Everton came from behind to secure a home win after beating Middlesbrough 3-1 at Goodison Park.
Alvaro Negredo had opened the scoring for the visitors with a controversial goal as he barged into Toffees’ goalie Maarten Stekelenburg. Referee Lee Mason allowed it to stand to the howls of derision from all corners of Goodison Park.
The Blues hadn’t been on top of their game before that, allowing Boro to hold the ball for long periods. But the simmering anger burst forth after the home side went down, and Gareth Barry banged in a loose ball from a corner to tie the game.
The tide had truly turned at this point, and with just minutes to go before halftime, first Everton went ahead with a goal from Seamus Coleman, before Romelu Lukaku barely got a touch to a great cross from Yannick Bolasie to complete the scoring.
Everton climbed into second place in the table with the win, two points behind leaders Manchester City.
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