Séamus Coleman of Everton celebrates scoring the third goal against Aston Villa at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Everton 3 Aston Villa 0 The return of midfielder Ross Barkley coincided with Everton’s first home Premier League win of the season, beating Ast(...)

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is in line to make his senior Republic of Ireland debut in a friendly international against the USA at the Aviva Stadium on November 18th. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Sources close to Aston Villa’s teenage star Jack Grealish are confident he’ll remain in the Republic of Ireland fold despite the player appearing to d(...)

Manchester United’s Radamel Falcao  celebrates after scoring  a goal past  Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard during the    Premier League  match at Old Trafford. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Manchester United 2 Everton 1Perhaps the times are finally changing at Manchester United. The moment that may go down as an augury of a new dawn under(...)

Real grass (above) is all the top players are looking for in next year’s Women’s World Cup in Canada. Officials want them to play the tournament on an artificial surface. Photograph: Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Attempts to force Canada to stage the Women’s World Cup on grass instead of artificial turf is now a legal matter, with US football star Abby Wambach (...)

 Samuel Eto’o scored Everton’s equaliser in their Europa League  game away to FK Krasnodar in Europa League Group H. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Krasnodar 1 Everton 1Everton striker Samuel Eto’o marked his return to Russia with a late equaliser as his side snatched a 1-1 draw at FK Krasnodar in(...)

Fraizer Campbell of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the  Premier League match against  Everton at Goodison Park. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Everton 2 Crystal Palace 3Crystal Palace and Europe do not combine well for Everton. Five months on from a 3-2 win that edged Tony Pulis’s team toward(...)

Seamus Coleman scores Everton’s second goal during the  Europa League Group H match against VFL Wolfsburg. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images.

Everton 4 Wolfsburg 1 Everton made a successful return to European football with a 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park last night.Manager Ro(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates after scoring his team’s sixth goal and his second of the game during the  Premier League match against Everton at  Goodison Park. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Everton 3 Chelsea 6Chelsea came out on top in a nine-goal thriller against Everton encapsulated in two frantic goalscoring spells in either half at Go(...)

Aidan McGeady (left) of Everton celebrates his goal with James McCarthy  at the King Power Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Substitute Chris Wood gave Leicester something to celebrate on their return to the top-flight as his 86th minute effort sealed a 2-2 draw with Everto(...)

United States goalkeeper Tim Howard saves a shot from Belgium striker  Romelu Lukaku during the  World Cup  round of 16 match   at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

The Republic of Ireland will complete their international fixtures this year with a home friendly against the United States at the Aviva Stadium in Du(...)