Stoke loses to Everton to deepen EPL relegation fears

Everton manager Sam Allardyce stands on the touchline as snow falls, during the English Premier League soccer match between Stoke City and Everton, at the bet365 Stadium, in Stoke, England, Saturday March 17, 2018. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)

STOKE, England (AP) Stoke's relegation fears deepened as Charlie Adam was sent off for a lunge on Wayne Rooney in a snowy 2-1 loss to Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.

After Adam's 30th-minute dismissal for the studs-up challenge, Cenk Tosun scored twice to end Everton's run of five straight away losses in the league.

Stoke substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting had canceled out Tosun's opener but the Turkey international took his tally to four goals in three games to decide the contest in Everton's favor.

Stoke is next-from-last in the standings, three points from safety. Everton is ninth.

Updated March 17, 2018

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