Everton rise to the top 4 in the Premier League

Tonight February 8, when nearly half of the other clubs are going on winter vacation, Everton are still playing in the English Premier League round 26. Accordingly, the army of coach Carlo Ancelotti won 3-1 against Crystal Palace to climb to the top 4.

Under the guidance of experienced coach Ancelotti from December 21 to the present year, Everton has gradually revived when the group from the bottom of the table has climbed to the top half of the table with a record of 5 wins, 3 draws and losing only 1.

With 36 points after 26 matches, Everton is still 5 points behind the fourth-ranked team Chelsea, but playing more than 1 match. After this victory, Everton was equal to Sheffield United and 1 point behind Tottenham, but temporarily surpassed Manchester United and Wolverhampton.

Tền đạo Richarlison (trái) đã có pha độc diễn và ghi bàn then chốt giúp Everton thắng dễ Crystal Palace /// AFP

It is undeniable that coach Ancelotti has created steel in Everton to get the current results. What this Merseyside team lacks in the first half of this season despite having recruited many outstanding stars like Alex Iwobi or Fabian Delph and the squad already has stars Richarlison, Theo Walcott or Calvert-Lewin.
As at the Crystal Palace win on the evening of February 8, Everton showed a strong personality that makes the current top rivals like Chelsea or Tottenham have to be afraid.

After a smooth start with Bernard’s opening goal scoring the 18th minute from Walcott’s assist, Everton suddenly found themselves in a difficult position when they could not impose the game. Partly because of Walcott after an assist to leave the field due to injury.

At the beginning of the second half, Everton had to pay the price when Crystal Palace held many attacks and equalized 1-1 by Christian Benteke, after the mistake of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, wrongly judged the situation for the ball to go into the net.

Facing the situation of being divided points, coach Ancelotti has made reasonable adjustments in terms of tactics that are reorganizing the defence and increasing the counter-attacks faster.

Thắng Crystal Palace 3-1, Everton vươn lên nhóm tranh tốp 4 Ngoại hạng Anh - ảnh 1

One of them, 58 minutes Richarlison striker had a beautiful solo phase from the assist of Calvert-Lewin to suddenly help Everton in the forced position led 2-1.

It was this goal that helped Everton up the spirit and at the end of the match, Calvert-Lewin scored the goal that always won 3-1 for the host team Goodison Park.

The defeat brought Crystal Palace back into the spiral of the relegation group with 30 points and only 6 points behind West Ham (in the group of 3 relegated teams).