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Everton v Crystal Palace Live Commentary, 22/10/2022

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3 - 0
EVE
CRY
D. Calvert-Lewin (11)
A. Gordon (63)
D. McNeil (84)
Goodison Park

Commentary

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Everton are next in action against Fulham on the road next Saturday in the Premier League. Palace take on Southampton in their next outing on the same day at Selhurst Park.
Everton end a three-match losing streak in the Premier League by easing past Crystal Palace by a 3-0 margin at Goodison Park. Dominic Calvert-Lewin opened the scoring with a fine goal after he won the ball back for his team and then slotted in his first strike of the season. Anthony Gordon made it two with a finish on the rebound after Vitalii Mykolenko's effort was parried by Vicente Guaita. It was initially ruled out for offside, but VAR overturned the call to hand Everton a comfortable lead. Dwight McNeil secured the three points with a sublime one-two with Alex Iwobi before he slotted his effort home. A fine performance from the Toffees.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: EVERTON 3-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
90' + 3' OVER! Eze goes for goal, but launches his right-footed strike well over the bar, much to the delight of the home fans.
J. Garner
Yellow Card
Everton
90' + 2' Garner is booked for his challenge to stop Zaha's run.
90' + 2' Zaha has a run at the Everton defence, but gets brought down by Garner. Palace have a free-kick in a dangerous position.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
87' Crystal Palace have conceded 5 goals in the last 15 minutes of the second half, no team has conceded more in the Premier League this season.
T. Davies
I. Gueye
Everton
86' Davies replaces Gueue for the home side for the closing stages.
A. Doucouré
A. Gordon
Everton
86' Doucoure enters the action to shore up the Everton midfield as Gordon makes way.
A. Iwobi
Assist
Everton
84' Iwobi collects McNeil's pass and then offloads back to the winger to fire home from close range.
D. McNeil
Goal
Everton
84' WHAT A GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MCNEIL FINISHES A SUBLIME EVERTON MOVE!!! 3-0!!!!! McNeil starts and finishes a super team move for the home side to secure the three points. He bursts into the box down the left flank and offloads to Iwobi. The midfielder produces a sublime backheel back to McNeil, who sweeps a strike into the net past a stranded Guaita.
82' Mateta has to rise in the box to head a dangerous cross from McNeil away from danger in the Palace box.
J. Mateta
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
80' Mateta catches Coady with a late challenge and joins the list of players in the book.
N. Maupay
D. Calvert-Lewin
Everton
78' Calvert-Lewin has been back to his best today and is replaced by Maupay for the closing 12 minutes.
J. Garner
A. Onana
Everton
78' Garner replaces Onana in the Everton midfield.
76' Andersen gives the ball away, but he halts Calvert-Lewin with a vital challenge to prevent him breaking into the book.
M. Ebiowei
J. Ayew
Crystal Palace
75' Ebiowei replaces Ayew for the visitors on the right flank.
74' WIDE! Mateta lines up a drive that flashes just wide of the post after being teed by Ayew on the edge of the box.
D. McNeil
D. Gray
Everton
73' McNeil replaces Gray for the home side in the final third.
D. Gray
Yellow Card
Everton
70' Gray slides in had on Guehi and goes into the book.
69' The game has been simmering for a while, but it has not reached boiling point. There will be more cards in this one.
J. Schlupp
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
68' Schlupp is also booked for his part in the melee.
M. Guéhi
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
68' Guehi wipes out Calvert-Lewin in the build-up and is booked by the referee.
J. Tarkowski
Yellow Card
Everton
68' Tarkowski reacts to the charge on Gordon by Zaha and confronts the Palace man. He goes into the book.
W. Zaha
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
68' Zaha charges into Gordon off the ball in frustration and goes into the book.
66' An incident between Zaha and Gordon off the ball sparks a massive melee between both sides.
A. Gordon
Goal
Everton
63' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! GORDON CONVERTS FROM CLOSE RANGE!!!!! 2-0 EVERTON!! Gordon is on the spot for the Toffees to tap home after Mykolenko's strike is saved. Everton break on the counter as Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin and Gray burst forward. Onana joins the move and picks out Mykolenko in space on the left. He fires at goal on his left foot, but Guaita makes the save. However, Gordon is first to the rebound to bundle a strike home. Gordon's effort is initially ruled out for offside, but VAR overturns the decision.
