Bournemouth 2-1 Everton: Toffees winless in 12 after uninspiring South Coast defeat

Everton fell to an uninspiring 2-1 loss against Bournemouth on Saturday, with the Toffees remaining just three points above the relegation zone as they extended their winless run to a staggering 12 Premier League outings.

Dominic Solanke headed home the opener shortly after the hour mark, but the Cherries would seemingly be forced to settle for a point when Beto restored parity with three minutes remaining.

That was until Seamus Coleman chested the ball into his own net inside stoppage time, prompting an arduous journey back north for Sean Dyche’s men.

As it happened

Saturday’s clash on the South Coast was by no means enthralling. A lacklustre performance from both sides saw the match remain goalless at the break, with the lack of quality in front of goal notable.

But Dominic Solanke broke the deadlock shortly after the hour mark, nodding home from a Lloyd Kelly cross to seemingly hand Bournemouth all three points.

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It would not be that simple for the Cherries though, and when Beto capitalised on poor goalkeeping from Neto in the 87th minute to restore parity, it looked for all the world as though they’d be forced to settle for a draw in front of their home fans.

Bournemouth would be rescued by a moment of Evertonian misfortune that perhaps sums up their season thus far though. With the clock having ticked into stoppage time, captain Seamus Coleman chested the ball past Jordan Pickford under very little pressure – handing three points to the Cherries.

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Saturday’s result was an unfortunate one for Sean Dyche’s men, but with the Toffees winless in the Premier League since mid-December, the ex-Burnley boss must turn his side’s fortunes around – and fast – if they’re to avoid slipping into the drop zone.

The lineups

BOU: Neto; Kerkez, Mepham, Zabarnyi, Smith; Cook, Adams; Tavernier, Kluivert, Semenyo; Solanke

EVE: Pickford; Godfrey, Branthwaite, Tarkowski, Coleman; McNeil, Garner, Onana, Harrison; Doucoure; Calvert-Lewin