MORE WOE AT WEMBLEY ...
- ... this was our 22nd trip to
Wembley (our first in the league, of course)
- and our overall record there is now W8 D4 L10
- and we've won on 0 of our last 5 visits now and have lost all
of the last 4!
- it was our 175th
meeting with the Londoners in all competitions at all venues
- and we've now lost 3 on the bounce against them
- indeed in our last
11 meetings, home and away (all in the Prem), our record against
Spurs is now W0 D5 L6
- and just away from home things are no better - W0 D3 L7 in our
10 trips in all competitions
- just in the Premier League the record is W0 D3 L6 in our last
9 away visits
- it's perhaps no surprise, therefore, that only against Arsenal
and Man Utd do we have a
worse Prem record
- that's on a points per game basis, home and away
- the 4-0 scoreline was also our 3rd heaviest defeat against Spurs
- the 2 worse were a
6-0 Christmas Day loss in 1956
- and our club record defeat - 10-4
in October 1958!
- and - following their 3-0
win at Goodison back in September - it was Spurs' 12th League
double against us
- only 4
teams have achieved more - Arsenal (19), Man Utd (18), Liverpool
(15) and Newcastle (14)
- the defeat at Wembley took our run without a win in the League
up to 5 games
- that hasn't happened to us since a similar run in November/December
- and it was our 3rd straight defeat in all competitions at the
start of 2018
- the last time we began a calendar year with that many defeats
- oh, and overall it was the 1,200th
away defeat in our competitive history!
- the latest setback hasn't helped Sam Allardyce's figures, either
- he's now down to 13th place on our Managers'
- we've now conceded 4 or more goals in 4 League games this season
at Man Utd, 5-2
at home to Arsenal and 4-1
at Southampton were the others
- curiously, that's the most in a single season since 1984/85
when it happened 5 times
- and yet we still won the League!
- the match with Tottenham was a Saturday game with a 5.30pm kick-off,
- we've now lost all of our last 4 matches starting at 5.30pm,
all in the Premier League!
- and in our last 14 away League games with a 5.30pm kick-off
our record is a very poor W1 D3 L10
- the one win came at
Newcastle, 1-0 on Boxing Day 2015, via Tom Cleverley's 93rd
- whatever the kick-off time, we haven't fared very well lately
in Saturday away matches either
- our record is now W0 D3 L4 in the last 7 and W1 D4 L8 in the
last 13, all in the Premier League
- putting the day and the time together .....
- ..... our record in our last 11 away Saturday League games with
a 5.30pm KO is now W1 D1 L9!
- the attendance at Wembley was 76,251
- that's the largest
crowd ever to watch us play a Premier League game
- it beats the 75,749 who saw us lose
2-1 to Man Utd at Old Trafford in December 2007
- it's also the 3rd
highest attendance in our entire League history and the highest
away from Goodison
- only our 2 largest home League crowds have topped it
- they were the 78,299
who saw us draw 1-1 with Liverpool in 1948
- and the 1-0
win over Preston watched by 76,839 in August 1954
- Phil Jagielka has now started 289 League games for the club
- he's moved up to joint 25th place on our All-Time
League Starts list
- Jags is now level with 1920s half-back and captain Hunter Hart
- Cenk Tosun meanwhile made his first ever Everton appearance
- welcome to him!
- he is the 906th
different player to play for the club
- the 879th in the League and the 219th in the Premier League!
- in terms of starting players his numbers are 883, 859
and 204 respectively!
- and Cenk became the 35th different player we've used this season
in all competitions
- only in 2009/10 - when
36 players turned out for us - have we used more in a single
- Mason Holgate played against Spurs and didn't score - that's
now 30 Prem matches for us without a goal!
- only 9
other players have played that many games for us in the Prem
- Tony Hibbert, of course, tops that list - 265 Premier League
games for the club without a goal
- and 329 in all competitions!
- Harry Kane, on the other hand, has now scored 7 times against
us - all in the Premier League
- only 9
other players have managed more than that!
- Les Ferdinand and Alan Shearer head that particular chart with
- followed by Robbie Fowler and Steven Gerrard (9 each)
- and then Nicolas Anelka, Chris Armstrong, Efan Ekoku, Ian Wright
and Dwight Yorke, all on 8
- and so on to West Brom at home on January
how cartoonist Bill Tidy welcomed them to Goodison Park in
the March 1957 programme!
- we drew
1-1 the last time we played a match on January 20th
- that was in 2014 and was against ... West Brom (albeit at the
- that was also our only previous meeting with them on that date
- however, we had won on each of the previous 5 occasions that
we'd played a Jan 20 game
- most recently 2-1
at Wigan in 2008, a victory which took us up to 4th place
in the table
- our last January 20th home match was a 2-0
League win against Sheff Wed in 1990
- Kevin Sheedy scored both the goals that day
- that was the most recent of 5 home games we've played in the
past on January 20th
- 4 in the League and 1 in the League Cup - and we've won all
- we drew the last time we played West Brom - 0-0
at their place last Boxing Day
- and we are undefeated in our last 3 meetings home and away -
W2 D1 L0
- the last Goodison encounter ended 3-0
in our favour last March
- we've seen a few players making appearances for both us and
the Baggies over the years
- Gareth Barry was the most recent
how the magnificent Toffee Art from the
EFC Heritage Society has portayed some of them
- pop down to St Luke's Church before the game on Saturday and
see more of his stuff
- and have a look at the Heritage Society displays, immerse yourself
in nostalgia, buy some memorabilia
- and then go and shout yourself hoarse at the Old Lady next door!
