Accounts from matches by our editorial team and featured correspondents
Lyndon Lloyd : 24/08/2019
A result and the performance that under-pinned it for the most part, were unsurprising — it was all just depressingly familiar; another potentially strong start to a season undermined by a display that served to highlight rather than mask the deficiencies that still exist in this Everton team
Michael Kenrick : 23/08/2019
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.
Paul Traill : 18/08/2019
Though Everton lacked in quality for most of the game, they didn’t lack in heart and spirit and did have a steely determination to see the job through on a blustery, but warm, afternoon at Goodison Park.
Lyndon Lloyd : 17/08/2019
This could easily have ended in an irritating draw but this Everton team has now kept 10 sheets in its last 13 and with none of the summer acquisitions yet fully bedded in the team, it's been a pretty good start to the season.
Michael Kenrick : 17/08/2019
Everton got off to a fine start with an early goal from Bernard against Watford at Goodison Park
Lyndon Lloyd : 10/08/2019
“Plus ça change…”, "deja vu”… pick your French cliché. Everton began a new season with yet another draw — their seventh in the last eight seasons — in a game that was eerily similar to the one between these two teams in late April.