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ESPN FC - Everton News 1 Oct 04:25

Pardew and Koeman flummoxed by referee decisions in 1-1 draw

Everton drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace after having very differing halves of football, the FC panel look at where they faltered. Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew felt his side had been treated harshly by the match officials after the Eagles had a goal disallowed in debatable circumstances in their 1-1 draw at Everton. Palace were left questioning the call from referee Jon Moss after his assistant's flag went up when Damien Delaney converted a second-half header from Joel Ward's cross, five minutes after Christian Benteke's equaliser for the visitors. As Ward's delivery was made, Delaney appeared to be onside, with James Tomkins...

Everton F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 1 Oct 00:59

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace: Christian Benteke cancels out Romelu Lukaku's stunning free-kick as Belgian duo ensure spoils are shared at Goodison

DOMINIC KING AT GOODISON PARK: It was battle of the Belgians at Goodison Park on Friday night as a goal apiece from Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke ensured the spoils were shared.

Everton F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 1 Oct 00:50

Gareth Southgate keeps tabs on Jack Wilshere and Ross Barkley as England interim boss prepares to name squad

Gareth Southgate is considering handing Ross Barkley an instant England recall for the World Cup qualifying double header against Malta and Slovenia. Barkley was axed by Sam Allardyce.

Everton F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 1 Oct 00:40

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace, Premier League RESULT:Christian Benteke cancels outRomelu Lukaku opener

It was the battle of the Belgians at Goodison Park on Friday as a goal apiece from Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke ensured the spoils were shared. JOHN DOWNES brought you the LIVE coverage.

ESPN FC - Everton News 1 Oct 00:28

Hislop: Everton showed their frailties

Everton drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace after having very differing halves of football, the FC panel look at where they faltered.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Everton | BBC 1 Oct 00:13

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Everton miss the chance to move second in the Premier League as Christian Benteke earns Crystal Palace a deserved draw.

Everton F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 1 Oct 00:13

Damien Delaney hails Crystal Palace character after Everton draw, insisting 'we'll always stick at it and keep going'

Romelu Lukaku's free-kick ensured Palace went into the break behind but they equalised through a Christian Benteke header in a second half they looked like the team most likely to go on and win.

ESPN FC - Everton News 30 Sep 23:46

Highlights: Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Romelu Lukaku's goal was not enough as Everton finished with a 1-1 draw at home against Crystal Palace.

ESPN FC - Everton News 30 Sep 23:26

Koeman: This is not a bad point

Ronald Koeman says Everton improved on their loss to Bournemouth, despite surrendering their lead in a draw with Crystal Palace.

ESPN FC - Everton News 30 Sep 23:26

Damien Delaney hails Crystal Palace character after draw with Everton

Christian Benteke scored the equaliser as Crystal Palace drew 1-1 with Everton at Goodison Park. Defender Damien Delaney praised Crystal Palace's character after they secured a 1-1 draw at Everton. Palace trailed at half-time to Romelu Lukaku's free kick, but the visitors equalised through a Christian Benteke header in a second half and they looked like the team most likely to go on and win after that. Everton Crystal Palace 1 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Palace came from two goals down last weekend to win 3-2 against Sunderland and Delaney believes that is a sign of a close-knit squad. "We'll always stick at it and keep going,'' he said in an...

Everton – teamtalk.com 30 Sep 23:25

Koeman wants Everton improvement in attacking areas

Ronald Koeman was reasonably happy with a point against Crystal Palace but wants Everton to create more opportunities to score.

Koeman was celebrating his 100th game in charge of an English club, but his side were unable to reward with a 50th victory after Christian Benteke’s header secured the Eagles a point.

“It’s a good point in the end. We defended set plays and second balls well against a difficult team,” Koeman told Sky Sports.

“The team performance was outstanding, although we’d like to create more opportunities.

“We’ve had a good start to the season. The position in the table is not everything at the moment and we need to improve, but we’re doing a good job.”

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Everton – teamtalk.com 30 Sep 22:52

Eagles grab well-deserved point in tough Everton contest

Crystal Palace had a goal controversially disallowed as their Premier League winning streak came to an end with a 1-1 draw at Everton.

Palace were left questioning the call from referee Jon Moss after his assistant’s flag went up when Damien Delaney converted a second-half header and, following a discussion between the two officials, it was decided the effort should not stand.

That was shortly after Christian Benteke had equalised with a superb header of his own, cancelling out Romelu Lukaku’s excellent 35th-minute free-kick.

Ronald Koeman’s Toffees, looking to bounce back from their first league defeat of the season last time out at Bournemouth, had been the better side in the first half.

Palace – victorious in their previous three league matches – upped their game after the break, but needed a couple of goal-line clearances to ensure the contest ended all-square.

