Everton

Sigurdsson shines in return to starting XI as Everton dispatch Crystal Palace

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:10:00 PST

Following last week's humilating defeat at Arsenal, Everton responded with a resounding win over Crystal Palace. Following last week's humiliating defeat at Arsenal, Everton responded with a resounding win over Crystal Palace. ESPN FC's Craig Burley takes a look at all of the Saturday results from week 27 in the Premier League, highlighted by Tottenham's win over Arsenal. Everton made an encouraging first step in atoning for the Arsenal debacle last week as a more positive setup eased the home side to a 3-1 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Both teams meandered through a goalless opening half before a five-minute blitz after the interval saw Gylfi Sigurdsson and Oumar Niasse hand Everton a two-goal lead. Tom Davies added a third as the hosts scored more than twice in a match for the first time in 10 games prior to the visitors grabbing a penalty consolation. Ten...

Sam Allardyce needs to stop the negativity at Everton and prove himself

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 01:40:00 PST

Sam Allardyce points the finger at his players after Everton were played off the pitch in a 5-1 loss at Arsenal. Everton manager Sam Allardyce has managed seven Premier League clubs across a managerial career spanning more than 1,000 matches in English football. His current job is the biggest and toughest club job he has taken in that time, but it should also be the most exciting. With Everton's spending this season netting out at around £200 million, the one-time England manager has a chance to finally dispel the longstanding criticism directed toward his agricultural brand of football and cautious approach. Allardyce...

Sam Allardyce completely outclassed as Everton embarrassed by Gunners

Sat, 3 Feb 2018 08:49:00 PST

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's goal on his Arsenal debut was upstaged by Aaron Ramsey's hat trick as the Gunners thrashed Everton at the Emirates. Sam Allardyce points the finger at his players after Everton were played off the pitch in a 5-1 loss at Arsenal. When Everton manager Sam Allardyce joined in November, majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri praised his strong leadership, great motivation, and ability to get the best out of players. But a 5-1 drubbing at Arsenal on Saturday showed that Allardyce is failing on all fronts. Only self-preservation exists where leadership should as Allardyce accepts praise for wins but blames players for defeats. There is also no motivation, as there is no incentive for players to perform. Players move in and out of...

Arsenal boosted by Aubameyang's dream debut and Ramsey hat trick

Sat, 3 Feb 2018 11:16:00 PST

Arsenal were in scintillating form as Everton were swept aside at the Emirates. Arsenal were in scintillating form as Everton were swept aside at the Emirates. Arsenal were in scintillating form as Everton were swept aside at the Emirates. Arsenal were in scintillating form as Everton were swept aside at the Emirates. Arsenal were in scintillating form as Everton were swept aside at the Emirates. LONDON -- Three points on Arsenal 5-1 Everton in the Premier League on Saturday evening. 1. Arsenal bounce back in style For all the excitement over the arrivals of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, coupled with the welcome news that Mesut Ozil has committed his long-term future to the club, it's worth remembering that Arsenal desperately needed a victory here. Six points behind Tottenham and eight points off the Champions League places, and recent defeats to Bournemouth and...

Ex-Gunner Theo Walcott gives Everton hope to end long winless run at Arsenal

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 08:55:00 PST

Sam Allardyce says Arsenal's tendency to over commit players going forward will leave opportunities for Everton to exploit on the attack at the Emirates. When Everton travel to Arsenal on Saturday, the teams might wish to compare notes as both meander their way through disappointing domestic campaigns ahead of a potentially pivotal summer and ongoing doubts over their respective managers. Neither team has lived up to expectation and current form reflects the lack of consistency. Everton beat Leicester 2-1 in midweek but had won none of their seven previous games; Arsenal lost 3-1 at Swansea and have won only one of their last five league games. Arsenal Everton 5 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats With...

Marco Silva the right man to fix Everton after season to forget

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 05:51:00 PST

Theo Walcott scored his first two goals for Everton as they held off a late charge from Leicester to win 2-1 at Goodison Park. Sam Allardyce says Arsenal's tendency to over commit players going forward will leave opportunities for Everton to exploit on the attack at the Emirates. When Theo Walcott volleyed his second goal past Kasper Schmeichel on Tuesday night, the Goodison Park faithful could have been excused a double take. His match-winning contribution against Leicester City meant that in his first two games for Everton, Walcott had scored twice, and assisted a game-saving equaliser for Oumar Niasse against West Brom. After such a dismal, directionless six months for the club there was, at last, the sense of something going right. Nothing about this season has gone...

Warrior Coleman returns in style as Everton edge past Leicester

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 03:56:00 PST

Theo Walcott's double helped Everton claim a vital victory at home to Leicester. Theo Walcott's double helped Everton claim a vital victory at home to Leicester. Theo Walcott's double helped Everton claim a vital victory at home to Leicester. Theo Walcott's double helped Everton claim a vital victory at home to Leicester. Everton grabbed a 2-1 win and three much-needed points against Leicester on Wednesday night thanks to the returning Seamus Coleman and new signing Theo Walcott. The endeavours of those two and a much-improved team display had the hosts cruising to victory before a needless penalty offered Leicester an unlikely lifeline. The spot kick lifted an away side that previously lacked ideas without Riyad Mahrez, but Everton eventually ground out the win. As Coleman shone on his return, Walcott scored twice...

