Premier League

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Leeds UnitedLEE
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EvertonEVE
 0-1G. Sigurdsson  9'
 0-2D. Calvert-Lewin  41'
Raphinha  48' 1-2 
EVEG. Sigurdsson  9' 0-1
EVED. Calvert-Lewin  41' 0-2
LEERaphinha  48' 1-2
HT: 0-2
Elland Road
Referee: Michael Oliver
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Calvert-Lewin helps Everton beat Leeds 2-1 in Premier League

LEEDS, England (AP) Everton maintained its unlikely push for Champions League qualification by beating Leeds 2-1 in the Premier League, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin's 12th goal of the campaign proving the winner on Wednesday.

Everton led 2-0 at halftime thanks to Gylfi Sigurdsson's ninth-minute strike and a header from Calvert-Lewin in the 41st, the England's striker's first league goal in nearly two months.

Brazilian winger Raphinha, who scored Leeds' winner at Goodison Park in November, pulled a goal back three minutes into the second half but backup Everton goalkeeper Robin Olsen - playing in place of the injured Jordan Pickford - produced a string of saves to help his team preserve its lead.

By bouncing back from a surprise 2-0 home loss to out-of-form Newcastle on Saturday, Everton climbed above Chelsea and Tottenham to sixth place - and just four points behind fourth-place Liverpool - in a season that is exceeding expectations under Carlo Ancelotti.

Leeds is in mid-table in its first season back in the top flight since 2004.

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Updated February 3, 2021

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