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Everton up to fifth place

Everton up to fifth place

Goals from Andy Johnson and James McFadden helped Everton to an impressive 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough at the Riverside. Everton have now moved up to fifth in the Premiership. It was Yakubu's first visit back to the Riverside since joining Everton.

The game was lacking in quality throughout - but it was The Toffees who claimed the win with their superior finishing.

Everton, without midfielders Mikel Arteta and Tim Cahill, lacked their creativity of late but still carved out a victory with another disciplined away display.

Boro looked the better side for long spells and Tuncay Sanli had a shot cleared off the line before Johnson put Everton ahead with a fizzing low shot in the 67th minute and McFadden doubled the lead five minutes later after a one-two with Johnson.