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  • Everton
  • Kenny 23'
    Davies 24'
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson 47'
  • Schneiderlin replaces Davies 66'
  • Lookman replaces Lennon 71'
    Calvert-Lewin 73'
  • Keane replaces Rooney 80'
  • Huddersfield Town
  • Malone 22'
  • Palmer replaces Quaner 45'
  • Mounie replaces Malone 71'
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Starting XI - Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Ashley Williams, Cuco Martina, Davies, Rooney, Lennon, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Gueye, Calvert-Lewin Huddersfield Town: Lössl, Malone, Smith, Schindler, Zanka, Williams, Quaner, Kachunga, Mooy, Ince, Depoitre

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    Second Half ends, Everton 2, Huddersfield Town 0.

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    Tom Ince (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton).

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    Foul by Danny Williams (Huddersfield Town).

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    Idrissa Gueye (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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    Foul by Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town).

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    Ashley Williams (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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    Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Foul by Cuco Martina (Everton).

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    Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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4-1-4-1
  • Pickford
  • Kenny
  • Holgate
  • Ashley Williams
  • Cuco Martina
  • Gueye
  • Lookman
  • Schneiderlin
  • Keane
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Calvert-Lewin
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  • Lössl
  • Mounie
  • Schindler
  • Zanka
  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Mooy
  • Ince
  • Kachunga
  • Palmer
  • Depoitre
Everton Huddersfield Town
Pickford 1 1 Lössl
Ashley Williams 5 2 Smith
Rooney (Keane 80'') 10 3 MaloneYellow Card (Mounie 71'')
Lennon (Lookman 71'') 12 9 Kachunga
Cuco Martina 15 10 Mooy
Gueye 17 19 Williams
Gylfi Sigurdsson 18 20 Depoitre
Yellow CardDavies (Schneiderlin 66'') 26 22 Ince
Calvert-Lewin 29 23 Quaner (Palmer 45'')
Holgate 30 25 Zanka
Yellow CardKenny 43 26 Schindler
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Schneiderlin 2 6 Hogg
Keane 4 14 Cranie
Niasse 19 15 Löwe
Vlasic 27 24 Mounie
Lookman 31 28 Green
Robles 33 33 Hadergjonaj
Baningime 54 45 Palmer

Starting XI - Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Ashley Williams, Cuco Martina, Davies, Rooney, Lennon, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Gueye, Calvert-Lewin Huddersfield Town: Lössl, Malone, Smith, Schindler, Zanka, Williams, Quaner, Kachunga, Mooy, Ince, Depoitre


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Sam Allardyce’s reign at Everton got off to a winning start thanks to second-half strikes from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The Icelander finished a well-worked move two minutes after half-time to break the deadlock following an even opening 45 minutes at Goodison Park.

Calvert-Lewin, who laid on the assist for Sigurdsson, capped off a good afternoon’s work 17 minutes from time after breaking clear and finding the net with the aid of a deflection.

It was an extremely encouraging performance for Allardyce, who saw his side graft in the opening half before moving through the gears to secure a second win - and clean sheet - in the space of four days.

The win elevates the Blues into the top half of the Premier League table for the first time since September.

At his official unveiling on Friday, Allardyce discussed his admiration of the performance turned in by the Toffees three days prior against West Ham United - he watched the 4-0 demolition from the Goodison directors’ box. 


Therefore, it was no surprise to see the new boss stick with the same starting line-up. There were, however, returns to the bench for Oumar Niasse and Michael Keane, back available after suspension and injury respectively.

“All I’ve asked the players to do is repeat the performance of Wednesday and I think that will give us the best opportunity to try to win the game,” said the Everton manager in his pre-match interview. Fully understandable comments, considering the manner of the 4-0 victory and, having been appointed on Thursday, he had only had the opportunity to oversee one training session.

Allardyce was offered a warm welcome by all four sides of Goodison when his arrival in the home dugout was announced in the immediate moments prior to kick-off. He stood patrolling his technical area as a competitive but chance-less opening half an hour of football followed.

The tackles flew in and, indeed, Jonjoe Kenny and Tom Davies for Everton, and Scott Malone for Huddersfield, were penalised for late fouls with bookings by referee Chris Kavanagh.

The contest’s first shot came from the boot of the unlikely source of Cuco Martina. His curling right-foot effort from outside the area was competently pushed away by the Terriers’ Danish goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.


It was the best chance mustered by the Toffees in a half shaded on possession by the visitors from across the Pennines, although they too were quiet in attack, with a scramble inside the six-yard box shortly before half-time being Everton’s biggest concern.

The same 11 Toffees players reappeared after the interval but Kasey Palmer took the place of Danny Williams for Huddersfield.

Everton stepped it up right from the restart - and Sigurdsson struck the first goal of the Allardyce era with a clinical finish within 120 seconds of the second half commencing.

Everton v Huddersfield Town

What a slick move, too. Aaron Lennon to Calvert-Lewin down the right channel, followed by a clever back-heel into the path of the Icelander, who celebrated his goal with a knee-slide in front of the Gwladys Street faithful.

Huddersfield tried to hit back straight away but Jordan Pickford had his angles covered as Tom Ince’s run-and-shot flew into the side-netting.

The visitors continued to push forward - the impressive Kenny crucially cleared inside his own six-yard area and Ince again tried his luck, only to see a wild volley land in the middle of the Park End.

No doubt the second period was much more eventful as the two sides traded chances. Calvert-Lewin stung the palms of Lossl and, from the resulting corner, Mason Holgate held his head in frustration, having ghosted in unmarked and glanced a header wide.

Morgan Schneiderlin and Ademola Lookman were brought on as the second half ticked by - and the game was put beyond the Terriers with 17 minutes left as Calvert-Lewin paced onto Wayne Rooney’s ball from deep, took a touch and found the net via a flick off defender Zanka.

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2 Man Utd 15 26 35
3 Chelsea 15 16 32
4 Liverpool 15 14 29
5 Arsenal 15 10 28
6 Spurs 15 10 25
7 Burnley 15 2 25
8 Watford 15 -1 22
9 Leicester City 15 0 20
10 Everton 15 -9 18
11 Southampton 15 -3 17
12 Brighton and Hove Albion 15 -5 17
13 Stoke City 15 -12 16
14 Bournemouth 15 -4 15
15 Newcastle 15 -8 15
16 Huddersfield Town 15 -17 15
17 West Brom 15 -9 13
18 Crystal Palace 15 -17 10
19 West Ham 15 -19 10
20 Swansea City 15 -10 9