Everton

  • Manchester City beat Everton, favourite to win Premier League title May 4, 2014

    Liverpool: Edin Dzeko's brace helped Manchester City come from behind to beat Everton 3-2 and stay in control of the Premier League title race on Saturday. City had won just one of their last 15 matches at Goodison Park and looked like continuing their poor run when Ross Barkley curled in...
  • Brendan Rodgers confident Liverpool can rely on Everton for help May 2, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident local rivals Everton will not go easy against Premier League contenders Manchester City, in a pivotal fixture that could affect the destination of the title. If City win on Saturday, they will go back to the top of the table ahead on goal difference of...
  • EPL: Arsene Wenger left to rue injuries, settles for fourth May 2, 2014

    Arsenal could secure a top-four finish and the chance of Champions League football for the 17th successive season on Saturday without kicking a ball, but coach Arsene Wenger was left ruing what might have been on Friday. Arsenal will be assured of finishing fourth in the Premier League before their home...
  • Liverpool look to rivals Everton for big favour in EPL title race May 2, 2014

    London: For once, the biggest supporters of Everton will be on the red half of Merseyside this weekend, with Liverpool's Premier League title hopes on the line. If Everton can extend their four-year winning run at home to Manchester City, the balance of power in this enthralling title race will...
  • Phil Jagielka's return a boost for Everton and England May 1, 2014

    England defender Phil Jagielka's 11-match absence from the Everton team looks likely to end on Saturday after coach Roberto Martinez said he was confident the player would be fit for the match against title-chasing Manchester City at Goodison Park. The news will also be a boost for England manager Roy Hodgson...
  • No pressure to sell young talent, says Everton's Roberto Martinez April 30, 2014

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez said he was under no financial pressure to cash in on the young stars that have helped sustain his side's push for a place in the Premier League top four. Midfielder Ross Barkley and defender John Stones have been two of Everton's bright lights this season, winning...
  • Everton's Phil Jagielka in line for Manchester City return April 29, 2014

    Everton are hopeful defender Phil Jagielka will be fit to face Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday, having missed the last 11 matches with a hamstring injury. Jagielka, 31, has not played since the end of February but manager Roberto Martinez said he expected his captain to be in...
  • Everton top-four hopes crumble at Southampton April 26, 2014

    Southampton: Everton self-destructed in their attempt to earn a Champions League spot, scoring two own goals in a 2-0 loss to Southampton on Saturday that seriously dents the team's chances of finishing in the top four in the Premier League. Antolin Alcaraz headed into his own net in the opening minute,...
  • Moyes endures horror return to Everton as Martinez outwits United April 21, 2014

    Everton's past and future collided in a nightmare return to Goodison Park for former manager David Moyes whose Manchester United side were outwitted by his successor Roberto Martinez in a 2-0 defeat on Sunday. The result ended United's slim hopes of Champions League football next season as Everton stayed firmly in...
  • Everton remain in top-four hunt with 2-0 victory over Manchester United April 20, 2014

    England: Everton ensured a miserable return to Goodison Park for former manager David Moyes by overwhelming Manchester United in a 2-0 win to keep pace with Arsenal in the race for Champions League qualification on Sunday. First-half goals by Leighton Baines - from the penalty spot - and Kevin Mirallas kept...
  • Everton game not about me, says David Moyes April 18, 2014

    Manchester United manager David Moyes played down the significance of returning to his former club for the first time in Sunday's Premier League match against Everton. Moyes was in charge at Goodison Park for 11 years before joining United in July to take over from the retired Alex Ferguson. He has not...
  • Everton keeper Tim Howard extends contract until 2018 April 18, 2014

    London: Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep the United States international on Merseyside until 2018, the Premier League club said on Thursday. Howard, 35, joined Everton on loan from Manchester United in 2006 before signing permanently the following year and has gone on to...
  • Everton can still finish fourth, says coach Martinez April 17, 2014

    Liverpool: Everton manager Roberto Martinez is confident his side can finish fourth in the Premier League despite suffering a "hurtful" 3-2 defeat by Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Wednesday. After winning their last seven league matches, Everton's confidence should have been high, but they failed to get going against Tony...
  • EPL: Seventh successive win lifts Everton into top four; Tottenham held to a draw April 12, 2014

    London: Everton won 1-0 at bottom club Sunderland to leapfrog Arsenal into fourth place in the Premier League on Saturday and the battle at the other end of the table intensified with wins for three clubs in danger of relegation. The only goal at the Stadium of Light came after 75...
  • Everton running hot in race for Champions League April 8, 2014

    It is a sign of the feel-good factor surrounding Everton's push for a top-four finish that instead of bunkering down as the season reaches its tense finale, Roberto Martinez's side are holding an open training session in front of thousands of fans. Having won six successive league matches, the latest a...
  • Arsenal must get back to basics, says Arsene Wenger April 7, 2014

