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Tosun double helps Everton sink Stoke

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Cary Erickson | 19 March, 2018, 00:33

Turkish forward Cenk Tosun struck twice after the break as Everton beat a 10-man Stoke City 2-1 in the snowy Midlands to end a miserable away run in the Premier League and deepen its host's relegation fears on Saturday.

But things turned sour for Lambert's side on the half-hour mark when his gamble to play Charlie Adam backfired as the Scotsman lunged in on Wayne Rooney, leaving referee Martin Atkinson no choice but to show Adam red - a decision which Lambert sympathised with referee Martin Atkinson.

Tosun scored his first of the afternoon on 69 minutes, reacting quickest after Michael Keane's effort had been blocked.

Stoke had their backs against the wall, however they were able to conjure up an equaliser when Joe Allen's set piece was flicked past Pickford by Choupo-Moting with an outstretched right leg.

The result means that while Stoke remain in 19th place, they could potentially go further adrift of safety when the various teams above them play their game in hand.

Tosun made it four in his last three for Everton, and visiting manager Sam Allardyce was full of praise for the front-man afterwards.

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After a cagey opening half, a Tosun goal brought the game to life midway through the second half.

Lambert's annoyance with the officials was born out of the first of Tosun's goals, which the Stoke boss felt should have been picked up as offside.

"The response with 10 men to going a goal behind was fantastic".

Choupo-Moting was only on the pitch seven minutes, coming on in the 72nd minute, scoring the equaliser and then hobbling off.

Tosun's stylish second goal, his fourth in three games, earned Everton back-to-back league wins for the first time since December, and the 26-year-old said he was now up to speed after his big-money move from Beşiktaş in January.

"I think the quality of the finish caught everyone out, including the goalkeeper, but it was very hard today to put any quality together because of the wind and snow. I feel better", he said. I think we deserved at least a point.