English Premiership

Everton down Brighton, ease relegation worries

Wayne Rooney (Twitter)
Wayne Rooney (Twitter)

Liverpool - Everton eased its relegation concerns by beating 10-man Brighton 2-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday, despite Wayne Rooney missing a penalty. 

The hosts took the lead on the hour mark through Gaetan Bong's own goal before Cenk Tosun smashed in a shot off the bar in the 76th minute, the striker's second goal in as many games. 

Brighton was reduced to 10 men in the 80th when Anthony Knockaert was given a straight red card for a wild tackle on Leighton Baines. 

Rooney had the chance to make it 3-0 with an 88th-minute penalty, but Mathew Ryan saved the spot kick. 

Everton moved up to ninth in the Premier League with a third straight win at Goodison Park, and should be safe for another season. 

Brighton's five-match unbeaten run ended and it dropped a place to 11th.

Fixtures
Sat 26 Sep 20 13:30 PM (SAST)
Brighton & Hove Albion
Manchester United
The American Express Community Stadium
Sat 26 Sep 20 16:00 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Everton
Selhurst Park
Sat 26 Sep 20 18:30 PM (SAST)
West Bromwich Albion
Chelsea
The Hawthorns
Results
Mon 21 Sep 20
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Manchester City 3
Mon 21 Sep 20
Aston Villa 1
Sheffield United 0
Sun 20 Sep 20
Leicester City 4
Burnley 2
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Leicester City
2
2
6
2. Everton
2
2
6
3. Arsenal
2
2
6
4. Liverpool
2
2
6