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(...)

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Everton produced in impressive performance to beat Southampton 3-0 at St Mary’s. Photograph: Reuters

Southampton 0 Everton 3 Romelu Lukaku’s brace set Everton on course for an impressive first win of the season as Roberto Martinez’s side secured a sur(...)

Everton’s Leighton Baines: faces a long spell on the sidelines  having suffered a freak ankle injury. Photo:  Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

Everton left back Leighton Baines could be sidelined for a significant period after sustaining a freak training ground injury to his surgically-repair(...)

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 (...)

Manchester City are weighing up an improved offer for Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling. Photograph: Afp

Manchester City are weighing up an improved second bid for Raheem Sterling after going in strategically low with their first attempt to persuade Liver(...)

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(...)

Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal The three most obvious positions where Arsenal require an upgrade are goalkeeper, centre-forward and defensive midfielder. In goal Wojc(...)

Danny Graham scored his first goal for Sunderland as his side picked up a priceless three points away at Everton. Photograph: Getty

Everton 0 Sunderland 2Sunderland striker Danny Graham’s first goal for the club may have been a fluke but its significance could not be under-estimate(...)

Everton’s James McCarthy  scores past Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during the 3-0 win at Goodison Park.  Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

The Grim Reaper appeared at Goodison Park to accompany David Moyes to his end as Manchester United manager 12 months ago. This time Louis van Gaal sc(...)