Matthew Pennington

Squad No: 38
D.o.B: 06/10/1994
Birthplace: Warrington
Appearances: 7 (2)
Goals: 1
Matthew Pennington made the first-team breakthrough at Everton during 2015/16.

The versatile defender, who has been at the Club since the age of 11, made his senior Everton debut in August 2015 in a Capital One Cup tie at Barnsley.

More opportunities came his way later in the season and, indeed, he played in the final four Premier League matches.

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

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 in a second temporary spell at Prenton Park his goal was in vain as the Wirral outfit were dramatically relegated to League Two on the final day of the season.

He then impressed on loan at Coventry City in 2014/15, making 25 appearances for the League One outfit, as well as 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.

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 also made three first-team appearances, the first of which provided a moment he will never forget - a maiden senior goal against Liverpool at the Kop end.

Pennington reported back for pre-season with Everton in July 2017 and was part of the squad that made the groundbreaking trip to Tanzania. Days after returning from the Africa visit, he joined Leeds United on a season-long loan for the 2017/18 Championship campaign.

Contracted until: June 2019

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
Total 17 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 21/05/2017 9 (4) 1


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