Everton, led by its experienced coach Carlo Ancelotti, approached the qualifying centers to the European League (Europa League), by defeating its guest Crystal Palace 3-1 at the opening of the 26th round of the English Premier League, Saturday.
Everton climbed temporarily to seventh with 36 points.
Since he took over his training last December 26, Ancelotti has led Everton to a 5-game win and a draw in two, for one.
The owners of the land opened the scoring early on the fly to their Brazilian winger Bernard (8), but the Belgian striker Christian Benticki equalized for Palas after a quick counterattack, and he hit a creeping ball that passed between the legs of the international goalkeeper Jordan Beckford (51).
The goal is the first for Benteke since April 2019, after fasting for 17 games.
The London team did not enjoy a tie more than 7 minutes, because the Brazilian Richarlison made a great individual effort, after which he crossed more than one player from midfield before he paid off the reach of the Palace goalkeeper (58).
And the young striker Dominique Calvert Lewin decided the result for Everton, after a rebound by the cross, and followed it from close range into the net (88).
Everton will rest in the next two weeks, before playing a series of strong matches in the next six stages against Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham outside the stadium, while hosting Manchester United, Liverpool and Leicester.