Everton end Chelsea unbeaten run
A Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty gave Everton their first win in eight Premier League games in front of 2000 fans at Goodison Park against Chelsea.
FULL-TIME Everton 1-0 Chelsea
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The result ended Chelsea’s 17-game unbeaten run in all competitions.
Sigurdsson calmly stroked home his penalty in the 28th minute, after Edouard Mendy rashly fouled Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Frank Lampard’s side dominated possession and forced saves from Jordan Pickford – with Reece James’ shot tipped onto the post by the England goalkeeper.
Mason Mount hit the post in the 81st minute from a goalkeeper, but Chelsea didn’t have a shot on target from the 28th minute onwards.
Everton were without the injured James Rodriguez but secured a hard-fought win that moves them up to seventh. It was their first clean sheet in the Premier League since the opening day against Tottenham – a run of 10 games.
Chelsea drop to fifth in the table after their second league defeat.
Featured image: Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton scores from the penalty spot past Edouard Mendy of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)