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Everton match preview

SUNDAY 12 MAY 2013




• West Ham United travel to Everton for their final Barclays Premier League away match of 2012/13 on Sunday looking to secure a victory that will keep them inside the top ten.

• The Hammers have collected 43 points from 36 matches, chalking up three victories on their travels at Queens Park Rangers (2-1), Newcastle United (1-0) and Stoke City (1-0). Sam Allardyce's side have also picked up draws at Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion, Liverpool (all 0-0) and Southampton (1-1).

West Ham have lost just two of their previous nine Barclays Premier League fixtures.

• David Moyes' Everton go into the weekend sixth in the Barclays Premier League table, having collected 60 points from 36 matches played. Victory this Saturday would mean the Toffees will definitely finish in the top six and maintain their hopes of leapfrogging Tottenham Hotspur into fifth position and a UEFA Europa League place.

• Moyes will take charge of Everton at Goodison Park for the final time after eleven years in charge of the club. The Toffees confirmed on Thursday that the Scot will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.

• Everton have been outstanding at home this season, winning eleven, drawing six and losing just one of their 18 home Barclays Premier League fixtures. Everton's sole home defeat of the season came at the hands of Chelsea (1-2) on 30 December 2012.

• There have been just two goals scored in Everton's previous four Barclays Premier League fixtures. Goalless draws at Arsenal and Liverpool have come either side of a 1-0 defeat at Sunderland and 1-0 home win over Fulham.

• West Ham and Everton have met 125 previously in competitive fixtures. The Hammers have had the worst of things over the years, winning 36 to Everton's 62, with 27 draws. In the league, Everton have recorded 56 victories to the Hammers' 32.

• The Hammers have not won on any of their last five visits to Goodison Park. West Ham's most-recent success at Everton came on 14 December 2005, when Bobby Zamora and a David Weir own-goal secured a 2-1 Premier League victory. However, the Hammers' two most-recent visits have both ended in 2-2 Premier League draws.

Team news

West Ham United

• Centre-back James Tomkins will hope to be in contention after missing the last three games with a groin injury.

• Left-back George McCartney is ruled out through a knee injury that will keep him sidelined for the remainder of the season.

• Rob Hall, Ravel Morrison and Paul McCallum are all back in training at Chadwell Heath after completing their loan spells with Bolton Wanderers, Birmingham City and Aldershot Town respectively.


• Captain Phil Neville could miss out on making a farewell appearance at Goodison Park due to a knee injury.


• West Ham United and Everton have met 105 times in league matches. Everton have won 52 times, West Ham have won 32 and there have been 21 draws. Overall, the two clubs have met 125 times, with Everton winning 62, West Ham 36 and there being 27 draws.

• The Toffees are unbeaten in ten matches against their hosts, including the last eight Premier League meetings. Everton have won 17 of the 33 Premier League meetings between the two, while West Ham United have won just six.

• The first-ever meeting between West Ham United and Everton was an FA Cup second-round tie played on 2 February 1907. Harry Stapley scored for the Hammers, who were then a Southern League side, but the Division One Toffees ran out 2-1 winners through goals from Jimmy Settle and Jack Sharp. Everton would go on to reach the final, losing 2-1 to The Wednesday at Crystal Palace.

• West Ham United and Everton have met twice at the FA Cup semi-final stage, with each club winning through once on their way to lifting the trophy at Wembley. The Toffees scored a 2-1 victory at Molineux on 18 March 1933, when Vic Watson's goal was cancelled out by Ted Critchley and James Dunn, before beating Manchester City 3-0 at Wembley. The Division Two Hammers gained their revenge on 16 April 1980, when Frank Lampard and Alan Devonshire scored in a 2-1 replay victory at Elland Road. West Ham went on to beat Arsenal 1-0 in the final.

• West Ham United have never scored more than four goals in a game against Everton - achieving that feat on six occasions. The Hammers' biggest home victor over the Toffees was a 4-0 Division One success on 11 February 1961, when Harry Obeney scored twice and John Dick and Malcolm Musgrove once each.

• Vivian Gibbins scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 Division One win at Goodison Park on 10 April 1929, while Jimmy Ruffell repeated the feat in a 4-2 home Division One victory on 5 December 1931 - they remain the only two trebles netted by West Ham United players against Everton.

• Everton's biggest home win over West Ham came on 22 October 1927, when they romped to a 7-0 Division One victory at Goodison Park. Tommy White (two), Ted Critchley, Dick Forshaw, Anthony Weldon, a Jack O'Donnell penalty and a William Henderson own-goal were on the scoresheet.

• Winston Reid scored past Everton goalkeeper Jan Mucha at the 2010 FIFA World Cup when his last-minute header secured New Zealand a 1-1 group-stage draw with Slovakia at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.

• Mohamed Diame lined up alongside Everton winger Magaye Gueye, who is currently on loan at French club Stade Brestois, at the London 2012 Olympic Games, where the pair helped Senegal to reach the quarter-finals.

John Campbell scored on his debut in the first-ever league meeting between the West Ham and Everton on 15 March 1924 - a game which ended in a 2-1 home Division One victory for the Hammers. Born in South Shields, Campbell scored eleven goals in 29 appearances for the Hammers before joining Clapton Orient in 1929.

• Academy graduate Mick Beesley was just 18 when he scored on his debut against Everton on 24 September 1960, but could not prevent West Ham falling to a 4-1 Division One defeat at Goodison Park. He would make just one more first-team appearance before joining Southend United in summer 1962.

• David Unsworth made his West Ham debut against Everton just days after completing a £1million move to the Hammers from the Merseyside club. The centre-back ended on the losing side as the Toffees won 2-1 in a Premier League fixture at Goodison Park on 23 August 1997.

