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Everton 2-0 Brighton

Match summary

10 Mar 2018
Everton v Brighton and Hove Albion

Cenk Tosun scored for the second successive fixture as Everton ended Brighton & Hove Albion’s five-match unbeaten run.

Sam Allardyce’s team had the better first-half chances but had to wait until the hour mark for a breakthrough.

Gaetan Bong deflected Yannick Bolasie’s cross into his own net under pressure from Theo Walcott.

On 76 minutes, Tosun made it 2-0, firing in off the bar from Leighton Baines's pass.

Brighton’s task got harder when Anthony Knockaert was shown a red card on 80 minutes for a dangerous challenge on Baines.

Mat Ryan stopped a third Everton goal by saving Wayne Rooney’s penalty.

Everton climb to ninth, on 37 points, three above Brighton, who slip to 11th.

See: Everton reportBrighton report

Next fixtures

Everton: 17 Mar v Stoke City (A)
Brighton: 31 Mar v Leicester (H)

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