Venue: Deepdale, Preston
Friendly
 Tuesday 22 July 2008; 7:45pm
Preston NE
0-1
 EVERTON
Half Time: 0-1
  Jagielka (6')
Attendance: 10,322
Friendly 3
Referee: G Salisbury

Match Summary

Andy Johnson was mysteriously absent for this one, fuelling speculation that a move to Fulham was imminent.  Lots of kids in the squad again as Everton await the return of numerous holiday-makers and injury recoveries, with no new signings still, and less than a month before the big kick-off.

Most of the real action was confined to a two-minute spell inside the first 10 minutes and it was all about young starlet Jose Baxter.  First he struck a lovely free-kick that smacked into the angle.  Then, he swung in a superb corner with excellent technique, giving Jagielka a nice opportunity to open the scoring with a good header from the middle of the area. 

And that was it really.  Andy van der Meyde looked good again against the lower league competition, and even did a bit of defending.  Jack Rodwell once again looked competent and confident on the ball. Gosling made his first Everton appearance of the pre-season and was seriously unimpressive. Arteta came on for a short spell in the second half to continue his gentle rehabilitation after stomach/groin surgery.

 Michael Kenrick

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PRESTON (4-4-2)
  Lonergan
  Hurst
  Mawene
  St Ledger
  Davidson (Jones (78)
  Nicholson (Anyinsah 78)
  McKenna (Carter 74)
  Chaplow (Sedgwick 74)
  Neal (Whaley 50)
  Ormerod (Hawley 62)
  Brown (Mellor 42).
  Subs not used
  Neal

EVERTON (4-5-1)
  Turner
  Neville
  Jagielka
  Lescott
  Valente (Molyneux 74)
  Gosling
  Rodwell
  Baxter (O’Kane 81)
  Van der Meyde
  Agard (Arteta 62)
  Jutkiewicz (Irving 89)
  Subs not used
  Ruddy
  Sinnott
  Unavailable
  Cahill (injured)
  Hibbert (injured)
  Osman (injured)
  Baines (injured)
  Vaughan (injured)
  Yobo (on leave)
  Pienaar (on leave)
  Yakubu (on leave)
  Anichebe (on leave)
  Howard (on leave)


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