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Watch live: West Coast Eagles look for rare road win against Essendon before Fremantle host Gold Coast

Watch live: West Coast Eagles look for rare road win against Essendon before Fremantle host Gold Coast

Watch live: West Coast Eagles look for rare road win against Essendon before Fremantle host Gold Coast

Despite the result, it was a much-improved road effort from the Eagles, who needed to prove they can play some good football away from Perth.

In the end, Essendon showed their class under pressure and were cleaner when it mattered.

They keep their top four hopes alive.

The Eagles were stuck at three goals for most of the game before exploding in the final two minutes.

The big offensive line worked when the Eagles were attacking, but they struggled to generate any defensive pressure.

Ryan in midfield and Maric running on the wing also looked promising.

Yeo and McGovern each had 20 touches and were the only Eagles in the top 10 passers.

Eagles handball's Reuben Ginbey.
Camera iconEagles handball’s Reuben Ginbey. Credit: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images