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Premier League survival assured by Doucouré stunner

Michael Kenrick

Everton entered the final day of the Premier League with the threat of potential relegation still hanging over them, as it has been for most of the season, as they did what was required to beat Bournemouth thanks to a stunning volley from Abdoulaye Doucouré

Disastrous defeat avoided by tremendous Everton rearguard action

Michael Kenrick

Everton's final away game of the season takes them to Molineux to face Wolves in an increasingly desperate bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Mission Impossible

Michael Kenrick

Everton could not lay a proverbial glove to Champions Manchester City despite holding out for 37 minutes at Goodison Park

Absolutely stunning Everton display sickens frustrated Seagulls

Michael Kenrick

Doucoure scored after just 34 seconds and Everton went on to register a 3-0 lead by half-time with an exquisite volleyed second from Doucoure and clever play from McNeil, who went on to score a brilliant 5th with the last kick of the game!

Desperate 6-pointer ends with a frenetic point each

Michael Kenrick

Everton travelled to the King Power Stadium this evening for what became a frenetic back-and-forth relegation zone six-pointer against Leicester City that somehow ended up as a draw

Spirit in abundance but lack of quality ends Blues resistance

Michael Kenrick

From a perilous position of 19th in the Premier League, Everton welcome to Goodison Park high-flying Newcastle Utd for a huge game in terms of the Blues' battle for survival.

10-man Blues eke out a draw for a vital point

Michael Kenrick

10-man Everton held Crystal Palace at bay for the last 15 minutes of this contest after Holgate was shown a second yellow card.

Dismal Blues out-played and out-fought in hapless capitulation

Michael Kenrick

Everton simply failed to turn up for a hugely significant game in the dogfight at the bottom of the Premier League as they were given a right old runaround by Marco Silva's Fulham side.

Rampant Reds prove too hot for valiant Blues to contain

Michael Kenrick

Everton travel to Old Trafford on Saturday to take on Manchester United in the lunchtime kick off, with Elllis Simms in the starting line-up

Doucoure's petulance, a Keane mistake... and sublime redemption

Michael Kenrick

Doucoure's petulance at handbags with Kane, a Keane mistake to give away a penalty that Kane hammered past Pickford, but then sublime redemption for the Everton centre-half, a fantastic strike that beat Lloris all hands down. Goodison at its pulsating best!

Simms scores to win Everton another precious point

Michael Kenrick

Everton face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, hoping to end their longest away hoodoo of the Premier League era and maintain the gap between themselves and the relegation zone.

Brilliant start leads to a massive backs-to-the-wall defensive victory

Michael Kenrick

Everton are back at Goodison Park following back-to-back away fixtures that, unfortunately, only yielded a point as they face in-form Brentford in what is another must-win game.

Blues give up the lead twice to hand Forest a point

Michael Kenrick

Everton took the lead not once but twice at the City Ground, each time allowing Nottingham Forest to come back and ultimately gain a point in this relentless relegation battle for survival in the Premier League this season

Everton torn apart by pure quality then abject stupidity

Michael Kenrick

Everton played well for the first 40 minutes until they were cut asunder by pure quality. Then a Gana brainfart opened the floodgates.

Battling Everton undone again by their latest jinx team

Michael Kenrick

This weekend's visit of Aston Villa proved to be another massive relegation battle in Everton's quest to stay in the Premier League with Sean Dyche's fourth game in charge.

Impossible Coleman strike stuns Leeds and Goodison

Michael Kenrick

Everton took on Leeds United at Goodison Park in a massive game that should set the tone for the ongoing relegation battle at the bottom of the Premier League

Everton fail to show up, gifting soft goals to Liverpool

Michael Kenrick

Beyond all the pre-match blather, blustering and bravado that began before the weekend and has carried through at a relentless pace, we will soon get to know the truth of the matter as the 252nd derby match is finally set to kick off at Anfield.

Will Jarrad Branthwaite be the next great player Everton sell on?

Michael Kenrick

Watching Jarrad Branthwaite play football brings back memories of first seeing John Stones strut his stuff in front of the Everton faithful, and draw their ire, only for him to go on and become an excellent centre-half for Manchester City.

Brilliant Everton win for exultant Sean Dyche

Michael Kenrick

A massive day for Everton and new manager Sean Dyche as Goodison Park witnesses a tremendous win over Premier League leaders Arsenal under former star, Mikel Arteta

Pitiful exhibition of Premier League football incompetence

Michael Kenrick

Another massive test was failed by Frank Lampard and his motley crew of Everton players as they huffed and puffed to a miserable defeat at the London Stadium.

