Stat Pack: Palace

Everton take on Crystal Palace this weekend and, ahead of the Premier League clash at Goodison Park, provides the facts and figures from down the years between the Blues and Eagles.


Everton’s last home game on 10 February was a 2-1 win against Chelsea in 2010, with Louis Saha netting twice and also missing a penalty.

Only 19 players have played for both the Blues and Palace in competitive matches  - and six of them have been goalkeepers! They were: George Wood, Bobby Mimms, Nigel Martyn, Thomas Myhre, Iain Turner and Carlo Nash. One of the other 13 players was striker Andrew Johnson, a goalscoring star at both clubs, and he will celebrate his 37th birthday on Saturday.


Everton are unbeaten in six matches against Palace, home and away in all competitions - W2 D4 L0. The last meeting was a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park in November. The last Goodison Park game also ended all-square - 1-1 in September 2016.

Our last home victory against the Eagles was back in April 2005 when we won 4-0 and James Vaughan became the Club's - and the Premier League's - youngest ever goalscorer aged just 16 years and 270 days, records he still retains.

If he plays against Palace it will be Phil Jagielka's 370th appearance for the Toffees in all competitions. That would move him one ahead of Kevin Sheedy and into 21st place on the Club’s all-time list. It would also extend his Everton playing career to 10 years and 180 days. That would move him up to 36th place on the 'Longest Everton Playing Career' chart, jumping ahead of legendary 1960s/70s defender John Hurst.

If Seamus Coleman features it will be his 208th League appearance for Everton - the same number of games both Gary Stevens and Alan Ball made for the Club.


One goal for Everton on Saturday will take the Club to 5,300 goals in all of our competitive games at Goodison.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson will become only the second manager (after Alan Pardew) to manage five different clubs at Goodison Park in the Premier League. Hodgson has previously been in charge of  Blackburn, Fulham, Liverpool and West Brom in league visits to the Grand Old Lady.

So far this season there have been 15 penalties in games Everton have been involved in in all competitions. One more this weekend would be the most since a remarkable 21 in 1988/89 - the highest number in the Club’s history.

Between the Blues and their opponents this term, five penalties have been saved by goalkeepers. Only once before - in 1904/05 - have six penalties been saved in Everton fixtures!

The match is, of course, a traditional Saturday 3pm game. In Everton’s past 10 home Saturday league games with that kick-off time, the Blues’ record is an impressive W8 D1 L1. In the past 15 it is W10 D4 L1!


Andy Kennedy
John Watson
Stuart Shaw
Gerry Humphreys
Alan Whittle
Kenny Sansom
George Wood
Alan Irvine
Bobby Mimms
Nigel Martyn
Terry Phelan
Thomas Myhre
John Oster
Marcus Bent
James Vaughan
Iain Turner
Andrew Johnson
Carlo Nash
Yannick Bolasie

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