Arouna Kone scored a hat-trick as Everton survived squandering a two-goal lead to thrash Sunderla...
Arouna Kone scored a hat-trick as Everton survived squandering a two-goal lead to thrash Sunderland 6-2 in the Premier League at Goodison Park.
After a promising start by Sunderland, goals from Gerard Deulofeu and the Ivorian forward Kone looked to have put Everton in charge, but Jermain Defoe on the stroke of half-time before Steven Fletcher headed home within five minutes of the restart to get Sam Allardyce’s side back on level terms.
|Kone doubled Everton's lead with a rising drive in the 31st minute|
However, a Sebastian Coates own goal and another from Romelu Lukaku, also within the space of five minutes, had restored Everton’s two-goal advantage by the hour mark, with Kone grabbing his second of the game after only another two minutes to make it 5-2.
Kone then completed his hat-trick in the 76th minute to complete a miserable afternoon for Sunderland.