Everton climbed above Manchester United to sixth place in the Premier League after beating Cardiff 1-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The Welsh visitors made life difficult for the Toffees but Marco Silva’s team ultimately deserved the win given to them by Gylfi Sigurdsson’s 59th-minute goal, securing a fourth consecutive home success.

Everton's Andre Gomes, left, and Cardiff City's Victor Camarasa vie for the ball during a Premier League soccer match between Everton and Cardiff, at Goodison Park, Liverpool, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
Everton’s Andre Gomes, left, and Cardiff City’s Victor Camarasa vie for the ball during a Premier League soccer match between Everton and Cardiff, at Goodison Park, Liverpool, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

Theo Walcott broke into the box on the right and saw his shot saved by Neil Etheridge but the rebound was a tap-in for former Swansea midfielder Sigurdsson.

Silva stuck with the side that drew 0-0 with Chelsea two weeks ago, meaning no place for Kurt Zouma, who was ineligible to face his parent club, while Neil Warnock recalled Harry Arter following suspension.

Everton's Yerry Mina, left, and Michael Keane, second from right, vie for the bal with Cardiff City's Sean Morrison, second from left, and Bruno Ecuele Manga during a Premier League soccer match between Everton and Cardiff City, at Goodison Park, Liverpool, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
Everton’s Yerry Mina, left, and Michael Keane, second from right, vie for the bal with Cardiff City’s Sean Morrison, second from left, and Bruno Ecuele Manga during a Premier League soccer match between Everton and Cardiff City, at Goodison Park, Liverpool, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

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Source: The Associated Press

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