Ex-Bayern boss, Kovac, watches Everton beat Chelsea

Former Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac watched managerless Everton’s win over Chelsea from the Goodison Park directors’ box on Saturday. The 48-year-old Croat was not sat with Everton’s owners for the 3-1 home victory, overseen by interim caretaker Duncan Ferguson and which lifted the club out of the bottom three. It is understood that Kovac has travelled to England on a ‘fact-finding’ mission about the English game, having left Bayern by mutual consent in November. From Goodison, he travelled to the Etihad Stadium for the Manchester derby between City and…

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FA fines Everton defender, Mina, £10,000 for breaking betting rules

Everton’s Yerry Mina has been fined £10,000 and warned as to his future conduct after admitting breaching Football Association betting rules. Mina, 24, appeared in a TV advert for Colombian betting company Betjuego. In mitigation, Everton said defender Mina’s “command of the English language is limited” and that he did “not understand the information on betting”. The FA said the fine is “appropriate and proportionate in the circumstances”. Mina joined the Toffees from Barcelona in August 2018, reports the BBC. The FA called the case “unusual” and recognised “strong mitigation…

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FA fines Everton defender, Mina, £10,000 for breaking betting rules

Everton’s Yerry Mina has been fined £10,000 and warned as to his future conduct after admitting breaching Football Association betting rules. Mina, 24, appeared in a TV advert for Colombian betting company Betjuego. In mitigation, Everton said defender Mina’s “command of the English language is limited” and that he did “not understand the information on betting”. The FA said the fine is “appropriate and proportionate in the circumstances”. Mina joined the Toffees from Barcelona in August 2018, reports the BBC. The FA called the case “unusual” and recognised “strong mitigation…

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EPL: Arsenal come from behind to hold Spurs, Everton edge Wolves

Arsenal came from two goals down to claim a point from a full-blooded north London derby with Tottenham at Emirates Stadium. Christian Eriksen put the visitors ahead early on after Bernd Leno spilled Erik Lamela’s shot at the Danish international’s feet. Spurs were cruising when Harry Kane doubled their lead from the penalty spot after Granit Xhaka’s woefully misjudged challenge on Son Heung-min, but Alexandre Lacazette got on the end of Nicolas Pepe’s pass to give Arsenal hope in first-half stoppage time. And Maurcio Pochettino’s side were made to pay…

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Everton complete signing of Alex Iwobi after giving up on Zaha

Everton completed the late transfer of Alex Iwobi from Arsenal more than two hours after the transfer window closed on Thursday night having refused to meet Crystal Palace’s £100m valuation of Wilfried Zaha. Iwobi is Everton’s seventh summer arrival and has signed a five-year contract with the Goodison Park club, with the fee for the Nigeria international which could reach £35m ensuring the Premier League set a new spending record of more than £1.4bn. The Everton manager Marco Silva said: “Alex was one of our main targets for this window…

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Everton complete signing of Alex Iwobi after giving up on Zaha

Everton completed the late transfer of Alex Iwobi from Arsenal more than two hours after the transfer window closed on Thursday night having refused to meet Crystal Palace’s £100m valuation of Wilfried Zaha. Iwobi is Everton’s seventh summer arrival and has signed a five-year contract with the Goodison Park club, with the fee for the Nigeria international which could reach £35m ensuring the Premier League set a new spending record of more than £1.4bn. The Everton manager Marco Silva said: “Alex was one of our main targets for this window…

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Everton complete signing of Alex Iwobi after giving up on Zaha

Everton completed the late transfer of Alex Iwobi from Arsenal more than two hours after the transfer window closed on Thursday night having refused to meet Crystal Palace’s £100m valuation of Wilfried Zaha. Iwobi is Everton’s seventh summer arrival and has signed a five-year contract with the Goodison Park club, with the fee for the Nigeria international which could reach £35m ensuring the Premier League set a new spending record of more than £1.4bn. The Everton manager Marco Silva said: “Alex was one of our main targets for this window…

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Mikel Obi reacts to Everton transfer rumours

Former Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi has denied he would return to the English Premier League in January from Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda to join Everton. Some reports had claimed the 30-year-old would leave Tianjin after an injury-hit first season since moving from Stamford Bridge, with Everton leading the chase. But Mikel said he had no intention to leave the Chinese Super League. “I don’t know where such a rumour came from, but this story is untrue,” he told Tianjin TV. “I want to stay in the Chinese Super…

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League Cup: Holders United drawn away to Swansea in fourth round

Manchester United will play away at Swansea City in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, while Chelsea will be at home against Everton. Manchester City have been drawn against Championship Wolves, with Tottenham hosting West Ham in a London derby. Arsenal play Norwich City, while Leicester City, who knocked out Liverpool, face Leeds United at home. Bournemouth host Middlesbrough and Bristol City take on Crystal Palace in the other fourth-round ties. Jose Mourinho’s United, who beat Southampton in the Wembley final in February, moved into the last 16 with…

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Everton, Milan take charge in Europa League

    Everton took a 2-0 lead in a Europa League qualifying play-off first leg clash on Thursday against Hajduk Split in Liverpool in a game stopped temporarily due to crowd trouble. Hajduk fans surged towards the Goodison Park pitch and threw objects with play stopped shortly after Michael Keane’s 30th-minute header had put the hosts in front. After police brought the situation under control players returned to the pitch and Everton doubled their lead in the 45th minute thanks to Idrissa Gueye’s strike off a Wayne Rooney cross. In…

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