Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his noteworthy scoring develop with two targets as Everton returned to successful solutions in an intelligent stumble upon with Fulham.
Richarlison made an instantaneous affect on his return from a three-match suspension by providing the unhealthy for Calvert-Lewin to bundle in after right 42 seconds.
In a dramatic game, Bobby Decordova-Reid equalised for the hosts with a clear lawful-foot develop before England forward Calvert-Lewin went high of the Premier League scoring charts with his 10th of the season from Lucas Digne’s unhealthy.
France defender Digne offered one other support before half-time, this time for Abdoulaye Doucoure to head house unchallenged for Everton’s third – and his first since becoming a member of from Watford.
Fulham overlooked their third penalty of the season, awarded for Ben Godfrey’s base on Ruben Loftus-Cheek, when Ivan Cavaleiro slipped, hit the ball in opposition to his sinister foot and sent it over the bar.
Change Loftus-Cheek’s deflected develop from Ademola Lookman’s pass arrange a grandstand develop alternatively it used to be no longer enough to prevent Fulham from sinking to a seventh defeat in nine games.
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Everton abet no longer off beam
This used to be powerful extra great than it can well well per chance detached had been for Everton – so powerful so as that their gamers greeted the closing whistle with evident relief.
After coasting staunch into a 3-1 lead, they were left inserting on as they allowed Fulham a lifeline before in the terminate securing a major recall for seven weeks to reignite their advertising and marketing campaign.
After an main poke of outcomes, there were many positives for Carlo Ancelotti to recall abet to Merseyside.
Alex Iwobi has struggled to nail down a fashioned slot in the facet but used to be dynamic in south-west London.
With Brazil forward Richarlison desperate to stand up for lost time in his first club game since 17 October and Digne providing a pair of quality assists, Everton dominated Fulham for lengthy lessons.
As successfully as, Calvert-Lewin continues to provoke and now has 15 targets in 16 appearances for club and nation this season.
“He is doing if truth be told successfully, if truth be told I didn’t expect him to have the consistency he has on this length,” said Ancelotti, who used to be requested about Calvert-Lewin’s possibilities of successful the Golden Boot.
“To recall the Golden Boot, it can well well per chance point out he’s scoring hundreds targets and appropriate additionally for the club, but I develop no longer know.
“The aim is no longer this for him – the aim is to ranking targets to support the group be at the tip of the desk.”
Ancelotti will be frustrated at his facet’s falure to retain a major clear sheet in the league since the outlet weekend, Tom Cairney’s pass splitting the defence for Decordova-Reid to ranking before Loftus-Cheek netted moments after Fulham’s most modern penalty mishap.
With an main December looming, which entails games in opposition to Chelsea, Leicester, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United, Everton’s season is at the least abet on the lawful phrase.
Fulham’s place-kick nightmare continues
After a uncomfortable initiate to life abet in the Premier League, there had been indicators that Fulham will most seemingly be turning a nook following a demanding-earned point in opposition to Sheffield United and victory over West Brom.
Against Everton, they were as soon as extra authors of their like be troubled.
They gave away possession for the guests’ opening aim, failed to designate Doucoure who made it 3-1 and suffered their third straight failure from the place.
Of their earlier game on 7 November, Lookman overlooked a Panenka-trend penalty with the closing kick of the sport in opposition to West Ham.
With Aleksandar Mitrovic additionally having overlooked from the place in opposition to Sheffield United on 18 October, Portuguese forward Cavaleiro took accountability after Godfrey’s base with Fulham trailing 3-1.
The frail Wolves player improved – and used to be penalised for double hitting the ball after slipping and kicking it in opposition to his non-kicking foot, sending his effort flying excessive over the bar.
“You couldn’t have written it,” said Fulham boss Scott Parker.
“Ivan is an distinctive penalty taker and closing time I used to be on this inform with Ademola Lookman, I used to be furious and disappointed with the trend we overlooked it, but nowadays these items can happen.”
Despite the indisputable truth that replace Loftus-Cheek managed to tug a aim abet, Fulham would possibly per chance well additionally no longer salvage an equaliser and now face daunting games at Leicester and Manchester City before web hosting Liverpool on 12 December.
‘Lack of intensity’ – what they said
Fulham boss Scott Parker: “There needs to be an intensity about us. A reaction in the second half wouldn’t need to reach abet from a rollicking at half-time.
“What I will no longer settle for from my group is that at times, absolutely in the first half, we were second most attention-grabbing to the 50-50 challenges.”
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti: “Each and every game will be a take a look at but our aim is to fight for the tip of the desk, no longer the bottom.
“We started the season if truth be told successfully and had a elaborate length, now the complex length is gone and we must have consistency in our outcomes.”
Three points but defensive worries continue – the stats
- Everton have conceded two or extra targets in six consecutive Premier League games for the first time since October 2008.
- Fulham’s Bobby Decordova-Reid scored in abet-to-abet house league games for the first time since April 2018 for Bristol City.
- Ultimate Chelsea (12) have scored extra targets in the first minute of Premier League games than Everton (10 – level with Tottenham).
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s opener after right 42 seconds used to be the earliest Premier League aim Everton have scored since April 2017 in opposition to Leicester (30 seconds).
- Since making his Premier League debut in August 2018, handiest Trent Alexander-Arnold (26) and Andrew Robertson (25) have offered extra assists in the competition among defenders than Everton’s Lucas Digne (15).
Fulham have extra than a week to prepare for their next Premier League game at Leicester on 30 November (17: 30 GMT), whereas Everton host Leeds at Goodison Park on Saturday (17: 30).
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Squad number19Player establishRodríguez
Squad number26Player establishDavies
Squad number5Player establishKeane
Squad number22Player establishGodfrey
Squad number1Player establishPickford
Squad number10Player establishG Sigurdsson
Squad number13Player establishMina
- 33RobinsonBooked at 56minutes
- 18LeminaSubstituted forZambo Anguissaat 69′minutes
- 14De Cordova-ReidBooked at 29minutesSubstituted 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.
2nd Half ends, Fulham 2, Everton 3.
Defective by Harrison Reed (Fulham).
Abdoulaye Doucouré (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Defective by Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Fulham).
Lucas Digne (Everton) wins a free kick on the left cruise.
Ola Aina (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Defective by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton).
Defective by Joachim Andersen (Fulham).
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) lawful footed shot from exterior the box is saved in the bottom lawful nook. Assisted by Ola Aina.
Corner, Everton. Conceded by Ola Aina.
Defective by Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Fulham).
Tom Davies (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Ademola Lookman (Fulham) left footed shot from exterior the box is blocked. Assisted by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Hand ball by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton).
Defective by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham).
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Everton. Gylfi Sigurdsson replaces Richarlison.
Substitution, Everton. Tom Davies replaces James Rodríguez.
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