EVERTON 2 CANARIES 0 - Key moments, ratings and stats

Andros Townsend of Everton scores his sides 1st goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League

Andros Townsend converted a first-half penalty in Everton's 2-0 Premier League victory over Norwich City. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City's hunt for a Premier League point goes on after they were beaten 2-0 by Everton despite an encouraging second-half display.

Daniel Farke opted to change formation and that yield a more defensively organised display but City lacked penetration for large portions of the game at Goodison Park. 

In the end, it was two individual errors that were punished by the injury hit Toffees, with Ozan Kabak recklessly fouling Allan for a penalty in the first half. That said, the Brazilian midfielder did appear to be in control of the ball and was seemingly going to ground. 

Kenny McLean was robbed in possession for the decisive goal. That saw Demarai Gray tee up Abdoulaye Doucoure to seal the three points for Rafa Benitez' men. 

The Canaries' task doesn't get any easier with a trip to Burnley next weekend. 

Everton (4-2-3-1)

EFCXI

Everton's team for the Premier League clash against Norwich City at Goodison Park. - Credit: Archant

SUBS:

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15 Begovic (GK)
31 Lonergan (31)
2 Kenny
4 Holgate
24 Gordon (on for Townsend, 76)
26 Davies (on for Gray, 83)
32 Branthwaite
50 Simms
61 Dobbin (on for Iwobi, 89)

- Bookings: Digne (foul on Aarons, 56), Gordon (foul on Giannoulis, 90+2)

Norwich City (3-5-2)

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Daniel Farke made two changes to his Norwich City team to face Everton at Goodison Park. - Credit: Archant

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28 Gunn (GK)
7 Rupp
8 Gilmour
10 Dowell
17 Rashica (on for Ozan Kabak, 69)
18 Tzolis (on for Normann, 69)
30 Giannoulis (on for Williams, 86)
35 Idah
44 Omobamidele

- Bookings: Kabak (foul on Rondon, 54), Lees-Melou (foul on Doucoure, 80), Williams (foul on Gordon, 84)

- Venue: Goodison Park

- Added on time: 2 mins/ 5 mins 

- Referee: David Coote

- VAR: Lee Mason

KEY MOMENTS

19 - First major chance of the game falls to Everton. Brandon Williams is caught in possession and the Toffees counter through Abdoulaye Doucoure. His pass to Alex Iwobi allows the ex-Arsenal man to cross. Saloman Rondon tees up Andros Townsend in the box but his tame shot is held by Tim Krul

21 - Demarai Gray dances past Mathias Normann on the right before slashing a cross across the face of goal

26 - Kabak swipes Allan's thigh as the midfielder was bundling his way into the area. After a lengthy VAR check, David Coote heads to the monitor and awards a spot kick. 

29 - GOAL EVERTON (TOWNSEND PEN) - The winger makes little mistake to send Krul the wrong way and put the hosts ahead from the spot. 1-0

45 - Normann's long-range effort is beaten away by Jordan Pickford

HALF TIME - EVERTON 1-0 NORWICH CITY

49 - Townsend goes close to doubling Everton's lead with a low shot that travels past the near post

52 - Normann draws an excellent save out of Pickford after Pukki laid the ball off from inside the area

57 - McLean delivers a wicked free-kick into the box after Aarons was fouled on the right by Digne. Ben Gibson can't make any contact with the ball from close range

77 - GOAL EVERTON (DOUCOURE) Despite a second-half where City dominated possession and territory, it was Everton who doubled their advantage courtesy of Doucoure. McLean was robbed of possession and they broke through Gray, who teed up the French midfielder to roll the ball home. 2-0

86 - Tim Krul makes a wonderful point blank stop to deny Godfrey from adding a third

FULL TIME - EVERTON 2-0 NORWICH CITY

Allan of Everton is fouled by Ozan Kabak of Norwich and after consultation with Video Assistant Refe

Allan leads the protest after being fouled by Ozan Kabak in the first half. VAR later overturned the decision and awarded the hosts a penalty.

SNAP RATINGS

Krul 6; Kabak 6, Hanley 6, Gibson 6; Aarons 6, Lees-Melou 6, Normann 7, McLean 5, Williams 5; Sargent 5, Pukki 5. SUBS: Rashica 5, Tzolis 5, Giannoulis N/A

MATCH STATS

(Everton - Norwich City)

Possession: 47% - 53%

Shots:  11 - 10

Shots on Target: 4 - 2

Corners: 6 - 4

Fouls:  12 - 9

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