Bournemouth thump Everton for second time in days

Bournemouth breezed past struggling Everton for the second time in a week to pile the pressure on Toffees boss Frank Lampard.

The visitors, who were thrashed 4-1 by the Cherries in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, have now lost five of their last seven Premier League games to slip to 17th in the table, just one place and one point outside the relegation zone.

The home side took the lead early on when Dominic Solanke’s curling effort was parried by Jordan Pickford into the path of Marcus Tavernier, who bundled the ball home for his second Premier League goal in as many matches.

Wales international Kieffer Moore doubled Bournemouth’s advantage seven minutes later with a powerful header from close range after Tavernier had helped the ball back into the box, although Lampard was furious that the game was allowed to continue after James Tarkowski suffered a head injury in the build-up.

Everton improved after the break and went close through Idrissa Gueye, while the impressive Tavernier would have extended Bournemouth’s lead but for a fine stop by Pickford.

Bournemouth did get a third goal when substitute Jaidon Anthony, who also scored against Everton in midweek, headed home Lewis Cook’s free-kick with virtually his first touch.

The win, which lifts Bournemouth above Everton into 13th place, caps a fine few days for interim boss Gary O’Neil, with a decision over a permanent manager expected during the World Cup break.