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Southampton (A) Sat 20 Dec 2014, 15:00, Barclays Premier League

Magic Numbers: Norwich City

by Adam Clark @efc_adamclark

Everton will be looking to bounce back to winning ways when attention returns to the Premier League this weekend with a trip to Norwich City.

The Canaries haven’t won a league game since mid-December but are unbeaten in three at home.

Everton were held to an FA Cup fifth round draw at Oldham last time out and will also want to put a 2-0 defeat at Manchester United behind them.

Here we preview the clash with the help of stats, facts and numbers…

6 Matches against Norwich City as Everton boss for David Moyes, with the Scot recording three wins and three draws. Statistically the Canaries are Moyes’ second favourite opponents, although a record of six unbeaten games is dwarfed by his 18 matches without defeat against Sunderland. 

David Moyes Chris Hughton

9 Unbeaten games for the Toffees against Norwich City, with our last reverse against them coming in March 1994. The three encounters since the Canaries returned to the top flight in 2011 have all been drawn, with the most recent meeting in November last year ending 1-1.

26 Years since the most famous meeting between the two teams. On 4 May 1987, Everton clinched their ninth league title at Carrow Road, the necessary win coming courtesy of a Pat van den Hauwe goal just 45 seconds after kick off.

41 Years since the Toffees first played Norwich at Carrow Road, in what was the Canaries’ first ever top-flight game. It came on the opening day of the 1972/73 campaign, the match ending 1-1, with Joe Royle netting for the Blues.

Everton fans celebrate winning the title at Carrow Road in May 1987.

52 Meetings between the two teams, with Everton winning 21 of those and losing just 15.


100 Matches in British football for Nikica Jelavic should the Croatian play on Saturday. The striker has 54 goals in 99 appearances for Rangers and Everton.

300 Everton games in all competitions for Tim Howard if he plays on Saturday. The American has not missed a league game since September 2007, a sequence of 209 matches, which is just three short of Neville Southall’s Club record.

399 Away matches for the Toffees in the Premier League going into Saturday’s game.

Tim Howard

400Premier League matches for Sylvain Distin if the defender appears on Saturday.  In a notable achievement, the Frenchman will become the first overseas outfield player to reach that mark.  

599 Away league wins for Everton in our history. Six of those have been at Norwich, with the most recent being a 3-2 victory during the 2004/05 campaign.

All stats courtesy of Gavin Buckland (@GavinBuckland1)
 

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