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05 September 2020 Venue Goodison Park Attendance

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Everton
2 - 0
FT
Preston North End

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4-3-3
  • 53
    Harry Tyrer
    GK
  • 4
    Mason Holgate
    DF
  • 7
    Richarlison
    FW
  • 9
    Dominic Calvert-Lewin
    FW
  • 10
    Gylfi Sigurdsson
    MF
  • 11
    Theo Walcott
    FW
  • 19
    Niels Nkounkou
    DF
  • 20
    Bernard
    MF
  • 24
    Anthony Gordon
    MF
  • 28
    Jonjoe Kenny
    DF
  • 37
    Lewis Gibson
    DF

Substitutes

  • 31
    Nicholas Defreitas Hansen
    SUB
  • 12
    Beni Baningime
    SUB
  • 29
    Yannick Bolasie
    SUB
  • 30
    Dennis Adeniran
    SUB
  • 48
    Kyle John
    SUB
  • 50
    Ellis Simms
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Carlo Ancelotti

4-2-3-1
  • 25
    Connor Ripley
    GK
  • 2
    Darnell Fisher
    DF
  • 14
    Jordan Storey
    DF
  • 23
    Paul Huntington
    DF
  • 3
    Josh Earl
    DF
  • 7
    Tom Bayliss
    MF
  • 12
    Paul Gallagher
    MF
  • 44
    Brad Potts
    MF
  • 10
    Josh Harrop
    MF
  • 33
    Ethan Walker
    MF
  • 20
    Jayden Stockley
    FW

Substitutes

  • 28
    Matt Hudson
    SUB
  • 4
    Ben Pearson
    SUB
  • 5
    Patrick Bauer
    SUB
  • 6
    Ben Davies
    SUB
  • 11
    Daniel Johnson
    SUB
  • 15
    Joe Rafferty
    SUB
  • 16
    Andrew Hughes
    SUB
  • 18
    Ryan Ledson
    SUB
  • 29
    Tom Barkhuizen
    SUB
  • 30
    Jack Baxter
    SUB
  • 31
    Scott Sinclair
    SUB
  • 32
    Adam O'Reilly
    SUB
  • 39
    Billy Bodin
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Alex Neil

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Match Previews

Everton Preview

4 September 2020

Preston North End’s 2020/21 preparations draw to a close on Saturday afternoon as they head down the M58 to face Everton at Goodison Park.

First Team News

Watch Our Final Two Friendlies On iFollow PNE

3 September 2020

The Lilywhites have not played at the Toffee’s home since a league cup tie under the management of Billy Davies back in 2004, when goals from Lee Carsley and Marcus Bent gave the hosts a place in the fourth round.

This time around it will not be competitive in that sense, but it was certainly be a game where the PNE side want to impress, as it will be the last match where the players get a chance to stake their claim for a starting berth against Swansea City at Deepdale exactly seven days later.

With eight players getting 90 minutes under their belts at Bramall Lane on Friday, a lot more will look to do the same at Goodison, with Darnell Fisher likely to get his first minutes of pre-season, having had an injury for a fortnight of the preparations, but back on the bench against the Blades.

Equalising goalscorer in Sheffield and the man who supplied it, Jayden Stockley and Paul Gallagher are both likely to start as well amongst others, with just Declan Rudd and Louis Moult remaining to be sidelined.

First Team News

Ryan Ledson Looking Forward To Goodison Return

4 September 2020

Like the Lilywhites, with Alan Browne and Sean Maguire, Carlo Ancelotti will be without a number of players on internationally duty.

There will be no reunion with successful Lilywhites loanee Jordan Pickford, who, along with centre half Michael Keane are away with England for their Nations League tie in Iceland, kicking-off just after the conclusion of the pre-season friendly.

Also away for the Toffeemen, are Moise Keane (Italy), Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland), Tom Davies (England U21), Muhamed Besic (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Joao Virginia (Portugal U21), Lucas Digne (France), Andrew Gomes (Portugal) and Jonas Lossl (Denmark).

It remains to be seen whether any of the rumoured new signings on the blue half of Liverpool are completed and thrown into the deep end against PNE, with media speculation suggesting Everton are closing in on the signings of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid, Napoli midfielder Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure from Watford, in what would be a real statement of intent from the Blues this summer.