J. Mateta
M. Olise
Crystal Palace
62' Mateta enters the action to replace Olise in the final third.
J. Schlupp
L. Milivojević
Crystal Palace
62' Milivojevic makes way for Schlupp in Palace midfield.
62' OVER! Olise goes for goal from the resulting free-kick from the angle, but he curls his effort over the top with a left-footed strike.
61' Ayew finds space on the right flank, but he gets brought down by Onana. Palace have a free-kick in a dangerous position.
60' Mykolenko looks for Calvert-Lewin in the final third, but the forward is caught offside.
56' Ayew and Gray collide, but this time it's the Everton man that is the offender that concedes a free-kick. It has been a battle down that flank.
55' Gray runs at the Palace defence, but opts for the pass to Calvert-Lewin in the box, who is forced away from goal. Iwobi was in space on the right, but Gray went the other way.
52' Calvert-Lewin wins the ball and then goes down under Andersen's challenge. The referee waves advantage, but Iwobi cannot capitalise as he is crowded out in the box. It is not the first curious decision from the referee.
51' BLOCKS! Edouard collects from Eze and fires at goal from inside the box, but Mykolenko blocks his strike. Ayew sends a cross into the middle from the right for Olise, only to be denied by Coady with a perfect sliding challenge.
50' Palace are looking to pen the home side back in their own half at the start of the second period.
48' Eze feeds Zaha in the inside-left channel, but Coleman puts in an inch-perfect challenge to knock the ball behind for a corner.
46' We're back under way at Goodison Park.
Everton have played well in the final third with slick passing, but need to get the second goal to kill off the contest. Palace are dangerous on the counter and have won nine points from losing positions already this term.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin's first goal of the season has handed Everton a 1-0 lead over Crystal Palace at Goodison Park. The forward created and scored the goal himself with a little help from Alex Iwobi, first winning possession for his team before finishing in style. The Toffees pressed and Anthony Gordon saw an effort turned over the bar. At the other end, the Eagles have been quiet and have not been able to find their rhythm in the final third, which will disappoint Patrick Vieira.
45' + 4' HALF-TIME: EVERTON 1-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
45' + 3' Ayew is treading a fine line following a foul on Onana just minutes after catching Gray with an oustretched arm. He receives a let-off on this occasion, but that will be his final warning.
45' + 2' Eze gives away a foul for a needless pull back of Gray on the half-way line. Palace have just lost their way a little bit towards the break.
45' There will be three minutes of added time.
43' Milivojevic sends a cross-field pass for Zaha in space, but the offside flag goes up against the winger. Replays show that Zaha was comfortably onside.
41' The stop-start nature of the game has not helped Palace in their bid to get back into the contest. Vieira may just be pondering changes at the break.
39' Gray sees his corner cleared as far as Iwobi 20 yards from goal. He lines up a strike from distance on his left foot, but it sails comfortably over the bar.
38' Calvert-Lewin takes a neat touch to turn in the final third before lifting a cross towards Iwobi that Andersen has to head behind for a corner.
36' The referee draws the ire of the home fans by giving Palace the drop-ball after Mykolenko comes off worse in the challenge. But, the Eagles are not able to make anything out of it.
35' There is another clash from a set-piece as Mykolenko and Ward collide this time in the Palace box. Both players need treatment before the game can continue.
33' Mitchell angles a ball over the top for Zaha to chase, but the forward moves a fraction too early and is caught offside.
33' Both players are back on their feet and the game resumes.
31' Gueye whips his free-kick to the back post for Tarkowski to head towards goal. Coady rises to attack it, but he and Milivojevic have a clash of heads that results in both men falling to the ground.
30' Gordon has a run at Eze and is brought down by the Palace midfielder. The home side have a free-kick in a useful position.
29' Eze's delivery is cleared behind for a corner by the hosts. However, Eze gets a second chance from a corner where Andersen rises, but can only send a tame effort at goal.
28' Coleman brings down Zaha on the charge, although the Palace man wants advantage to be played as he springs to his feet. The visitors have a free-kick on the left flank.
25' SAVE! Eze offloads to Zaha, who turns on the edge of the box on the left flank. He opens up space for a strike, but he fails to generate enough power on his curling effort to trouble Pickford.
