8 Mar 2010

Everton climb to 8th in Premiership

7:40 am on 8 March 2010

Everton have climbed to eighth in the English Premier football League with a 5-1 home thrashing of Hull City.

The Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta scored twice for Everton while the American Landon Donovan scored one and set up another for the dominant homeside.

It was Everton's sixth-straight home win in the league -- with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea among their victims -- and their biggest of the season.

It left third-last Hull still in deep relegation trouble.