Sigurdsson double seals Everton win as Cardiff woes roll on
Steve Mounie’s late goal earns Huddersfield a rare win; Newcastle make it four in a row at home
Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates after scoring his and Everton’s second goal during the Premier League match against Cardiff City at Cardiff City stadium. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images
Cardiff City 0 Everton 3
Gylfi Sigurdsson deepened Cardiff City’s Premier League relegation fears with two well-taken goals in Everton’s 3-0 victory in the Welsh capital on Tuesday.
A first half low on quality was illuminated by one flowing move in the 41st minute which ended with Sigurdsson firing low into the corner after being picked out by Séamus Coleman.
Cardiff showed more tenacity in the second half but were deflated in the 65th minute when Sigurdsson lashed home his second of the night past Neil Etheridge.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin got his name on the scoresheet in stoppage time to complete a comfortable Everton victory.
Defeat left Cardiff one point and one place above the relegation zone and they will drop into the bottom three if Southampton beat Fulham at home on Wednesday.
After three successive defeats Everton’s welcome return to form lifted them into ninth spot.
Huddersfield 1 Wolves 0
Bottom club Huddersfield Town earned just their third win of the season as a stoppage-time goal from Steve Mounie gave them a 1-0 victory over Wolves at John Smith’s Stadium.
Huddersfield had piled on the pressure in the second half but were unable to find a way through until Aaron Mooy’s cross found Karlan Grant at the back post.
Grant’s shot was saved by Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio but Mounie pounced on the loose ball to bundle home the winner.
Mounie had earlier gone close with a header into the side netting while midfielder Jonathan Hogg headed over from a Grant cross.
Huddersfield have 14 points but remain in last place, 11 points behind Cardiff City.
Newcastle United 2 Burnley 0
A stunning strike from Fabian Schar and youngster Sean Longstaff’s first goal for the club gave Newcastle United a comfortable 2-0 win over Burnley at St James’ Park.
Newcastle’s fourth straight home win moved Rafa Benitez’s team up 13th place, above Burnley, whose eight-game unbeaten run came to an end.
Swiss defender Schar smashed a fierce drive from 28 metres off the inside of the post and past a helpless Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton to put the Magpies ahead in the 24th minute.
Home goalkeeper Martin Dubravka then did well to keep out a volley from in-form Burnley striker Chris Wood after a rare spell of pressure from the visitors.
Newcastle went 2-0 up when local-born midfielder Longstaff reacted well after Burnley failed to deal with Matt Ritchie’s left-wing cross and drove low past Heaton.
Burnley defender James Tarkowski missed a great chance from close range shortly before the break but Sean Dyche’s side were well below-par and struggled to create chances in the second half.