Saha takes two as Toffees come through sticky patch


Everton 3 Blackburn 0:David Moyes’ side picked up their second home win in four days this afternoon with a comprehensive Premier League victory over Blackburn.

Louis Saha scored after 22 and 54 minutes and then defender Joseph Yobo grabbed the third for the hosts, punishing poor defending at a corner after the impressive Paul Robinson had denied the France striker a hat-trick goal.

Everton had endured a slow start to the campaign, seemingly suffering a hangover from last season’s FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea.

But the Toffees appear to be back on track after following Thursday’s 4-0 Europa League rout of AEK Athens with another fine win and clean sheet at Goodison Park against a disappointing Rovers side who were looking to haul themselves out of the relegation zone.

While Moyes’ worries look to be easing, Rovers boss Sam Allardyce must be seriously concerned now about his side, who have won just one league game all term and were feeble for much of this clash.