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Coleman’s late own goal edges Everton closer to relegation zone

Seamus Coleman’s stoppage-time own goal gave Bournemouth a dramatic 2-1 victory over Everton, a result that leaves the Toffees three points above the relegation zone and without a victory in 12 matches.

After a goalless first half at the Vitality Stadium, the game burst into life when Dominic Solanke scored his 16th Premier League goal of the season to give Bournemouth a 1-0 lead, before Beto thought he had earned Everton a vital point when he tapped into an empty net in the 87th minute after Neto had dropped a simple cross.

However, there was to be more late drama in the first minute of additional time when Adam Smith’s wicked cross deflected off Coleman and past the helpless Jordan Pickford (90+1).

The result leaves Everton in 16th place, three points above 18th-placed Luton after they lost to Tottenham. Sean Dyche’s side have now not won in the Premier League since December 16.

As for Bournemouth, they extend their unbeaten run to four matches and remain 13th, a healthy 16 points above the bottom three. Their top-flight status is all but secured for another season.

Dominic Solanke wheels away to celebrate after giving Bournemouth a 1-0 lead against Everton
Image: Dominic Solanke celebrates after scoring his 16th Premier League goal of the season

More to follow…

What’s next?

Bournemouth host Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Tuesday at 7.45pm before visiting Luton next Saturday; kick-off 3pm.

The Cherries then welcome Manchester United to the Vitality Stadium on April 13, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 5.30pm.

Everton travel to Newcastle in the Premier League on Tuesday at 7.30pm before hosting Burnley next Saturday; kick-off 3pm.

The Toffees then feature on Monday Night Football when they make the trip to Chelsea on April 15, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 8pm.

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