Everton secure historic 2-0 Premier League win at Anfield

But after 22 years of Premier League hurt, Everton have finally finally won at Anfield.

In a season of the surreal, with Liverpool’s title defence faltering, goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson that mean Carlo Ancelotti is the first boss to take three points back across Stanley Park since 1999.

And with the nerves jangling for both teams ahead of kick off, the swirling wind just seemed to be blowing in Everton’s direction, as fans favourite Richarlison fired them ahead.

Ozan Kabak’s error was recycled into James Rodriguez and he posted the Brazilian through to smash past Alisson.

And that early breakthrough did spark a reaction from the Reds as Jordan Pickford produced two superb stops from Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

But Everton were in no mood to go quietly before the break, as Seamus Coleman drew a world class save from Alisson.

A furious Klopp sent his players out early after the break as they swarmed on Everton before the hour with Sadio Mane inches away from a leveller.

But as much as Liverpool looked to hammer down the door, Coleman, Pickford and the Everton back line refused to budge as the minutes ticked down.

And with eight minutes to go on the clock, substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin tumbled inside the box and fellow sub Sigurdsson tucked home the most important penalty of his career.

Full Time on a historic night at Anfield it’s Liverpool 0 Everton 2

Struggling Fulham seal vital 2-0 win at Everton

Maja’s impact was the key difference on Baltic night on Merseyside, as Scott Parker’s side gave themselves a real fighting chance of avoiding the drop.

Neither team could create anything in a poor opening half hour at both ends.

And it was Blues skipper Seamus Coleman who came closest to breaking the deadlock before the break as the Irishman’s strike cannoned back off the post.

But despite a slow burner in the first half, the Cottagers exploded this game into life just after the break as Maja slid home Ola Aina’s cross.

And that strike looked to tip the balance for Fulham, as Everton struggled to gain a foothold, with Maja grabbing his second with 20 to play.

Harrison Reed’s drive beat Robin Olsen and back off the upright and Maja stayed alive to tuck home the rebound.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side did create a few half chances late on, through the lacklustre Gylfi Sigurdsson and Michael Keane, but in the end it was a big night for Fulham.

Full Time from freezing cold night at Goodison Park it’s Everton 0 Fulham 2

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The blustery conditions at Bramall Lane made things tough for both teams and there were few clear-cut chances in the game.

Former Blade Dominic Calvert-Lewin went close just before the half-hour mark. The striker, with 11 Premier League goals this season, chested Michael Keane’s pass past Jack Robinson before unleashing a fierce volley narrowly wide.

The Blades’ best chance of the first half saw David McGoldrick round goalkeeper Jordan Pickford before his shot was cleared from just in front of the goal line by Godfrey.

The hosts thought they should have had a penalty early in the second half when half-time substitute Oli McBurnie went down after tussling with Keane. There was definitely a slight push by the Everton defender but VAR decided that it was not enough to award a penalty.

Everton had been knocking on the door and made the breakthrough with 10 minutes remaining when Sigurdsson scored to give them the lead, beating Ramsdale with a low shot following some good build-up play involving Abdoulaye Doucoure and Bernard.

Wilder’s side threw all they had at Everton in the closing stages but the visitors seemed confident backing themselves to see out the game with 10 men behind the ball.

Chris Wilder’s side have lost 13 of their 15 Premier League matches and are only the third club in top-flight history to be without a win on Boxing Day, after Burnley in 1889-90 and Bolton in 1902-03.

Everton returning to winning ways with 1-0 victory over Chelsea

Gylfi Sigurdsson’s early penalty proved the difference between the two sides as Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees picked up their first win this month.

Neither side created anything resembling an opportunity in opening quarter of an hour before Sigurdsson buried the game’s first meaningful chance.

Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy fumbled a long ball from Jordan Pickford and in his rash attempts to reclaim possession he barged Dominic Calvert-Lewin over inside the box.

Referee Jon Moss had no hesitation pointing to the spot and Sigurdsson casually tucked home.

Lampard’s side did look to sting themselves back into action before the break as Pickford superbly tipped Reece James free kick against the post and Mason Mount curled over.

Ancelotti’s side did edge back into it after the restart as Richarlison forced a smart stop from Mendy.

