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Too many squandered chances after brilliant start

Michael Kenrick

Carlo Ancelotti had set Everton a very clear target for their late Sunday afternoon visit to The Emirates Stadium

Blues win the points if not the accolades

Michael Kenrick

It was a poor and error-strewn game at times but Everton under Ancelotti are nothing if not effective, and they scored the goals required for a decent win that takes them up to the dizzy heights of 7th in the Premier League.

10-man Blues steal the points in late drama

Michael Kenrick

Behind by 2 goals before Yerry Mina scored a brace off successive corners in first-half stoppage time, Delph was shown a second yellow card, but 10-man Everton held out until the last minute when Richarlison broke forward and Walcott finished in unrecognizable style to win a hotly contested game.

Stalemate at the London Stadium

Michael Kenrick

Everton make their first trip back to the Capital since the opening day of the season to take on West Ham at the London Stadium this weekend.

Unconvincing win restores a little bit of pride

Michael Kenrick

Everton turn their focus back to the Premier League and making a concerted push for the top six over the remaining 17 games of the campaign, starting with the visit of the Seagulls.

Horrendous finishing makes it far too easy for Liverpool's B team

Michael Kenrick

A month after going down to the defeat that proved to be the final nail in the proverbial coffin of Marco Silva’s tenure, Everton are back at Anfield in the FA Cup

Everton not good enough to stop superior City

Michael Kenrick

Despite the narrow scoreline, Everton were never really good enough to hold a candle to the reigning Premier League Champions as Carlo Ancelotti failed to engineer a win at the Etihad Stadium.

The Ancelotti era starts with a win and 3 vital points

Michael Kenrick

Carlo Ancelotti takes charge of his first match as Everton’s manager with Burnley the visitors to Goodison Park in this Boxing Day clash

A dismal dreary welcome for Carlo Ancelotti

Michael Kenrick

Everton played out a dreadful pre-Christmas borefest against Arsenal in what was Duncan Ferguson’s last game in temporary charge.

Brilliant fight-back ends in another penalty shoot-out failure

Michael Kenrick

Everton fought back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game in the last minute through a brilliant strike from Leighton Baines. But a tepid spot-kick that from him in the penalty shoot-out after Pickford had superbly saved the first from Maddison allowed Vardy to score the winning penalty, a cruel ending for Blues everywhere, no more than Duncan Ferguson.

Blues so close to a lucky win at Old Trafford

Michael Kenrick

Everton took the lead through a lucky own-goal that was not called back by VAR, but could not hold on to it after a long rearguard campaign with a few missed chances to win it squandered.

Back to Basics for Ferguson's Battling Blues

Michael Kenrick

Duncan Ferguson takes charge of Everton for the visit of Chelsea as caretaker manager with Marco Silva finally sacked this week following a dreadful run of results that sees Everton starting this match in the relegation zone.

Hopeless defending drops Everton into bottom 3

Michael Kenrick

Everton started the 234th Merseyside derby starstruck by Liverpool's attacking quality, pace and accuracy that saw them score 4 simple goals in the first half.

VAR secures predicted Everton defeat

Michael Kenrick

Everton begin their most testing run of the season at the King Power Stadium where they take an injury-ravaged side with Marco Silva in a precarious position despite a show of unity from Marcel Brands.

Blues humbled in pathetic showing against bottom club Norwich

Michael Kenrick

With the final international break of the calendar year out of the way, Everton return to Premier League action this weekend with the visit of the division's bottom club, Norwich City.

Blues finally win away from home

Michael Kenrick

Everton got off to a fine start down to the south coast, Tom Davies heading an early goal from a corner against fellow strugglers Southampton.

Horrible game ends in horror for Gomes

Michael Kenrick

Everton took on Spurs at Goodison Park in a lower-table clash, both sides confirming their poor form coming into this one. And it only got worse for Everton, gifting a goal to Spurs, then seeing Gomes go off with a broken ankle.

Holgate rescues a turgid Carabao Cup affair

Michael Kenrick

Everton struggled to break down Watford in a dreadful first half of this Carabao Cup game, but finally broke through thanks to Holgate, with Richarlison sealing it in the last minute.

VAR denies Everton rare comeback away win

Michael Kenrick

Everton's visit to Brighton in Week 10 of the Premier League will feature in live commentary on BBC Radio 5.

Silva's changes breathe fresh life into Everton

Michael Kenrick

Marco Silva made no less than five changes against West Ham and secured the win with goals from Bernard and Sigurdsson.

When Nationalism and Internationals collide

Michael Kenrick

Perhaps I'm alone in finding something deeply dysfunctional about Uefa's reaction to the Turkish team's so-called 'military' salute in recognition of their troops in Syria.

10-man Everton beaten in another insipid away display

Michael Kenrick

Everton, effectivey unchanged, give up a goal from a set-piece, lose Coleman to a red card, and lose away again.

Everton fall to the Champions again

Michael Kenrick

Everton hauled themselves back into contention when Dominic Calvert-Lewin's goal sent them into the break level but the Champions powered to victory in the second half

Blades cut to the heart of Blues' incompetence

Michael Kenrick

Total domination of possession by Everton, and 6 corners in each half, produced nothing, only for Mina to score an own-goal from their first corner.

Blues have no answer for Bournemouth Bogey

Michael Kenrick

Everton went behind in a difficult first-half but Calvert-Lewin grabbed his first goal since March with a fine header to put them back in the game.

Blues victorious in a tremendous Goodison exhibition

Michael Kenrick

Everton kicked off their second home game on Sunday with the visit of Wolves in whirlwind style, 2-1 after 11 mins, and winning well 3-2 in the end.

Blues go to sleep for 2 seconds...

Michael Kenrick

A very conservative Everton side played well enough until Aston Villa caught them sleeping on a quick free-kick, for Wesley to score with ease.

Everton grind out a vital win

Michael Kenrick

Everton got off to a fine start with an early goal from Bernard against Watford at Goodison Park

Two points dropped after Schneiderlin walks

Michael Kenrick

Everton’s 2019-20 Premier League campaign kicks off at Selhurst Park this weekend against Crystal Palace

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