdoulaye Doucoure’s first Everton objective opened up a two-goal cushion on the break for the Toffees.
Fulham have been a lot improved within the second half with substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek lowering the arrears seconds after Ivan Cavaleiro had deepened the hosts’ penalty woes with a shanked spot-kick over the bar.
And Fulham have been left to pay the penalty once more as their fightback fell brief and Everton floor out a victory which lifts them as much as sixth within the Premier League and leaves the hosts some extent above the relegation zone.
Opta stats – Fulham pay the penalty
- Fulham have missed 5 of their final eight Premier League penalties, together with the final three, all taken by totally different gamers (Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ademola Lookman and Ivan Cavaleiro).
- Everton have gained their final three Premier League video games in London, greater than that they had of their earlier 26 such matches (W2 D11 L13). In reality, it’s their greatest run within the capital since April 1987.
- Everton have conceded 2+ objectives in six consecutive Premier League video games for the primary time since October 2008.
- 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 objective Everton have scored since April 2017 in opposition to Leicester (30 seconds).
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored in seven of his 9 Premier League appearances for Everton this season (10 objectives) making him the outright prime goalscorer within the division.
- Fulham’s Bobby De Cordova-Reid scored in back-to-back house league video games for the primary time since April 2018 for Bristol Metropolis.
Extra to comply with.
Everton host Leeds on Saturday Night time Soccer at 5.30pm – reside on Sky Sports activities Premier League. Fulham journey to Leicester on Monday Night time Soccer at 5.30pm – reside on Sky Sports activities Premier League.