EPL: Fulham beat Everton to end nine-game losing run


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Tom Cairney and Ryan Babel scored as relegated Fulham beat Everton for their first Premier League win since January.

Cairney stroked home Babel’s pass from just inside the area for his first goal of the season, 30 seconds into the second half.

Babel then ran on to Aleksandar Mitrovic’s pass to double Fulham’s lead and seal their first victory under caretaker boss Scott Parker.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin had Everton’s best chance but his clipped effort hit the outside of the post, as the Toffees’ three-game winning run came to an end.

It was a deserved victory for Fulham, who kept just their third clean sheet of the season and first since December.

Mitrovic was a constant threat and had the best chance of a quiet first half, but his shot from inside the area hit the top of the bar.

Everton offered little in reply, with Bernard’s tame first-half effort their only shot on target.

The defeat means Marco Silva’s side stay ninth and miss the chance to move above Watford and Wolves into seventh.


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