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Everton 2-1 Sunderland

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Fellaini: Running hot

Fellaini: Running hot

Marouane Fellaini and Nikica Jelavic scored within two minutes of each other as Everton came from behind to beat Sunderland 2-1 at Goodison Park on Saturday.

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The goals ruled out Adam Johnson's opener and ended the Toffees' run of four straight draws, leaving David Moyes' side in the top four of the Premier League.

The Black Cats made the better start on Merseyside and could have been ahead twice inside the opening 10 minutes as Stephane Sessegnon and Steven Fletcher both came close to opening the scoring.

The hosts grew into the game but, despite enjoying the majority of possession, Simon Mignolet remained untroubled in the Sunderland goal.

It was an all too familiar story for Wearsiders, who have now scored just seven league goals this term, as Jack Colback missed a golden opportunity late in the first-half.

However, Johnson was able to put them ahead on the stroke of half-time with his first goal for the club.

Everton, though, for yet another time this season, showed their resilient side and came back in the second-half with attacking intent.

They found the breakthrough on 76 minutes when Fellaini struck home from 18-yards out, and the talisman forward was on hand again moments later to assist Jelavic as he grabbed the winner from close range.

The win celebrates Moyes's 400th Premier League game in charge and leaves Everton just two points behind third-placed Manchester City, while Sunderland are now just three points above the relegation zone.

Posted: 10/11/12 16:37

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