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Arsenal steal undeserved win after clear handball

Michael Kenrick

Everton end their 2023-24 Premier League season against Arsenal, who still have a chance to take the title off Manchester City if West Ham can get a result against them

Blues end with fifth consecutive home win

Michael Kenrick

Everton go into their last home match of a fraught and at times maddening 2023-24 season with Sheffield United the doomed side who are already relegated.

Everton happy to deny Luton a win

Michael Kenrick

Everton pay a visit to the smallest ground in the Premier League as their roller-coaster campaign winds down after a fantastic week that ensured another season in the top flight

Blues grind out narrow win to secure Premier League safety *

Michael Kenrick

Everton ground out a third win in their third Premier League match of the week as they narrowly beat Brentford at Goodison Park to confirm their Premier League survival (* more points deductions notwithstanding).

Brilliant Calvert-Lewin header seals very special Blues derby win

Michael Kenrick

Tonight's hated local visitors to Goodison Park were sent packing after Calvert-Lewin followed up Branthwaite's scrambled opener with an absolute classic far-post header.

Everton secure massive win over PSR rivals Forest

Michael Kenrick

Fellow PSR felons Nottingham Forest are today's visitors in a massive game where both sides face the seemingly inescapable danger of being sucked down into the Bottom 3

Stamford Bridge massacre hugely damaging to Blues run-in

Michael Kenrick

Everton were expected to be tight and make it hard for a poor mid-table Chelsea side to score. But Cole Palmer had other ideas…

Blues finally secure a win thanks to Calvert-Lewin's lucky block

Michael Kenrick

A critical game in the Premier League relegation battle sees Everton take on Burnley at Goodison Park this afternoon

Blues steal a point with Calvert-Lewin spot-kick

Michael Kenrick

Everton are on the road again for a trip to the northeast that looks daunting in view of the Blues' worsening form and the Magpies' stirring comeback against West Ham on Saturday.

Coleman's chest defines Cherries catastrophe

Michael Kenrick

What an utterly dismal display from Everton, underlined by a ludicrous winning goal for the home side that Seamus Coleman chested bizarrely into his own net.

Thierry Small is making a good impression with the Addicks

Michael Kenrick

It's almost 2 years ago since we asked How's Thierry Small getting on with the Saints? Things have moved on considerably since then, with the 19-year-old now into his second month of a short-term contract at Charlton Athletic.

Man Utd snoozefest summed up by two gifted penalties

Michael Kenrick

Everton are at Old Trafford today where they take on Manchester United, still looking to end what is now the Blues' longest run without a win in the Premier League for 30 years.

Late late show is horrific for bereft bumbling Blues

Michael Kenrick

Everton gave up the lead and then two shocking goals in added time to give West Ham United a thoroughly undeserved massive win at Goodison Park.

Brilliant Branthwaite at both ends came so close to another Brighton beating

Michael Kenrick

Everton travel to the Amex Community Stadium to take on Brighton with the ever-present need to secure points away from the Goodison Park pressure cooker.

Everton rescue a precious point from another dismal display

Michael Kenrick

Everton are back at Goodison Park under the lights for the televised Monday night game where they will take on new rivals in the bid to beat the drop in the form of Crystal Palace.

Resistance is futile as Haaland scores twice

Michael Kenrick

Everton have Amadou Onana back in the squad for this weekend’s trip to the Etihad Stadium to face reigning champions and treble winners, Manchester City.

Stubborn Blues rescue a point after Richarlison brace

Michael Kenrick

Everton play what will be only their second home game in the Premier League of 2024 when Tottenham Hotspur come to Goodison Park for the Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

Crazy game at the Cottage as both sides spurn gilt-edged chances

Michael Kenrick

Everton return to Premier League action on Tuesday evening as they travel to London to face a tricky assignment against Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Last gasp winner for Luton dumps Everton out of the FA Cup

Michael Kenrick

A pretty dreadful FA Cup tie with few redeeming moments saw Everton beaten by Luton right at the end of 5 minutes of added time when the visitors bundled home a corner to avoid a replay no-one wanted.

So… if you are Mr Laurence Rabinowitz

Michael Kenrick

Put yourself in the position of Mr Laurence Rabinowitz KC appearing before the Premier League's independent panel to hear the appeal

Superb Gomes free-kick wins drab cup tie

Michael Kenrick

Goodison Park under the lights tonight as Everton and Crystal Palace face off again for a place in the 4th round of the FA Cup

Niggly stalemate soured by shocking Calvert-Lewin miss

Michael Kenrick

Everton and Aston Villa played out a niggly stoppage-ridden apology for a football match at Goodison Park in front of the Sky cameras in this afternoon's Premier League clash

Costly Palace draw – Calvert-Lewin red card, McNeil seriously injured

Michael Kenrick

Everton could not force a win against Crystal Palace before it descended into farce with VAR forcing a red card on Calvert-Lewin, McNeil suffering a serious injury, and the Blues having to do it all again with an unwanted replay at Goodison Park during their winter break. 

