December 3, 2021

Calvert-Lewin stars as Everton hang on at Fulham

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Everton withstood a second-half Fulham fightback to arrest a three-game losing run with a dramatic 3-2 victory at Craven Cottage.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin bundled Everton in front inside 42 seconds as Fulham’s defensive frailties were exposed in a nightmare start for Scott Parker’s side.

Bobby Decordova-Reid hauled Fulham level on the quarter-hour but Calvert-Lewin’s second and Abdoulaye Doucoure’s first Everton goal opened up a two-goal cushion at the break for the Toffees.

Fulham were much improved in the second half with substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek reducing the arrears seconds after Ivan Cavaleiro had deepened the hosts’ penalty woes with a shanked spot-kick over the bar.

But Fulham were left to rue their first-half defensive horror show and another missed penalty as Everton ground out a victory that lifts them up to sixth in the Premier League, a point behind fourth-placed Liverpool, and leaves the hosts a point above the relegation zone.

More to follow.

What’s next?

Saturday 28th November 5:00pm Kick off 5:30pm

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Everton host Leeds on Saturday Night Football at 5.30pm – live on Sky Sports Premier League. Fulham travel to Leicester on Monday Night Football at 5.30pm – live on Sky Sports Premier League.

Monday 30th November 5:00pm Kick off 5:30pm

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