The Everton Football Club Latest Football News for 2017 – 2018
- Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:33:48 +0000: Everton’s Marco Silva ‘frustrated’ at Arsenal’s ‘offside’ second goal - Everton | The Guardian
Manager says of Aubameyang’s goal in the 2-0 defeat: ‘We had only one defender in the box, it was clearly offside’
Marco Silva expressed frustration and bemusement at the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goal that sank Everton and gave Arsenal a 2-0 win at Emirates Stadium.
Aubameyang was a full yard offside when he converted from Aaron Ramsey’s flick to build on the lead that Alexandre Lacazette had just given Arsenal on 56 minutes and there would be no way back for Everton.Continue reading...
- Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:31:36 +0000: Unai Emery’s system beats out a dull rhythm that fails to entrance | Jacob Steinberg - Everton | The Guardian
Arsenal’s predictability in possession against Everton meant they were reliant on bursts of inspiration from their strikers
How did Arsenal secure their fourth consecutive Premier League win and the first clean sheet of the Unai Emery era? Was it with solidity in defence, enterprise in midfield and breathtaking invention in attack? Were there signs of a team slowly getting to grips with their new manager’s demands after a summer of seismic change? Could it be time to declare Arsenal are back?
Not quite. Slow down, step back. Resist the urge to look at the result and declare that this was a routine stroll for a rampant side. Listen instead to Marco Silva, who pithily observed this is football. It is not always fair, it does not always make sense and Emery could afford to smile when asked if he had been preparing to remove Alexandre Lacazette shortly before the striker gave Arsenal an undeserved lead early in the second half.Continue reading...
- Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:14:42 +0000: The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos - Everton | The Guardian
Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flightContinue reading...
- Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:14:19 +0000: Arsenal 2-0 Everton: Premier League – live reaction! - Everton | The Guardian
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in the space of three minutes to flatten Everton and give Arsenal a fourth consecutive league win
David Hytner’s match report has dropped, so I’ll leave you with that. Thanks for your company and emails - bye!
Tom Davies speaks “We’re disappointed. First half we were very good and had good shape, but if you don’t take chances they’ll punish you here. Their goals were a sucker punch really. We’ve worked hard all week and we did put a good shift in, but it’s not enough. It’s a proud moment for me [to be Everton’s youngest ever captain in the league] and I’d love to continue. I feel like it’s a natural role for me to take on.”
That was a strange moment on Sky Sports. The interview Geoff Shreeves asked Alexandre Lacazette how big a debt the team owed to Petr Cech for the victory. Lacazette said, ‘Big big thanks to Petr Cech, because today he takes (i.e. saves) a lot of balls, so for the first time we have a clean sheet.’
And then Shreeves told him to be ‘steady with the language’!
That’s Arsenal’s fourth consecutive league win, and they have a decent run of fixtures in the next month or so:
Peep peep! Arsenal move up to sixth after keeping their first clean sheet under Unai Emery. It was an erratic performance, but two goals in three minutes just after half-time flattened a hitherto impressive Everton. The first, from Alexandre Lacazette, was a cracker; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal was palpably offside.
90+3 min Xhaka swishes a lovely long-range shot a few yards wide of the far post.
90+1 min Four added minutes.
90 min “You’re coming across as rather negative wrt Arsenal - five wins in a row since Man City and Chelsea, many différent scorers etc,” says Andrew Hurley. “Yes, their squad needs reincorcements but credit is due... (remember United and Moyes?)”
Oh, I wasn’t deliberately being negative, I just don’t think they’ve played particularly well. You can see what Emery is trying to do, though, and the first goal was a beauty. I’ve also taken a shine to Joe Pesci in midfield.
88 min Lucas Torreira looks like an absolutely horrible piece of work to play against. I say that with the greatest admiration. If he doesn’t get in trouble with officious English referees, he’ll be a brilliant signing.
85 min Tosun blasts a 20-yard shot that is punched away by Cech, falling to his right. Moments later, Digne’s cross hits the outside of the near post.
83 min Bernard carefully tees up Sigurdsson, whose rising drive from 20 yards is deflected over the bar. Nothing comes of the corner.
82 min Zouma makes a fine block from Welbeck’s shot. Everton have given this up.
80 min Arsenal make their last change, with Danny Welbeck replacing Aaron Ramsey.
78 min Both players are fine to continue.
77 min Mustafi and Richarlison are down after a collision. It looks like a head injury to Richarlison.
74 min Lucas Torreira looks the kind of defensive midfielder Arsenal have needed for a while. He is, to an use an Everton phrase, a little dog of war. All hail Torreira the terrier.
72 min A double change for Everton: Cenk Tosun and Bernard replace Theo Walcott and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
71 min Sigurdsson lofts a free-kick towards Keane, whose downward header is shovelled round the post by Cech. That’s another excellent save.
71 min A win would take Arsenal up to sixth, which I suppose is their par position in the league at the moment.
70 min Calvert-Lewin makes a smart run to beat the offside trap and crosses to Richarlison, whose shot is blocked by Bellerin.
