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Welcome Signs of a Bright Blue Future

Michael Kenrick
McCarthy opened the scoring for a vibrant and revitalized Everton side, Baines adding a perfectly taken penalty, Mirallas pilfering the third.
15/05/2016

Cannon fodder for the new Champions

Michael Kenrick
The new Premier League Champions in full party mode, with Everton somewhat reluctant guests at the big party, Vardy scoring after 5 mins, King adding another, and a dubious penalty converted by Vardy before he smashed another spot-kick over the bar. Mirallas scored Everton's consolation.
07/05/2016

Rare Blues win eases pressure on Martinez

Michael Kenrick
Everton scored early through Cleverley but almost immediately surrendered the lead in a fashion that was typical of the season; Baines eventually restoring the lead.
30/04/2016

Cruel end to a brave comeback

Michael Kenrick
Fellaini scored, De Gea saved Lukaku's penalty before Deulofeu forced a Smalling own goal. Everton fought well but couldn't stop Martial scoring in added time.
23/04/2016

Lukaku misses great chance to win it

Michael Kenrick
McCarthy pilfered a goal but a needless corner was turned in by Watford, and Lukaku fluffed a chance to win it at the end.
09/04/2016

Uninspired and sloppy Blues fall to defeat again

Michael Kenrick
A unconvincing Everton display ended in a barely warranted win for the home side, with Jagielka denied by the crossbar and De Gea.
03/04/2016

Dismal Blues show zero desire and lose at home again

Michael Kenrick
A bright Everton start is snuffed out by an early Arsenal goal from Welbeck.
19/03/2016

Brilliant Lukaku brace takes Everton to Wembley

Michael Kenrick
Two tremendous goals from Romelu Lukaku preceded a well earned red card for Diego Costa as Chelsea finally imploded.
12/03/2016

Ignominious defeat from the Jaws of Victory

Michael Kenrick
Lukaku opened the scoring but Mirallas saw red, yet Lennon got a second but Lukaku missed a penalty and the Hammers scored three to win it.
05/03/2016

Professional Blues see off the Cherries

Michael Kenrick
Robles saves a first-half penalty. After the break, Barkley scored a deflected goal, then Lukaku sealed a 6th Round berth from a corner.
20/02/2016

Blues stumped by resolute Baggies

Michael Kenrick
West Brom go ahead off a corner looping in at the far post, Blues unable to penetrate in 80 minutes of resolute defending
13/02/2016

Three splendid goals from the Blues

Michael Kenrick
A quick break created by a brilliant Barkley back heel set Cleverley off and he won a soft penalty off Butland, Lukaku converting from the spot. This was fooled by a superb header from Coleman off a great Cleverley corner before the half-hour. Lennon the scoreda superb solo goal to put the Blues 3 up at the break.
06/02/2016

Another shocking home result

Michael Kenrick
Besic hit the post then went off with a hamstring injury. A horrible back-pass from Stones led to Howard conceding a ridiculous penalty, converted by Sigurdsson. But smart work by Barry off a corner gave Everton a somewhat undeserved equalizer. But Ayew fired Swansea ahead with a deflected shot off Stones. Everton were better in the second half but could not finish.
24/01/2016

Last-minute travesty denies Everton win

Michael Kenrick
After an even first half, two goals came thanks to brilliant crosses from Leighton Baines, the first converted inadvertently by Terry, the second a superb volley on the turn from Mirallas. But a dreadful mix-up between Howard and Jagielka let Chelsea back in, and they were soon level off a deflection. After resisting further onslaught, Funes Mori put Everton back into the lead in the 91st minute, only for Terry to steal a draw in the 8th minute of added time.
16/01/2016

Lennon screamer against his old club!

Michael Kenrick
Everton were totally outplayed in the first half but somehow scored a fantastic opening goal with their first real attack, Lennon firing in a superb half-volley past Lloris. After hitting the woodwork twice, Route One finally paid off for Spurs, Dele Alli smashing in a fantastic long ball from Alderweireld before the break. Incredibly, no more goals despite a fantastic second half.
03/01/2016

Tricky Foxes bamboozle dominant Blues

Michael Kenrick
The Blues dominated play but Funes Mori got caught out and Mahrez converted from the spot. Everton replied with a fine goal for Lukaku after Barkley's shot was cleared off the line. But another penalty came for the Foxes in the second half, despite Everton dominance, and a third goal by Okasaki sealed it, despite Mirallas's late consolation.
19/12/2015

