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Football: Tosun lifts Everton to win over Stoke City
March 17, 2018 | 9:28 PM
by Reuters
Everton's Cenk Tosun celebrates after scoring a goal against Stoke City on Saturday. Photo - Reuters
 
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London: Turkey forward Cenk Tosun struck twice after the break as Everton beat 10-man Stoke City 2-1 in the snowy Midlands to end a miserable run of away form in the Premier League on Saturday.

Stoke had Charlie Adam sent off before halftime for a foul on Wayne Rooney but defended resolutely to hold the visitors at bay until the 69th minute when Tosun scored from close range after a goalmouth scramble.

When substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting poked in Joe Allen's free kick in the 77th minute, injuring himself in the process, it seemed second-bottom Stoke might salvage an important point in the relegation scrap.

But their hopes were crushed when Tosun beat England keeper Jack Butland with a diving header from Theo Walcott's delivery to end a run of five straight league defeats on the road for Everton. Stoke remained three points below the safety zone.


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