Under-21 Fixtures Announced
Second-string set for three Goodison outings in 2013/14.
Everton Under-21s are set to play three games at Goodison Park following the announcement of the 2013/14 fixtures.
The Barclays Under-21 Premier League schedule for the new term was announced on Friday afternoon, with the format undergoing a significant change from 2012/13.
The Blues will compete in a new 22-team league consisting of all clubs to have been designated as having a Category One academy. Each team will face each other only once - home or away.
And as part of the new rules, first-team stadiums are to be used on occasion.
Alan Stubbs' side are scheduled to walk out onto the Goodison turf for the first time in 2013/14 when they welcome Manchester United on 21 October (7pm kick-off).
The home of the Blues is also set to be the venue for the visits of Aston Villa and Middlesbrough on 20 January and 17 February respectively (both 7pm kick-offs).
The Under-21s will also play at some other well-known grounds on their travels, with trips to the Etihad Stadium, St James' Park and the Hawthorns just a few highlights.
Everton's other eight home fixtures will take place at Southport's Merseyrail Community Stadium, a ground they returned to call home midway through last season.
The Blues were in fine form in the second half of 2012/13, going on a 16-game unbeaten run before losing to Tottenham in extra time of the semi-final at White Hart Lane.
This year, the top four sides at the end of the 22-team table will face off in similar semi-final meetings, with a final crowning the overall Barclays Under-21 Premier League champions.
Everton Under-21s' full fixtures, with venues in brackets, can be found below.
Monday 12 - Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton (AFC Telford United), 7pm.
Monday 19 - Everton v West Ham United (Southport FC), 7pm.
Monday 26 - Manchester City v Everton (Etihad Stadium), 1pm.
Monday 2 - Everton v Reading (Southport FC), 7pm.
Monday 16 - Newcastle United v Everton (St James' Park), 7pm.
Monday 23 - Everton v Chelsea (Southport FC), 7pm
Monday 7 - Blackburn Rovers v Everton (Ewood Park), 7pm.
Monday 21 - Everton v Manchester United (Goodison Park), 7pm.
Monday 4 - Everton v Arsenal (Southport FC), 7pm.
Monday 2 - Fulham v Everton (Motspur Park), 7pm.
Monday 16 - Everton v Liverpool (Southport FC), 7pm.
Monday 10 - Norwich City v Everton (Carrow Road), 7pm.
Monday 20 - Everton v Aston Villa (Goodison Park), 7pm.
Monday 3 - Tottenham Hotspur v Everton (TBC), 12pm.
Monday 10 - Everton v Sunderland (Southport FC), 7pm.
Monday 17 - Everton v Middlesbrough (Goodison Park), 7pm.
Monday 3 - Bolton Wanderers v Everton (Reebok Stadium), 7pm.
Monday 10 - Everton v Stoke City (Southport FC), 7pm.
Friday 21 - West Bromwich Albion v Everton (The Hawthorns), 2pm.
Monday 31 - Everton v Southampton (Southport FC), 7pm.
Monday 7 - Leicester City v Everton (The Training Ground), 2pm.
Week commencing 26 April
Barclays U21 Premier League semi-finals.
Week commencing 3 May
Barclays U21 Premier League Final.