Leon Osman: 400 Not Out

Leon Osman: 400 Not Out

Practically a dying breed at the top level of English football, Leon Osman rose through the youth ranks at Everton FC, and bearing two short loan spells at Carlisle and Derby County early doors in his career, he has gone on to be an increasingly rare one-club-player. On Saturday 23rd November 2014, Osman notched 400 career appearance for the Toffees, topping off the impressive milestone with a characteristically smart goal in front of the home end to ignite passionate celebrations all …
Tactical Analysis: Everton 2-1 West Ham

Tactical Analysis: Everton 2-1 West Ham

It was a great Everton performance as The Toffees defeated a very in-form West Ham side. On his 400th appearance, Leon Osman slides home the winner in a 2-1 victory over The Hammers. Everton took the lead after half-an-hour, Romelu Lukaku scored from close range after Ross Barkley's shot was deflected. West Ham equalised after making two substitutes, Mauro Zarate's shot taking a huge deflection over the Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard. However, Leon Osman scored the winner to pick three …
Player Performance Analysis | Leon Osman vs Newcastle United

Player Performance Analysis | Leon Osman vs Newcastle United

Everton boosted their hopes of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League after a ruthless 3-0 away win at Newcastle United on Tuesday night reduced the margin between themselves and Arsenal in the race for fourth. A stunning solo effort from Ross Barkley sent the Toffees on their way to their first away victory of 2014, with Romelu Lukaku doubling their lead after 52 minutes before Leon Osman wrapped up the victory soon after and helped push Everton into fifth place, …
Will Everton's Signings Aid Their Fourth Place Push?

Will Everton's Signings Aid Their Fourth Place Push?

Everton have had a fantastic first half of the season under Roberto Martinez. The Everton players have adapted well to Martinez's approach to the game and in the process, the Toffees are in contention of finishing in fourth place A top four finish is something that Martinez suggested in the summer to the surprise of much of the media, but his teams performances so far this season have backed up his claims. Everton have lost only two games this season, …
Everton Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Everton Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

The early kick off on Saturday afternoon will see the 221st edition of the Merseyside derby, as Everton take on Liverpool at Goodison Park. With four places but only three points separating the two sides in the Premier League table, Roberto Martinez will be hoping his Everton side can get the win over their local rivals in his first derby as manager and move up to third place, behind Liverpool only on goal difference. Brendan Rodgers on the other hand …
Gareth Barry Stats | Everton's Midfield General

Gareth Barry Stats | Everton's Midfield General

Gareth Barry has often been treated unfairly by neutral fans, as they question whether he has the ability to play for Manchester City; but, this season the midfielder, on loan at Everton, has earned praise from critics and fans alike after an impressive start at the Merseyside club. Barry’s role in the side is a somewhat underrated one in football with acclaim normally landing at the feet of the more flamboyant attacking players. Without Barry in the team though, Everton …
Player Performance Analysis | Gareth Barry Vs Chelsea

Player Performance Analysis | Gareth Barry Vs Chelsea

Everton produced a strong and valiant performance to defeat Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea 1-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday evening, which preserved their unbeaten start to the new Premier League season. Roberto Martinez’s side had previously drawn their first three games against Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion and Cardiff City but a spirited performance that saw Steven Naismith grab the first-half winner on his birthday was enough to give the Spaniard his first win as the Toffees boss. Alongside Naismith, both …
Norwich 2-1 Everton | Match Summary Stats

Norwich 2-1 Everton | Match Summary Stats

Grant Holt scored a 94th minute header to give Norwich a dramatic stoppage time win over Everton at Carrow Road. Everton had taken a 39th minute lead through Leon Osman, but Kei Kamara's 84th minute equaliser and Holt's 5th Premier League goal of the season gave the Canaries their first win since the 15th December 2012. The stats below show that Everton had 10.8% more of the possession, made 107 more passes and completed 6% more of their passes. Everton …
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