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Half-Time Report: Ramiro Funes Mori, Romelu Lukaku give Everton lead at Bournemouth

Goals from Ramiro Funes Mori and Romelu Lukaku give Everton a 2-0 half-time lead at Bournemouth, as Simon Francis has a late effort cleared off the line for the hosts.

Goals from Ramiro Funes Mori and Romelu Lukaku have given Everton a 2-0 half-time lead at Bournemouth this afternoon.

Everton's Argentinian defender Ramiro Funes Mori celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Everton at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on November 28, 2015© Getty Images

The hosts started the match positively, and could have taken an early lead when Junior Stanislas set up an effort for Dan Gosling, but the former Toffees midfielder fired wide on the half-volley.

The Cherries continued to dominate the game's early moments, as Matt Ritchie tested Everton keeper Tim Howard with a tame effort, before the American veteran was called into action again moments later to parry a stinging Joshua King effort.

Everton improved from the quarter-hour mark, and Cherries goalkeeper Adam Federici was forced into making a couple of saves in quick succession - denying Arouna Kone after a defensive mix-up, before keeping out a close-range Lukaku header moments later.

Federici's hopes of a clean sheet were ended on 25 minutes, when Funes Mori rose highest at a Ross Barkley corner to net his first goal for the Merseyside club.

Everton doubled their lead 10 minutes later, as Gerard Deulofeu found Lukaku, who found a way past Steve Cook before netting his 10th goal of the season.

Bournemouth came agonisingly close to claiming a goal back before the break, as Simon Francis headed towards the net, only for Everton defender John Stones to clear off the line.

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Eddie Howe Manager of Bournemouth looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Newcastle United at Vitality Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Bournemouth, England.
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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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