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How Everton secured Premier League survival with victory over Palace as Chelsea were held by Leicester

May 19, 2022 at 5:38 p.m. EDT

Everton fans on their survival in the Premier League

Survival. Everton realized that after tonight’s win.

Before the match, Athleticism spoke to a cross section of different Blues – from the wife of a legend, a new mum, a nonagenarian and one of those behind the uplifting scenes before games recently – to prepare a tapestry of messages that underline what staying in the Premier League would mean.

Read below!

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Everton fans on surviving the Premier League: ‘It’s our life. We can’t fail’

May 19, 2022 at 5:14 p.m. EDT

Burnley held a draw

Meanwhile, Everton’s relegation rivals Burnley enter the final game of the season with their fate still in play after being held 1-1 by Aston Villa.

Burnley took the lead at half-time through Ashley Barnes’ penalty before Emiliano Buendia equalized for the hosts three minutes after the break.

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May 19, 2022 at 5:09 p.m. EDT

Everton fans take to the pitch

Look what survival means to them!

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May 19, 2022 at 4:55 p.m. EDT

FULL TIME: Chelsea 1-1 Leicester

Thomas Tuchel’s disappointment is clear on the full-time whistle as his side are held to a home draw despite 20 shots. First-half goals from James Maddison and Marcos Alonso ensure the spoils are shared.

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May 19, 2022 at 4:51 p.m. EDT

It takes little time to get there

90+1′ – Chelsea 1-1 Leicester

Energy was sucked out of the game as Chelsea continue to dominate possession without really getting behind. We are almost there…

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May 19, 2022 at 4:45 p.m. EDT

Jorginho enters the book

85′ Chelsea 1-1 Leicester

The Chelsea midfielder is cautioned for a cynical foul on the left flank, but Leicester can’t capitalize on the resulting free kick which is safely cleared.

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May 19, 2022 at 4:45 p.m. EDT

FULL TIME: Everton 3-2 Crystal Palace

What a comeback and what a victory for Frank Lampard’s team. They completed the breakout after coming from 2-0 up thanks to goals from Keane, Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin. A massive height invasion ensues.

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May 19, 2022 at 4:39 p.m. EDT

Seven minutes added

90′ – Everton 3-2 Crystal Palace

Seven minutes of additional time to follow. Goodison bounces back. Can Everton hold out?

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May 19, 2022 at 4:35 p.m. EDT

GOAL – Everton take the lead

85′ – Everton 3-2 Crystal Palace

INCREDIBLE, they completed the comeback as Gray’s free-kick was met by a superb diving header from Calvert-Lewin.

The restart could be delayed as hundreds of fans enter the field. Vieira is furious.

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May 19, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. EDT

CLOSE!

71′ – Chelsea 1-1 Leicester

Chelsea are increasing the pressure. Alonso’s deep cross goes to James, whose powerful effort is well held by Schmeichel.

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May 19, 2022 at 4:28 p.m. EDT

Change to the Palace

81′ – Everton 2-2 Crystal Palace

Patrick Vieira rolls the dice in search of a winner as Benteke replaces Mateta.

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May 19, 2022 at 4:26 p.m. EDT

GOAL – Richarlison equalizes for Everton

76′ – Everton 2-2 Crystal Palace

Goodison burst! Palace fail to clear their lines after blocking Dele’s shot and Richarlison is quick to the ball as he hooks it past Butland via deflection.

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May 19, 2022 at 4:21 p.m. EDT

Big miss by Pulisic

62′ – Chelsea 1-1 Leicester

What a lack. James slips into Lukaku, who finds Pulisic unmarked with a low cross. But the American striker somehow manages to extend his effort.

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May 19, 2022 at 4:20 p.m. EDT

Everton dominate

72′ – Everton 1-2 Crystal Palace

The hosts turn up the heat in search of an equaliser. Mykolenko’s cross from deep is led by Calvert-Lewin…

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May 19, 2022 at 4:15 p.m. EDT

Iheanacho the sky

55′ – Chelsea 1-1 Leicester

Leicester grew up in this game and they look dangerous on the counter. Iheanacho collects the ball from some distance before firing a shot that goes well over the bar. This is Leicester’s second attempt of the game…

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May 19, 2022 at 4:08 p.m. EDT

Change for Everton

61′ – Everton 1-2 Crystal Palace

Another change for the hosts as Gordon makes way for Gray.

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May 19, 2022 at 4:05 p.m. EDT

Back in progress at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 1-1 Leicester

Can the hosts charge for their dominance in this half?

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May 19, 2022 at 4:03 p.m. EDT

GOAL – Everton recover one

55′ – Everton 1-2 Crystal Palace

Game on! Mykolenko’s free-kick heads for Keane, who takes one touch to control the ball and another to drive it home.

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