|FA Prem||Sat 3||15:00||A||Newcastle||2||4|
|FA Prem||Fri 9||20:00||H||Tottenham||3||1|
|FA Prem||Tue 13||19:45||A||Leeds||1||1|
|FA Prem||Sat 17||15:00||A||Chelsea||0||0|
|FA Prem||Sat 24||15:00||H||Blackburn||0||1|
While Amberleigh House romps home to victory in the Martell Grand National at Aintree, David Moyes and his squad are across the country at Newcastle United.
However, it wasn't a good day at the races, with the Blues going down 2-4 on Tyneside. A well-taken strike from Thomas Gravesen cancelled out Craig Bellamy's opener, but despite Joseph Yobo grabbing his first goal for the club, the Magpies manage to score three more.
Moyes admits: "This has probably been my toughest season and it has tested me. I will assess myself and see if I should have done better. And I will look around the club to decide what I have to do to change things."
The Blues cap one of their best performances of the season with a 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in from of the Sky TV cameras on Good Friday and then churn out a hard-earned 1-1 draw at struggling Leeds United.
Everton announce a groundbreaking deal with JJB in which the Wigan-based firm will be responsible for manufacturing and distributing the playing kit for the next five years and continue their recent good run with a stalemate at Stamford Bridge.
However, the month ends on a low when Jon Stead's late goal wraps up the points for Blackburn Rovers at Goodison Park, as Moyes' men slip to 14th in the Premiership table.
STAT ATTACK - APRIL
- Alan Shearer takes his total to 17 against Everton in the
league, equalling Charlie Buchan's record.
- Joseph Yobo scores his first Premiership goal and Thomas
Gravesen scores his first away goal in 116 top-flight games.
- Also, the game against Spurs was only the second time three defenders had scored in an Everton fixture. The first was when the Blues beat Chelsea 6-0 in 1978.