Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s absence was felt as Everton had been overwhelmed 2-Zero at house to struggling Fulham on Sunday.
The Toffees striker, who has scored 18 targets this season, was dominated out of the conflict with a hamstring damage as Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect prolonged their winless Premier League run at Goodison Park to 4 video games.
Josh Maja, who was making his full Fulham debut since becoming a member of on mortgage from Bordeaux within the January switch window, scored a second-half brace to safe a primary league win in 13 matches for Scott Parker’s males.
The outcome noticed Everton miss the possibility to go degree on factors with fourth-placed Liverpool, whereas Fulham at the moment are seven factors from security.
Fulham threatened early on when Bobby Decordova-Reid headed Ademola Lookman’s nook on to the submit.
Former Everton winger Lookman and Harrison Reed additionally went shut for the Cottagers, who dominated Everton for giant components of the encounter.
It took Everton till the 34th minute to have their first significant probability of the sport when Seamus Coleman was given time and house to fireplace a 20-yard shot on to a submit.
Everton may have counted themselves lucky to not be behind at half-time, nonetheless, Fulham finally broke the impasse three minutes after the restart.
Ola Aina performed a wise one-two with Lookman because the full-back’s low cross was turned in by Maja.
The 22-year-old striker struck once more within the 65th minute when he had one other tap-in after Reed’s shot had cannoned off the submit and into his path.
Regardless of being 2-Zero down, Everton’s lack of objective menace was telling with out Calvert-Lewin, who is predicted to return for Wednesday’s match in opposition to Man City.
The Toffees had the ball behind the web when substitute Josh King linked with Andre Gomes’ cross, nonetheless, it was appropriately dominated out for offside.