Everton move up from fifth to third in the table, while Palace stay seventh.

The hosts made a fairly dominant start to the contest, with the likes of ex-Palace winger Yannick Bolasie, Ross Barkley – looking to impress England interim manager Gareth Southgate, who was watching from the stands – and Lukaku to the fore.

Bolasie sent a decent cross towards Lukaku, but Delaney just got there first to head behind. Lukaku then found Barkley, whose hugely ambitious shot from distance skewed into the stand.

Moments later, Delaney looked to have given away a penalty as he brought down Bryan Oviedo in the Palace box, but the assistant referee’s flag was up for offside, and Lukaku subsequently had a low shot saved by Steve Mandanda.

Everton’s pressure yielded a goal after they were awarded a free-kick when Delaney lunged with a high foot towards Phil Jagielka just outside the area. Jagielka handled the ball, but it appeared he had done so while trying to avoid the boot of Delaney.

Lukaku stepped up to take the set-piece and curled it in fine style over a pretty static wall and in, leaving Mandanda virtually stood still.

Palace – whose manager Alan Pardew was once again linked with the England job this week – had shown some promise, but it still came as quite a surprise when they hit back five minutes after the break.

Benteke rose above Seamus Coleman to connect with Joel Ward’s cross and guided a header inside the far post.

As Everton looked to make a swift response, Idrissa Gueye’s shot was blocked by Martin Kelly, with James Tomkins clearing the looping, loose ball off the line.

Palace then thought they had grabbed the lead as Delaney headed in, but the flag was up again.

Replays showed as the delivery was made to Delaney, he had been onside, with Tomkins off but not really involved. James McArthur, standing in front of goal, was then off as Delaney headed it, but did not touch the ball.

Confusion reigned as Moss went over to his assistant to discuss the incident for a number of seconds, before deciding the effort should not be allowed.

The visitors then once again cleared off the line as Jason Puncheon diverted away a header from Gareth Barry.

Tomkins had an effort saved, and Coleman scooped over the bar at the other end, before Bolasie was booked late on for a reckless challenge on Ward.

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Everton F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 30 Sep 21:23

Sunderland vs West Brom: Team news, kick-off time, probable line-ups, odds and stats for the Premier League clash

Ahead of this weekend's Premier League action, Sportsmail will be providing you with all you need to know about every fixture, with team news, provisional squads, betting odds and Opta stats.

Everton – teamtalk.com 30 Sep 17:33

PL team news: Boosts for Man Utd & Spurs, Liverpool doubt

Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan could return for Manchester United on Sunday, while Tottenham could be boosted by the return of a key quartet. 

Everton v Crystal Palace

Friday, 8pm, Goodison Park

Everton will be without Leighton Baines.

Baines has been nursing a hamstring injury that Toffees boss Ronald Koeman says makes it “too risky” for the full-back to be involved in the game, which striker Romelu Lukaku – recently troubled by a toe problem – will start.

Koeman has also said James McCarthy (groin) would be returning to training with Everton next week if he had not been called up by the Republic of Ireland, who he hopes will “protect” the midfielder.

Leighton Baines: Celebrates Everton opener

Crystal Palace welcome Wilfried Zaha back into their squad.

The winger missed last weekend’s win at Sunderland with a slight hamstring strain but is back in contention for the game at Goodison Park.

Striker Jonathan Benteke faces four months out after suffering a knee injury in training while captain Scott Dann (hamstring) remains absent.

 

Swansea v Liverpool

Saturday, 12:30pm, Liberty Stadium

Francesco Guidolin might be tempted to name an unchanged Swansea side after an improved showing in the defeat to leaders Manchester City.

But the Italian says he has “some problems” ahead of a game which he admits could prove decisive to him staying in a job with Swansea only one place above the relegation zone.

Federico Fernandez could be fit again after a groin strain and record signing Borja Baston’s wait for a first Premier League start is set to continue with the Spaniard expected to be on the bench once more.

Divock Origi Liverpool celeb

Divock Origi is a doubt for Liverpool.

The striker picked up a knock to his foot and the clash at the Liberty Stadium may come too soon.

Manager Jurgen Klopp must decide whether to stick with Loris Karius, who has played the last two matches in goal, or recall Simon Mignolet.

 

Hull v Chelsea

KC Stadium, Saturday, 3pm

Hull will be without suspended defender Ahmed Elmohamady.

Elmohamady serves a one-game ban following his dismissal for handball in last week’s 5-1 defeat at Liverpool and David Meyler is vying with James Weir for a place in the starting line-up at right-back.

Strikers Will Keane and Dieumerci Mbokani and midfielder Markus Henriksen are pushing for their first league starts.

John Terry: Defender injured late on at Swansea

Captain John Terry is out until after the international break.