68 min An Arsenal substitution: Alex Iwobi replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
67 min Everton’s heads have gone down since the second goal, and if they’re not careful the scoreline could get a bit seedy.
65 min Bellerin’s long-range shot is comfortably saved by Pickford.
63 min “Ah, I’m not one to brag about sporting achievements that, in all honesty, I contributed very little to,” says Matt Dony. “I’ve spent too much time with too many United fans to ever do that. (Ouch! Someone call the special burns unit!) I do miss that chuffing perch, though.”
What did George Graham do with that perch? He should put it on eBay.
61 min Six points in six games is a poor start for Everton but they have nothing to worry about. There’s a lot to admire in this team, and they will be even better once the summer signings are available. They need a high-class centre forward, though.
60 min ‘And Everton will go mad, and they have every right to go mad.’
Aubameyang was a mile offside when he scored. After a slip from Zouma, Arsenal had a three-on-one break led by Ozil. He tried to give the goal to Ramsey, who got in a bit of a tangle and ended up diverting the ball to Aubameyang. He had a simple finish from six yards, though replays showed it was a really poor decision from the assistant referee to give the goal. A shocker, in fact.
Two goals in three minutes!
It was a great finish from Lacazette, an impromptu tribute to Thierry Henry. Ramsey found him in space on the left side of the box. He moved the ball onto his right foot and whipped a rising curler that slammed off the inside of the post and into the net. Pickford had no chance.
Pick that out!
55 min Arsenal appeal desperately for a penalty when Aubameyang’s header hits the hand of Kenny. They were very close to each other and I’m not sure Kenny could have got out of the way.
54 min Everton have started the second half very well, and if they play with a bit more precision they are in serious danger of winning away to Arsenal for the first time Babylon Zoo were a thing.
50 min “Still seems odd to see Arsenal moving the ball down the wings and launching in corners,” says Hubert O’Hearn. “It’s like archaeologists discovering the end of an ancient empire, or more prosaically as startling as a man who sees something move in his wastepaper basket.”
49 min Walcott, sporting a black eye, concedes a corner. Ozil and Ramsey try the old Beckham/Scholes routine; Ramsey’s half-volley from 25 yards is well struck but too close to Pickford.
47 min “Your Copestakes and your Donys are exactly why so many fans say they dread Liverpool winning the title,” says Ian Copestake. “Supposedly you just would never hear the last of it whatever the month.”
I’m already haunted by Steve McMahon’s smug, bellicose coupon should Liverpool win the league, and it hasn’t even happened.
46 min Peep peep! Arsenal begin the second half.
“Are you sure it has all been Everton so far, Mr. Smyth?” says Bill Hargreaves. “The stats say otherwise. (Said in the voice of the verger on ‘Dad’s Army.)”
I wouldn’t say all Everton, but they’ve been the more purposeful team and have had most of the chances.
I told you there’d be goals.
45+1 min Lucas, already booked, is not penalised for a late tackle on Digne. That might have been a second yellow card. Marco Silva is 0.00 per cent enamoured with the decision, and generously shares his take on things with Unai Emery. For what it’s worth - nowt - I think it should have been a free-kick but not a second yellow.
45 min Three added minutes.
44 min Another lovely break from Everton. Sigurdsson belts a long crossfield pass to Walcott, who cushions it back to Richarlison. He surges towards the area, moves the ball away from Holding and Bellerin and hits a rising left-footed shot that is pawed over by Cech. Good save.
43 min Here’s Ian Copestake. “I am sure (because I suffer from the same thing) Matt Dony’s display of presumed giddiness is in fact utter fear driven by exactly the traumas you so indelicately referred back to.”
42 min Aubameyang’s mis-hit cross from the left loops over Pickford and hits the face of the bar! Pickford made like he had it covered but I’m not sure he did.
41 min “Arsenal are an arithmetical curiosity today - they seem at times to have more men on the field but doing less with it,” says Charles Antaki. “More combinations, less results. Shouldn’t be mathematically possible.”
40 min Lacazette, found in the area by Ramsey, takes far too long on the ball and is dispossessed by Gueye. That was a good chance.
40 min Walcott has a problem with his right eye, which is swollen and red. I’m not sure what happened there.
39 min Sokratis is going off with an injury which I think he sustained when he fouled Walcott. Rob Holding replaces him.
38 min Cech makes a good save to deny Walcott. Sigurdsson, on the right, angled a fine through pass to Walcott, whose first touch on the run was fractionally heavy. That invited Cech to spring from his line and he blocked Walcott’s stabbed shot with his right leg.
37 min Arsenal are starting to dominate possession, though Everton still look the more dangerous side. It hasn’t been a great game. I’m not sure it’s been an average one.
34 min “2014 taught me EVERYTHING,” says Matt Dony. “That’s why I want to finish now, before it slips. We can’t go again.”
32 min A fine break from Arsenal. Lacazette’s driven pass over the top releases Ozil on the left of the box. He comes back onto his right foot and tries to tee up Ramsey, who is preparing to shoot when the recovering Keane gets a slight but vital touch on the ball.
