West Brom 0-1 Everton: Richarlison puts Toffees in the top-four

Gylfi Sigurdsson-Everton

The in-form Brazilian striker scored in the narrow win over the baggies.

Everton have moved to fourth place in the Premier League table, leapfrogging both Chelsea and Liverpool, after defeating West Bromwich Albion 1-0.

It was a hard-fought narrow win as Richarlison had to find the nets only in the 65th minute. With that strike, the Brazilian took his tally to six goals for this season while scoring in the last four consecutive games.

The first half saw the goalkeepers from both sides getting called into action – Diagne ( West Brom) and Calver-Lewin(Toffees) had their strikes saved by Jordan Pickford and Johnstone.

Richarlison broke the deadlock after heading home Sigurdsson’s cross. The Baggies thought they had equalised dramatically in the stoppage time before Diagne’s goal was chalked off for offside.

Blues started to experience a change in fortune since the emphatic win against Liverpool at Anfield and they built on it to edge out Southampton the following week and now they have moved ahead of both the Reds and Chelsea after beating the Baggies.

Carlo Ancelotti‘s side lost their track midway through despite an unprecedented start to the season. Now all of a sudden they are back on the right track, with the Italian boss looking determined to hand his side Champions League qualification.

The Toffees will play Chelsea in their next league game on Monday and the contest would be crucial for both sides in the Premier League title race.