The defender has missed the last three matches with an ankle injury sustained against Swansea and his earliest possible return will be on October 15 against Leicester.

Defender Kurt Zouma continues his rehabilitation from his long-term knee injury, while midfielder John Obi Mikel is out with a “small muscular problem”, head coach Antonio Conte said.

 

Sunderland v West Brom

Stadium of Light, Saturday, 3pm

Sunderland boss David Moyes will be without three key midfielders for Saturday’s Premier League clash with West Brom.

Having already seen Adnan Januzaj ruled out for a minimum of six weeks with ankle ligament damage, Moyes has now lost Steven Pienaar to a hamstring strain, while Lee Cattermole is to have an epidural in a bid to cure neuro-pain in his legs which medics believe stems from his back.

In addition, striker Victor Anichebe, who made his debut as a substitute in last weekend’s 3-2 home defeat by Crystal Palace, is out with a groin problem and joins goalkeeper Vito Mannone (elbow), midfielder Sebastian Larsson (knee) and striker Fabio Borini (groin) on the sidelines.

Saido Berahino West Brom

Saido Berahino is expected to return to West Brom’s squad.

The striker missed last week’s 1-1 draw at Stoke with a stomach bug but has trained this week and is fit for the Baggies’ game at the Stadium of Light.

Boss Tony Pulis has no fresh injury concerns with James Morrison fit after a long-term hamstring issue and, while Chris Brunt has returned to training after six months out with a knee injury, he will not be included in the first-team squad until after the international break.

 

Watford v Bournemouth

Vicarage Road, Saturday, 3pm

Watford defenders Craig Cathcart and Miguel Britos are both struggling with groin injuries and are rated as doubtful for the visit of Bournemouth.

The possible absence of Cathcart could see a return to the starting line-up for Younes Kaboul, with the centre-back named on the bench for their defeat at Burnley on Monday.

Isaac Success and Abdoulaye Doucoure are pushing for their first league starts while Daryl Janmaat remains sidelined with a shoulder injury.

Miguel Britos (l): Restricted Zlatan to just one assist

Bournemouth winger Marc Pugh will be out for up to three weeks after he suffered a hamstring injury at the start of September.

Cherries manager Eddie Howe has received better news on Josh King’s hamstring problem and hopes he will be in contention against Watford on Saturday.

Adam Smith has suffered no ill-effects from a bloody nose he sustained in the 1-0 win against Everton and Ryan Fraser (knock) is available.

 

West Ham v Middlesbrough

London Stadium, Saturday, 3pm

Havard Nordtveit is West Ham’s latest injury absentee.

The versatile midfielder underwent a small medical procedure on Wednesday and will be out for a week.

Left-backs Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku and forwards Andy Carroll, Andre Ayew and Diafra Sakho remain on the sidelines.

Havard Nordtveit West Ham

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has no fresh injury concerns.

Fabio da Silva has missed the last four games with a knee problem, but is available for selection once again, while fellow full-back James Husband is also back in training after dislocating a shoulder in pre-season.

That means only midfielder Grant Leadbitter is still missing, and he could return to the training pitch within weeks with his recovery from hernia surgery progressing more quickly than expected.

 

Manchester United v Stoke

Old Trafford, Sunday, 12pm

Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan could return for Manchester United.

Left-back Shaw became ill after recovering from a slight groin tear so will need assessing, while attacking midfielder Mkhitaryan is building up fitness after a thigh complaint.

Phil Jones is the only definite absentee with a knee injury, while captain Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial are among those pushing for starts after making impacts off the bench in the Europa League clash with Zorya Luhansk.

Luke Shaw: Misses out for Man Utd

Joe Allen is a doubt for Stoke.

The midfielder had tightness in his hamstrings following last weekend’s draw with West Brom and has not trained since.

Jon Walters (ankle) could return but goalkeeper Jack Butland is set for at least another month on the sidelines following surgery.

 

Leicester v Southampton

King Power Stadium, Sunday, 2:15pm

Nampalys Mendy could return for Leicester after overcoming an ankle injury.

The midfielder, who joined from Nice in the summer, has been out for over a month but has returned to training and could replace Daniel Amartey.

Matty James is the Foxes’ only absentee as he battles his own ankle injury while Danny Simpson could return after being dropped for Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League win over Porto.

Nampalys Mendy Leicester

 

Tottenham v Manchester City

White Hart Lane, Sunday, 2:15pm

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino could have four first-team players back.

Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose will all be assessed as they near returns from hamstring injuries while Moussa Sissoko may also feature after taking a bang on the head last weekend.

Harry Kane remains out with an ankle injury, meaning summer signing Vincent Janssen is likely to start again up front.

