Tom Cleverley and Christian Benteke were both on the scoresheet for Aston Villa as they beat Everton 3-2 at Villa Park. Photograph: PA

Aston Villa 3 Everton 2Christian Benteke’s brace inspired Aston Villa to a vital 3-2 victory over lacklustre Everton. The red hot striker scored his n(...)

 Andros Townsend scores  England’s equaliser past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during the friendly international     at the Juventus Stadium  in Turin. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Italy 1 England 1As Gary Lineker volunteered a few minutes in, let’s hope Harry Kane can come out of this scoring slump. England’s new striker found i(...)

Aaron Lennon score Everton’s second in their 2-1 win over QPR at Loftus Road. Photograph: PA

Queens Park Rangers 1 Everton 2The chances of Everton being dragged into the relegation mire receded this afternoon thanks to a second-half winning go(...)

Lukasz Teodorczyk (right) celebrates scoring for Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League second-leg match against Everton at the NSC Olympic Stadium in Kiev. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Action Images via Reuters

Dynamo Kiev 5 Everton 2 (Kiev win 6-4 on agg)And then there were none. The light went out on English football’s involvement in Europe in emphatic and (...)

James McCarthy scores Everton’s opening goal in the Premier League clash against Newcastle at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Andrew Yates/Reuters/Livepic

Everton 3 Newcastle United 0The pressure may have been on but no evidence was found on Everton. Roberto Martínez’s side produced a composed, controlle(...)

Everton’s Romelu Lukaku  celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal from the penalty spot during the Uefa Europa League Round of 16, first leg game against FC Dynamo Kyiv at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Everton 2 Dynamo Kyiv 1 English hopes of progress in Europe remain intact, but only just. An 82nd-minute penalty from Romelu Lukaku gave Evert(...)

 Chelsea’s Willian (left) celebrates with teammates after scoring the winner against Everton  at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Gerry Penny / EPA

Chelsea 1 Everton 0Every season, there are always the standout moments in the title race, when everything falls into place for the team that will even(...)

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard leaves the Goodison Park pitch for what is almost certainly the last time after the 0-0 draw with Everton. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Everton 0 Liverpool 0Even the occasion of his final Premier League Merseyside derby could not inspire Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard to more heroics(...)

John Stones is faced with task of shackling Liverpool’s Sturridge and Sterling. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Whether loaded with consequence or a mere provincial dispute, a pulsating drama or a tedious bore, the Merseyside derby’s ability to create a lasting(...)

Everton manager  Roberto Martinez gesticulates on the sidelines during the Premier League game against  Hull City  at KC Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Goals from Ahmed Elmohamady and Nikica Jelavic ensured Everton’s festive flop continued with a fourth straight defeat at stru(...)