This Sunday, on Premier League’s last day, Everton welcomed Bournemouth. At the Goodison Park, the Cherries made all they could and surprised the Toffees, leaving with the three points after a 3-1. However, it was not enough for them to avoid relegation, once Aston Villa guaranteed their place in the Premier League after a draw. Joshua King, Dominic Solanke, and Junior Stanislas scored for the visitors, while Moise Kean diminished for the hosts.
As Everton were not fighting for anything, they started the match with a few changes on the squad. Honestly, it didn’t make that difference on their way of playing, having more the ball. However, it was the visitors who broke the deadlock at the 13th minute, after they were awarded a penalty. King stepped up and converted from the spot.
Even after suffering the goal, the Toffees kept controlling the ball, even though they were not threatening Aaron Ramsdale’s goal that much. Only at the 41st minute, they were able to level the match when Moise Kean put the ball into the back of the net. However, they didn’t have much time to celebrate, as 5 minutes later the Cherries were ahead on the scoring again, after Solanke’s goal. 2-1 to the visitors before half-time.
Bournemouth started the second half with a great chance of being relegated, as Aston Villa were getting one point with a goalless draw against West Ham. All the Cherries could do at the moment was keep on playing their game and confirming the three points. So, already near the end of the match, at the 80th minute, they were able to find the back of the net once again, with Stanislas and get a 3-1 victory.
Even with the positive result, Bournemouth couldn’t avoid relegation, finishing the season in 18th place, with 34 points. They join Norwich and Watford and prepare to play the Championship next season. On the other hand, Everton finished the season in 12th place, not fighting for anything, with 49 points.