Transfer Window: United's Sanchez coup, Coutinho woe for Liverpool, Chelsea chaos

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 01:01:00 PST

The FC crew discuss the January transfer window and grade the top moves. The FC crew discuss the January transfer window and grade the top moves. The FC crew discuss the January transfer window and grade the top moves. The transfer window is closed, so who will be happy with their business and who has work to do? ESPN FC's club correspondents discuss a chaotic month. MAN CITY Rate the window: 6/10 Manchester City wanted a centre-back in the summer and were delighted to finally land Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte 18 months after he turned them down. The elegant, ball-playing defender looks a perfect fit for a Pep Guardiola side and, at just 23, he could form a long-term partnership with John Stones,...

Everton desperate for points and hindered by left-back negligence

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 06:32:00 PST

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has had to make do with shaky options at left-back. Everton need three points when in-form Leicester visit Goodison Park on Wednesday. The home side sit ninth in an increasingly congested league, six points behind their midweek visitors in seventh but only as many points ahead of the relegation zone. Three points from the past 18 available has led to nervous glances over the shoulder again. Leicester, meanwhile, are unbeaten in six matches and have won their past three. With Everton at such a low ebb, the returning Seamus Coleman can hopefully inspire...

Transfer Window: United's Sanchez coup, Coutinho woe for Liverpool, Chelsea chaos

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 01:00:00 PST

The FC crew rate the latest rumours, including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal and Edin Dzeko to Chelsea. With deadline day looming, what could happen in the final days of the window? It's been a huge month for clubs in the Premier League with some big-name arrivals and departures. How has the month gone? ESPN FC's club correspondents rate their club's business and look ahead to deadline day. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='//embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); MAN CITY Rate the window so far: 7/10.  Manchester City missed out on prime target Alexis Sanchez but their principled stance on refusing to pay the Chile international's huge financial package (signing-on...

Sam Allardyce earns 4/10 as Everton sink lower in ugly draw with West Brom

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:34:00 PST

Theo Walcott helped Everton fight back for a draw against West Brom, but his debut was overshadowed by a serious leg injury to teammate James McCarthy. Everton manager Sam Allardyce marked his 1,000th game in English football with the grimmest of 1-1 draws at home to West Brom on Saturday. This 97 minutes of football felt like 970, a match so desperately short on quality, it is a wonder Match of the Day did not just strike it from the schedule completely. The home side already trailed by the time sarcastic cheers and chanting arrived not long before half-time as right-back Jonjoe Kenny forced West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster into a save, ending...

Walcott's new start after an Arsenal career that peaked in the middle

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:17:00 PST

With Theo Walcott looking set to join Everton, the FC crew examine whether a change of scenery can help the out-of-favour Arsenal forward reach new heights. ESPN FC's Stevie Nicol has his say as to whether or not Theo Walcott's time with Arsenal has been a success, amid rumours of a potential move to Everton. Theo Walcott speaks out on his decision to join Everton, mentioning Wayne Rooney and Sam Allardyce as the main reasons for him doing so. Arsenal's Arsene Wenger paid an emotional tribute to Theo Walcott after his Everton switch. The careers of many legendary footballers have been effectively defined by World Cup years: Think Pele, Diego Maradona, Ronaldo or Zinedine Zidane. Theo Walcott has not attained the status of the aforementioned quartet, but Everton's new signing is another whose career has worked in this manner. The exception is that the 28-year-old never actually played a minute at the World Cup, yet the key watersheds in his career have nevertheless been 2006, 2010, 2014 and, now, 2018. 2006-10 It goes without...

Midfield void most glaring of Everton's ruinous spending misadventures

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:06:00 PST

Theo Walcott speaks out on his decision to join Everton, mentioning Wayne Rooney and Sam Allardyce as the main reasons for him doing so. With Theo Walcott looking set to join Everton, the FC crew examine whether a change of scenery can help the out-of-favour Arsenal forward reach new heights. Muddled recruitment has cast a long shadow at Everton, with countless millions squandered in recent transfer windows. For better or worse, the irony of this lavish and misguided spending is that the present solution appears to be spending even more. With Theo Walcott the latest addition, arriving from Arsenal this week for a fee in the region of £20 million, manager Sam Allardyce will hope Walcott and fellow new signing Cenk Tosun can bring a dormant attacking unit to life when Everton welcome...

