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Everton get third straight Premier League win after Pickford’s penalty save, late goals

first_imgEverton had their substitutes score two late goals after Jordan Pickford saved a penalty as they registered their third straight Premier League on Sunday with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun were the two substitutes who scored in the 87th minute and 89th minute, respectively, as Everton finished off the match strong.Crystal Palace had a chance to take the lead when Wilfried Zaha, who passed the fitness test after missing an Ivory Coast international in midweek, was brought down by Seamus Coleman.However, Everton and England goalkeeper Pickford was up to the task as he saved the penalty from Serbian international Luka Milivojevic in the 60th minute.| @JPickford1 doing what @JPickford1 does. #EFCmatchday pic.twitter.com/BecDcynCujEverton (@Everton) October 21, 2018The miss meant Crystal Palace have scored only five goals in nine games, the second worst record in the Premier League.Everton moved up three places to eighth in the table after their victory on Sunday while Palace dropping to 15th.Everton’s Portuguese manager Marco Silva, in his first season at the club, was naturally delighted with the effect of his three substitutions.”We [the staff] are here to make decisions, it is not just the starting 11,” he said.”The three players who came on were aggressive, it is really good and I’m very happy for them.”Crystal Palace, only two points above the relegation places after a third successive loss, were bitterly disappointed, having had a fair share of the game until the dramatic finale.advertisementPalace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey saved well from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Theo Walcott on either side of halftime as the game warmed up.James Tomkins headed carelessly wide from a chip by Andros Townsend and when Tomkins did better to head across goal, Cheikh Kouyate’s header came back off the underside of the bar.”Football does not give you what you deserve, it is a question of results,” said Palace manager Roy Hodgson.The fact is you have to take your chances.”Read what Roy had to say in full following #EVECRY https://t.co/CHnarDoIH6 pic.twitter.com/vLoeFvCzPMCrystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) October 21, 2018″Had we won even or certainly drawn no-one would have begrudged us that.”But the bottom line was the game was lost to us on the 1-0 there was not enough time to get back into it.”It was a harsh blow to have defended so well and to then concede with just three minutes left.”All you can do is accept your fate, whether we deserved it is neither here nor there. We must make sure that next Sunday against Arsenal we are as hard to beat as today,” the former England manager added.As Pickford said, the penalty was the turning point.”I thought he (Milivojevic) was going to go to my left so I left a leg dangling and managed to get a foot on it,” the goalkeeper told Sky Sports.”It was the game-changer. The crowd got going and we brought the lads on for two great finishes.”| New baby, goal, three points.A decent week for @CenkTosun_! #TosunPaa pic.twitter.com/TjtbpyodATEverton (@Everton) October 21, 2018Turkish international Tosun, with a second goal in three games, said that an Everton squad approaching full fitness are now full of confidence after the three successive wins.”We played a really good second half and will go to Old Trafford next week with confidence,” he said.(With Reuters inputs)last_img

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