Targets from Andros Townsend and Abdoulaye Doucoure noticed Everton edge previous Norwich 2-0 at Goodison Park, with the Canaries nonetheless with out a Premier League level.
Rafa Benitez’s facet went into the sport with Jordan Pickford again in aim, though they have been nonetheless lacking forwards Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, in addition to captain Seamus Coleman.
However they took the lead within the spotlight of a quiet first half. Former Liverpool loanee Ozan Kabak caught Allan excessive on the thigh inside the world, though referee David Coote initially refused the penalty claims. Nevertheless, after a prolonged VAR evaluation, the choice was overturned.
With out their two typical penalty takers – who’ve usually publicly clashed over spot kicks – Townsend stepped up for Everton and expertly dispatched previous Tim Krul (29).
Norwich improved after half-time. Mathias Normann examined Pickford both facet of the break, whereas Ben Gibson missed a free header, however a sloppy second in midfield noticed Demarai Grey arrange Doucoure, who completed expertly for Everton’s second (77).
It ensured Everton bounced again from two successive defeats and moved into fifth place forward of the remaining weekend video games. Norwich are but to register their first level of the 2021/22 Premier League marketing campaign, sitting all-time low of the desk.
Extra to observe…
Everton are again in Premier League motion subsequent Saturday once they journey to Manchester United; kick-off 12.30pm. Norwich play on the identical day, making the journey to Burnley; kick-off 3pm.