Match Summary: Everton 3-1 Crystal Palace

Match Stats

Everton   Crystal Palace
3 Goals 1
11 Shots 16
5 Shots On Target 4
4 Shots Blocked 7
8 Successful Dribbles 11
16 Successful Tackles 10
7 Interceptions 15
25 Clearances 38
14 Fouls 15
2 Offsides 1
35% Aerial Duels Won % 65%
77% Pass Accuracy 77%
53% Possession 47%

Overview

  • A much better performance in a deserved win for Everton.
  • However, the Blues did have a couple of scares in the first half.
  • A poor pass from Eliaquim Mangala put Jordan Pickford in a bit of an awkward position and his clearance went to Yohan Cabaye, whose shot ended up nowhere near the gaping goal.
  • Near the end of the first half, Crystal Palace had another chance to break the deadlock but Christian Benteke couldn’t direct his header into the back of the net.
  • But Everton didn’t need to worry as Gylfi Sigurdsson scored as soon as the second half began (not for the first time this season).
  • Things got even better for the Blues just a few minutes later when Oumar Niasse converted a Cuco Martina cross to double Everton’s lead.
  • Tom Davies then made it 3-0 before Luka Milivojevic scored a consolation penalty for Crystal Palace after a handball from substitute Ashley Williams.
  • The first 6 minutes of the second half made the difference.
  • Crystal Palace didn’t give up since Everton’s second goal – they had 10 shots to Everton’s 3.
  • But Everton held their guard and earned their 3 points.

Player Stats

  • Theo Walcott made 8 successful dribbles – double the next highest player.
  • Oumar Niasse had more shots on target and created more chances than any other Everton player (2 each).
  • Michael Keane blocked 3 shots – more than any other player.

Heat Maps

Everton Crystal Palace


Average Player Positions

Everton Crystal Palace

Key Stats

  • Cuco Martina has had 2 assists in his last 2 league games – as many as in his previous 117 league games.
  • Cuco Martina is only the second Everton player with assists in successive league games this season (after Dominic Calvert-Lewin).
  • Oumar Niasse is the third Everton player with a goal and an assist in the same league game this season (after Leighton Baines and Wayne Rooney).

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