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Ancelotti Wins First Game as Everton’s Manager

Carlo Ancelotti made a winning start as Everton manager as his side edged past Burnley at a packed and passionate Goodison Park.

The 60-year-old Italian, who won the Premier League and FA Cup double as Chelsea boss in 2009-10, took over at Everton last week and received a fantastic reception from the home fans.

Burnley, after two successive wins, nearly scored inside three minutes but Jay Rodriguez’s header was cleared off the line by Yerry Mina.

Away goalkeeper Nick Pope did excellently to keep out Mason Holgate’s close-range shot and also a later effort from Djibril Sidibe.

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But the hosts finally broke the Clarets’ brave resistance when Dominic Calvert-Lewin produced an excellent diving header, which went in off the inside of the post, from Sidibe’s cross.

The win extends Everton’s unbeaten league run to five matches and takes them up to 13th, one place below Burnley.

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