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Home > Sports > EPL > Report

Everton beat Wigan, climb to fourth

January 20, 2008 21:29 IST

Everton moved into fourth place in the Premier League on Sunday with a scrappy 2-1 victory at lowly Wigan Athletic.

First-half goals from Andy Johnson and Joleon Lescott gave Everton a comfortable halftime lead before an own goal from defender Phil Jagielka gave Wigan a lifeline in the second half.

Everton moved to 42 points, three above city rivals Liverpool who have played two games less and face Aston Villa on Monday.

Later on Sunday, Manchester City could also go above Liverpool if they avoid defeat at home to West Ham United.

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