Game of the Day: Chelsea 3-3 Everton, 2016

Everton and Chelsea have taken part in some spectacular clashes in recent years. Only three of their last 35 meetings have finished goalless, and there have been some classics among the rest. A dramatic 3-2 Chelsea win at Goodison in 2006 and a 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge three years later stand out. Tim Cahill’s […]

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Game of the Day: Everton 4-0 Leeds, 2003

The list of players who have scored hat-tricks for Everton is voluminous and littered with famous names from across the Blues’ long history. Alex McKinnon, who claimed the first in October 1888. Dixie Dean – just the 37 hat-tricks for him. Pre-WWI hero Bobby Parker with the second-most trebles – seven. Tommy Lawton. Yakubu. Jack […]

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Game of the Day: Villarreal 2-1 Everton, 2005

In the 2004/05 season, Everton broke through the glass ceiling. David Moyes’ unfancied Toffees had finished fourth, ahead of Liverpool, and had defied the doubters – of which there were many. From being tipped for relegation by most bookies, punters and pundits in the summer of 2004, twelve months on Everton were ready for their […]

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Game of the Day: Everton 2-1 Spurs, 2012

The game was entering the final minute of normal time, and David Moyes was incredulous. Everton, with the chance to go fourth, had contrived to lose. They had dominated the game, but the visitors, Tottenham Hotspur, had stood firm. What’s more, they had nabbed a goal, and were set to celebrate a smash-and-grab victory. The […]

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Game of the Day: Everton 3-0 Liverpool, 2006

Every football club has a ‘bogey team’. There is (at least) one side who cause a sense of impending dread when the time to play them rolls around again. A couple of years ago, the Telegraph crunched the numbers and worked out each of the Premier League clubs’ most feared opposition. Arsenal’s was Chelsea. Chelsea’s […]

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Game of the Day: West Ham 2-3 Everton, 2013

Romelu Lukaku scored a total of 87 Everton goals in his four years at the club. A number of them were matchwinners. But while the Manchester United forward’s maiden Blues goal was one, it was just one of many intriguing details in a topsy-turvy match best remembered for some Leighton Baines magic. West Ham was […]

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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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