Everton prevails over stubbon Cardiff

  • Toffees have 71 percent possession
  • Richarlison very lively for hosts
  • Sigurdsson scores again

Marco Silva‘s Everton only found one goal, but controlled the game, as the Toffees topped Cardiff City 1-0 on Saturday at Goodison Park.

The Toffees now sit sixth after Gylfi Sigurdsson‘s winner, five points back of the Top Four. Cardiff is 18th with eight points.

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The hosts were the better threat to score during a first half which was mostly tame, with Richarlison nodding a Sigurdsson free kick to Cardiff keeper Neil Etheridge.

Sigurdsson’s outstanding season continued when he put the Toffees on the board. The Icelandic midfielder was in fine position to slot a rebound home when Etheridge pushed away a Theo Walcott effort set up by Richarlison.

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