Everton are not giving up on catching Manchester City at the top of the Barclays U18 Premier League northern section as they beat Sunderland by two goals this lunchtime.
Kevin Sheedy’s side have already secured a place in the play-offs but want to end the season on top, with games against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United still to play.
Everton had to wait until the second half to take the lead at the Academy of Light when Courtney Duffus produced an inviting cross from the right hand side and Calum Dyson was on hand to head home.
The lead was doubled when Michael Donohue scored a fine individual effort. The substitute ran through a number of Black Cats defenders before dispatching past Harry Charsley with ease.
Sheedy told Everton’s official club website: “It was one of our best performances of the season.
“We totally dominated from start to finish. We kept the ball well and created chances, limited them to none in the first half. We were fully in command and in the second, we really played well.
“We still want to finish top of the league. We can’t take our foot off the pedal as we’ve got two big games left against Tottenham and Manchester United.”