Everton faltered over the Christmas period, which put a dent in their hopes of reaching the European places this season and put a large amount of emphasis on yesterday’s match against Bournemouth.
Eddie Howe’s side have been enduring some struggles of their own of late but dominated the first half, which only served to heighten the tension around Goodison Park, with the supporters desperate for a win.
Everton were better in the second half without creating a hatful of chances and it took Kurt Zouma to pop up with his first goal for the club to break the deadlock and generate great relief in the ground.
The Chelsea loanee smashed the game open before Dominic Calvert-Lewin made the game safe in stoppage time as well as keeping a much needed clean sheet in a vital win.
Some Everton supporters took to Twitter to praise the defender’s contribution as well as calling for him to sign a permanent deal in the summer and we have put together some of the best reactions…
— Jenny (@Jennyefc1982) January 14, 2019
Sign permenantly you absolute tank
— EFC fan (@EFCfan5) January 13, 2019
Hope we can sign you permanently, Kurt! 👊
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) January 13, 2019
pls sign big man
— danny (@dannymonnox) January 13, 2019
Get that contract signed buddy. You know it makes sense.
— Ian Mc (@ianmc77) January 13, 2019
Many more next season 😉
— Bullensblue (@Bullensblue1) January 13, 2019
Great goal,well in, permanent move?
— Mal in Crete (@malincrete) January 13, 2019
— M.C 🤙🤙🇫🇷🇫🇷♿♿ (@blueboy200) January 13, 2019