- if he plays against the Baggies it will be Phil Jagielka's 369th
appearance for us in all competitions
- that would move him alongside Kevin Sheedy in joint 21st place
on our All-Time
- it would also extend his Everton playing career to 10 years
and 159 days
- that would move him to 39th place on our Longest
- Jags would overtake 1950s captain Peter Farrell on that chart
- will anyone make their first appearance of the season for us
in the match?
- Luke Garbutt, perhaps, or Theo Walcott?
- if so that will mean we will have used 36
different players this season in all competitions
- that would equal the club record set back in 2009/10!
- a defeat against West Brom would be our 5th loss in succession
in all competitions, home and away
- we've already had 1 run of 5 straight defeats this season (in
October and November)
- before that it hadn't happened to us since a 6 match run in
- and a defeat would also be our 4th on the run at the start of
2018 in all competitions
- the last time we began a calendar year with 4 straight losses
- then we actually lost the first 5 games of the year - and we'd
also lost the last 2 of 1960 as well!
- let's hope we can at least score!
- if we don't that will be 3 consecutive home matches without
- perhaps surprisingly, that would equal the club record in all
- it's something we've 'achieved' on 15 previous occasions, most
recently in August/September 2005
- Alan Pardew is the current West Brom boss, of course
- he will become the first person to manage 5
different clubs in the Premier League at Goodison Park!
- he's previously been in charge of West Ham, Charlton, Newcastle
& Crystal Palace in Prem visits to our place
- in our entire League history, Ron Atkinson leads the way
- he's been the manager of 6
different clubs in League games at Goodison Park
- they were West Brom, Man Utd, Sheff Wed, Aston Villa, Coventry
and N Forest)
- in all competitive games at Goodison, Big Ron also tops the
chart having bossed
7 teams at our place
- just add Cambridge to the previous list!
- so far this season there have been 14 penalties
in Everton games in all comps for us and our opponents
- one more in the West Brom game would be the joint most (15)
since a remarkable 21 in 1988/89
- that was the highest number we've ever seen in one Everton season!
- if West Brom get a pen that will be 8 for our opponents so far
- that would be the joint most since 1976/77 when we conceded
a club record 10 in the whole season!
- if we (well Jordan Pickford!) save a West Brom pen it will be
the 4th pen save this season by an EFC keeper
- Jordan saved one at
Hadjuk Split in August and against
West Ham at Goodison in November
- and Joel Robles kept one out against
Atalanta also in November
- our keepers have saved 3 pens in a season several times before
(most recently in 2009/10)
- but we've never had a season when Everton keepers have saved
- between us and our opponents, 5 penalties have been saved by
goalkeepers this season
- only once before - 1904/05 - have 6 penalties been saved in
- the West Brom match is a Saturday fixture, of course, with a
- one for the traditionalists!
- in our last 9 Saturday home games in the League kicking off
at 3.00pm our record is a remarkable W8 D0 L1
- in the last 14 it is W10 D3 L1
- the 1 defeat was the 3-0
reverse to Tottenham last September
- a reminder of some new sections on the site!
- Test cricketers have a small number on their shirt or cap
- it shows where they fit in in terms of the historical chronology
of their country
- now you can see what number every Everton player would wear!
- have a look at the 'Everton
Players Numbered Chronologically' section!
- who's managed the most times against Everton?
- who's managed the most clubs against us?!
- well, there's a new 'Opposition
Managers' section that will tell you everything you need to
- the 'Goals
in Most Consecutive Matches' section has been updated!
- it now includes details of which Everton players have scored
in the most successive home & away games too!
- who was the last Everton man to play 50 or more games in a season?
- who has played the most games in one season?!
- the new '50
or More Appearances in a Season' section will tell you!
- on the flip side, which players only ever managed 1 game for
- find out in the new Just
One Appearance section!
- we used 27 different players last season in all competitions
and 19 of them scored a goal
- is that a lot?! how does it compare to other seasons?
- find out in the new 'Number
of Players Used and Goal Scorers - Season-by-Season' section!
- who was the last Everton player to feature in every game in
- have a look at the new Ever
Presents section to find out!
- and how often have we completed League 'doubles' over our opponents
in the past?
- alternatively, how often have we been on the receiving end of
- you can now find out in the new League
Doubles For and Against section
- ever wondered which Everton player has been substituted the
- well, now you can find out - have a look at the new Subbed
Off section for full, fascinating details!
- Ademola Lookman scored on his Everton debut last season
- who else has managed that feat for the club?!
- have a look at the new Scored
on Their Debut section to find out!
- with Wayne Rooney having returned to Everton action, who else
has had 2 separate spells at the club?!
- the new Two
or More Spells at Everton section will tell you!
- new boy Jordan Pickford looks like he'll be our keeper for some
years to come
- but who else has appeared for us between the sticks in the past?!
- the new Goalkeepers
section has all the details!
- and don't forget there's also a new History
In Short section too!
- you can see at a glance how many times we've finished in each
position in the League
- and where exactly we've been knocked out of the various cup
- have a peek!
Notable Forthcoming Anniversaries and Milestones