Everton rebound from Arsenal rout with win over Palace

Ashley Williams of Everton celebrates as he scores their first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Everton FC and Olympique Lyon at Goodison Park

Despite sitting ninth, Everton have won just two of their last 10 games in the Premier League and the Toffees are preparing for the eventuality that Allardyce isn't able to turn things around.

The Republic of Ireland defender suffered a awful leg break a year ago but was superb on his full return to action against Leicester City ten days ago.

"We're going on a warm weather training break, yes", Allardyce confirmed.

Sam Allardyce was a happy man as he watched his Everton side romp home to a convincing win against Crystal Palace, but was surprised at the home fans' reaction to him bringing on Morgan Schneiderlin.

After a goalless first-half, Everton eventually broke the deadlock thanks to Sigurdsson whose low shot from the edge of Palace's box took a slight deflection off a defender before beating Wayne Hennessey in goal.

And Tom Davies' 75th-minute strike put the seal on the victory in a welcome tonic for a team hammered 5-1 by the Gunners in north London last time out, Palace pulling one back from the penalty spot with seven minutes remaining via Luka Milivojevic.

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona is fouled by Mario Hermoso of RCD Espanyol during the Spanish Copa del Rey Quarter Final Second Leg match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou

At the bottom end of the table, Charlie Adam missed a last-minute penalty as Stoke dropped two precious points in a dramatic 1-1 draw with relegation rivals Brighton.

"We struggled to cope in the first 35 minutes".

Xherdan Shaqiri rescued a point for Stoke City with an awesome effort from distance as they drew 1-1 with Brighton Hove and Albion at the Bet 365 stadium on Saturday afternoon.

We played the game really well, defensively very solid and from a taking the chances point of view we finally found the right way to take those in the second-half.

The Hammers are now 12th on 30 points with Watford 11th also on 30 points.

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