But the hosts were to be left incensed on 64 minutes as VAR denied them a second spot kick.

Moss again pointed to the spot as Ben Chilwell dragged down Calvert-Lewin but our friends at Stockley Park dragged it all the back for offside against the England striker.

That meant Chelsea still had a chance to preserve their unbeaten run late on but Lampard knew his luck was out on Merseyside as Mount’s whipped free kick bounced back off the upright.

Full Time at Goodison Park it’s Everton 1 Chelsea 0

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Lampard’s team arrive at Goodison on the back of a nine-game unbeaten Premier League run and a strong result on Merseyside will keep the pressure up on Spurs and Liverpool.

Hakim Ziyech is the only new injury doubt for Lampard ahead of the weekend after the Moroccan was forced off against Leeds last time out.

Christian Pulisic looks the most likely to fill in for him on the wing with Olivier Giroud and Kai Havertz set to hold on to their starting spots.

The injury situation is more complex for Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti as he looks to pick up their first home points since October.

Injuries to full back pair Lucas Digne and Seamus Coleman gives the Italian a headache in defence but the absence of playmaker James Rodriguez will be an even bigger concern for Ancelotti.

Ben Godfrey is expected to cover for Coleman again with promising youngster Niels Nkounkou stepping in for Digne.

Rodriguez’s is irreplaceable in this Everton team but Ancelotti is set to call on Gylfi Sigurdsson to bridge the creativity gap.

Kick off will be a late on tomorrow night on the Blue half of Merseyside with an 8pm start at Goodison Park.

Southampton end Everton’s unbeaten run with 2-0 Premier League win

Carlo Ancelotti’s side were way off the pace on the south coast as first half goals from James-Ward Prowse and Che Adams secured a deserved three points for the Saints.

Everton did look bright in the opening stages with James Rodriguez testing Alex McCarthy and Gylfi Sigurdsson firing against the bar.

But their sluggishness in midfield proved to be Everton’s undoing as Ward-Prowse edged Southampton in front.

The Toffees were caught sleeping from a thrown in into the box and Ward-Prowse raced onto Danny Ings’ pass to fire past Pickford on 28 minutes.

But despite being caught out by Southampton’s opener, Everton fell into their trap once again five minutes.

Ings forced in a cross from the right and with Michael Keane unable to clear his lines, Adams reacted to the loose ball to make it 2-0.

Southampton looked to pick up the initiative again after the break with Pickford called into action to deny Adams and Jannik Vestegaard.

And the visitors afternoon went from bad to worse in the closing stages as full back Lucas Digne was shown a straight red card for a lunge at Kyle Walker-Peters.

Full Time at the St. Mary’s Stadium it’s Southampton 2 Everton 0

In form Everton overpower Brighton in 4-2 Goodison Park win

Carlo Ancelotti’s side have been excellent in the opening weeks of the season, and goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Yerry Mina and James Rodriguez sealed a 4-2 win at home to Brighton.

The super confident hosts dominated this one right from kick off, with Seamus Coleman and Calvert-Lewin testing Matt Ryan earlier on.

And with Graham Potter’s side unable to lay a glove on their hosts in the opening stages, the Blues edged themselves in front after a quarter of an hour.

Gylfi Sigurdsson’s quick thinking from a corner caught Brighton out, he swung a cross into the back post, and the on-fire Calvert-Lewin bulleted a header home.

But as the Blues struggled to find a quickfire second, Jordan Pickford gifted the Seagulls an equaliser.

Leandro Trossard’s deflected strike caused problems for the England keeper and Neil Maupay reacted quickest to tap home his mistake.

But Brighton’s parity didn’t last long, as Mina spared his keeper’s blushes before the break, nodding home Rodriguez’s free kick.

Ancelotti’s side were in no mood for complacency after the break, as Rodriguez raced onto Alex Iwobi’s pass to make it 3-1.

Brighton rallied in the final half hour, but Rodriguez punished them on the break once again as the former Real Madrid man tucked home Abdoulaye Doucoure’s pass.

Yves Bissouma did bag a spectacular consolation in added time, but in the end Everton were more than good value for all three points.