EVERTON 3 EVERTON OLD BOYS 0 ...
- ... at last - some goals and
- a defeat against Sunderland would have been our 5th loss in
- that hasn't happened since a run of 6 straight defeats in August/September
- and if we had failed to score against them, it would have taken
our run of scoreless games to 5
- that would have been our worst since a run of 6 successive matches
without a goal in Dec
- Caretaker Manager Jimmy Gabriel was in charge that time round
- if Sunderland had won and we had failed to score a goal ...
- ... it would have been the 5th game in a row that we'd have
been defeated without scoring
- and that's never happened to us before, ever!
- thank goodness it still hasn't!
- we'd met Sunderland twice before in the League Cup, both at
- and they'd knocked us out both times!
- the first one was a
3-2 win for them in October 1967 (after we'd led 2-0!)
- and the most recent one before Thursday was back in November
- we ended extra-time level at 1-1 before we lost a penalty shoot-out
- Ibrahima Bakayoko saw the decisive penalty saved by Thomas Sorensen
- that was after having to be reminded to remove his track-suit
top to take the kick!
- the starting line-ups were interesting, weren't they?!
- the Everton 11 had a total of 233 previous appearances for us
- amazingly, the Sunderland starting line-up had a total of 238
appearances for us!!
- Jack Rodwell (109), Darron Gibson (69) and James Vaughan (60)
were the ex-Everton men in question!
- the attendance against Sunderland was 23,593
- that's the lowest crowd at Goodison for a match against the
Mackems since 1991
- that time round just 23,124 watched us win a
Division 1 clash 2-0
- we had quite a number of players making their Everton League
Cup debuts in the Sunderland game
- deep breath ... Calvert-Lewin, Davies, Keane, Kenny, Klaassen,
Lookman, Niasse, Ramirez and Vlasic
- that took us to over 300 players who've turned out for us in
our League Cup history (308 to be exact!)
- courtesy of alphabetical order, Dominic Calvert-Lewin became
- check out the 'Everton
Players Numbered Chronologically' section for more details!
- Jonjoe Kenny made his first ever start for the club against
the Black Cats!
- we've now had 878 different starters in our competitive history!
- and welcome back Oumar Niasse!!
- the forgotten man scored his first goal for the club in the
- that's 517 different scorers in our history (not including own
- also, DCL's goals were his first for us in the League Cup and
we have now had 119 scorers in that competition
- and the reward for beating Sunderland?
- a trip to Chelsea in the 4th Round!
- our League Cup record against Chelsea, home & away, is W0
- at their place it is W0 D1 L3
- in all competitions, our record in our last 27 trips to Chelsea
is a dreadful W0 D11 L16
- we did win 1 of the drawn games on penalties, though - the February
2011 FA Cup 4th Round Replay!
- our last '90 minutes' win at the Bridge was way back in November
1994, courtesy of a Paul Rideout goal!
- it's our longest current run without an away victory at a single
(Arsenal are next - 23 trips without a win!)
- and so on to Bournemouth at home on September 23rd!
- it will be the 2nd of 4 successive home games for us
- and that's not actually that rare - it last happened in December
- we've never played Bournemouth on Sep 23 before - and we lost
on our last outing on that date
- that was a 3-0
defeat in the League Cup at Swansea in 2014
- that was one of 3 successive away games on September 23rd -
2 defeats and 1 win
- the win was a 4-0
victory at Hull, also in the League Cup, in 2009
- our last home game on September 23 was way back in 1998
- we beat
Huddersfield 2-1 in a League Cup 2nd Round 2nd Leg match,
to win the tie 3-2 on aggregate
- it was an eventful game!
- Marcus Stewart put the Terriers ahead after just 44 seconds
- Olivier Dacourt equalised, Marco Materazzi scored our 2nd goal
and was then later sent off!
- in all we have played 22 games in the past on September
23rd - and we've drawn 0 of them! W10 D0 L12
- on no other day in the yearly calendar have we played so many
games without a draw!
- we've played Bournemouth just 8 times in the past and lost just
once: W6 D1 L1
- at Goodison we've won on all 4 of their previous visits, scoring
- our last meeting was the memorable 6-3
home win last February
- Romelu Lukaku scored 4 times, the first after just 30 seconds!
- and Ross Barkley started celebrating before his - and our 6th
- goal had hit the back of the net!
.- our 3 previous Premier League meetings with the Cherries, home
and away, have produced 19 goals
- 11 for us and 8 for them!
- another goal for us this time round would be our 750th
at home in the Premier League!
- if we don't score, however, it will be 4 successive League matches
without a goal, home and away
- that hasn't happened since April
- and if lose and fail to score it will also be 4th consecutive
League game in which that has happened
- the last time it occurred was in a run of 6 League defeats for
us without a goal from August-October
- if we do win, however, it will be the 1,500th
home win in our competitive history!
- in all of our home games so far our record is P2665 - W1499
D623 L543 - F5276 A2885
- if he starts against Bournemouth it will be Phil Jagielka's
337th start for us in all competitions
- he'd be in 24th place alone, 1 ahead of 1900s half-back Harry
Makepeace, on our All-Time
- if Kevin Mirallas makes a substitute appearance it will be his
47th for us in the League
- that would put him in joint 7tth place with Stuart Barlow, on
League Sub Apps chart!
- a defeat against the Cherries would be our 4th in a row, home
and away, in the League
- the last time that happened was in December
- and if we fail to score it would also be for the 4th League
game in a row
- we last managed that in April
2006, although 2 of those matches were 0-0 draws
- if we both lose and fail to score, that will also be
4 League games on the run that it's happened
- the last time we 'achieved' that was in October
2005, part of a 6-game League run of goalless defeats!
- we lost our last home game played on a Saturday - 3-0
to Tottenham 2 weeks ago
- before that, however, we'd won 6 on the run at home on a Saturday
in all competitions
- in the Premier League, our record in the last 13 home Saturday
games is an impressive W9 D3 L1
- the first goal will be vital!
- our record at Goodison in the last 23 League games when we've
conceded first is W2 D6 L15
- in the last 17 when we've scored first it is W14 D3 L0, including
wins in all of the last 11!
- Martin Atkinson will referee the game
- at Goodison we've won 0 of his last 4 appointments - W0 D3 L1
- he's awarded 5 penalties before at Goodison, 2 to us and 3 to
- but there has only ever been 1
penalty awarded in our previous meetings with Bournemouth!
- Joel Robles saved Charlie Daniels effort in our 2-0
FA Cup 5th Round win at their place in February 2016
- if we score a pen against them this time it'll be the 300th
we've scored at home in our competitive history!
- if they miss one, however, it will be the 50th missed by the
opposition at Everton in all competitive matches!
- i f Leighton Baines nets a penalty against Bournemouth it will
be his 24th spot-kick success for us
- he'd then move out on his own at the top of our 'Most
Penalties Scored' chart
- he's currently level on 23 (from 26 taken) with David Unsworth
(also from 26) and Trevor Steven (from 29)
- there's never been anyone sent-off in our previous meetings
with the Cherries!
- if a Bournemouth player is red-carded in this game we'll reach
- he'll be the 100th
opponent to be dismissed in all of Everton's home games ever!
- 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
Ashley Williams needs 1 more start to reach
50 for us in all competitions - so far he's made 49
Kevin Mirallas needs 2 more appearances to reach 150 for
us in the Premier League - he's made 102 starts + 46 as a sub