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Rare away win a boost for Big Sam's ego

Michael Kenrick

Vlasic started in place of Bolasie but it was Cenk Tosun who gave Everton the lead at Huddersfield.

A point snatched from the jaws of victory

Michael Kenrick

Everton take an undeserved lead through an own-goal at Swansea City but all-too-predictably succumb to persistent Swans pressure in the end.

Passionless derby ends in stalemate

Michael Kenrick

Despite a late rally by Everton that saw them miss two late chances, a mostly passionless derby ended in stalemate.

City Slickers humble Bumbling Blues

Michael Kenrick

Everton went behind after just 4 minutes to the Champions-elect Manchester City and were torn apart with two more slick goals.

Tosun wins it for Everton in the Snowy Potteries

Michael Kenrick

Two goals from Cenk Tosun gave Everton a rare away win after Charlie Adam was harshly sent off for a studs-up foul on Rooney.

Tosun secures important Blues victory

Michael Kenrick

A plethora of corners comes to nothing until Bolasie and Walcott force an own-goal to break the deadlock, with Tosun's fine strike sealing it.

Tosun scores but Blues stunned by Burnley resurgence

Michael Kenrick

Cenk Tosun opened up his account with a fine header in Everton's televised Saturday lunchtime trip to Burnley but the Blues crumpled after the break.

A soft goal knocks the stuffing out of spiritless Everton

Michael Kenrick

A decent first half was followed by an increasingly awful second and a soft goal given up that squandered another 3 winnable points.

Sports Action Winner, by Ryan Byrne

Michael Kenrick

Ryan Byrne's remarkable image, capturing the horrendous moment of impact that broke Seamus Coleman's leg, gets 1st Prize in the Sports Action section of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland Awards for 2018.

Win provides fine retribution for Oumar Niasse

Michael Kenrick

With a goal and an assist against Crystal Palace this afternoon, Oumar Niasse extracts retribution for that gross injustice back at Selhurst Park.

Allardyce's folly invites Gunners shellacking

Michael Kenrick

After a shocking five changes to his winning side, Allardyce watched impotent as Arsenal smashed four past hopeless Everton before the break.

Walcott brace celebrates Coleman's winning return

Michael Kenrick

Seamus Coleman returns but two goals from Theo Walcott give Everton the win over Leicester at Goodison Park despite Vardy's second-half penalty.

Niasse strike overshadowed by McCarthy injury

Michael Kenrick

Everton surrender another soft goal in a pitiful first half. McCarthy off with what looks like a double leg break; Niasse equalizes.

Wembley footballing lesson humbles miserable Blues

Michael Kenrick

Everton were humbled at Wembley by simple but effective football from Spurs, despite a decent first half from new signing Cenk Tosun making his debut.

Blues collapse in poor second-half display

Michael Kenrick

Everton were even at the break but had no response to relentless pressure and two impressive strikes from distance.

Defeat for Allardyce after Gueye levels

Michael Kenrick

James McCarthy made a surprise comeback for Everton only to gift Bournemouth a goal in another dreadful first half but Gueye gets the equalizer.

No goals: another clean-sheet, another point

Michael Kenrick

Everton's remarkable new-found defensive solidity under Sam Allardyce was in evidence again at the Hawthorns against struggling West Brom.

Everton battle to stay unbeaten under Big Sam

Michael Kenrick

Everton survived another torrid half of desperate defending and went in at half-time still in the game.

Rooney penalty saves a vital derby point

Michael Kenrick

Rooney rescues an embarrassingly poor Everton display with a fantastic penalty to deny Liverpool their expected victory.

Another dismal and dispirited capitulation

Michael Kenrick

Everton got off to another terrible start after a soft easy goal but equalized off a brilliant Sigurdsson strike before another second-half collapse.

Opportunistic Niasse helps secure a crazy point

Michael Kenrick

A crazy game with Niasse winning a dubious penalty and then scoring an easy gift after Everton twice went behind through naive defending.

Green shoots cut to shreds by Vardy strike

Michael Kenrick

Sliced apart by a slick move for a classic Vardy goal after a failed Everton free-kick, Unsworth's side had a mountain to climb.

Rooney stunner before Blues are destroyed

Michael Kenrick

Wayne Rooney rolled back the years with a fantastic finish from distance to put Everton ahead early but Arsenal swept through with three goals as Gana was sent off

Rooney saves Everton with late spot-kick

Michael Kenrick

A poor match came to life with Brighton scoring, Rooney saving Koeman's side with a fortuitous penalty

Abject naivety the final straw for pitiful Blues

Michael Kenrick

Despite a bright attacking start, Burnley took the lead with an easy goal. Everton had no meaningful reply, with Koeman now under massive pressure.

Niasse rescues Blues with fairy-tale brace

Michael Kenrick

After going behind to a fine Josh King goal, supersub Oumar Niasse came on to score twice and underline his newfound cult status.

Better Blues collapse in the last 7 mins

Michael Kenrick

Valencia scored a screamer after 4 minutes but Everton came close until they gave up three goals at the end after Rooney had gone off.

Meek surrender to silky Spurs

Michael Kenrick

Everton’s showed some attacking intent but allowed Kane to score his first of the season before gifting a finish for Eriksen, and another for Kane after the break.

Dismal showing limits Chelsea to two easy goals

Michael Kenrick

Everton tried to keep it tight, and gave up two goals in an abysmal first period.

Everton surrender two points to City ferocity

Michael Kenrick

Wayne Rooney scores his 200th Premier League goal and celebrates in fine style at The Etihad, where City are down to 10 men.

Fine Rooney goal elevates dour encounter

Michael Kenrick

A dreadful half turned on its head with a lovely move, great cross and fine header from Wayne Rooney before the break.

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