Everton edge past struggling Bournemouth
Kurt Zouma and Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted second-half goals for the Toffees at Goodison Park.
Kurt Zouma’s first Everton goal and a late strike from Dominic CalvertLewin eased some of the scrutiny on manager Marco Silva but Bournemouth’s miserable run continued after the 2-0 defeat at Goodison Park.
The on-loan Chelsea defender’s 61st-minute header was followed by substitute Calvert-Lewin sidefooting home in the sixth minute of additional time to secure only the Toffees’ second Premier League win in nine matches, and their first home clean sheet since November 24.
Bournemouth’s misery continued as their slump was extended to nine defeats in their last 12 league matches.
At this week’s Annual General Meeting Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri, while backing to Silva, assessed the season as “not good enough”.
Victory at least ensured they are three points better off than at the same stage a year ago when they were on their third manager of the campaign in Sam Allardyce.
Performances will have to improve, significantly, though to prevent Moshiri wondering just where his £250million investment is going.