31 min Digne cracks it over the wall and forces a decent save from Cech, who dances across his line to palm it over the bar.
30 min Walcott wins the ball in a dangerous area and is booted up in the air by Sokratis, who is rightly booked. The free-kick is by the right corner of the penalty area...
28 min Richarlison zips away from Lucas just outside the area and tries a Thierry Henry finish into the far corner. It drifts a few yards wide.
28 min Wenger out!
27 min Digne is booked for offending referee Jon Moss’s sensibilities.
26 min “Excellent effort from West Ham earlier,” says Matt Dony, who may or may support Liverpool. “As a celebration of that result, and the effect it’s had on the table, I’d like to suggest we finish the league for the season here and now. Stick a fork in it - It’s done. I mean, it might disappoint people with tickets for upcoming matches, but hey, at least you could wrap up this MBM and get home early on a Sunday night? (Almost) Everyone’s a winner...”
Don’t tell me you’re getting giddy already. Did 2014 teach you nothing?
25 min Sigurdsson wins a corner for Everton, who continue to dominate. It’s a poor one from Digne and Cech claims easily.
21 min Lovely play from Richarlison. He controlled Kenny’s long pass beautifully, scooted away from Bellerin and clipped a curling shot on the run that was beaten away by the diving Cech. It was a fairly comfortable save, as the shot was nowhere near the corner, but it was a fine run.
19 min Arsenal look very jittery in defence. Everton have been the better team so far.
15 min Lucas Torreira is booked for literally biting Sigurdsson’s ankles.
14 min “In the category of ‘Sentences never uttered in the history of the world’,” begins JR in Illinois, “I’d like to nominate: ‘Marouane Chamakh is an idol of mine....I’ve imitated his haircuts.’”
And why not?
12 min: Good save by Pickford! Ozil found Bellerin, whose cross deflected off Keane and beyond the far post. Aubameyang calmly steered it back to Monreal, whose first-time shot was clawed away by Pickford.
11 min This has been a fine start from Everton. Richarlison plays a neat pass infield to Sigurdsson, whose cross is cleared awkwardly by Sokratis.
8 min Xhaka loses the ball twice on the edge of his own area in the space of three seconds. Everton put Walcott clear on the right of the box but he is fractionally offside.
5 min Kenny concedes a corner, the first of the match. Nothing comes of it.
2 min: Calvert-Lewin misses a great early chance! He was put through on goal by Davies but had almost too much time to decide what to do. He should have slid it across to Richarlison in front of an open goal; instead he tried to go round the outside of Cech, who spread himself to smother the danger.
1 min Peep peep! Everton get the match under way. They are wearing their carbon and pink glo (sic) away strip; Arsenal are in red and white.
The players emerge from the tunnel on a lovely afternoon in North London. Everton are led by Tom Davies, who at the age of 20 is their youngest ever captain.
West Ham and Chelsea have drawn 0-0 in the early game. You can get live reaction with Ben Fisher.
Arsenal (4-2-3-1) Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal; Torreira, Xhaka; Ozil, Ramsey, Aubameyang; Lacazette.
Substitutes: Leno, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Elneny, Guendouzi, Iwobi, Welbeck.
Everton (4-2-3-1) Pickford; Kenny, Keane, Zouma, Digne; Gueye, Davies; Walcott, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin.
Substitutes: Stekelenburg, Holgate, Baines, Tosun, Schneiderlin, Bernard, Lookman.
Hello. There’s one area in which Unai Emery surely cannot outdo Arsene Wenger, and that’s
not seeing the incidentbeating Everton. They were Wenger’s favourite opponent as Arsenal manager, with the most wins (32), the most goals (103) and most euphoric moment (“would you BELIEVE IT?!”). Arsenal put five past Everton twice in Wenger’s last season.
Though Everton have had the odd moment against Arsenal in the Premier League, one in particular, they have mostly been compliant opponents. Arsenal are formidable at home when they aren’t playing teams from Manchester or Östersund and will be strong favourites today.Continue reading...
- Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:13:34 +0000: Lacazette strikes as controversial goal puts gloss on Arsenal win over Everton - Everton | The Guardian
Alexandre Lacazette scored a beauty, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made the points safe and Unai Emery could toast a fourth consecutive Premier League win. Yet this was an afternoon when the margins were fine and the result could just as easily have gone the other way if Everton had turned up with their shooting boots on.
Petr Cech was the star turn and Emery’s decision to persist with the goalkeeper ahead of the summer signing, Bernd Leno, was more than vindicated. Cech made five stops in the first half that ranked from decent to excellent and, more than anyone, it was the 36-year-old who created the platform for victory. He went on to save brilliantly from Michael Keane at 2-0 and again from the substitute, Cenk Tosun, to ensure a first clean sheet of the Emery era. Everton felt chiefly frustration and not only because Aubameyang’s goal that killed the game ought to have been disallowed for offside. It was not even a borderline call. The Arsenal forward was a full yard in front of Jonjoe Kenny, the last defender.Continue reading...