Eric Dier: Photo courtesy of Tottenham

Pep Guardiola has reported no new injury worries for Manchester City’s Premier League trip to Tottenham on Sunday.

The club are still assessing the extent of the injuries afflicting Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany and Fabian Delph in order to determine how long they will remain on the sidelines.

The Belgians are receiving treatment for hamstring and groin problems respectively, but it is hoped Delph’s muscle injury will clear up by the end of the international break.

 

Burnley v Arsenal

Turf Moor, Sunday, 4:30pm

Burnley are again without suspended striker  for the visit of Arsenal on Sunday.

Gray serves the second part of a four-game ban related to historic social media posts which predate his time at Turf Moor.

Sean Dyche could retain the same XI which secured a 2-0 win over Watford last time out but forward Ashley Barnes is edging closer to a return after long-standing hamstring problems.

Andre Gray Burnley

Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns.

The Gunners could welcome Francis Coquelin back into the fold as the midfielder faces a fitness test having recovered sooner than expected from a knee injury.

Olivier Giroud (toe) is still out, while Aaron Ramsey (hamstring), Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck and Carl Jenkinson (all knee) are also absent.

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Everton – teamtalk.com 30 Sep 10:33

Koeman admits Everton players have ?mental? problems

Ronald Koeman admits Everton’s players are struggling to adapt to some of his methods.

Everton have started life under Koeman, who left Southampton to replace Roberto Martinez this summer, in impressive fashion, making their best start to a Premier League season in a decade.

However, the 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth has come as a wake-up call, and the Dutchman has revealed he has finding it difficult to impose his pressing football style.

“For some players it’s difficult – for some it’s a big problem because they don’t know what to do,” he said.

“So some will change their attitude and you wait. It’s a mental aspect not fitness. It is about attitude.

“Our striker is not used to pressing how we try to press the opponent and it takes time. They found it difficult to do it in the way we want.

“It’s about the team, not an individual. We have to improve in that area. That was the attention in the sessions (this week) and we see will if we do it better than we did last week.”

Speaking before Everton host Crystal Palace on Friday night, Koeman admits he has asked his squad for advice on how they would like to implement his ideals.

“I don’t play, they play, so tell me,” he said. “Tell me how we can solve the problem. Tell me how we can do better pressing.

“Maybe they’re not used to that, but I need feedback, I like to have communication in the game. Players are involved in meetings and it’s not like 40 years ago.

“It’s good to have the meetings, because they need to think about football, how we can do better, how we can do more pressing. It is about the whole, not the manager.

“Everybody at Everton wants to win, and you need feedback to progress.”

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Everton – teamtalk.com 30 Sep 10:03

Premier League predictions: Cortes call City clash in Spurs? favour

Sam from Cortes is the latest musician to take on TEAMtalk in our Premier League predictions, with the forecast of a Man City defeat.

Just like last season, our writers will take on a different band or artist by making their Premier League predictions each week, while you can join in the fun using the story comment facility (below) or Your Say forum.

Before last weekend, Taka and Grant from Feeder predicted only three correct results, as did TEAMtalk, but Rob Conlon at least guessed that Man City would beat Swansea 3-1.

Tottenham fan Sam from Cortes is this week’s challenger. Ian Watson is representing TEAMtalk.

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Cortes’s new single ‘Towers’ is out now

Premier League matchday seven:

Everton v Palace
Sam 1-0
TT 2-1

Swansea v Liverpool
Sam 0-3
TT 1-4

Hull v Chelsea
Sam 0-2
TT 1-3

West Ham v Boro
Sam 0-0
TT 2-1

Sunderland v West Brom
Sam 1-1
TT 0-0

Watford v Bournemouth
Sam 3-2
TT 1-1

Man Utd v Stoke
Sam 2-0
TT 3-0

Leicester v Southampton
Sam 2-1
TT 2-2

Tottenham v Man City
Sam 2-1
TT 1-2

Burnley v Arsenal
Sam 0-2
TT 0-3

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Everton | BBC 24 Sep 19:00

Bournemouth 1-0 Everton

Everton lose in the league for the first time under Ronald Koeman as Junior Stanislas gives Bournemouth a deserved home victory.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Everton | BBC 20 Sep 23:09

Everton 0-2 Norwich City

Norwich reach the fourth round of the EFL Cup with an impressive victory at in-form Everton.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Everton | BBC 17 Sep 21:24

Everton 3-1 Middlesbrough

Gareth Barry scores on his 600th Premier League appearance as Everton ease to victory over Middlesbrough at Goodison Park.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Everton | BBC 13 Sep 14:49

Everton donation to cancer boy 'amazing'

The mother of a five-year-old Sunderland supporter who is fighting cancer has thanked a rival club for donating £200,000 to help him get treatment.

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