Saints marched in for a massive second half win over jittery Blues

Michael Kenrick

Everton took the lead against Southampton in this vital relegation clash but were stunned by two second-half goals from Ward-Prowse that left them and the Goodison crowd reeling as they staged a massive post-match sit-in.

Rashford et al too good for valiant Blues

Michael Kenrick

Everton travel to Old Trafford this evening to take on Manchester United in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup.

Fantastic Gray goal and massive defence wins Blues a point

Michael Kenrick

The star of this show was Demarai Gray, who produced one of his all-too-rare moments of brilliance to score an excellent goal that tied a typical Haaland effort and the Blues (looking pretty in Pink!) survived a tremendous City onslaught to steal a point from the Etihad.

A huge Lampard disaster as Wolves steal the last-minute win

Michael Kenrick

Everton could not have got off to a better start with a goal from Mina after 7 minutes. But they allowed Wolves back in with dreadful defending at a corner, and then were exposed pressing for a late winner that Wolves got at the death on a lethal counter-attack.

Another bewildering Bournemouth battering

Michael Kenrick

Everton returned to the Vitality Stadium to face Bournemouth in the Premier League with an almost completely different team to the one that was beaten there on Tuesday but the result was painfully similar – another shocking three-goal defeat.

Second string hogtied and bullwhipped in Bournemouth bloodbath

Michael Kenrick

Everton were utterly dreadful at Bournemouth for the Third Round of the Carabao Cup despite a wonderful goal from Gray

Foxes run riot in the Goodison chicken coop

Michael Kenrick

Everton struggled from the very first minute of their final home game before the Premier League goes on hiatus for the 2022 World Cup and it could have been a rout for rampant Leicester City, who ran the entire game.

Who do you support?

Michael Kenrick

In a recent post, Christine Foster drew an interesting line delineating the parts of the club she supported and the parts she didn't.

Precious point as Everton hold Fulham at bay

Michael Kenrick

Everton fashioned some pretty decent chances in a very lively first half, and should have been ahead, only to shrink back into what had to be a very effective defensive shell as Fulham threw everything bar the kitchen sink at them after the break to try and get the win.

Battling Blues Batter Vieira’s Bullies

Michael Kenrick

Everton secured a fine victory over a fractious and overly aggressive Crystal Palace at Goodison Park.

Another loss for the team that just cannot score

Michael Kenrick

Everton travel to the North East to take on Newcastle United with Anthony Gordon and Dominic Calvert-Lewin returning to the starting line-up.

Another ridiculous defeat for Everton

Michael Kenrick

Two glorious chances squandered, then the softest of penalties for Kane not even reviewed by the VAR before Tarkowski treats Højbjerg for cramp and he goes on to score the killer goal for Spurs.

Early promise turns to a dismal farce

Michael Kenrick

Everton are at home to Manchester United looking for a third win in succession that would take them into the top half of the Premier League table

Blues hold on for a very important road win

Michael Kenrick

Premier League action returns this weekend with Everton travelling to the South coast to take on Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium

Precious strike by Maupay seals Everton's first win

Michael Kenrick

Everton secured their first win of the season over relegation strugglers West Ham United thanks to a fine strike by Neal Maupay for his first goal in an otherwise difficult match that was full of errors and could far too easily have gone the other way.

Pickford brilliant but Maupay lacks cutting edge

Michael Kenrick

Everton take on local rivals Liverpool in the first Merseyside derby of the season, and the first game since the closure of this summer's transfer window.

Pinks again surrender the lead for a tense and testy draw

Michael Kenrick

Everton head to Elland Road for Round 5 of the Premier League, against Leeds United.

Everton squander a winning position for one more point

Michael Kenrick

Everton dominated possession before taking a brilliant £60M lead through Gordon, who finished in style.

Much changed Blues scrape through on Gray's goal

Michael Kenrick

Everton battled to their first win of the season in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening when Gray got the only goal of the game to defeat Fleetwood.

Blues steal first point from jaws of defeat

Michael Kenrick

Everton hosted Nottingham Forest for the first time in 23 years and battled to a late goal that secured their first point of a massively underwhelming season so far.

Everton leave big chances too late

Michael Kenrick

The first away game of the new season at Aston Villa ended in defeat as Everton lacked the confidence and desire to play forward for large periods.

A rubbish game of stop-start and self-destruction

Michael Kenrick

Depleted Everton kicked off the 2022-23 season with a ridiculous game that saw Godfrey seriously injure his leg through his own stupidity.... and it just went downhill with a plethora of game-destroying stoppages.

New signings provide a breath of fresh air

Michael Kenrick

In their final pre-season friendly, Everton's new signings showed they may bring enough freshness to inspire improvement in the strictly limited group of players that remain the core of Lampard's poor retinue.

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