Everton vs Bournemouth

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This is a match of England Premier League 2023/2024, Matchday 8.
Kick off: 14:00 UTC Saturday Oct 7, 2023.

Referee: David Coote, England
Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool

Everton vs Bournemouth Full Match Reports

Everton put in a great performance en route to a 3-0 win over AFC Bournemouth, but the Toffees have only won two of their last 10 Premier League (PL) home games, both against the Cherries.

The Toffees have struggled at Goodison Park this season and have been given a huge starting gift to mark the occasion. Just eight minutes later, Ilya Zabarny slipped the ball to James Garner, who took advantage of the centre-back’s mistake and calmly scored his first goal in the PL. Bournemouth’s fickleness continued, with poor passes from Neto and Marcos Senesi intercepted in dangerous areas in the first 15 minutes, but ultimately unpunished.

Bournemouth finally showed some bright spots as the half-hour mark approached, but the lead was doubled shortly after Dango Ouattara sent an innocuous shot over the bar. Neto parried Vitaly Mykolenko’s shot away and the ball fell to Jack Harrison, who hit the crossbar with a superb shot to score a memorable goal in his first PL start for the Toffees. Things could have gone even better for Sean Dyche before half-time when Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit the crossbar and Amadou Onana’s shot went agonizingly wide.

After the restart, Zabarny again allowed possession, but this time Abdoulaye Doucoure fired a shot at Neto, and the Ukrainian was saved. Everton’s confidence was still there and although the shot went over the bar, it showed with a great touch and a bold try from Calvert-Lewin. They scored a deserved third goal soon after, with Doucoure reacting the quickest when Harrison’s header was blocked by Milos Kerkes, making it the midfielder’s third goal in his last five PL games.

Calvert-Lewin’s fall went over Neto’s shoulder and he ended up out of bounds, so he was unable to equalize. Still, there was much to celebrate at Everton. The Toffees responded to their disappointing loss to Luton Town by securing their third win in their last four games in all competitions. Bournemouth, on the other hand, went 12 league games without a win, continuing their longest winning streak in the PL.

Player of the Match: Jack Harrison (Everton)