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Everton beat Crystal Palace in EPL

By AAP Newswire

Everton have scored twice in the final three minutes to beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in the English Premier League.

Substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin got the breakthrough in the 87th minute with Cenk Tosun striking the second moments later at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Everton keeper Jordan Pickford stopped Luka Milivojevic's penalty with his feet earlier in the second half to keep the game goalless.

"A tough game, like we expected and like I told our players as well," Everton manager Marco Silva told Sky Sport.

"We were too slow in the first half, but we pushed them back in the second half.

"They missed the penalty, a good save, but in the end we deserved the three points."

Everton's third straight league win lifts them to eighth in the table, while Palace stay 14th after a third consecutive defeat.

"It's hard to stand here as a loser again," Palace boss Roy Hodgson said.

"I could easily be a winner or at least someone who has coached his team to a positive point.

"They scored the goals and we didn't."

Each team managed just one shot on target in a slumbering first half, with Palace's Cheikhou Kouyate also heading against the bar.

The visitors were handed a golden opportunity on the hour when Wilfried Zaha was fouled in the area, but Pickford saved Milivojevic's penalty straight down the middle.

"I just looked at his run up and he normally whips it, I left my leg dangling and managed to get a foot on it," Pickford said.

Arsenal will be looking for a seventh straight league win when they host Leicester City on Monday night.