Premier League 2

Sambou extends Everton's lead at top of PL2

19 Feb 2019
Bassala Sambou, Everton

Striker scores in 2-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers as the Toffees move four points clear at summit of Division 1

Bassala Sambou and Fraser Hornby earned Everton a 2-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers to extend their lead at the top of Premier League 2 Division 1.

The home side made the breakthrough in the 18th minute at Merseyrail Community Stadium, when Hornby held the ball up before laying it off for Sambou (pictured) to rifle into the top corner for his seventh goal of the PL2 season.

It was 2-0 on the half hour when a shot from Anthony Gordon was well saved by Rovers goalkeeper Charlie Albinson and Hornby pounced to finish.

Everton goalkeeper Mateusz Hewelt produced a man-of-the-match performance to help secure the victory, leaving the PL2 leaders four points above second-placed Brighton & Hove Albion with five matches remaining.

Blackburn remain in ninth on 18 points, two points above the relegation zone.

See: Everton report | Blackburn report

Monday's PL2 results
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