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Win continues unbeaten start for champions Everton

17 Sep 2019
Ellis Simms, Everton

Ellis Simms comes off the bench to clinch a 2-1 victory over Blackburn and put the Toffees third in PL2 Division 1

Substitute Ellis Simms struck the winner as Everton beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 to maintain their unbeaten start to their Premier League 2 Division 1 title defence.

The hosts took the lead on 21 minutes at Goodison Park, as Lewis Gibson finished at the back post from an Antony Evans free-kick.

Three minutes after the break, Rovers were level through Joe Rankin-Costello, who swivelled in the penalty area and fired into the bottom corner.

Everton regained the lead on 76 minutes after Simms was played in by Anthony Gordon before finishing beyond Joe Hilton.

The win moves Everton into third place on nine points, two behind Chelsea and Arsenal, with Rovers down to 10th on four points.

See: Everton reportBlackburn report

Next fixtures

Everton: 20 Sep v Brighton (A)
Blackburn: 23 Sep v Spurs (H)

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