Matchday Guide: Sunderland

Everton begin their Carabao Cup campaign with a third round home tie against Sunderland at Goodison Park on Wednesday night.

There will be plenty of entertainment to enjoy around the ground before the game gets under way at 7:45pm.

Read below to find out what is happening and where…


The FanZone opens at 5.15pm and will be a hive of activity, with European champion boxer Peter McGrail set to be interviewed on stage.

Bantamweight McGrail struck gold in Ukraine in the summer and is now turning his sights to world and Olympic glory.

Nevertheless, a Blues’ Season Ticket holder, the 21-year-old's mind will be firmly on the football pre-match.

A former Everton player will be on hand to dissect the night’s team news – while a journalist who is expert in all things Sunderland will provide the inside track on our opponents.

Mac Brothers will provide live music, with the usual picture quiz and play-your-cards right competitions offering a £25 shop-voucher prize.


Open between 5-7.30pm, the Matchday Hub will offer a chance for children to participate in free Everton in the Community coaching sessions (ages 5-7 at 5.45pm/ Ages 8-10 at 6.15pm /Age 11+ at 6.45pm).

A games area, DJ, face painting, craft sessions and picture quiz – with £25 voucher prize – will all add to the entertainment during a busy build up to the evening's football.

A Hub Children’s Meal Deal offer of Chicken Nuggets or Giant Sausage Roll with fries and soft drink will be available for only £5.

The adults’ equivalent – steak and ale pie, chips, peas and gravy – will cost just £5.50.


For a more relaxed environment head over to the People’s Hub, also open between 5-7.30pm.

Outdoor furniture and screens will be set up, while food includes pre-packed sandwiches, chilli, scouse or curry with rice and hot dogs.

Tea, coffee and soft drinks will also be available to buy.

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