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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson (56', 89')
  • Cenk Tosun (66')

Two-goal Sigurdsson turns from villain to hero for Everton

Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton celebrates scoring his side's third goal. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Gylfi Sigurdsson went from villain into hero as he struck twice to inspire Everton to their customary home win, 3-0, against Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Icelander curled a superb 56th-minute effort four minutes after he had smashed a penalty against the bar following the award of a dubious spot kick for Denis Odoi's innocuous shove on Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Sigurdsson, who had never before missed a penalty in the Premier League, quickly made amends before substitute Cenk Tosun, an effective replacement for Calvert-Lewin, headed home Theo Walcott's 66th-minute cross at the far post.

Following Everton's poor first-half performance with Ryan Sessegnon coming closest to breaking the deadlock for Fulham when he hit the bar, Sigurdsson side-footed the Toffees' third goal in the 89th minute, ensuring the Cottagers did not get a sniff of their first-ever league win at Goodison.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 27 +54 65
2 Liverpool 26 +44 65
3 Tottenham Hotspur 26 +29 60
4 Manchester United 26 +17 51
5 Arsenal 26 +16 50
6 Chelsea 26 +16 50
7 Watford 27 +4 40
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 +1 39
9 West Ham United 27 -5 36
10 Everton 27 -3 33
11 AFC Bournemouth 26 -10 33
12 Leicester City 26 -3 32
13 Crystal Palace 26 -7 27
14 Brighton & Hove Albion 26 -11 27
15 Burnley 26 -18 27
16 Newcastle United 26 -12 25
17 Cardiff City 27 -27 25
18 Southampton 26 -16 24
19 Fulham 27 -35 17
20 Huddersfield Town 26 -34 11