The game will again be live on iFollow PNE on Saturday afternoon, the stream going live from Goodison Park at approximately 2.45pm – click here for more information on how you can watch the game.

The Lilywhites will be in their home strip, with the goalkeeper in all black. The new home kit is already on sale from the club shop – which is open 10am until 3pm on Saturday and online – click here now to purchase yours.

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Match Reports

Everton 2 Preston North End 0

5 September 2020

Preston North End rounded off their pre-season fixture programme at Goodison Park, with Everton the victors by two goals to nil.

In an entertaining encounter, Alex Neil’s men gave a very good account of themselves and but for the exploits of young goalkeeper Harry Tyrer would have no doubt have taken something from the game.

It was a fully different starting XI to the one that drew 2-2 with Sheffield United 24 hours previous, with Ethan Walker getting his first senior start down the right-hand side of the front three.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Blues started brightly, with Connor Ripley making a brilliant reaction save from Gylfi Sigurdsson after 90 seconds, his shot deflecting off Jordan Storey and almost looping over the ’keeper, but for his excellent reflexes.

But the hosts were in front on seven minutes – Ryan Ledson’s best friend, Jonjoe Kenny sliding home from just outside the six yard box, toe ending the ball past Ripley when Theo Walcott’s attempted pass ricocheted off Storey and allowed the midfielder to break through.

However, the second part of the opening period was all North End. The loss of Mason Holgate at the back for the Toffeemen made a difference as Jayden Stockley began to dominate up front.

On 25 minutes a free kick from skipper Paul Gallagher, from the right of penalty area, after foul on Ethan Walker, saw a Paul Huntington header seemingly come off Anthony Gordon and go wide, but a corner was not given by referee Rob Jones.

Before the half hour mark a great chance to level came as Josh Harrop did well, held the ball up for Brad Potts to run through, he slid ball through to run of Stockley, who was in on goal, but his powerful shot was straight at Tyrer.

Eight minutes before the interval Stockley was karate kicked by Kenny near his throat – and he would have received a red card in a league game, but escaped with a yellow. Gallagher’s resulting 20-yard free kick was inches wide of the left-hand post with Tyrer beaten.

Chances continued and a good move saw Stockley hold up the ball, finding Potts, who fed Darnell Fisher – making his return from injury. The No.2’s cross found Stockley, but his bullet header flashed wide.

But the best chance was two minutes before half-time and it took a superb save from Tyrer to deny Walker, who charged down the right from Stockley’s flick on. It was a great run and shot from the 18-year-old, arrowed towards the bottom left-hand corner, but somehow the stopper got down to turn the ball just around the post.

North End had the ball in the back of the net on 62 minutes, Bayliss firing home after some superb build-up play, Stockley finding the run of Harrop, who squared for Bayliss to fire home, but assistant Darren Cann adjudged Harrop to have been offside when he received the ball, despite it looking very tight.

But it was 2-0 shortly after as a superb touch from Walcott allowed Bernard to break through with pace, feeding the ball out to Richarlison on the left, who drilled an early ball across to Dominic Calvert-Lewin, whose initial effort was brilliantly stopped by Ripley, but it came back off the keeper and into the empty net, very unlucky for the man between the sticks.

Another great save from Tyrer kept the lead to two on 76 minutes. This time Harrop delivered a quality free kick from the right and Jordan Storey rose highest to power a header from 15 yards out that somehow the young stopper tipped onto the bar and Calvert-Lewin completed the clearance and the game ended 2-0.

Everton line-up: Tyrer, (Hansen, 90) Holgate (John, 31), Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin (Simms, 82), Sigurdsson (c), Walcott (Bolasie, 67), Nkounkou, Bernard (Adeniran, 88), Gordon (Baningime, 78), Kenny, Gibson.

PNE line-up: Ripley, Fisher (Rafferty, 73), Earl, Bayliss, Storey, Huntington, Walker (O’Reilly, 73), Gallagher (c) (Johnson, 73), Stockley, Potts (Baxter, 88), Harrop. Subs not used: Hudson, Pearson, Bauer, Davies, Hughes, Ledson, Barkhuizen, Bodin, Baxter.

Referee: Mr R Jones

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