• Trevor Sinclair scored twice on his West Ham debut in a 2-2 Premier League draw with Everton at the Boleyn Ground on 31 January 1998.

• Charlton Athletic loanee goalkeeper Sasa Ilic endured a debut to forget as West Ham suffered a 4-0 home Premier League defeat by Everton on 26 February 2000. Ilic would never play for the Hammers again.

• George Eastman (18 April 1925), Jimmy Andrews (24 November 1951), Johnny Cartwright (17 October 1959), Ron Tindall (25 November 1961), Hayden Foxe (31 March 2001) and James Tomkins (22 March 2008) also made their West Ham debuts against Everton.

Last time out

Saturday 4 May 2013
Barclays Premier League
West Ham United 0-0 Newcastle United
West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Reid, O'Brien, Collins, Demel (Taylor 80), Nolan, Diame, O'Neil, Jarvis (J.Cole 84), Vaz Te (Collison 58), Carroll
Subs not used: Henderson, Pogatetz, Noble, C.Cole

Sunday 5 May 2013
Barclays Premier League
Liverpool 0-0 Everton
Everton: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Coleman, Gibson, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Mirallas (Jelavic 75), Anichebe
Subs not used: Mucha, Hibbert, Heitinga, Duffy, Oviedo, Naismith

Previous meeting

Everton came from behind to secure a 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory at West Ham United on 22 December 2012. Carlton Cole put the Hammers in front with a smart touch and finish from outside the penalty area on 14 minutes. The Toffees played some good football and levelled matters when Victor Anichebe became the first opposition player to score a header against the Hammers this season on 64 minutes. David Moyes' side then hit the front when Steven Pienaar scrambled the ball home with 16 minutes remaining - just seconds after Cole had been harshly sent-off after catching Leighton Baines. Cole's red card was later rescinded, as was that of Everton's Darron Gibson, who caught Mark Mark Noble with a high boot late on.

West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Reid, O'Brien (Spence 81), Tomkins, Collins, Nolan, Jarvis (Collison 88), Taylor, Noble, O'Neil (Maiga 58), C.Cole
Subs not used: Spiegel, Diarra, Moncur, Lletget

Everton: Howard, Baines, Heitinga, Jagielka, Distin, Neville (Naismith 85), Gibson, Osman, Pienaar (Oviedo 88), Jelavic, Anichebe (Duffy 90)
Subs not used: Mucha, Hitzlsperger, Barkley, Vellios

Last six meetings (Premier League unless stated)

22 December 2012 - West Ham United 1-2 Everton
22 January 2011 - Everton 2-2 West Ham United
28 December 2010 - West Ham United 1-1 Everton
4 April 2010 - Everton 2-2 West Ham United
8 November 2009 - West Ham United 1-2 Everton
16 May 2009 - Everton 3-1 West Ham United

Overall record v Everton (all competitions) W 36 D 27 L 62

Ten-year records

West Ham United

2011/12 Championship 3rd (86 points - promoted via Play-Offs)
2010/11 Premier League 20th (33 points - relegated to Championship)
2009/10 Premier League 17th (35 points)
2008/09 Premier League 9th (51 points)
2007/08 Premier League 10th (49 points)
2006/07 Premier League 15th (41 points)
2005/06 Premier League 9th (55 points)
2004/05 Championship 6th (73 points - promoted via play-offs)
2003/04 Championship 4th (74 points)
2002/03 Premier League 18th (42 points - relegated to Championship)


2011/12 Premier League 7th (56 points)
2010/11 Premier League 7th (54 points)
2009/10 Premier League 8th (61 points)
2008/09 Premier League 5th (63 points)
2007/08 Premier League 5th (65 points)
2006/07 Premier League 6th (58 points)
2005/06 Premier League 11th (50 points)
2004/05 Premier League 4th (61 points)
2003/04 Premier League 17th (39 points)
2002/03 Premier League 7th (59 points)


• Sunday's referee will be Mike Jones.

• An experienced official, Jones was promoted to the Football League list of referees in 1997, with his first match in charge being Mansfield Town versus Hull City on 9 August of that year.

• Jones has refereed more than 30 matches every season since the 1997/98 campaign, totalling more than 500 senior matches over the last 14 years.

• The official has also taken charge of his fair share of big matches, being selected to referee the 2007 League Two Play-Off final between Bristol Rovers and Shrewsbury Town, and the 2007 FA Trophy final between Stevenage Borough and York City.

• Jones became a Select Group Referee in 2008 and his first match in the top-flight was Hull City versus Wigan Athletic on 30 August 2008.

• Jones has taken charge of 12 West Ham United matches, the most-recent being the 1-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at Manchester United on 28 November 2012.

Old boys

• Everton midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger spent the 2010/11 season at the Boleyn Ground joining the club in June 2010. Injury hampered his spell at the club and he did not make his debut until February 2011 when he played in the FA Cup fifth round against Burnley. He made his league debut in a 3-1 win over Liverpool and he scored his first goal in a 3-0 win over Stoke City on 5 March 2011.

• Among the players who have represented both clubs are Niclas Alexandersson, Ray Atteveld, Slaven Bilic, Ian Bishop, Joe Blythe, David Burrows, Tony Cottee, Charlie Crossley, George Eccles, William Kelly, George Kitchen, Alex McCartney, Lucas Neill, John Russell, David Unsworth, Mark Ward, William Wildman, Danny Williamson and Richard Wright.

General information

• All Standard tickets for Sunday's trip to Goodison Park are now SOLD OUT.

Nine pairs of Wheelchair/Carer tickets are still available for this fixture. Click here for details.

• Saturday's weather forecast at the Goodison Park is for light rain with maximum temperatures reaching 11C (52F).


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