Everton F.C.

Ba double gives Newcastle controversial draw

Newcastle United's Demba Ba (left) celebrates his second goal with Yohan Cabaye during their English Premier League soccer match against Everton on Monday. Photo: AP

Senegal striker Demba Ba rescued a 2-2 draw for Newcastle as his late equaliser left Everton to pay the price for a crucial blunder by the officials at Goodison Park on Monday.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Liverpool and Chelsea should shade cup clashes

'The best in the Premier League era' has become the benchmark in English football these days, as if the European Cup-winning sides of the 1970s and 1980s never existed. But, for what it's worth, this weekend's line-up for the FA Cup semi-finals is pushing hard for that accolade.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Money on double derbies proving miles apart

Two of the biggest derby matches take centre stage in the English Premier League this weekend when Everton host Liverpool and Tottenham face Arsenal. On recent evidence the Merseyside clash is likely to be tight and fierce, while the showdown in north London promises more goals and excitement for the purists.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Powering ahead

With his pace, skill and stamina, Wayne Rooney has become a legendary figure in English soccer

Wayne Rooney

Born October 24, 1985

Chinese horoscope Ox

Nationality England

Club Manchester United

Previous clubs Everton FC

Position Striker

Squad number 10

21 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

It's nothing personal, but Bruce Grobbelaar is not Rafael Benitez's biggest fan

Liverpool great Bruce Grobbelaar likes to speak his mind and he was scathing in his criticism of Reds coach Rafael Benitez this week, saying the Spaniard's rotation policy was nothing less than an 'absolute disaster'.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

New York tradegy puts football in its proper perspective

'Football is nothing'. That stark statement delivered by respected Danish referee Kim Milton Nielsen, summed things up this week.

Nielsen was responding to criticisms of UEFA that the body was too slow in deciding to postpone some Champions League' and UEFA Cup matches out of respect for the many victims of Tuesdays terror attacks in the US.

14 Sep 2001 - 12:00am


AS expected, Premier League matches on Cable have improved markedly in the past month with quality entertainment and goals, which had been conspicuously lacking in earlier weeks, suddenly catching the eye.

4 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Taken by surprise, but Wharf comes up trumps with goals

SURPRISE and curses were the first reaction of viewers tuning in for Chelsea v Aston Villa on Wharf last weekend, only to see a repeat of Southampton v Manchester United from October 3.

6 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Fans awaiting flood of goals

THE theme music for Wharf's live Saturday games is being changed to 'All We Are Saying, Is Give Us A Goal' (to tune of John Lennon's Give Peace A Chance).

Two weekends so far, zero goals in the prime games.

First Newcastle ran into a red wall at home to defiant 10-man Charlton, then Liverpool and Arsenal contrived to put on an exhibition of how to miss sitters.

28 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Lights, camera, action for great escape

YOWZA! How about that Everton v Coventry match (Wharf) on Sunday? It was appropriate that the Sky Blues, comfortably enscon-ced in mid-table were the opposition because Everton have picked up their baton as the last-day survival specialists.

But didn't Howard Kendall's men put their fans through the emotional grinder before the final whistle.

15 May 1998 - 12:00am

Goodison glad for win but it's no royal show

THE tone for the day was set by turning on to Radio Four and hearing a vicar endorsing theft from supermarkets. What could follow that? A rail timetable without the word 'cancelled' on it? An Everton victory?

21 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

The hunt for Red October

ENGLISH champions Manchester United and league leaders Liverpool begin the Premiership's 'Hunt for Red October' at Old Trafford tomorrow.

In a crucial month for both clubs, the Red Devils of United and Liverpool's Reds will be battling for control of the Premiership in English football's match of the season.

11 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Everton and Wednesday bid to regain lost pride

TWO clubs with proud traditions but decidedly red faces at the moment meet tomorrow in English football's Match of the Day.

Everton and Sheffield Wednesday both started the Premiership with a bang but their seasons reached an embarrassing low point on Tuesday when they were knocked out of the League Cup second round by lower division opposition.

27 Sep 1996 - 12:00am