Everton to fifth after Burnley victory

Everton's class finally counted as the Toffees overcame a spirited Burnley to win 3-1 at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday.

  • Everton 3 Burnley 1
  • Jagielka heads home
  • Vokes slots a penalty
  • Mee concedes own goal
  • Lukaku blasts in third

Match summary

Burnley enjoyed a good first half with Michael Keane seeing his header cleared off the line by Ross Barkley. Everton rallied and took the lead after the break through Phil Jagielka's header.

Sam Vokes equalised from the spot soon after when he was brought down in the area. Ben Mee then conceded an own goal before Romelu Lukaku sealed the points later on.  

Full report

Burnley started well at Goodison Park and surprisingly had the lions share of the ball in the opening to the game. In the 17th minute their pressure nearly paid off when Robbie Brady's corner found the head of Michael Keane, but his effort was cleared off the line by Ross Barkley.

It wasn't until the 35th minute when Everton would threaten Burnley's goal when Mason Holgate's strike was saved by a diving Tom Heaton. The Toffees finished the half strongly and Kevin Mirallas was unfortunate to see a free kick go just over in the 44th minute.

After the interval Everton's dominance continued and it saw Phil Jagielka grab the opening goal in the 49th minute with a scrappy header from a corner. Three minutes later it was 1-1 when Joel Robles carelessly brought down Sam Vokes, and the striker converted from the spot.

In the 62nd minute Heaton was again called into action to deny Mirallas twice after a good pull back from Leighton Baines. However, Everton hit the front again in the 71st minute when Barkley's deflected shot off Ben Mee looped over the keeper into the net.

Three minutes later Romelu Lukaku showed his immense power, skill and technique when he turned Keane in the box before blasting the ball beyond Heaton to make it 3-1 and in the closing stages Barkley again produced heroics on the line – as he cleared Keane's looping header to safety.