Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool
Friendly
 Saturday 9 August 2008; 5:15pm
Everton 
1-1
 PSV Eindhoven
Arteta (pen:85')
Half Time: 0-1
  Amranat (32')
Attendance: 10,816
Friendly 7
Referee: Chris Foy

Match Summary

With the dark shadow of poverty hanging over the club, a threadbare squad was listed for this the final match of the pre-season program.  Rodwell and Gosling start with Lescott rested; no sign of bad boy James Vaughan...

It was a lively start with PSV almost scoring before Yakubu got free and tried to roll the ball under Issakson who somehow prevented the ball from going into the net.  After a long period of neutral play, first Gosling went on a mazy run, then Arteta looked ready to score off a nice ball from Gosling but failed to pull the trigger.

Amranat scored for PSV after 32 mins, a well-taken strike after a patient buildup and an explosive finish, cutting inside Baines, and rifling the ball high past Howard into the roof of the net. 

Substitutions of course a-plenty in the second half.  Those included virgin Goodison appearances for Lukas Jutkiewicz, Jose Baxter and James Wallace — a total unknown tall midfielder who has been impressing the Everton coaches.  He made a couple for sub appearances for the Under-18s early last season but then disappeared, and was probably injured for most of the season

Jagielka very nearly got a great goal near the end. Yobo was fouled and picked up a penalty, Arteta stroking it home with aplomb. And thus it ended.

Michael Kenrick

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EVERTON (4-4-2)
  Howard
  Neville (82' Wallace)
  Jagielka
  Yobo
  Baines (62' Valente)
  Osman
  Rodwell (62' Jutkiewicz)
  Gosling (46' Lescott)
  Arteta
  Pienaar (65' Baxter)
  Yakubu
  Subs not used
  Turner
  Kissock
  Agard
  Unavailable
  Johnson (transferred)
  Hibbert (injured)
  Cahill (injured)
  Van der Meyde (injured)
  Anichebe (Olympics)

PSV (4-5-1)
  Isaksson
  Salcido
  Rodriguez
  Zonneveld
  Simons
  Lazovic
  Amranat
  Brechet
  Culina (65' Manco)
  Van der Leegte (62' Wuytens)
  Vayrynen
  Subs not used
  Ramos Koevermans
  Addo
  Afellay
  van Eijden

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