Steven Naismith of Everton celebrates scoring their third goal against  Queens Park Rangers at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Everton 3 QPR 1Everton turned their final home game before Christmas into a yuletide celebration with a Salvation Army brass band playing carols at ha(...)

 Everton’s Luke Garbutt during the UEFA Europa League Group H match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Roberto Martinez felt Everton’s youngsters seized their chance to impress despite a 1-0 defeat by Krasnodar in the Europa League. With the Toffees alr(...)

Christian Atsu of Everton is tackled by Andreas Granqvist of Krasnodar   at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Everton 0 Krasnodar 1 Everton’s young side were unable to maintain the club’s unbeaten European record this season as Krasnodar chalked up a 1-(...)

Arouna Koné of Everton will make his return to action on Thursday after 14 months out injured. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Arouna Koné has said it will feel akin to making his professional debut when he returns to the Everton attack on Thursday after 14 months out injured.(...)

Manchester City  Sergio Aguero leaves the field with a knee injury  during the  Premier League match against Everton at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Sergio Agüero faces a lengthy layoff due to the knee ligament damage suffered during Saturday’s 1-0 win over Everton, though Manchester City are hopef(...)

 Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Saturday, December 6thHull (17) v West Brom (16) Striker Abel Hernandez returns to the Hull squad after missing two matches for the birth of his child(...)

Everton’s James McCarthy leaves the pitch after being injured during the UEFA Europa League soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Everton FC in Wolfsburg, Germany, 27 November 2014. Photograph: Peter Steffen/EPA

Everton manager Roberto Martinez does not expect James McCarthy or Darron Gibson to be ready to make their comebacks this weekend when they travel (...)

Everton’s Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring his side’s first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Photograph: Martin Rickett/Pa

Everton 1 Hull City 1 The natives were audibly restless at Everton and with good cause. Hull City, third from bottom at the start of play, beca(...)

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has stressed he has had no contact from Arsenal regarding  midfielder James McCarthy. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has stressed he has had no contact from Arsenal regarding Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy and that he look(...)

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany limps off during Sunday’s 3-0 win over Southampton

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is short of defensive options for Wednesday’s trip to Sunderland following the loss of Vincent Kompany to in(...)