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Cannon fodder for the ebullient Champions

Michael Kenrick
23/05/2021

Everton went into the final match of the 2020-21 season with European football supposedly still within their grasp but ended up providing limp cannon fodder for the ebullient Champions amidst a rampant farewell to Sergio Agüero.

Blues hold on for an unconvincing win in front of the fans

Michael Kenrick
19/05/2021

In front of 6,500 fans, Everton finally ground out a win at Goodison Park, thanks to a fine header from Richarlison off a fine Sigurdsson corner.

Just when you thought it couldn't possibly get any worse

Michael Kenrick
16/05/2021

Everton inexplicably lost their penultimate home match to bottom dwellers Sheffield United in another atrocious display that plumbed the depths of incomprehension.

Dismal draw sees more precious points trickle away

Michael Kenrick
13/05/2021

With their European hopes very much alive following their narrow victory at West Ham on Sunday, Everton are on the road again as they travel to Aston Villa looking for what would be a club record-equalling 12th away win of the season

Another Ancelotti away masterclass as he takes Moyes to school

Michael Kenrick
09/05/2021

Calvert-Lewin secured a very well-taken goal for Everton in a good first half at the London Stadium against West Ham.

Serial incompetence in front of goal sees another shocking home loss

Michael Kenrick
01/05/2021

Everton were back at Goodison Park this evening, exposing a maddening panoply of incomprehensible inadequacies as they once again failed painfully to press their claims for European qualification.

Farcical goal seals undeserved historic win for Carlo Fantastico

Michael Kenrick
23/04/2021

Everton return to action on Friday evening with a brilliant win at Arsenal – their first for 25 years!

Everton blow more points with goals gifted to Kane

Michael Kenrick
16/04/2021

Everton are without top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin for a second successive game as they face a crucial Premier League clash with Tottenham on Friday night

Injury-decimated Blues see out goalless bore-draw

Michael Kenrick
12/04/2021

Everton gave us yet another lack-lustre performance at Brighton, this time with the excuse of many players out injured, but points continue to slip away...

Everton squander more points in the agonizing slog for European football

Michael Kenrick
05/04/2021

After an utterly dreadful first half of incredible missed chances, Rodriguez gave Everton the win they needed... until Palace sub Batshuayi equalized.

Sloppy moments cost Everton dearly as they lose at home yet again

Michael Kenrick
13/03/2021

Everton lost to Burnley at Goodison Park in another one of these games against lower opposition that should have been a home banker. But there are no such games in this crazy Covid season – at least not for Everton

Everton can't lay a glove on a Chelsea side in full control

Michael Kenrick
08/03/2021

Without James Rodriguez out for a third successive game with a calf injury, and Doucouré rumoured to be out for the season, Everton had nothing meaningful to offer against a dominant Chelsea side.

Blues grind out another low-key away win

Michael Kenrick
04/03/2021

Everton ground out another low-key away win at West Brom thanks to a great header by Richarlison for his 4th goal in 4 games after Sigurdsson came on.

Blues finally win at home thanks to Richarlison

Michael Kenrick
01/03/2021

Everton return to Premier League action tonight when they take on Southampton at Goodison Park, with Calvert-Lewin back in the starting line-up.

Everton finally beat Liverpool at Anfield

Michael Kenrick
20/02/2021

After years of unmitigated disappointment and depression in derby games, Everton finally win one, at Anfield, against the fading Champions, much to the credit and delight of manager Carlo Ancelotti.

City's unrelenting quality and workrate win out

Michael Kenrick
17/02/2021

Everton started without Allan and Dominic Calvert-Lewin and played reasonably well but were no match for the quality and workrate of the Champions elect

Lifeless Everton seemed totally uninterested

Michael Kenrick
14/02/2021

A dreadful performance by Everton completely lacking in desire or intensity saw them lose a league game at home to Fulham for the first time ever

Everton finally prevail in classic FA Cup ding-dong goalfest

Michael Kenrick
10/02/2021

Everton and Tottenham went head-to-head in a real ding-dong FA Cup tie at Goodison Park on Wednesday evening in the FA Cup Fifth Round, 4-4 going into Extra Time.

Blues steal a dramatic draw with the last kick

Michael Kenrick
06/02/2021

Everton take their excellent record away from home to Old Trafford where they have only won twice in the Premier League era when they face title-chasing Manchester United.

Everton hold on for a great win at Elland Road

Michael Kenrick
03/02/2021

Everton held on through a second-half onslaught from Leeds after going into what should have been a commanding 2-goal lead in the first half.

