Everton edge Chelsea to keep survival hopes alive

With an unbroken run in England’s top flight stretching back to 1954, Everton aren’t about to give up their status among the elite without a fight. Their critical 1-0 win over Chelsea was a full-blooded football spectacle, with fireworks and smoke bombs playing cameo roles. But aside from Richarlison’s winner, the leading star was Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford thanks to…

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Everton edge Manchester United to keep survival hopes alive

Everton secured what could prove a priceless victory in their battle to avoid relegation as lacklustre Manchester United were beaten at Goodison Park. Frank Lampard’s side were plunged into even deeper crisis when they lost at fellow strugglers Burnley in midweek to leave them facing the prospect of dropping into the bottom three this weekend if results went against them.…

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Everton lose appeals for Allan’s red card

Everton have had two appeals against midfielder Allan’s red card in the 1-0 win over Newcastle rejected. The Brazilian was shown a yellow card by referee Craig Pawson after bringing down Allan Saint-Maximin on Thursday. But, after the video assistant referee (VAR) told him to review the foul on a monitor, Pawson upgraded it to red. Everton said their “request to overturn…

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Everton receive apology over Man City handball

Everton have received an apology from the head of the professional referees body Mike Riley. This came after the Toffees were denied a penalty in the 1-0 defeat by Manchester City on Saturday. The Toffees wrote to the Premier League to complain about the decision when Manchester City midfielder Rodri seemed to use his arm to control the ball. Neither…

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Rafael Benitez sacked by Everton

Rafael Benitez has been sacked as Everton manager after less than seven months in charge. The Toffees appointed the former Liverpool manager, 61, as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor in June. Everton, who lost 2-1 to Norwich City on Saturday, have won only one of their last 13 Premier League games. They sit 15th in the table, six points above the relegation places. The club say…

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Rafael Benitez finally joins Everton

Everton have appointed former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez as their new manager. The 61-year-old Spaniard has signed a three-year deal and succeeds Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti resigned in early June to return to Real Madrid. “Am delighted to be joining Everton,” said Benitez. “I believe this is a club that is going places.” “I’m determined to play a big part in…

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