Palace 1-2 Everton: Controversial Penalty Sees Toffees Take All Three Points

Palace 1-2 Everton Controversial Penalty Sees Toffees Take All Three Points

Everton have moved a step further up the Premier League table with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The victory ensured the Toffees maintained their 100 per cent start to the 2020/21 season in all competitions.

But it came in controversial fashion as Richarlison scored the game’s winner in the 40th minute after Lucas Digne’s header struck Joel Ward’s arm.

Referee Kevin Friend pointed to the spot after checking the incident on his pitchside monitor.

Everton took an early 10-minute lead when Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted his fifth goal in his opening three Premier League matches of the campaign.

Cheikhou Kouyate brought Palace level when he headed in Andros Townsend’s corner in the 26th minute.

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The second-half was not as exciting as the opening 45 minutes as Eze Eberechi was taking off by Palace and Super Eagles' Alex Iwobi came in for Everton.

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