Keane’s fine header keeps Everton’s top-four push on track against Wolves

In a bout between two sides with depleted strikeforces, Everton proved to be the more resourceful. Michael Keane headed his third league goal of the season to lift Carlo Ancelotti’s men into the top four. Wolves, who had responded to Alex Iwobi’s early goal with a lovely finish by Rúben Neves, were on top for long spells but, ultimately, lacked the sharpness to take advantage. That is a recurring problem.

Everton, meanwhile, have developed a fortitude that enables them to keep winning even when weakened, especially away, with this being their sixth win from nine matches on their travels in the league so far. “It’s our mentality,” said Keane. “We know we’re a good enough team that if we stay in games, opportunities will come our way.”

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