Everton 1 – 1 Crystal Palace
Everton dominated the first 45 minutes with Lukaku continuing his fine form with a brilliant free kick on the 35th minute. Unfortunately, the Crystal Palace were not behind for too long, with Benteke’s header early in the second half that restored equality and ushering in a hectic period of end-to-end football.
During the game, both sides enjoyed some superiority as the match progressed with Gareth Barry and Joe Ledley going close, however it was Yannick Bolasie in particular who caused his former team-mates the most problems.
The winger crafted the first opening in the first ten minutes, when he cut inside Wilfried Zaha and performing a brilliant cross to Lukaku who headed just wide of the post. Bolasie also laid a superb ball on for Idrissa Gueye, only for Martin Kelly to produce a superb block. Lukaku was given another chance ten minutes later when Ross Barkley fed the striker, unfortunately, Luk