November

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Overall Everton had a positive November, picking up six points from a possible nine and turning in some encouraging performances.

The month began with the long journey up to St James' Park and it proved to be a tough test against an unbeaten Magpies outfit. An 11th-minute own goal from John Heitinga and a stunning strike from Newcastle's Ryan Taylor set Everton back two goals within the first 30 minutes and an injury to Blues skipper Phil Neville forced him off midway through the first half.

However, deep into the first half Everton pulled a goal back when a well whipped corner from Royston Drenthe was met by a near post header from Jack Rodwell.

Everton probed repeatedly in the second half but couldn't find a way past Tim Krul.

Jack Rodwell scoresRodwell scores in vain at Newcastle

A reaction to the defeat in the North East was needed and it came in the shape of a hard-fought Goodison Park victory.

Wolves were the visitors and they even scored first when Marouane Fellaini clipped David Edwards in the Everton penalty area, allowing Steven Hunt the opportunity to put his side ahead from the spot.

Everton pushed hard and Phil Jagielka put them back on level terms, heading into Wayne Hennessey's net from a Leighton Baines free-kick.

The Blues confirmed the win when they were awarded a penalty for a push on Louis Saha by Wolves defender Steven Ward. Baines coolly slotted into the bottom left-hand corner and Everton recorded their second home league win of the season.

The final game in November saw David Moyes' men travel to an out of form Bolton side that had only picked up three points at the Reebok all season.

The hosts' task was not helped when early in the first half defender David Wheater was shown a straight red card after a late tackle on Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.

Marouane FellainiMarouane Fellaini puts pen to paper on his new five-year deal

Everton's one man advantage gave them the impetus and midway through the second half a low Baines cross was poked home by Fellaini for his first league goal of the season.

The game was wrapped up late on when a cross was brilliantly kept in play by Tim Cahill, allowing young Greek striker Apostolos Vellios to double Everton's lead.

More good news came Everton's way before the month was out as Fellaini confirmed his desire to remain at Goodison Park by penning a new five-year-deal.

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