Everton keep Huddersfield Town in relegation zone

Allardyce has lifted Everton to eighth place in the Premier League

Cenk Tosun is yet to take the league by a storm but will continue to lead the attack for Everton.

Huddersfield's need for the points should add a dimension to this game that would not otherwise be there but it will also make it a more hard assignment for an Everton side that has won just twice away from home all season.

The result left Huddersfield 16th on 35 points from as many games, two more than Swansea City - who are hosting Chelsea later on Saturday - and three ahead of 18th-placed Southampton who rekindled their survival hopes with a 2-1 home win over Bournemouth.

Terence Kongolo blazed over the crossbar from the edge of the box from a corner shortly after, but the Terriers largely lacked urgency.

He will start under the bar and will be protected by a CB partnership of Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka, both of who have found some consistency late this season.

In the second half Seamus Coleman nearly made it 2-0 but he couldn't quite get on the end of a free kick, while at the other end Huddersfield were tentative with their finishing around the box. On Saturday, Huddersfield host Everton, who are ninth in the table.

Huddersfield came close to an opener moments later when Alex Pritchard escaped his marker at the byline and played a cross into the centre of the box where Rajiv van La Parra was lurking, but the Dutchman blazed his shot over the bar.

Only Manchester City have beaten Everton in the last six games.

- Indeed, they have picked up just one fewer point away from home in their last three games (7 - W2 D1 L0) than they had in their first 15 on the road this season (8 - W1 D5 L9).

- Everton have won two of their last three Premier League away games (W2 D1 L0), more than they had in their previous 23 on the road (W1 D9 L13).

Although the final three games are against very tough opposition Wagner is confident that the defeat against Everton was not the nail in the coffin of Premier League football for the Terriers. Only four clubs have allowed more goals.

Sam Allardyce's side went straight on the offensive in the second period as Walcott used his pace to carve out a chance for Vlasic, whose first-time shot was directed straight at Jonas Lossl in the Terriers' goal.



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