Football: Everton keep pressure on top four with victory at Fulham

Everton's players celebrate after Fulham's goalkeeper David Stockdale (lying on ground) scored an own goal during their English Premier League soccer match at Craven Cottage in London March 30, 2014. Everton improved their outside chance of snatching
Everton's players celebrate after Fulham's goalkeeper David Stockdale (lying on ground) scored an own goal during their English Premier League soccer match at Craven Cottage in London March 30, 2014. Everton improved their outside chance of snatching a Champions League place next season by winning 3-1 away to bottom of the table Fulham on Sunday, March 30, 2014 -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Everton improved their outside chance of snatching a Champions League place next season by winning 3-1 away to bottom of the table Fulham on Sunday.

Victory put them four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal and four clear of Tottenham Hotspur, who faced a tough task away to Liverpool in the day's late game in the Premier League.

It took an unlucky own goal early in the second half to put Everton ahead before Iranian international Ashkan Dejagah equalised with a spectacular effort.

Two substitutes then combined for the second goal, Aiden McGeady sending Belgian international Kevin Mirallas through to score with 11 minutes left.

Steven Naismith completed the scoring to leave Fulham and their German manager Felix Magath deflated after his team had had the better of the first half's play.

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