Another draw as chances squandered

Michael Kenrick
Everton made only one change, with Leighton Baines returning at the expense of Brendan Galloway. A brilliant cross from Deulofeu saw Lukaku head in superbly at the far post on 15 mins but there should have been at least five more before the break, and Norwich predictably drew level immediately after the break, denying The Blues another two points.
12/12/2015

Palace frustrate Blues yet again

Michael Kenrick
A tight and highly competitive game, tremendous attacking from Everton throughout, hitting the woodwork three times, but vulnerability on corners saw Dann power home a header to give Palace the lead. Everton replied minutes later when Lukaku finally converted one of many Deulofeu crosses.
07/12/2015

Blues blow it at the death

Michael Kenrick
After a difficult start Everton scored their first goal from a set-piece, an excellent header from Ramiro Funes Mori. Then, a brilliant strike from Lukaku off a great ball from Deulofeu. Bournemouth pulled one back and then equalized in a poor second half for Everton. Barkley got what looked to be the winner in stoppage time, but Stanislas powered in another equaliser in the 98th minute.
28/11/2015

Four more nice goals from open play

Michael Kenrick
On 16 mins, a very fluid move from deep saw a shot from Deulofeu, parried by Guzan and tapped in at the far post by Barkley for a very nice opening goal. Lukaku casually nodded home Coleman's perfect pulled-back cross to make it 2-0 before the half-hour, and Barkley snapped up his second before the break. The best goal came on the hour mark, Lukaku finishing a superb passing move.
21/11/2015

Kone comes up with a great hattrick

Michael Kenrick
Deulofeu was the first to strike after being released by a great ball from Kone, who then finished with an excellent strike after a nice one-two with Lukaku. Defoe pulled one back on the stroke of half-time. Sunderland got level off a crossed header that Howard failed to move for, but Deulofeu forced an own-goal to restore the Everton lead, soon followed by Lukaku then two more from Kone to complete his hat-trick.
01/11/2015

Howard beaten by simple headers

Michael Kenrick
Everton were better than last week but they still had Howard in goal and two unclaimed crosses meant two goals in two minutes before the break. A deflected goal off a determined strike from Barkley kept the Blues in with a chance but they couldn't do it despite a somewhat better second-half display.
24/10/2015

Deflated Blues cannot raise their game

Michael Kenrick
Everton were boosted by the return from injury of Seamus Coleman and John Stones but gave up the first goal all too easily off a poorly defended corner inside 20 minutes. It got a lot worse 4 mins later, Herrera heading easily past Howard. Everton responded well after the break until a Jags gift was pounced on and Rooney fired in United's third.
17/10/2015

Blues unable to break down the Reds

Michael Kenrick
Everton 1 - 1 Liverpool: Naismith and McCarthy were denied by great saves from Mignolet. Ings scored easily from a corner but Lukaku lashed home a loose ball before the break. The second half was a damp squib.
04/10/2015

Total domination, but a red card instead of goals

Michael Kenrick
Steven Naismith could not reproduce his Chelsea form despite getting a rare start, and Lukaku had a poor display as the main striker. Total Everton dominance was rewarded only with a rather silly red card for late sub Kevin Mirallas.
19/09/2015

Brilliant hat-trick from Sub Naismith destroys Chelsea

Michael Kenrick
Besic was forced off after a tough challenge at the start, Naismith replacing him. And almost his first involvement was to score a brilliant header after playing the ball out to Galloway for a top class cross. He then made it 2-0 with an excellent low shot from distance. Matic got one back when given too much space. Chelsea fought to get back into the game but it was sewn up with a tremendous hat-trick goal from Naismith.
12/09/2015

A Return to Fear and Trepidation

Michael Kenrick
An unchanged Everton line-up were overawed by a confident Manchester City, Lukaku scoring a good goal that was given marginally (wrongly?) offside. He also clipped the bar with a late free-kick. Kolarov finally beat Howard at the near post, with Nasri chipping Howard easily to secure the points.
23/08/2015

Watford stun Blues with pilfered goals

Michael Kenrick
After the early exchanges, it was Watford who took the lead when a cross set up nicely off Jagielka for Layun to fire in. Barkley lashed home a fantastic equalizer after sustained second-half pressure. But Watford snatched a second in a rare foray, Kone replying straight away with a great finish to snatch a point.
08/08/2015

Aisa Trophy workout won on penalties

Michael Kenrick
Everton kicked off the Barclays Asia Trophy against Stoke City with a goalless draw but won the exhibition game with a perfect record from the spot in the shootout. Phil Jagielka hammered home the winning kick after Tim Howard had saved from Marco van Ginkel.
15/07/2015

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