Everton jumps to fifth spot in PL following 3-2 win over Swansea

Johannesburg, Mar 23: Everton has climbed to the fifth place in the Premier League and bolstered their bid to qualify for the Champions League on Saturday with a 3-2 win at home to Swansea City.

Everton moved a point above Tottenham Hotspur, on whom they have a game in hand, and to within eight points of fourth-place Arsenal, while Swansea remain 15th.

According to Sport24, although Swansea forward Wilfried Bony cancelled out Leighton Baines’ 20th-minute penalty, however, quick-fire goals from Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley gave Everton victory, with Ashley Williams claiming a late consolation for Swansea.

Everton coach Roberto Martinez made two changes to his starting line-up following last weekend’s 2-1 win over Cardiff City, with Barkley and Aiden McGeady replacing Leon Osman and Gerard Deulofeu, the report added. (ANI)