Everton went from elation to despondency in the space of four days as they followed their handsome win over Wolfsburg with a dismal, error-strewn home defeat to Crystal Palace. Romelu Lukaku's goal looked to have set them on their way to an important victory but Palace turned the match on its head with an equaliser from the spot after half an hour and then goals by Frazier Campbell and Yannick Bolasie that made it 3-1. Leighton Baines pulled a goal back with a penalty with seven minutes left but the Blues couldn't salvage a point.
Everton are off to a flying start in the Europa League thanks to a 4-1 win over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park. Steven Naismith forced home the opening goal when the ball rebounded in off Ricardo Rodriguez before Seamus Coleman stooped to head home Leighton Baines' cross to make it 2-0 at half time. A Baines penalty after Aiden McGeady was tripped made it 3-0 just after the interval and Kevin Mirallas raced away to slot home a fourth. A stoppage-time free-kick from Rodriguez spoiled the clean sheet but the Blues bagged the points.
Regeneration opportunity focused on Walton Hall Park
Everton FC and Liverpool City Council have announced their intention to investigate a regeneration initiative for North Liverpool focused around a new stadium for the club at Walton Hall Park. Chairman Bill Kenwright said that the location, which would allow the club to stay within Liverpool while also "supporting, transforming and sustaining" the local community "ticks all the boxes" for Everton.
Roberto Martinez says that he and his players are looking forward to realising their reward for last season's impressive fifth-place finish when they take on Wolfsburg in the Europa League tomorrow night.
Tim Howard is one of the best keepers in the world. He lost the game today but he saved us zillion times and it is normal to have bad game a...
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Errors by Howard gift key goals to Palace