Matthew Pennington

Matthew Pennington
Squad No: 38
D.o.B: 06/10/1994
Birthplace: Warrington
Appearances: 7 (2)
Goals: 1

Matthew Pennington made his first-team breakthrough at Everton in 2015/16 when he started the final four Premier League matches of the campaign.

The versatile defender, who joined the Club aged 11, made his senior Toffees debut in August 2015 in a League Cup victory at Barnsley.

Pennington adapted comfortably to the demands of the English top-flight and earned the man-of-the-match accolade for his display in the 2-1 home victory over Bournemouth in April 2016.

Pennington played an important role for the Under-23s in 2016/17 as the young Blues were crowned inaugural Premier League 2 champions.

The defender made three first-team appearances in the same season, the first of which saw him score a maiden senior goal against Liverpool at Anfield.

Pennington was part of the Everton squad which made the groundbreaking trip to Tanzania in summer 2017. Days after returning from the Africa visit, he joined Leeds United on a season-long loan for the 2017/18 campaign.

Pennington played 24 times in the Championship for the Elland Road club and following his stay in Yorkshire signed a new deal with Everton to tie him to Goodison Park until at least summer 2021.

The Warrington-born youngster got his first taste of senior football in January 2014 when he joined Tranmere Rovers on a month's loan and had a second temporary spell at Prenton Park later in the season.

He then impressed on loan at Coventry City in 2014/15, making 25 appearances for the League One outfit and securing the Sky Blues’ Young-Player-of-the-Year award.

After his Everton debut at Oakwell in August 2015, Pennington suffered an ankle injury which temporarily halted his progress.

He returned to fitness and was signed by Walsall on loan in April 2016 but was recalled after five appearances as Everton sought defensive reinforcements towards the end of the campaign.

In August 2018, he returned to the Championship on loan when he joined Ipswich Town for the 2018-19 campaign.

Contracted until: June 2021

Premier League
FA Cup
League Cup

Career Stats - Matthew Pennington (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2015 2016 4 0 0 (1) 0 1 0 0 0 5 (1) 0
2016 2017 2 (1) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 (1) 1
Total 6 (1) 1 0 (1) 0 1 0 0 0 7 (2) 1

Career Stats - Matthew Pennington (U21)

Season Appearances Goals
2014 2015 2 0
2015 2016 7 0
2016 2017 8 0
2018 2019 3 0
Total 20 0
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 26/07/2015 29/08/2018 9 (4) 1


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