Wolves chew up hapless Toffees for late Christmas dinner

Michael Kenrick

Everton are at Molineux to take on Wolves for their final game of 2023.

There was no stopping City's second-half steamroller

Michael Kenrick

There was no stopping Manchester City's second-half steamroller at Goodison Park after Everton had taken the lead through Harrison in a strong first-half display.

Brilliant Everton display spoilt by dreadful finishing

Michael Kenrick

Everton travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium looking to lift themselves back up after disappointment in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening with what would be a fifth successive win in the Premier League

Everton lose penalty shoot-out at Goodison Park

Michael Kenrick

Everton battled long and hard to get back level in this game after a Keane own-goal, Beto finally heading the equaliser under the lights at Goodison Park, only to lose the penalty shoot-out from a winning position with Onana's dreadful attempt.

Dyche finds the best way to return to Turf Moor

Michael Kenrick

Sean Dyche makes his first return to former club Burnley as Everton manager

Another rock-solid Everton performance seals 3 more points

Michael Kenrick

Everton are back at Goodison Park for another huge game, this time against big-spending Chelsea.

Late goals embarrass Trippier as Skunks sent packing

Michael Kenrick

Everton are back under the lights to face Newcastle United at Goodison Park this evening looking for a change in fortunes having recorded just one Premier League win at home so far this season.

Profitability and Sustainability Rules — Standard Directions

Michael Kenrick

Let's take a closer look at this thorny business of trying to abide by the Premier League's rules… I mean, we can all safely assume that at least the Premier League themselves will do that, surely? 

NcNeil's precison strike secures excellent win for the Blues

Michael Kenrick

Everton travel to the City Ground this weekend in desperate need of a positive result after they were pushed to bottom place in the Premier League after Burnley thumped Sheffield Utd 5-0.

Garnacho wondergoal deflates Everton's defiant wrath

Michael Kenrick

Everton return to action for the first time since the Premier League deducted 10 points as Manchester United come to a Goodison Park that is expected to be a bearpit of defiance in front of the Sky cameras.

A fantastic road win again for the Dyche-ball demons

Michael Kenrick

Everton scored early but kept ceding possession to a hugely competitive Crystal Palace. However, go-ahead goals from Doucoure then Gana, who finally scored an excellent goal, sealed a tremendous end-to-end victory for the travelling Blues

Blues steal a draw from the jaws of victory after stalling massive Brighton effort

Michael Kenrick

Everton are back at Goodison Park for this weekend's Premier League fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion and a real test to see if Sean Dyche can build on recent good results.

Blues Burst Moyes's Hammers Bubble with fantastic result in London

Michael Kenrick

Everton traveled to London where they burst David Moyes’s West Ham bubble at the London Stadium with a top-drawer winning goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Drab derby stained by Young's dismissal and a penalty gift from Keane

Michael Kenrick

A second yellow in the first half ruined Everton's game plan, which finally crumbled with a Salah penalty gifted by Keane.  

Precious goals seal vital win over Bournemouth

Michael Kenrick

Everton scored early through Garner and added good goals from Harrison and Doucoure to secure a vital win over fellow strugglers Bournemouth

A fantastic battling display sees Everton through to Round 4

Michael Kenrick

Everton returned to Villa Park but this time in the 3rd Round of the Carabao Cup where Sean Dyche named a pretty strong team that included Jack Harrison for his Everton debut and they stunned Villa with 2 vital goals.

Blues play better to secure a vital first win

Michael Kenrick

Everton outplayed Brentford this evening with Sean Dyche and his men securing their first win of the Premier League campaign.

Poor Everton did well to lose by just one goal

Michael Kenrick

Everton are back at Goodison Park and in front of the Sky cameras for a huge match against Arsenal which they, as the expression goes, failed to turn up for.

Everton finally score but still cannot fashion a win

Michael Kenrick

Everton were in action at lunchtime today when they could only draw with newly promoted Sheffield United at Bramhall Lane after taking the lead but failing to build on it with yet more missed chances.

Blues rally late to survive a huge rock-bottom scare

Michael Kenrick

Everton went behind to Doncaster Rovers in the Carabao Cup and needed strikes from two new signings to avoid a most embarrassing defeat.

Desperate Blues undone again by late Wolves smash and grab

Michael Kenrick

Everton return to Goodison Park this weekend to face Wolves for their second home game of the season still searching for their first goal and points of 2023-24.

Everton crumble at Villa Park with Calvert-Lewin off injured

Michael Kenrick

Everton travel to Villa Park for their first away game of the season with Sean Dyche deciding that Dominic Calvert-Lewin, having completed his planned rehabilitation, is all set for Premier League action

Criminal incompetence in front of goal costs Everton dear

Michael Kenrick

Everton start the new season at home to Fulham, with injuries eating into Sean Dyche's intent to start the campaign in the right way.

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