Everton beats Reading 3-1 in Premier League

Everton stayed in the hunt for a Champions League spot by

beating struggling Reading 3-1 on Saturday in the Premier

League.

Marouane Fellaini headed the hosts ahead with his 12th goal of

the season late in an evenly-fought first half, and Everton then

dominated after the break.

Steven Pienaar doubled the lead with a stunning long-range

strike and Kevin Mirallas made it 3-0 before Hal Robson-Kanu

grabbed a consolation.

The loss left Reading in the relegation zone and just three

points ahead of last-place Queens Park Rangers.

Everton is sixth, six points behind fourth-place Tottenham ahead

of Spurs game against Arsenal on Sunday.