Burnley 2 – Everton 1
After eleven games without a win, Burnley picked up a huge three points on Saturday.
Burnley turned over Everton, who continue to disappoint under manager Sam Allardyce.
Everton took the lead at Turf Moor through Turkish striker Cenk Tosun, who was a surprise starter against the Clarets.
But Burnley turned the scoreline after a break. A brilliant pass from Matt Lowton freed Ashley Barnes to slot home the leveller.
Halftime sub Chris Wood powered home a match winning header with 10 minutes to go.
The match ended on a low note for Everton as Ashley Williams was sent off for an elbow.
Ashley Williams ban & second assault
Waiting in the Burnley box for a free-kick, Williams struck Ashley Barnes in the face with an elbow.
Barnes immediately crashed to the deck, referee Chris Kavanagh saw everything, and Williams was instantly sent off.
Neither Williams nor any other Everton player tried to argue against the decision: a reflection on how clear cut the straight red card was.
Williams now faces a ban for Everton. But there are calls for that ban to be extended as Williams was lucky to escape a red card just 30 seconds before he walked.
The Everton defender clocked Chris Wood in the head with a swinging fist as they battled for the ball on the halfway line.
Social media reaction to Ashley Williams hit on Chris Wood is below.
Dear @FA That was clearly a serious and violent action from Ashley Williams. Can you please consider banning him for the rest of the season?! Kind Regards. Every Evertonian.
— Richard Jones (@RichLJones) March 3, 2018
Please .@FA can you ban Ashley Williams for the rest of the season ?
— swearing_scouse_news (@swearing_scouse) March 3, 2018
@FA that was disgusting from Williams. 9 match ban please.
— Adrian Egley (@adyady14) March 3, 2018