24' Edouard makes a break behind Tarkowski with a neat touch and reaches the edge of the Everton. However, he chooses the wrong pass by offloading to Zaha, allowing Coleman to get back and clear.
23' SAVE! Guaita has to produce a brilliant stop to turn Gordon's left-footed from the edge of the box over the bar following good approach play from Gray and Gueye.
21' Calvert-Lewin has now scored five goals in nine appearances in the Premier League against Crystal Palace.
19' Everton are knocking the ball around with confidence and Palace are struggling to contain their threat in the final third.
17' BLOCK! Iwobi uses his pace down the right flank and sends a cross into the box for Gray to attack, but he sees his effort blocked by Andersen.
15' Everton work the ball on the counter between Calvert-Lewin and Iwobi. However, the move stalls as Gordon goes backwards and Gueye sends a poor ball into the box that is cleared.
13' Palace try to respond and Milivojevic is played into space by Eze, only to launch his strike from 25 yards well over the bar.
A. Iwobi
Assist
Everton
11' Iwobi collects the ball from Calvert-Lewin's challenge and feeds the forward on the edge of the box before he applies the finish.
D. Calvert-Lewin
Goal
Everton
11' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! CALVERT-LEWIN FIRES EVERTON AHEAD!!!! 1-0!!!!! Calvert-Lewin scores a goal almost single-handedly to put the hosts ahead. First he bundles Milivojevic off the ball to find Iwobi, who returns the ball to the forward. He works the ball around Guehu and opens up space to place his left-footed strike into the bottom-left corner.
10' Gray finds space in the final third and turns to shoot at goal from 20 yards, bit he drills his effort straight at Guaita.
9' Gordon runs at Mitchell down the right flank and fires a dangerous delivery into the middle that Guehi clears away from Calvert-Lewin.
8' Everton are looking to press the visitors in their own half, which is drawing a few fouls. The home fans are not too impressed with the referee's stance so far.
6' Gray cuts in from the left flank and angles a cross to the back post, only to overhit his delivery out for a goal-kick.
5' Iwobi and Gordon go for the give-and-go down the right flank, but the winger can only slice his cross over the top of the bar.
3' Everton probe down the left flank in the early stages of the contest, but the Palace backline repel the threat from Mykolenko's cross.
1' We're under way at Goodison Park.
After losing four of their first six Premier League home games against Crystal Palace (W2), Everton are unbeaten in their last seven against the Eagles at Goodison Park (W4 D3).
Palace have made two changes to their side from their win over Wolves. Ayew returns to the final third to replace Schlupp, while Milivojevic slots into the midfield for Doucoure.
Despite their defeat at the hands of Newcastle, Lampard has opted to name an unchanged side this afternoon. Calvert-Lewin leads the line with Gordon and Gray in support. Onana, Gueye and Iwobi continue in a three-man midfield.
CRYSTAL PALACE SUBS: James Tomkins, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Jeffrey Schlupp, Will Hughes, Sam Johnstone, Malcolm Ebiowei, Kofi Balmer, Jairo Riedewald, Killian Phillips.
CRYSTAL PALACE (4-3-3): Vicente Guaita, Joel Ward, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell; Michael Olise, Luka Milivojevic, Eberechi Eze; Jordan Ayew, Odsonne Edouard, Wilfried Zaha.
EVERTON SUBS: Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Dwight McNeil, Asmir Begovic, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Neal Maupay, Tom Davies, Solomon Rondon, James Garner.
EVERTON (4-3-3): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Conor Coady, James Tarkowski, Vitalii Mykolenko; Alex Iwobi, Idrissa Gueye, Amadou Onana; Anthony Gordon, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Demarai Gray.
Palace maintained their solid run of form in the Premier League to mount a comeback win over Wolves during the week. Patrick Vieira's men went 1-0 down at home, but rallied courtesy of goals from Eberechi Eze and Wilfried Zaha to secure the three points. The Eagles have lost only of their last six matches. A win today would push them into the top half of the table.
Everton are in need of a result this afternoon after losing three-straight matches in the Premier League. Frank Lampard's men are sitting in 15th place, but are only one point above the relegation zone. They put in a poor performance last time out against Newcastle to lose 1-0 on the road to Miguel Almiron's strike. Lampard needs a response from his team to regain their momentum.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park.