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Blues fail to edge Spurs on final day

Michael Kenrick

Everton brought their frustrating 2018-19 season to a close with their first visit to Tottenham's new stadium, where they could not hold on to a brief 2-1 lead.

Quality the loser in windswept encounter

Michael Kenrick

Everton return to London to take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park as they look to maintain their push for a 7th-place finish.

When the Easter sun comes shining through

Michael Kenrick

Everton produced a superb performance in their penultimate home game of the season, hammering Manchester United in the Goodison sunshine.

Smashed teacups at half-time for rare Blues win

Michael Kenrick

An abysmal first half, yet Everton swarmed Chelsea to score early in the second, and Richarlison won a penalty, Sigurdsson scoring after Kepa had saved.

Sloppiness and stupidity in abundance

Michael Kenrick

Everton throw away a tremendous two-goal lead through a ridiculous combination of sloppiness from the players and stupidity from manager Marco Silva who hopelessly failed to protect a 2-1 lead.

Points even but the Hoodoo remains

Michael Kenrick

Everton played well enough to hold Liverpool without major incident, but simply could not score, with effort and determination well in excess of skill and anticipation, both far too lacking at times.

Toothless loss not helped by Zouma's late madness

Michael Kenrick

Everton played well enough in the first half but fell behind in the second half at Vicarage Road

Black cat underlines Silva's lack of ideas

Michael Kenrick

Everton conceded an early penalty at Goodison Park but got back in with a brilliant Gomes effort, only to concede lamely from a stupid free-kick, with a back cat stopping play.

Everton furious and out on a terrible goal call

Michael Kenrick

Everton were denied a victory, or at least a replay, after Millwall second equalizer went in off Cooper's arm that would have been disallowed with VAR.

Blues had no answer to Saints' desire

Michael Kenrick

Everton had no real answers to the greater energy, stronger desire, and a clearer focus on scoring goals by Southampton under their new manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Blues win a desperate fractious scrap in the end

Michael Kenrick

A last-minute goal from sub Calvert-Lewin made the scoreline much more respectable than they deserved after this feisty fractious encounter that saw five yellow cards for the Blues.

Blues through unconvincingly after fine start

Michael Kenrick

Everton made a brilliant start with two goals inside the first 15 minutes, only to sit back and allow Lincoln to dominate until the break.

Abysmal New Year fare at sorry Goodison Park

Michael Kenrick

Everton put on a terrible display to lose the first game of 2019 on a dismal New Year’s Day at Goodison Park.

Brighton do a number on profligate Blues

Michael Kenrick

Everton forged a number of good chances in a tough first-half at Brighton only to give up a goal to failed zonal marking on a corner.

Everton bounce back with five

Michael Kenrick

Everton produced a fantastic response to Sunday's embarrassment, with three goals inside the first quarter of the game at Turf Moor, ending with five

Embarrassing Blues come gift-wrapped for lethal Spurs

Michael Kenrick

Everton took the lead well only to gift four goals to Tottenham in a depressing show of seasonable generosity at Goodison Park

City too slick for profligate Everton

Michael Kenrick

Everton start brilliantly, squandering a fantastic chance, giving up a poor goal, and then struggling not to be overrun.

Horrible Pickford error gifts Liverpool in last minute

Michael Kenrick

Everton missed two brilliant chances, both headers for Mina and Gomes, in a very competitive first half at Anfield only for Pickford to gift them a goal at the death

Dogged Cardiff make it hard work for Everton

Michael Kenrick

Everton return to Premier League action with a home game against Cardiff this weekend with an unchanged side that started at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago.

Resilient Everton display ends goalless

Michael Kenrick

Everton endured their toughest test to date this season when they stopped Chelsea scoring at Stamford Bridge, but lacked the guile needed to win the game.

Fine brace from Richarlison seals win

Michael Kenrick

Three excellent goals, two from Richarlison and one from Coleman, sealed the win over a resistant Seagulls side.

Blues fail to really punish the lucky Reds

Michael Kenrick

Everton produce an ultimately disappointing display by failing to beat a very beatable Manchester United side on their turf.

Two late subs, two great goals as Pickford saves Blues

Michael Kenrick

Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun both came on to score late goals as Crystal Palace make it very difficult, Pickford saving a penalty won by Zaha.

Everton win away with two fine goals

Michael Kenrick

Everton got off to a brilliant start at Leicester with Bernard's trickery setting up a fine finish for Richarlison after just 7 minutes. But the second from Sigurdsson was a worldie.

Sigurdsson and Tosun finally find the net

Michael Kenrick

Sigurdsson finally delivered after missing a penalty but scoring two fine goals, Cenk Tosun getting his first of the season.

Cech repels fine Everton attacks to steal the points

Michael Kenrick

Everton took the game to Arsenal brilliantly in the first half but crucially failed to score, and the inevitable happens in the second half.

Atrocious result as Everton self-destruct

Michael Kenrick

Everton self-destruct with two horrible goals given away in a shockingly awful first-half display against the bottom side.

Dismal Everton escape with a draw

Michael Kenrick

Everton went behind all too easily off another corner but responded immediately through Calvert-Lewin, yet they could not break through again in a dreadful second half.

Blues squander two-goal lead after ridiculous Richarlison 'head-butt'

Michael Kenrick

A crazy game on the south coast, ended in stalemate with a player from each side sent off and Keane stretchered off.

Scintillating football returns to Goodison Park

Michael Kenrick

Marco Silva orchestrated a splendid start to his first home Premier League fixture as Everton put two finely worked goals past Southampton.

10-man Everton forced to settle for opening-day draw

Michael Kenrick

Everton's 2018-19 Premier League campaign began with a draw in front of the BT cameras in the late-afternoon kick-off at Molineux against newly-promoted Wolves.

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