By Nick Mashiter, PA
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has told his players that they need to make more sacrifices to achieve their Champions League dream.
Richarlison’s header in the second half brought in West Brom a 1-0 win to put the Toffees in the Premier League top 4, though they could be overtaken by Liverpool or Chelsea after their late game at Anfield.
It was a third win in Follow up and a goal that remained intact after Mbaye Diagne’s goal was excluded for offside in stoppage time.
« There’s more pressure because we’re fighting for Europe, we want to be there and we’re really tough worked to be there. «
» This is our step and our goal. We have to move up a bit. There is more (to) sacrifice because the position is good now, but unfortunately it is not the end of the day Season.
“I feel very good when I look at the table e, i am very happy. We have to be happy to be there, but we know we have to fight.
“I think at the beginning of the season no one could say that Everton would be there after 26 games.
“The dream is the Champions League. It would be fantastic to follow that dream. It’s a step in everyone’s career. «
Jordan Pickford saved Diagne’s header in the third minute and the Baggies held the visitors back for a long time in the first half.
On loan Galatasaray striker Diagne shot after Andre’s misplaced pass Gomes passed but the West Brom threat gradually subsided and Everton scored two fine openings before half-time.
Richarlison’s drive was sidetracked and Dominic Calvert-Lewin wasted the best opening of the half when he went straight four minutes before half-time at Sam Johnstone.
Diagne glanced at the start of the second half, but Everton won it in the 65th minute when Richarlison headed his twelfth goal of the season – and fourth in four games – from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s cross. </ Albion believed they leveled off deep into stoppage time when Diagne dropped the cross from Ainsley Maitland-Niles, but a VAR check confirmed he was marginally offside.
The defeat left Albion nine points ahead of safety and 17th place in Newcastle, who will visit the Hawthorns on Sunday.
« We feel badly done, most of it is our own fault, » said boss Sam Allardyce after Albion’s unbeaten run ended in three games.
« I thought we should get a penalty in the first few minutes when Mason fouled Holgate Mbaye.
» I’ve been 50 in the past two years , Seen 60 penalties for much less. He brings the player down and it doesn’t even go to VAR.
« It would have given us the opportunity to take a 1-0 lead. It’s a massive setback, a massive one Disappointment for the players and we have to blame ourselves for not taking chances or creating more.
« We scored a great goal and it was half a toenail offside. We have to overcome the pain threshold. We will still be the mental and physical exhaustion of this game sp üren (on Sunday). “
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