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 Venue: Turf Moor, Burnley Friendly   Thursday 22 July 2004; 7:45pm  
 Blake (18') Half Time: 1-0
  Yobo (83')  
 Attendance: 6,776 (Fixture 3) Referee: G Salisbury


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Another quick trip up the M6 tonight to Turf Moor, the Sky tv people were outside trying to get a few comments from Evertonians.  Not many were very forthcoming with their views but let me tell you, on tonight's performance, it won't be long until those views will be heard by all...

Everton's Euro stars were excused from this one, having only just returned to training.  And Radzinski had one foot out of the door at this point.  The only other senior squad player not accounted for was Patricio Pascucci, who has yet to play a game at any level during this pre-season.  For the home side, Tony Grant got the captaincy to lead the team out against his old club. 

Richard Wright and Joseph Yobo tonight saved the blushes of Everton Football Club.  Wright with some outstanding saves, in fact on 3 minutes, a double save from close range, followed by a couple of outstanding pieces of goalkeeping in the second half.  Yobo scored our only goal to bring the teams level on 83 minutes.  Naysmith with the corner, hit into the 6-yd box and Yobo beat all around him to head home.  More detail on the action below.

Steve Milne

Match Facts
BURNLEY (4-4-2)
Claret/Blue shirts, white shorts, socks
 EVERTON (4-4-2)
White shirts, blue shorts, socks
Roche (O'Neill 85)
Blake (Eboki-Poh 77)
Grant (Zadi 81)

Subs not used:

Townsend, Scott

Yellow Cards: 

Red Cards:

Hibbert (Pistone 46)
Stubbs (Weir 46)
McFadden (Clarke 70)
Watson (Osman 46)
Campbell (Ferguson 46)
Bent (Chadwick 46)

Subs not used:

Yellow Cards:

Red Cards:


(Injured:) Li Tie, Rooney;
(Transferring out:) Radzinski;
(International Recovery:) Linderoth, Gravesen

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Match Report

The best of the rest.

  • 14' Marcus Bent with Everton's first real attack - ball came in from the left wing, his header over the bar.
  • 17' Gary Naysmith with a free kick 25yds out, just right of goal, on target forcing the Burnley keeper to push the ball over the bar.
  • 18' 1 - 0 Robbie Blake Right side of the 18yd area from a deep cross, well taken shot Wright had no chance.
  • 22' Bent has half a chance. Runs from midfield at the defenders having been put through by Kevin Campbell. Got himself into a scoring position. Keeper stood his ground and made lift difficult for Bent. He made the save look easy.
  • 43' Kilbane crossing the ball from the left. Bent standing on the penalty spot, his header didn't have much direction on it and went well over.

Half time: Burnley 1 - 0 Everton

  • 45' On Ferguson, Chadwick, Osman, Pistone, Weir. Off went Hibbert, Campbell, Bent, Stubbs, Watson.
  • 71' On Clarke. Off McFadden.
  • 73' First Everton action of the half falls to Leon Osman who shots from 20yds out, on target, but again the Burnley keeper able to deal with it.
  • 75' Alexander Pistone deep cross from the left.  Kilbane just on the edge of the box, hits a shot first time, only to be denied by a Burnley defender who blocked the shot with his body.
  • 82' Another Pistone pin point cross from the left, this time Osman just on the 6yd line, possibly with more time than he thought, hits the shot only to see it get knocked out for a corner.
  • 83' 1-1 Joseph Yobo  From the resulting corner, Naysmith finds the 6yd area and Yobos head.
  • 85' We all thought Chadwick had scored the winner. Once again, denied by the linesman waving his flag.
  • 90' Cross from the left Osman with a bullet header and the Burnley keeper on the floor, somehow grabs hold of the ball.

If we had played the whole 90 mins like the last 8 mins, it would have been a half decent game however, as we all know football is played for the full 90mins. So, we are off to the airport and Houston. Full time score: Burnley 1 - Everton 1

Steve Milne


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