Callum Wilson took advantage of an abysmal defensive performance from Everton to score twice in a 3-1 Premier League home win for Bournemouth on Sunday.
In a tight affair involving two evenly matched teams, it was the Toffees' sticky defending that cost them, firstly allowing Wilson to net (23) after failing to deal with a set-piece.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin notched his first goal for 13 games to level it up (44) but a Ryan Fraser free-kick from the left was deflected past Jordan Pickford by Fabian Delph to hand the Cherries the lead (66).
Wilson then seized upon some more disorganisation in the Everton backline with a lobbed finish over Pickford (73) to secure Bournemouth's first home win of the season.
For Everton, hopes of a top-six finish look streets away on this showing as they remain without an away win since March.
The Cherries have a south-coast derby to look forward to next Friday against Southampton, while Everton host Sheffield United on Saturday.
- Bournemouth are unbeaten in all five of their Premier League home games against Everton (W3 D2), their best unbeaten home record against a side in the competition.
- Everton have conceded seven goals across their last three league games, as many as they had in their previous 13 Premier League fixtures before this.
- The average age of Bournemouth's starting XI today was 24 years and 195 days, making it their youngest ever starting line-up in a Premier League match.
- Bournemouth have scored directly from a free-kick for the second time in three Premier League games - they had done so just once in their previous 154 games in the competition.
- Bournemouth’s Josh King has been directly involved in eight goals in his eight Premier League matches against Everton (4 goals, 4 assists).
- Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin ended a run of 971 minutes without a Premier League goal following his header in the 44th minute – his first goal since March versus Newcastle.
- Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser has scored three goals in three Premier League appearances against Everton at the Vitality Stadium. He has more goals against the Toffees than versus any other team in the Premier League (3).
- Since the start of last season, only Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling (32) has been directly involved in more Premier League goals amongst Englishmen than Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson (26 – 17 goals, 9 assists).
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