Wolves boost Champions League hopes with 3-0 win over Everton

Raul Jimenez, Leander Dendoncker and Diogo Jota got on the scoresheet as Wolves comprehensively beat Everton 3-0 on Sunday.

Diogo Jota celebrates with his Wolves teammates after scoring against Everton.   -  ap

Wolverhampton Wanderers boosted its hopes of qualifying for the Champions League with a 3-0 home win over Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.

Victory lifted Nuno Espirito Santo's side up to sixth in the standings -- four points behind fourth-placed Leicester City which plays Bournemouth later on Sunday.

Wolves took the lead in first-half stoppage time when Daniel Podence was fouled by Lucas Digne and Raul Jimenez maintained his 100% penalty conversion rate for the season to score his 16th goal of the league campaign.

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Leander Dendoncker doubled the lead in the 46th minute when he directed a header past the outstretched arm of Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Diogo Jota made it 3-0 in the 74th minute after midfielder Ruben Neves found him with a pinpoint cross-field ball and the Portuguese forward chested it down before firing an emphatic half-volley past Pickford at the near post.

Everton remained in 11th place with three matches left in the season.

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