Zouma leads Everton into top half with Bournemouth win

Everton could land £15m Portuguese ace Cedric

Everton could land £15m Portuguese ace Cedric

Kurt Zouma has revealed he ran to Marco Silva after scoring the opener in Evertons 2-0 victory over Bournemouth because Silva to score in the immediate build-up to Sunday's win over Bournemouth.

With 31 minutes on the clock, Everton managed to carve out an opening as Bernard got onto the end of a cross to head inches over the crossbar.

David Brooks hit the post when through one-on-one with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and had a strong penalty appeal turned down early on, while Joshua King also had a good chance saved.

The result sees Everton move up to 10th in the Premier League table, while Bournemouth remain in 12th.

Everton were more threatening after the break as Richarlison saw a shot blocked right on the line by Nathan Ake.

The Blues had to do a lot of defending throughout the game, with Bournemouth having seven shots on goal compared to Everton's three, but speaking after the game, Toffees boss Marco Silva thought his side deserved all three points.

Zouma put Everton ahead with his first goal for the club when he found space in the area to head another fine cross from Digne beyond Asmir Begovic.

The hosts then wrapped up the three points when substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin converted Lookman's low cross in added time.

Bournemouth have conceded 103 goals in the Premier League since the start of 2017/18; two more than any other team in that period (West Ham on 100).

An Everton setpiece was cleared by the Cherries defence before Lucas Digne kept the ball alive on the left. I'm obviously really glad to score my first goal for Everton and that give us the win so I'm very happy with that.

- Calvert-Lewin scored his fourth Premier League goal of the season for Everton, equaling his best-ever tally in a top-flight league campaign (four in 2017-2018).