Game of the Day: Everton 7-1 Sunderland

David Moyes won 218 of his 518 games in charge of Everton – arguably, it was win number 100 that was his best. It was November 2007, and Sunderland had come to town looking for three important points in their relegation scrap. They left with their tails firmly between their legs, having been given an […]

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Game of the Day: Everton 3-6 Chelsea, 2014

If he were to sum up his three-season spell as Everton manager in one word, Roberto Martinez might plump for “phenomenal”. Evertonians feeling embittered by a failure to build on a great deal of promise might go for something shorter and blunter. “Entertaining” is a fair compromise, one neutrals would certainly agree with. The Spaniard […]

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Game of the Day: Everton 1-0 Arsenal, 2007

There’s nothing quite as unexpectedly glorious as a last-minute winner. Settling down and considering the ramifications of earning a single point, considering whether the performance had merited more, readying yourself for the journey home when, suddenly, it happens. The ball hits the back of the net, and the world is turned upside down. You embrace […]

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Game of the Day: Everton 4-1 Spurs, 1995

Everton had a problem. Their FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur was on a knife-edge with 23 minutes to go, and Paul Rideout was sprawled on the Elland Road grass in considerable pain. The forward had been carrying an injury going into the game, and now Joe Royle had a decision to make. Daniel Amokachi […]

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Game of the Day: Liverpool 0-2 Everton, 1970

Everton finished the 1968/69 season in third, having scored 77 goals, and conceded 36. The next campaign saw them tally up five fewer in their favour, with the defensive record improved to the tune of two goals. And yet they won Division 1, finishing nine points clear of second-placed Leeds. Colin Harvey believed the Blues […]

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Game of the Day: Everton 3-4 Man Utd, 2004

Everton (verb) – to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the most unlikely of ways; to encapsulate the very essence of comic irony; to find new ways to self-efface. ‘Everton’d it’ has become a catch-all phrase for most Blues. Blew a lead? Everton’d it. That striker who had gone 20 games without scoring […]

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Game of the Day: Newcastle 0-4 Everton, 1986

When an own goal sealed a 1-0 victory at Sunderland in April 2014, Everton recorded a seventh successive league victory for the first time since 1986/87. That season was perhaps one of the most remarkable in living memory. The previous season’s side were runners-up in both the league and the FA Cup, and Howard Kendall’s […]

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