Everton second as winning run continues

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Gareth Barry

Everton extended their winning run to four games in the Premier League with a victory over Middlesbrough that sent them second in the table.

A Maarten Stekelenburg own goal, under pressure from Alvaro Negredo, put the visitors ahead at Goodison Park.

But Gareth Barry levelled on his 600th top-flight appearance following a Kevin Mirallas corner three minutes later.

Seamus Coleman’s smart finish and a deft Romelu Lukaku touch then wrapped up the points for Everton by half-time.

Follow all the post-match reaction from Goodison Park.

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Line-ups

Everton

  • 22StekelenburgBooked at 22mins
  • 23Coleman
  • 6Jagielka
  • 5Williams
  • 3Baines
  • 17Gueye
  • 18BarryBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCleverleyat 90+1′minutes
  • 11MirallasSubstituted forDeulofeuat 72′minutes
  • 8Barkley
  • 14Bolasie
  • 10R LukakuSubstituted forE Valenciaat 66′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Robles
  • 7Deulofeu
  • 12Lennon
  • 15Cleverley
  • 19E Valencia
  • 25Funes Mori
  • 30Holgate

Middlesbrough

  • 26Valdés
  • 17Barragán
  • 4AyalaBooked at 37mins
  • 6Gibson
  • 3Friend
  • 14de Roon
  • 34ForshawSubstituted forClaytonat 84′minutes
  • 24NsueSubstituted forNugentat 59′minutes
  • 21RamírezSubstituted forFischerat 70′minutes
  • 19Downing
  • 10Negredo

Substitutes

  • 5Espinosa Zúñiga
  • 8Clayton
  • 11Fischer
  • 12Guzan
  • 25Chambers
  • 35Nugent
  • 37Traoré
Referee:
Lee Mason
Attendance:
39,074

Match Stats

Home TeamEvertonAway TeamMiddlesbrough
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Everton 3, Middlesbrough 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Everton 3, Middlesbrough 1.

Foul by Gerard Deulofeu (Everton).

George Friend (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Tom Cleverley replaces Gareth Barry.

Enner Valencia (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Antonio Barragán (Middlesbrough).

Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough).

Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marten de Roon (Middlesbrough).

Foul by Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough).

Leighton Baines (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Adam Clayton replaces Adam Forshaw.

Offside, Middlesbrough. Marten de Roon tries a through ball, but Viktor Fischer is caught offside.

Offside, Everton. Maarten Stekelenburg tries a through ball, but Enner Valencia is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Viktor Fischer (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marten de Roon.

Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Middlesbrough. Marten de Roon tries a through ball, but Álvaro Negredo is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Gerard Deulofeu replaces Kevin Mirallas.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Viktor Fischer replaces Gastón Ramírez.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Antonio Barragán.

Gareth Barry (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough).

Offside, Middlesbrough. Stewart Downing tries a through ball, but Álvaro Negredo is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Enner Valencia replaces Romelu Lukaku because of an injury.

Romelu Lukaku (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marten de Roon (Middlesbrough).

Idrissa Gueye (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Nugent (Middlesbrough).

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. David Nugent replaces Nsue.

Attempt saved. Ross Barkley (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Stewart Downing.

Attempt missed. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ross Barkley.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Antonio Barragán.

Foul by Kevin Mirallas (Everton).

Adam Forshaw (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Everton. Yannick Bolasie tries a through ball, but Ross Barkley is caught offside.

Second Half

Second Half begins Everton 3, Middlesbrough 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Everton 3, Middlesbrough 1.

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