Everton comfortably beat Sunderland 2-0 yesterday with goals coming from Idrissa Gana Gueye, his first for the club, and Romelu Lukaku, who tied club legend Duncan Ferguson at 60 goals in Premier League games.
Former Blues manager David Moyes continued his run of futility against Everton, making it four games and four straight losses, without scoring a single goal and shipping eight goals in the process. The hosts completely dominated the game in every facet, holding the ball for 63% of the time and getting in 20 shots to the Black Cats 10.
The Blues’ first goal was also the first for Gueye in the royal blue shirt. Everton had enjoyed plenty of space on the wings and Tom Davies’ stunning cross-field pass for Seamus Coleman found him wide open, and his delicious cutback was hammered high into the net by the onrushing Gueye. Davies then almost capped his first half with a great outswinging volley that hit the post square on.
Everton wasted more chances in the second half before this sequence of play ended the Black Cats hopes of coming back into the game: Funes Mori holds up ball – bad pass to Schneiderlin – ball lost, Sunderland counter – hit the bar – get a corner – Gueye makes two great interceptions – Everton break – Lukaku scores!