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Everton vs Crystal Palace: Live Blog | Pickford saves penalty, DCL & Tosun give Blues the win

Blues looking to keep pre-international break form going

Live Blog

Final: Blues win 2-0, inspired subs from Silva making all the difference late, late on.

88’: Tosun makes it two!! Sharp counterattack and Cenk is free, slips it between Hennessey’s legs and it’s 2-0 late on!

87’: THE PRESSURE PAYS OFF!! DCL HEADS HOME, 1-0 Everton!!

80’: Everton have really been turning the screws this second half, but have been frustrated by a concentrated defensive effort from the visitors. Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ademola Lookman are the next substitutes, with Gomes and Walcott going off.
Coleman in the book now, dragging down Zaha to prevent a counter.

74’: Gomes has a shot at goal with his left, but it’s wide of the far post.

66’: Bernard the first substitute, coming off for Cenk Tosun. Should it have been Walcott? Trust in Silva.

65’: More chances! Walcott sees his shot saved, Richarlison gets tugged down but no call, and Bernard also has opportunities to shoot.

59’: Zaha goes down in the box after Coleman hooks his foot. Milvojevic fires the penalty down the middle, and Pickford SAVES!! KICKS IT AWAY!!

55’: Everton sustaining some pressure now, with a number of chances coming their way in this short spell.

51’: Richarlison comes all the way back to his box to get the ball, and then hacked down by Milivojevic, who goes in the book.

50’: Michael Keane gets his head to a corner from Siggy, but it’s well wide.

46’: Everton gets us underway in the second half

Halftime: Evenly-matched game so far, with the visitors playing much better than many would have expected. Too many niggling fouls, and Everton have not been able to assert any dominance so far.

45’: Patient build-up play, and Sigurdsson takes a crack from outside the box with his left, but it’s wide.

43’: Corner from Digne is well-met by Richarlison, but his header is over.

41’: A freekick from a promising position, after Richarlison is bundled over. Gylfi’s freekick is blocked by the wall.

40’: It’s been all Palace for the last ten or so minutes, they’ve been outworking the Blues and Everton keep losing the ball easily and committing needless fouls as a result.

36’: Drama! Tomkins steals round the back and heads back across the goal, Cheikhou Kouyate’s header goes off the bar, down and cleared away for another corner!

35’: Now Zouma clatters Zaha, nearly 30 yards out. Luka Milivojevic takes a crack, Jordan Pickford parries it away for a corner.

33’: Tomkins goes close. Zaha takes a short corner and jukes a number of times before Andros Townsend can get the cross over, the header is tame and wide.

29’: Gueye goes in the book, tugging back Zaha who was looking to break from the corner. Gomes then fouls him in a dangerous forward area. He’s been a handful, as expected.

28’: Shot! First real chance for Blues, Sigurdsson plays a neat one-two with Coleman and his shot is parried away for a corner.

27’: The Eagles are not sitting back today and have taken the game to the Blues. Gomes and Gylfi Sigurdsson have both been very quiet creatively, so far. Theo Walcott? Haven’t really seen him either.

24’: Palace have a big hefty backline pairing and Richarlison is certainly getting a buffeting from Tomkins.

20’: Woof. Kurt Zouma does well to win the ball in his box, but an errant back pass requires intervention from Coleman. Gone very quiet here at Goodison now.

17’: Gueye very effective in his defensive duties so far, disrupting Palace’s play in the middle.

12’: Everton’s press forces an error, with Idrissa Gueye stealing the ball, but Richarlison tries to dribble past last man James Tomkins and is stopped.

10’: Coleman with a shot after some very nice build-up play, but it’s well over.

6’: Gomes hasn’t looked out of place or anything so far. Wilfried Zaha has looked lively, keeping Everton on their toes .

3’: Crowd rises as one as Bernard is freed down the left, but his backheel looking for Lucas Digne goes astray.

1’: The visitors get us started here. It’s a slick pitch after raining most of the day leading up to the game.

Lineups: Marco Silva thinks Andre Gomes is ready to start, and Seamus Coleman returns as Richarlison once again starts st striker. Coleman is captain today too.


The timing of this last international break could not have been worse for Marco Silva and Everton. The Portuguese manager finally had his Toffees humming along and two wins over Fulham and Leicester City had the mojo going once again for Everton.

The Blues played their worst game of the season by far immediately after the last international break, losing emphatically at home to West Ham United. Silva will be very, very keen to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

For the first time this season, Silva will be able to make a matchday selection of eighteen players from his full squad after all his injured players trained yesterday, including Idrissa Gueye and Seamus Coleman.

Match Details

Date and start time: Sunday, October 21st at 8:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m ET / 4:00 p.m. BST

Stadium: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England

Capacity: 39,572

Weather: 55°F/13°C, mostly cloudy, 5% chance of precipitation, 15 mph winds

How to Watch/Listen

TV: NBCSN, Telemundo - United States; Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League - United Kingdom; Optus Sport, DAZN, beIN Sports, SuperSport 3 Africa

Radio: evertontv, SiriusXM FC, TalkSport Radio World

Live stream: NBCSports.com, Sky GO Extra

Gamethread: Comments section below starting one hour before game time

Information from LiveSoccerTV.com

Lineups

Everton

Starting XI: Pickford, Coleman, Zouma, Keane, Digne; Andre Gomes, Gueye; Walcott, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Richarlison

Subs: Stekelenburg, Baines, Mina, Davies, Tosun, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman

Crystal Palace

Starting XI: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt, Milivojevic, McArthur, Kouyate; Schlupp, Zaha, Townsend

Subs: Guaita, Ayew, Wickham, Kakai, Kelly, Puncheon, Riedewald

Last Meeting

The last time the two sides played was earlier this year, when the Blues rode their luck at times in the first half before putting the game behind their visitors with goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson, Oumar Niasse and Tom Davies in a 3-1 win.