Everton snatched a last gasp victory thanks to a late Seamus Coleman goal. Cardiff keeper David Marshall was clearly the best player on the pitch, producing a strong of impressive saves, but this was far from a strong Everton performance with the Blues lacking urgency and fluency in their play.
All three goals were scored in the second half, Gerard Deulofeu scoring within 15 minutes of the second half, but Cardiff deservedly levelled the match through Deulofeu’s compatriot, Cala scoring his first every Cardiff City goal. With the game heading towards a deserved stalemate it took a fortunate goal from Coleman to send the Blues supporters home happy. A floated cross into the box from substitute Aiden McGeedy wasn’t properly dealt with and the ball fell invitingly for Coleman to strike home. However Everton’s right back failed to connect sweetly, but this turned out to his advantage with the ball deceiving Marshall and floating into the top corner of the Gwladys Street net.
The three points moves Everton back above Manchester United and onto the heals of Spurs. With another home fixture next week against Swansea, Everton will be looking to make it three Premier League wins on the bounce as they re-ignite a stalled pushed for Europe.
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