Everton come to town this evening looking to complete just their second Premier League double over Stoke.
The Toffees were somewhat fortuitous to win at Goodison Park earlier this season when Shay Given’s own goal was the difference between the sides.
Stoke City have taken two Everton youngsters on trial.
Jack Bainbridge (pictured) and Mike Donohue both played in the U23’s draw at Middlesbrough last night.
Josh Flint continues his look at Stoke’s struggles, concentrating on the fixtures thus far and what is to come.
It was a tough start on paper, and it’s been a tough start in reality.
Stoke slipped to a second consecutive league defeat at Goodison Park today.
Everton shaded a close match, with Stoke’s recent fortunes summed up by the only goal of the game.
It was pleasing to get our first win of the season on Tuesday.
But the 4-0 victory should not be seen as the end of our struggles. Let’s face it, the opposition were about as handy as the Dog & Duck.