Everton beats Wolves 2-1, moves into Premier League"s top 4"

James helps Everton to a win at Wolves

Ancelotti brings back Jordan Pickford in goal after resting him in the FA Cup, while at the back he selects Mason Holgate, Michael Keane and Yerry Mina.

The Toffees took the lead away from home, but were pegged back by half time for a 1-1 scoreline.

Wolves had looked the more likely winners in a boring second half but Keane's towering header in the 77th minute sealed maximum points for Carlo Ancelotti's side.

Wolves has now won just once in eight league games since striker Raul Jimenez fractured his skull in a match at Arsenal at the end of November.

This despite being deprived of 14-goal top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who was out with a hamstring injury, and fellow forward Richarlison.


Carlo Ancelotti had defended James in the buildup to this one and the Colombian was involved as Everton opened the scoring with five minutes played. Yerry Mina's failure to clear Pedro Neto's corner kick allowed Rayan Ait-Nouri to turn the ball back in the danger area, where the Portugal worldwide volleyed past Jordan Pickford from close range. His drilled cross was volleyed in by Neves for his second goal in two league games.

Iwobi should have done better and it was the final chance of an entertaining first half, despite the game failing to build on the early drama.

It came after Abdoulaye Doucoure was booked for chopping down Pedro Neto and the midfielder will now miss the Toffees' next game.

Richarlison was introduced to give the visitors some impetus but it was Keane who grabbed the victor with 13 minutes remaining. A deep left-footed cross from Andre Gomes was headed into the back of the net by England defender Keane, who continues to impress under Ancelotti.

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