Everton pastes Cardiff behind Sigurdsson brace (video)
- Sigurdsson scores 9th, 10th of season
- Calvert-Lewin strikes in stoppage
- Everton moves into ninth
Embattled Everton manager Marco Silva is breathing a bit easier after Gylfi Sigurdsson’s brace helped the Toffees to a 3-0 defeat of Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin also scored for Everton, whose 36 points are good for ninth in the Premier League. Cardiff’s 25 points remain 17th.
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Theo Walcott entertained the proceedings with a shot hit just over the frame, moments after Cardiff struggled to deal with a corner kick.
It was a former Swansea City man who put the Bluebirds down a goal, as Sigurdsson met a Seamus Coleman cross with aplomb to make it 1-0 in the 40th minute.[ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ]
15 - Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored 15 Premier League goals for Everton since the start of the 2017-18 season, five more than any other player. Leader. pic.twitter.com/MmWoH2SAS3
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Sigurdsson got his second when Bernard’s work to spot Morgan Schneiderlin deflected to the Icelandic star.
Cardiff kept Everton on its toes with long throw-ins, but couldn’t quite challenge the score sheet.
Calvert-Lewin would eventually settle any remaining nerves for the visiting support with a goal in the third minute of stoppage time.
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