Wolves dominate Everton in 3-0 EPL win

Wolverhampton Wanderers have gone sixth in the EPL after thrashing Everton 3-0.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have gone sixth in the EPL after thrashing Everton 3-0.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have moved back to sixth in the English Premier League after a 3-0 victory over Everton.

Wolves took the lead from the penalty spot on the stroke of halftime on Sunday after Daniel Podence was tripped by Everton defender Lucas Digne.

Raul Jimenez then stepped up to dispatch his 25th goal this season for a 1-0 lead.

Immediately after the second-half restart, Belgium's Leander Dendoncker doubled the advantage by heading in Pedro Neto's left-wing free-kick.

Diogo Jota latched on to Ruben Neves' long ball from inside the Wolves' half to add a third goal on 74 minutes, rounding off a commanding performance.

The victory means Wolves now have 55 points, three behind fifth-placed Manchester United, which could be enough for a Champions League place if Manchester City's European ban is upheld Monday.

Carlo Ancelotti's Everton remain rooted to 11th on 45 points after their 14th loss of the season.

Focus will switch to the bottom of the table later on Sunday as relegation candidates Aston Villa host Crystal Palace and their 18th-placed rivals Bournemouth take on Leicester City.

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal also feature as Spurs host a midtable north London derby with one point separating them.

Australian Associated Press