There was a feeling to the end in Goodison Park. This Thursday, Everton beat Crystal Palace, 3-2, with a winning goal in the final minutes. With that result, Frank Lampard’s team ensures the sustainability of the Premier League for next season.
Everton fans storm Goodison Park stadium after overturning Crystal Palace – Photo: Phil Noble / Reuters
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The match started off well and the first big scoring chance came from Richarlison’s feet. In the 15th minute, the Brazilian striker took a very high penalty kick, but the ball caught the target. Three minutes later, Crystal Palace started a header from Mateta. In the 35th minute, it was Ayew’s turn to push back after the goal and add the lead.
At the return of the break, Everton came back stronger to change the situation. 10 minutes into the second half, the ball was left in the field for defender Keane kicking the left hand and slowing down for the Toffees players. The equalizing goal came from Richarlison, 30th minute, who hit the right corner.
Richarlison celebrates Everton goal against Crystal Palace – Photo: Emma Simpson / Everton FC via Getty Images
But it was five minutes before the game was over and the change came. Calvert-Lewin fired shots from behind the net, comforting Everton fans. Assured of their remaining in the British elite team, fans stormed the stadium before the final whistle to celebrate the result.
With that victory, Everton are 39 points, four more than Burnley and Leeds, who are still battling relegation. In the final round, the Toffees face Arsenal, who are still looking for a place in the Champions League group stage.
Everton fans storm the stadium after a Calvert-Lewin goal, 39th minute second half against Crystal Palace – Photo: Reproduction
Everton fans storm the stadium after a Calvert-Lewin goal, 39th minute against Crystal Palace – Photo: Gareth Copley / Getty Images
Everton fans storm the stadium after returning to action against Crystal Palace – Photo: Michael Regan / Getty Images
Burnley misses a win against Aston Villa
Matthew Lowton, from Burnley, battles with Emi Buendía, Aston Villa goal scorer – Photo: Getty Images
In Birmingham, Aston Villa drew 1-1 with Burnley at Villa Park. Without Philippe Coutinho, who started on the bench, Steven Gerrard’s team went into the break in poor condition. In the final minutes of the first half, Ashley Barnes opened the scoring for the foreign team. In the second half, however, in three minutes, Emi Buendía left everything straight, to ensure a draw.
With 45 points, Aston Villa also completes the table alone. Already Burnley, with a winning streak, goes by 35 points, but continues in a lasting struggle in the elite. Locked up by Redsin Leeds, who are 18th and first in the Z-3, Burnley will face Newcastle in the final round. The whites, on the other hand, face Brentford, far from home.
Raphinha is Barcelona’s first goal of the season, according to Sport Sport – Getty Images
Raphinha is even speculated about Barcelona and the Spanish media. The demotion of the Europeans could facilitate the player’s departure from the blaugrana club. The Brazilian striker was fined 75 million euros, but with the collapse of Leeds, that amount has been reduced to 25 million euros.