Everton 3-1 Reading – Toffees Keep Euro Hopes Alive As Royal Stay In Drop-Zone (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

3rd, March 2013

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By Alan Duffy

Everton 3-1 Reading – Premier League – 2nd March 2013 

Everton kept alive their hopes of a top-four finish by overcoming a hard working Reading side at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The home side, starting without Tim Howard in goal for the first time in ages, had to contend with an ankle injury for Phil Jagielka which saw the England man depart the field of play after just five minutes.

Despite having much of the ball in the first-half, the Toffees struggled to break down the Royals with Adam Le Fondre even hitting the woodwork for the visitors. However, on 42 minutes the deadlock was broken when  Seamus Coleman’s lovely cross was headed home by Marouane Fellaini.

After the break, the superb Steven Pienaar netted on the hour with Kevin Mirallas making the game safe soon after. Hal Robson-Kanu did get one back for Brian McDermott’s men but it would prove to be nothing more than a consolation strike.

The Toffees move to within two points of fifth-placed Arsenal while Reading remain in the drop-zone.

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  1. Jarren says:

    No mention of QPR’s result today on WAATP, but with games against Reading & Villa coming up in the next fortnight it’s theoretically possible that ‘arry could indeed work that seemingly impossible escape.

    Of course it’s a long stretch, and if QPR were in charge by a less charismatic manager less people would actually care, but it’d surely be one of his career highlights if Redknapp did indeed pull it off.

    Then who’s to say for next season? Could QPR be next year’s West Brom?

  2. Jarren says:

    Shit sorry, got my fixtures in a tangle.

    QPR play Sunderland then Villa next.

    But you get what I meant.

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