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EPL: Everton beat Burnley, climb on table

Everton has moved up to fifth spot in the Premier League table, courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Burnley at Goodison Park on Saturday.
The Toffees took the lead early in the second half through a Phil Jagielka goal, but Sam Vokes levelled things up from the spot three minutes later to draw Burnley back level.
However, an unfortunate own goal from Ben Mee put Everton back ahead before Romelu Lukaku continued his impeccable recent scoring record to seal the points for the home side.
The Clarets were almost rewarded for their positive start in the 17th minute when PFA young player of the year nominee Michael Keane peeled off at the back post to plant a header towards goal that beat Robles but was cleared off the line by Ross Barkley.
The Burnley strike had another good chance moments later when he latched on to Phil Jagielka’s poor back-pass, but he chose to take the shot on first time and could only fire a tame effort straight at the Everton keeper.
Those two chances did seem to spark Everton into life, though, and Heaton needed to be sharp to turn a Mason Holgate effort around the post before Lukaku and Gueye both failed to hit the target from promising positions.
Heaton was as much a spectator as everyone else when the Toffees almost broke the deadlock with just two minutes remaining until half time, but the Burnley keeper was relieved to see Kevin Mirallas’s deflected free kick fly inches past the top corner.