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  • Sat, 25 Sep 2021 16:25:37 +0000: Abdoulaye Doucouré seals victory for Everton over struggling Norwich - Everton | The Guardian

    Norwich wore fluorescent pink, their fans canary yellow, but otherwise they are not bringing much colour to this Premier League season. Another defeat, this time to a depleted yet more accomplished Everton team, left Daniel Farke without a point from six games and facing more questions about his ability to turn Championship winners into a stable, credible top-flight concern.

    Only Portsmouth and Crystal Palace, in 2009-10 and 2017-18 respectively, have opened a Premier League campaign with a longer losing streak than Norwich, who will equal the unwanted record of seven should they succumb again at Burnley next Saturday. It is now 16 successive Premier League losses for Farke’s side, the second longest in English top-flight history. They were the most obliging opponents for Rafael Benítez after he suffered the first defeat of his Everton reign at Aston Villa, followed by a Carabao Cup exit at QPR in midweek. Andros Townsend’s penalty and Abdoulaye Doucouré’s late finish enabled Everton to win their opening three home league games of a season for the first time in 32 years.

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  • Fri, 24 Sep 2021 21:30:24 +0000: Benítez wants Everton signings with ‘passion and desire’ after Rodríguez exit - Everton | The Guardian
    • Manager says Rodríguez’s fitness record counted against him
    • Benítez wants players who stay motivated ‘when it is snowing’

    Rafael Benítez has cited James Rodríguez’s injury record and Everton’s financial position as the main reasons for the Colombia international’s exit, insisting players with “passion and desire to fight for us” are more important than star names.

    Rodríguez’s short Everton career ended on Wednesday when he joined Al-Rayyan in Qatar for an undisclosed fee. The 30-year-old began at Everton in outstanding form, starting 10 of the first 11 Premier League games last season, but started only 11 of the next 27 because of a calf problem. With the club constrained by the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules this summer, and Rodríguez earning about £200,000 a week, Benítez says he could not afford the gifted but inconsistent talent.

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  • Fri, 24 Sep 2021 15:28:14 +0000: Everton v Norwich: match preview - Everton | The Guardian

    Daniel Farke’s struggling side appear the perfect antidote to a difficult week for Rafael Benítez, who suffered the first defeat of his Everton reign at Aston Villa followed by a Carabao Cup exit at QPR in midweek. The question is whether he has the resources, and his players the energy, to capitalise on Norwich’s insecurities following five successive Premier League defeats. The hosts are without six senior players, including their first-choice strikers, and therefore reliant on Salomón Rondón while he strives for match fitness plus others who are in need of a rest according to Benítez. Andy Hunter

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  • Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:18:10 +0000: James Rodríguez and Everton was always a beautiful doomed marriage | Jonathan Liew - Everton | The Guardian

    The playmaker has gone to Qatar after becoming an expensive spare part at a club both right and wrong to sign him

    James Rodríguez has gone to Qatar in search of work, although unlike many others who have made the trip before him he can at least keep his passport and will be allowed to leave whenever he wants. The bewitching Colombian playmaker has signed a contract with Al-Rayyan, bringing down the curtain on his Everton career, and – you suspect – much else besides.

    The first thing to be said is that this is probably for the best all round. Ever since the sudden departure of Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid Rodríguez had felt like an expensive spare part in a team increasingly based on hard running and well-organised defence. The new manager, Rafael Benítez, had no use for him. Rodríguez is not only 30 and at about £220,000 a week the highest-paid player in the club’s history, but highly injury-prone and last season ran the least of all Everton’s attacking players. There is a sense of inevitability here.

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  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 21:18:53 +0000: QPR’s perfect penalties sink Everton and leave Benítez staring into space - Everton | The Guardian

    Seny Dieng thought that he had given QPR the edge. So did the majority inside a stadium that pulsed to the raucous beat of an enthralling Carabao Cup tie, including a pitch invader who made it as far as the centre circle, despite looking a little unsteady on his feet. He would be bundled away.

    But what was happening now? Dieng had stood up to Ben Godfrey’s penalty kick for Everton in the second round of sudden death, beating it away, only for the referee, Kevin Friend, to spot that the QPR goalkeeper had left his line. Retake, he said. Godfrey scored and Everton had a lifeline. It was a marginal call by Friend. Everton led 7-6.

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