Insipid Blues never really got going against belligerent Barcodes

Michael Kenrick
30/01/2021

Everton are back at Goodison Park to face Newcastle United in today's lunchtime game as they look to get back to winning ways by atoning for what was one of the season’s most disappointing results in the reverse fixture in early November.

James Rodriguez inspires a fine Everton win

Michael Kenrick
24/01/2021

Dominic Calvert-Lewin opened the scoriing with a fine goal against Sheffield Wednesday, two excellent corners from James Rodriguez making the winning goals.

Strikerless masterclass as The Don schools Nuno Espirito Santo

Michael Kenrick
12/01/2021

Everton returned to Premier League action this evening with a very important win for a weakened team at Molineux over one of their rivals for European qualification in the form of Wolves.

Everton scrape through in extra time

Michael Kenrick
09/01/2021

Everton’s FA Cup campaign begin in laboured fashion this weekend with a home tie against Championship side Rotherham United at Goodison Park which dragged on into extra time before the Blues finally won it.

Moyes wins battle of the master defenders

Michael Kenrick
01/01/2021

With both sides set on defending to the end, it took something of a freak goal for David Moyes to sneak his first win as a visiting manager.

Blues do enough to secure the win

Michael Kenrick
26/12/2020

Everton look to recover from the disappointment of Wednesday's cup defeat to Manchester United by advancing their claims for European qualification with victory at Sheffield United.

Everton defence finally crumbles in abysmal cup exit

Michael Kenrick
23/12/2020

It's a big night at Goodison Park as Everton take on Manchester United in the last quarter-final of the Carabao Cup.

Everton scrape a narrow win over tricky Arsenal

Michael Kenrick
19/12/2020

Everton were back at Goodison Park to complete a narrow win over struggling Arsenal, taking them back up to 2nd in the Premier League table.

Tremendous solidity underlies fine Everton win

Michael Kenrick
16/12/2020

Everton took the lead against Leicester thanks to an excellent opportunist strike from Richarlison.

Fans inspire solid Blues defence of Sigurdsson's penalty

Michael Kenrick
12/12/2020

Carlo Ancelotti faces his old team as manager of the Blues at Goodison Park with 2,000 fans allowed to attend for the first time since the start of the coronavirus lockdown in March

Boring Winter Snoozefest as Blues spurn important win

Michael Kenrick
05/12/2020

Everton travel up the road to Burnley this lunchtime looking to rebound from the defeat to Leeds last time out and keep pace with the pack of clubs above them in the Premier League table.

Everton hang on as they almost let Fulham back in

Michael Kenrick
22/11/2020

Everton stormed into an early lead to get their Premier League campaign back on the rails following three straight defeats that wrecked their 100% start to the season.

A spineless surrender to Ole's under-fire Reds

Michael Kenrick
07/11/2020

Everton were back at Goodison Park after successive fixtures on the road to host Manchester United and their under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the early Saturday kick-off. But, despite leading through a nice Bernard goal, the absence of Richarlison was a crucial factor in the end.

Ponderous green-shirted dross of old too easily defeated

Michael Kenrick
25/10/2020

An Everton side well below par, wearing a hideous green and grey kit, rocked up at Saint Mary's seemingly determined to surrender all the good work so far this season

VAR saves off-colour Blues after Richarlison madness

Michael Kenrick
17/10/2020

Exactly 10 years to the day since their last Merseyside derby victory, Premier League leaders Everton face local rivals Liverpool at Goodison Park with a full-strength side looking to extend their 100% start to the season.

Brilliant James is the star of Everton's 4th win

Michael Kenrick
03/10/2020

Everton took on a very lively Brighton side at Goodison Park but Calvert-Lewin set them on their way with a fine far-post header for his 9th goal

Dazzling Richarlison sets the required tone

Michael Kenrick
23/09/2020

Everton saw another slew of goals in their latest Carabao Cup venture to Fleetwood Town on a wet Wednesday evening, two brilliant ones from Richarlison in a scintillating first half.

Calvert-Lewin hat-trick beats a brace of red cards!

Michael Kenrick
19/09/2020

Everton eventually built on their impressive start to the new season when newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion were well beaten at Goodison Park in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off.

Second string see off Salford City

Michael Kenrick
16/09/2020

Everton continue their busy start to the new season with the first step of what they hope will be a long journey in the Carabao Cup as they host Salford City

Vastly improved Blues hold on for great opening-day win

Michael Kenrick
13/09/2020

Everton open the season at Tottenham where three new players make their debuts after signing last week.


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