Everton beats relegation-threatened Wolves 3-0
Everton added to Wolverhampton Wanderers' relegation troubles on Saturday by cruising to a 3-0 victory in the Premier League.
Jermaine Beckford, skipper Phil Neville and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov scored in the first half at Molineux to keep Everton seventh in the standings.
After Everton survived an early onslaught, Beckford took advantage of slack defending to head the visitors in front with his ninth goal of the season.
Neville netted with a rising shot and Bilyaletdinov struck past goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey from 25 yards.
Wolves are second bottom of the league, a point away from safety, and manager Mick McCarthy believes three wins from their remaining six games will be enough to keep the club in the Premier League.
''We're in the bottom three at the moment so we are not one of the best teams in the league,'' McCarthy said. ''But we will keep going until May 22. We've still got the opportunity to win three games, 50 per cent of what we've got left.''
Everton has taken 14 points from six games and is up to seventh, a point behind cross-city rival Liverpool having played a game more, but manager David Moyes said European football is probably out of reach.
''I don't think we can make it,'' he said. ''Today we kept away from the teams that can catch us and this win means I don't think we will be relegated.
''It is important we continue to show that Everton are a big club and, if we can do that again, it is as good as we can probably do.''