Everton manager Roberto Martínez has been heavily critical referee recently. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

One curious aspect of Louis van Gaal’s struggle has been the way in which he has often seemed to acknowledge that his critics have a point. Van Gaal’s(...)

Sergio Agüero heads home Manchester City’s third goal in the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Everton at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Manchester City 3 Everton 1 (City win 4-3 on agg) Manchester City will face Liverpool in the Capital One Cup showpiece at Wembley next month after Ma(...)

John Terry scored in the 98th minute to salvahe Chelsea a point against Everton. Photograph: Reuters

Chelsea 3 Everton 3 John Terry scored a 98th-minute equaliser as fallen Premier League champions Chelsea avoided another chastening defeat in a 3-3(...)

Everton captain Phil jagielka is facing two months on the sidelines after suffering medial ligament damage during his side’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal. Photograph: Getty

Phil Jagielka could be sidelined until after Christmas with medial knee ligament damage sustained at Arsenal, Roberto Martínez has said. The Everton c(...)

Ander herrera scored Manchester United’s second on his return to Louis van Gaal’s starting line-up. Reuters

Everton 0 Manchester United 3 Wayne Rooney scored his first goal at Goodison Park for eight years as Manchester United coasted to a 3-0 victory(...)

Romelu Lukaku celebrates Everton’s fifth goal during their English League Cup tie against Barnsley at the Oakwell Stadium. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AP

Barnsley 3 Everton 5 (after extra-time) John Stones started for Everton the day after submitting a transfer request but was part of a side whic(...)

Aleksandar Kolarov broke the deadlock at Goodison Park setting up Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Everton. Photograph: PA

Everton 0 Manchester City 2 For once it was not the usual hyperbole from Roberto Martínez when he previewed Manchester City’s arrival at Goodis(...)

Watford’s Miguel Layun celebrates scoring their first goal  Photo: Reuter

Everton 2 Watford 2 Watford earned a point on their Barclays Premier League return as they held Everton to an opening-day 2-2 draw at Goodison (...)

Republic of Ireland striker  Daryl Murphy heads at goal during the friendly international against England at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters/Livepic

Republic of Ireland 0 England 0 Perhaps these two sides could have injected a little more life into this Sunday lunchtime encounter by agreeing(...)

England’s Raheem Sterling (right) and Republic of Ireland’s Seamus Coleman battle for the ball during the international friendly at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Ireland Keiren Westwood — Virtually nothing to do other than field a tame Wayne Rooney free-kick. 6. Marc Wilson — Resolute alongside skipper John O’S(...)