Everton FC made a dramatic comeback last night to avoid the relegation zone. Despite conceding two goals early in the match against Crystal Palace, the Toffees successfully returned three goals to win the game. As a result, this victory has moved Everton FC to 16th place, which is safe from being relegated. On the other hand, Crystal Palace slipped down to 13th after this defeat.
Last night, Everton FC welcomed Crystal Palace at their home ground, Goodison Park. The home team had no other option than to win the game to avoid the relegation zone. So, Everton’s manager Frank Lampard played his best squad against the Eagles. He set up the team’s formation with 3-4-2-1. Lampard used three center-backs with two full-backs. On the Palace side, the manager played his team in a 4-3-3 formation.
Crystal Palace dominated the match even though it took place at Everton’s stadium. They were very energetic in the first half. They looked very threatening whenever they got the ball. However, the Eagles had to wait until 21 minutes to score the first goal. Striker Jean Philippe Mateta found the net for the visitors in the 21st minute.
Moreover, Crystal Palace didn’t take much time to double the lead. They scored another goal as Jordan Ayew found the net in the 36th minute. As a result, Crystal Palace got two goals lead in the first half. Anyway, the home team tried hard to return a goal but failed.
Returning from the break, the home team started dominating the match. They played more organized football than in the first half. Moreover, Crystal Palace seemed a bit shaky in the second half. So, Everton took that advantage and scored their first goal in the 54th minute. This time, Michael Keane found the net with the help of M. Holgate.
The first goal produced massive energy for the Toffees. They created some great chances after this goal. As a result, Everton equalized in the 75th minute as Richarlison scored a stunning goal.
But the drama was yet to come. Striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin found the net for the Toffees at the very last moment. He scored a brilliant goal in the 85th minute, which earned a victory for Everton and saved them from being relegated.