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Everton's season of promise has become a campaign of misery once again

Andre Gray's second-half goal was the difference as Watford beat Everton in the Premier League.

In football, the trouble with having a rich and wonderful past is that the present can seem pretty tame. That is how things seem to be for Everton, whose fans appear to live in a constant state of angst, pining for the days when their team could genuinely mix it up with the best in the land.

The supporters know that that was then and this is now. They also realise other clubs have the spending power to blow them away, yet they're unhappy and have been for a few years now. They want at least...

Spurs' dominant win at Everton heaps pressure on Premier League leaders

Tottenham turned an early deficit into a six-goal masterclass at Goodison Park, dismantling Everton with goals from their four biggest stars.

LIVERPOOL, England -- Three quick thoughts from Tottenham's 6-2 Premier League win over Everton on Sunday at Goodison Park.

1. Spurs keep the pressure on the leaders

If the title chase is only a two-horse race, nobody has told Tottenham. While Mauricio Pochettino has been reluctant to talk up his side's chances, pointing to the financial power of Spurs' rivals and the fact that Manchester City in particular are serial trophy winners, he is going to find it increasingly difficult to keep his...

Weekend numbers: Solskjaer does a Ferguson, Hodgson does a Redknapp

Kylian Mbappe found the net for the twelfth time this season for PSG, as the league leaders secured another three points at Parc des Princes.
Craig Burley reflects on Ole Gunnar's Solskjaer's fantastic start as Manchester United manager.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought smiles back to Manchester United, while Manchester City suffered a shock defeat this weekend. Elsewhere, Lionel Messi did Lionel Messi things (again) as Real Madrid went on to win the Club World Cup. 

It's been an eventful weekend in football, and here are the best numbers from it:


Since 2010, there have only been two instances in which a player from Europe's Top 5 Leagues has at least 15 goals and 10 assists through 17 match days. On both occasions, it's...

Man City bounce back with Everton win as Gabriel Jesus breaks goal drought

Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Man City produced a convincing win over a battling Everton side in Manchester.

MANCHESTER, England -- Three quick thoughts as Manchester City went back to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Everton.

1. Man City bounce back

Manchester City are back on top of the Premier League, until Sunday afternoon at least, and their powers of recovery were firmly in evidence once again. Each of their three previous top-flight defeats had quickly been followed up with a victory, and they repeated the trick here.

A brace from Gabriel Jesus and a clincher from Raheem Sterling,...

Transfer Talk: Manchester United willing to pay £70m for Jordan Pickford

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs may be closed but they are still working tirelessly behind the scenes to line up the arrival of their next star. So Transfer Talk has been scouring the world's media to see who could be heading to your club when January 1st arrives.

TOP STORY: United ready to pay £70m for Pickford 

Manchester United are willing to edge close to the world-record to sign Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford if David De Gea decides not to commit his long-term...

Liverpool celebrate derby win and the goal that keeps the title race alive (for now)

Substitute Divock Origi capitalized on a misjudged save from Jordan Pickford to clinch the Merseyside Derby for Liverpool in extra time.

LIVERPOOL, England -- It's not just the red-shirted masses inside Anfield who should have been toasting Divock Origi following his stoppage time winner for Liverpool against Everton.

Some goals mean more than others and carry a greater significance than what they mean over 90 minutes -- or 96 minutes, in the case of this dramatic Merseyside derby. Just ask Jurgen Klopp. His crazy celebration, when he ran 40 yards onto the pitch before jumping for joy with goalkeeper Alisson Becker, was not simply...