Everton, Forest tighten belts to Premier League Survival.


Everton’s merciless 5-1 victory at Brighton on Monday lifted them out of the Premier League’s relegation zone, while Leicester’s chances of staying up are now hanging by a thread following a 5-3 loss at Fulham.

Everton needed just 33 seconds to break the deadlock through Abdoulaye Doucoure’s close-range finish, the excellent Doucoure doubled Everton’s lead with a controlled volley from Dwight McNeil’s 29th-minute cross before Jason Steele miscalculated a cutback to divert the ball into his own net in the 35th minute.

The result moves Everton from 19th up to 16th in the table ahead of Nottingham Forest’s home clash with Southampton later on Monday, two points outside of the relegation zone.

Nottingham Forest also pulled themselves clear of the bottom three as they beat fellow strugglers Southampton 4-3, Southampton are eight points from safety with three games remaining.

Meanwhile Leicester, who won the Premier League in stunning fashion in 2016 and lifted the FA Cup two years ago, are staring relegation in the face after suffering a heavy defeat 5-3 in the hands of Fulham.