The ninth round of the English league will continue today (Sunday) with four games. In the early game, Everton beat Fulham 2: 3 after a tumultuous game from events. Next up: Sheffield United v West Ham (16:00), Leeds will host Arsenal (18:30). Liverpool will wind down at the end of the game day with an intriguing match against Leicester (21:15).
Fulham – Everton 3: 2
Everton of the 2020/21 season is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable teams to watch in Europe, and tonight in London too Carlo Ancelotti’s team put on a great game, mimicking a streak of four games without a win, including three losses. On the other hand, Fulham once again provided a bizarre moment from the penalty spot and it looks like coach Scott Parker will finish another round with great disappointment.
Already after 40 seconds of play, the team from Liverpool found the net, when Dominic Calbert-Levin, the hottest striker in the league, found the net after Richarlison’s cooking. Fulham responded with a surprising equalizer from Bobby Reid in the 15th minute, but in the 29th minute Calbert-Levin completed a double in the game, rose to the top of the league’s conquerors list and mostly returned Everton the lead.
In the 35th minute Abdulaya Dokura rose high to the level of Luca Dean and scored the third of the guest, which brought her very close to victory. In the 68th minute Fulham got a new life, when Alexander Mitrovic failed in the box and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Unfortunately for Ivan Cavalieri he became the third player for the Whites who recently missed a penalty, this after he went for a kick and just slipped before hitting the ball.
Two minutes after missing the penalty, the game took another turn. Admula Lockman cooked for Ruben Loftus-Chick a shrinking goal when the ball penetrated the net after hitting Mina’s shooting leg. After the Englishman’s shrinking goal, the last 20 minutes of the game were very tense, but in the end Everton achieved the victory, which narrowed the gap created between them and first place to just four points.