Apr 16, 2017
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Three things learnt as Ross Barkley inspired Everton to victory over Burnley

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Everton climbed to fifth in the Premier League – for 48 hours at least – after securing their eighth successive home victory at Goodison Park against Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

After a goal-less first-half, Phil Jagielka gave the Toffees the lead with his third goal in consecutive matches, heading past Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton from close range, but Burnley level just 126 seconds later when Sam Vokes picked himself up to slot past Joel Robles from the penalty spot.

The hosts responded well to being pegged back and Ross Barkley, influential throughout Saturday’s clash, fired in a shot that deflected off Michael Keane and Ben Mee to re-give Everton the lead.

Romelu Lukaku then extended his tally to 24 for the Premier League this season when he fired in an effort at the near post to round off an eighth win in a row for Everton at Goodison Park.

The result sees Ronald Koeman’s side leapfrog Arsenal on goal difference ahead of their trip to Middlesbrough this Monday, whilst Burnley drop to 14th with only one win in their last eight games.

See over the next few pages for three things The Boot Room learnt from a routine Everton victory.

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