Coach Sam Allardyce denies leaving Everton at season-end

And half-time substitute Wood came up with the victor, ensuring Sean Dyche's men marked his 250th game in charge with a victory, their first in any competition since December. The goal meant Burnley had learnt a lesson and they certainly did not repeat their mistakes in the second half.

Wood, making his return after more than two months out with a knee injury, lost Ashley Williams to head the victor from a Johann Gudmundsson corner in the 80th minute.

A disappointing day for the visitors was made worse when Ashley Williams received a straight red for raising his arm to Barnes during a set piece.

Wood was making his first appearance since a knee injury before Christmas, but nodded in the 80 minute heder that gave his side their first win in 12 Prem games. Click any of these buttons below!

In July, as he thanked various people for their support, Lennon said that which he had received from Everton and their fans had been "incredible".

Walcott provided the cross for the opening goal, which Cenk Tosun confidently headed low past Nick Pope after a flick-on from Seamus Coleman.

Burnley have been struggling to take maximum points from games, but Kevin Hatchard believes their winless run will end against a fragile Everton side.

Everton fans vented their frustration with manager Sam Allardyce during Saturday's 2-1 loss at Burnley, leaving the much-travelled boss vowing to turn the club around.

He has always done his best work with smaller clubs, getting them to over achieve with smart transfer moves and by making life hard for their opponents.

But then Ashley Barnes got behind Micharel Keane to reach Matt Lowton's curled ball down the line and smashed in a leveller at Jordan Pickford's near post.

After a promising start to the season, with four victories in their first five matches, Everton lost six out of their nine last matches, leading to rumours that Allardyce may not be hanging around after June, reports Efe.

Allardyce prompted more boos from the seething away end when he hooked Sigurdsson in favour of Yannick Bolasie with seven minutes left but the last incident of note wouldn't be an Everton equaliser but the latest chapter in Williams's catalog of shame.

  • Stacy Allen