    London: Arsenal must get back to basics quickly if they are not to surrender their proud record of qualifying for the Champions League, manager Arsene Wenger said on Sunday after a 3-0 defeat at top-four rivals Everton. An abysmal Arsenal performance at Goodison Park allowed Everton to move to within one...
  • Rampaging Everton crush Arsenal to eye Champions League spot April 6, 2014

    Everton crushed a woeful Arsenal side 3-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday to boost their chances of a top four finish and a possible place in next season's Champions League for the first time in nine seasons. Everton's sixth successive Premier League win meant that although they stayed in fifth place,...
  • Everton wait over Barkley fitness for Arsenal clash April 2, 2014

    London: Everton will make a late decision regarding the fitness of Ross Barkley for Sunday's clash against Arsenal after the midfielder was forced off during the weekend's victory over Fulham with a calf injury. The 20-year-old was withdrawn at halftime of the Premier League match, and manager Roberto Martinez said they...
  • Roberto Martinez eyes top-four finish after Fulham test March 30, 2014

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez welcomed the challenge of finishing in the top four and believes his team have a realistic chance of doing so after they beat a spirited Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage on Sunday. The visitors have won five Premier League games in a row to climb to...
  • Everton beat Fulham 3-1 in Premier League March 30, 2014

    London: A second-half own goal from Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale and strikes from Kevin Mirallas and Steven Naismith secured Everton's fifth consecutive Premier League win at Craven Cottage on Sunday. The defeat leaves the Cottagers at the bottom of the table, five points clear of safety. Meanwhile, Everton are now on...
  • Barkley sparks Everton's 3-0 win at Newcastle March 26, 2014

    Newcastle: Everton boosted their chances of finishing in the Champions League positions by beating Newcastle 3-0 on Tuesday, with an impressive win sparked by a brilliant goal from Ross Barkley. The England international set off from inside his own half and powered through Newcastle's defense before blasting home a fierce shot...
  • Everton must end awayday blues, says Roberto Martinez March 24, 2014

    Everton must put an end to their awayday blues at Newcastle United on Tuesday to keep alive their outside hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League, said manager Roberto Martinez. His team have won eight successive games at Goodison Park in all competitions but have not triumphed away from home...
  • EPL: Everton beat Cardiff 2-1; Fulham defeat Newcastle 1-0 March 15, 2014

    Liverpool: Seamus Coleman scored an injury-time winner for Everton as they beat Cardiff 2-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday. Cardiff looked set to secure a valuable point as they look to avoid relegation, until the defender struck for the home side. Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard denied Fraizer Campbell the...
  • Olivier Giroud double sends Arsenal into FA Cup semis March 8, 2014

    London: A rejuvenated Mesut Ozil put Arsenal on the path to an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley though Arsene Wenger and Everton manager Roberto Martinez agreed after the home side's 4-1 win on Saturday the match had hinged on a miss by Ross Barkley. Barkley, the most impressive player in a...
  • Everton's Phil Jagielka 'unlikely' to face Arsenal: Roberto Martinez March 6, 2014

    Everton captain Phil Jagielka looks set to miss their FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal on Saturday after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, manager Roberto Martinez said on Thursday. The 31-year-old Jagielka picked up the injury in training last week and was absent from England's victory over Denmark on Wednesday. "It's...
  • Everton's Lacina Traore sidelined for 'weeks not months' February 25, 2014

    Everton's on-loan striker Lacina Traore will be out for a number of weeks with a hamstring injury, manager Roberto Martinez said on Tuesday. The Ivory Coast international, who scored in his only appearance since joining from Monaco in January, suffered the injury in the warm-up before Saturday's Premier League defeat by...
  • Leaders Chelsea grab late winner against Everton February 22, 2014

    London: Chelsea grabbed a winner in the third minute of stoppage time against Everton on Saturday, with goalkeeper Tim Howard seemingly helping the ball into his own net as the Premier League leaders won 1-0. From Frank Lampard's cross, Branislav Ivanovic appeared to slightly flick it down to John Terry. But...
  • Naismith and Lukaku hand Everton injury boost February 18, 2014

    Everton have been handed a double boost with Steven Naismith expected to be fit for Saturday's Premier League match at leaders Chelsea and fellow striker Romelu Lukaku available for the following week's clash with West Ham United. Scottish international Naismith was forced off during Sunday's FA Cup fifth round win over...
  • Adebayor gives Tottenham 1-0 victory over Everton February 9, 2014

    London: Emmanuel Adebayor gave Tottenham's Champions League pursuit a timely tonic on Sunday, clinching a 1-0 victory over Everton to dislodge the losers from fifth place in the Premier League. By overcoming one of this season's top-five teams for the first time despite being largely outplayed, Tottenham moved just three points...
  • Andros Townsend and Mousa Dembele in line for Spurs return February 6, 2014

    Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a double boost ahead of Sunday's crunch Premier League clash with Everton with Mousa Dembele and Andros Townsend in contention after injury lay-offs. One point separates fifth placed Everton with hosts Spurs in sixth, with both sides aiming to keep pace with Liverpool, who occupy the...