In a closely contested match at Selhurst Park on Saturday, Everton managed to hold Crystal Palace to a 0-0 draw, ending the latter's winning run under returning coach Roy Hodgson.
However, despite the draw, Everton's struggles continue as they dropped into the relegation zone in the Premier League.
Both teams had limited clear-cut chances, with Everton's Alex Iwobi coming closest with a well-struck shot that was saved by Palace goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. Palace's Eberechi Eze had the ball in the back of the net but was ruled offside by the referee.
Everton's task was made harder in the second half as defender Mason Holgate received a second yellow card and was sent off, leaving the team with 10 men. However, it was a harsh decision as Holgate appeared to have won the ball in the tackle.
Despite their numerical disadvantage, Everton improved in the second half, and striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin came close to breaking the deadlock with a skilful turn in the box, but his shot narrowly missed the target.
With the draw, Everton dropped into the bottom three of the Premier League table on goal difference, behind Leicester City who won their match against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Palace, on the other hand, remained in 12th place with 37 points from the same number of matches.
The result blows Everton's hopes of avoiding relegation and adds more pressure on manager Sean Dean to turn the team's fortunes around in the remaining games of the season.