Cenk Tosun shows promise but wretched Everton suffer at Tottenham

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 06:42:00 PST

Everton suffered a comprehensive defeat at Tottenham to continue a concerning run of form under Sam Allardyce. Everton suffered a comprehensive defeat at Tottenham to continue a concerning run of form under Sam Allardyce. Everton suffered a comprehensive defeat at Tottenham to continue a concerning run of form under Sam Allardyce. Everton suffered a comprehensive defeat at Tottenham to continue a concerning run of form under Sam Allardyce. Everton suffered a comprehensive defeat at Tottenham to continue a concerning run of form under Sam Allardyce. Recent Tottenham dominance in this fixture continued on Saturday as the latest hapless Everton performance in a season littered with them saw the visitors outclassed from first whistle to last. A 4-0 hammering barely reflected the gulf between the two teams. This four-goal defeat was as bad as anything served up under Ronald Koeman or David Unsworth as the away side went through the motions for 90 minutes. Everton began the match like a team expecting a defeat and left at full time having done nothing...

Son-Kane connection sublime as Tottenham pick listless Everton apart

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:37:00 PST

Harry Kane became Tottenham's record goalscorer in the Premier League with 98 as Spurs breezed past Everton at Wembley. LONDON -- Three points from Wembley on Tottenham's 4-0 win over Everton in the Premier League. 1. Tottenham trounce Everton in sparkling second half This turned into the easiest of wins for Tottenham and a return to their bad old ways for Everton, who were well in the game until imploding early in the second half. Harry Kane scored twice and Christian Eriksen rounded things off but Son Heung-min, who provided the opener and also set up Kane's first, was the star here in a 4-0 victory that could...

Everton out to shrink gap with Tottenham, in short and long term

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:00:00 PST

Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes go head to head to predict the outcome of each Premier League match in Week 23. Everton and Tottenham followed a similar Premier League trajectory until recently, struggling for consistency for years before proving themselves as a top-eight team. But as the teams prepare to meet at Wembley on Saturday, the gap between them has rarely seemed wider. In the three seasons since Roberto Martinez guided Everton to fifth place and their best Premier League points total in 2013-14, the Toffees have finished 17, 23 and 25 points behind Tottenham. The recent record between the two teams...

Poem for Wayne Rooney resurfaces from Bristol City ace Josh Brownhill

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 03:12:00 PST

Josh Brownhill is enjoying a thoroughly decent season with Bristol City having already made 30 appearances in a campaign that sees the Robins both flying high in the Championship and competing in the semifinals of the Carabao Cup. However, an embarrassing episode from the 22-year-old midfielder's past might just serve to scupper his progress after being splashed all over the newspapers this week. We are of course talking about the poem Brownhill wrote as an 11-year-old schoolboy, a loving ode to...

Arsenal in for Boca Juniors' Pavon; Walcott wanted by Everton

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 03:02:00 PST

The FC panel reveal the rumoured terms of Alexis Sanchez's transfer to Manchester City and discuss how they would proceed if they were in his shoes. The transfer window is heating up! Transfer Talk brings you live updates on all the latest rumours and done deals. Check out all the confirmed January moves so far on our transfers page. TOP STORY: Arsenal in for Boca star Pavon Arsenal have entered the race to sign Boca Juniors star Cristian Pavon with the Mail claiming the Gunners have made enquiries to the Argentinian club about signing the 21-year-old this month. Boca inserted a £27 million release clause in Pavon's contract,...

Bolasie 8/10 but defensive lapses hurt Everton in FA Cup loss at Liverpool

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 07:12:00 PST

After a day in which Everton could not sign new striker Cenk Tosun in time to feature in this FA Cup tie, it felt inevitable that new Liverpool signing Virgil van Dijk would take centre stage and the £75 million centre-back did just that, rising highest at a corner to inflict a 2-1 defeat on the visitors. Manager Sam Allardyce promised a more adventurous Everton in this match and his team began in positive fashion before an absurd penalty award gifted Liverpool the lead at half-time. Everton...

Van Dijk scores winner on Liverpool debut as Reds beat Everton in FA Cup

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 02:05:00 PST

The world's most expensive defender Virgil van Dijk began repaying his fee with the winner against Everton in the FA Cup third round. Virgil Van Dijk made an immediate impact on Merseyside, scoring a debut winner for Liverpool against rivals Everton in the FA Cup. After Virgil Van Dijk winning goal against Everton in his Liverpool debut, Steve Nicol assesses the defensive side of his performance. ESPN's Mark Ogden believes Virgil van Dijk can have the same impact on Liverpool that Rio Ferdinand had for Manchester United. LIVERPOOL, England -- Three quick thoughts from Liverpool's 2-1 FA Cup third-round win over Everton at Anfield on Friday. 1. Van Dijk scores winner on Liverpool debut Virgil van Dijk made a dream debut for Liverpool by scoring a late winner in front of the Kop to seal a 2-1 FA Cup third-round victory against Merseyside rivals Everton. The 26-year-old headed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's corner past Everton keeper Jordan Pickford in the 84th minute after Gylfi Sigurdsson's strike had cancelled out...


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