Sigurdsson penalty gives Everton 1-0 win over Chelsea
A first-half penalty from Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson gave Everton a hard-fought 1-0 Premier League win over Chelsea in front of 2,000 delighted fans at a chilly Goodison Park on Saturday.
The home side went ahead in the 22nd minute when Dominic Calvert-Lewin was brought down in the box by Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy, and Sigurdsson stepped up to stroke home the spot kick.
Reece James hit a post with a low first-half drive and a Mason Mount free kick also hit the woodwork with 10 minutes left in the second half as Chelsea’s normally potent attack misfired on Merseyside.
Everton withstood a late onslaught to secure a win that lifts them to seventh in the table on 20 points while Chelsea, who could have gone top with a win, remain in third on 22 points, two behind Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.