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Moyes By Numbers

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In 10 years as manager, David Moyes has accrued all manner of statistical records and feats. Here is a collection of Moyes stats and trivia…

- First game as Everton manager witnessed a goal by David Unsworth after 32 seconds – the fastest by an Everton player on the ground in a league match since 1970.

- Strangely, David Unsworth had scored the first goal against David Moyes in his first match at Goodison - during a 2000 FA Cup tie against Preston.

- The Everton boss is now the third longest serving boss with one club in English football, after Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger.

- The 1-0 win over Manchester City in January 2012 was the Scot’s 150th managerial win in the Premier League, the fourth most after Ferguson, Wenger and Harry Redknapp. He is only the third to do it with a single club.

- Only Ferguson and Wenger have won more Premier League Manager of the Month awards than Moyes, who has won eight in total so far (at January 2012):  November 2002, September 2004, January 2006, February 2008, February 2009, January 2010, March 2010 and October 2010.  

- Moyes has won three League Managers’ Association Manager of the Year awards, in 2003, 2005 and 2009 – a feat matched by only Sir Alex Ferguson.

- In terms of Everton managers, only Harry Catterick’s 12 years (April 1961 – April 1973) has exceeded Moyes’ tenure over a single spell.  

- The Toffees’ fourth placed finish in 2004/05 remains the highest since the 1986/87 championship-winning campaign.

- Moyes presided over three successive top-six finishes for the first time in more than 20 years - 2006/07 to 2008/09. He has guided Everton to seven top-eight finishes in nine full seasons at the Club, against one in the previous 12 campaigns.

- The 65 points accumulated by the Toffees in 2007/08 is the highest in a Premier League season for the Club, with the 64 points in 2008 the most in a calendar year since the title was won in 1987.

- The six successive wins in October-November 2002 constitute a Premier League record for Everton and was the highest run of successive wins since the title run-in during April 1987.

- Five successive victories in all competitions have been achieved on four separate occasions. The run of six successive Premier League wins was achieved between October-November 2002 was split by a penalty shoot-out victory over Newcastle United in the League Cup, which for results purposes counts as a draw.

- The 7-1 over Sunderland in 2007 equalled Everton’s biggest-ever Premier League win.

- The 13-match run without defeat from Oct-Dec 2007 was the Club’s best sequence for 21 years.
- The seven league defeats in the calendar year of 2010 has been bettered only twice in the modern era – in 1969 and 1978.

- Only Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs have won more points than Everton in the Premier League since Moyes joined in March 2002.

- Moyes led Everton to a first FA Cup final for 14 years in 2009 in statistically the hardest run by any side reaching the final. During that campaign Moyes became only the second manager to knock out Manchester United and Liverpool in the FA Cup in the same season.

- Moyes led Everton to a first League Cup semi-final for 20 years - against Chelsea in 2008.

- Moyes has a Club record 14 victories in European competition and also a record in taking charge of the Blues in 26 continental matches.

- He oversaw the biggest win for Everton in Europe – a 6-1 victory over SK Brann of Norway at Goodison in February 2008.



Leon Osman   289
Tony Hibbert  285
Phil Neville  268
Tim Cahill  265
Joseph Yobo  259
Tim Howard  255
Mikel Arteta  209
Lee Carsley  194
Leighton Baines 192
Phil Jagielka  162


Tim Cahill  66
Leon Osman  41
Louis Saha  35
Mikel Arteta  34
Yakubu  33
Andy Johnson  22
Tomasz Radzinski 21
James McFadden 18
Marouane Fellaini 18
Joleon Lescott  17
Wayne Rooney 17


                                                Games   WINS

Fulham                                       23        13

Bolton Wanderers                        21        11

Manchester City                           19        10

Sunderland                                 14        10

Blackburn Rovers                         23         9

Portsmouth                                 14         9

Middlesbrough                             17         8

West Bromwich Albion                   12         7

West Ham United                         15         7

Wigan Athletic                              13         7

*Stats courtesy of Gavin Buckland. Follow Gavin on Twitter @GavinBuckland1.


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