Monday 17 February, 2020

Everton beat Crystal Palace 3-1 despite Pickford error

Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke, left, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game against Everton, with Jordan Ayew during their English Premier League football match at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Saturday Feb. 8, 2020. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP).

Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke, left, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game against Everton, with Jordan Ayew during their English Premier League football match at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Saturday Feb. 8, 2020. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP).

Everton fought back after a dreadful goalkeeper error by Jordan Pickford to beat Crystal Palace 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday and move in sight of the Champions League qualification positions.

Pickford gifted Palace an equaliser in the 51st minute by letting a low shot from Christian Benteke squeeze under his body as he went down for the save.

That canceled out Bernard’s early goal for the hosts, who fought back after Benteke’s strike to score through Richarlison in the 59th and Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the 88th to climb to seventh place.

Everton moved five points behind fourth-place Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification.

Palace have only won one of their last 11 games and have dropped to within six points of the relegation zone.

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