Everton FC FA Carling Premiership
Game 34: Saturday 11 April 1998

Everton 2 - 0 Leeds United

(Half-time: 2 - 0)

Crowd: 37099
Referee: U D Rennie (Sheffield)
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Match Facts
  Teams Unused Subs
Leeds Martyn, Kelly, Radebe, Wetherall, Hasselbaink, Bowyer, Halle, Kewell (Lilley 87), Harte, Hiden, Molenaar (Haaland 45) Robinson, Hopkin, Jackson
Everton Myhre, O'Kane, Short, Beagrie, Ball, Ferguson (Madar 73), Hutchison, Barmby (Farrelly 73), Tiler, McCann, Spencer Gerrard, Dunne, Oster
  Scorers Other Info
Leeds    
Everton Hutchison 10, Ferguson 38  
  Yellow Cards Red Cards
Leeds Radebe, Bowyer, Molenaar Radebe
Everton McCann, Ferguson, O'Kane  

Match Statistics
  Leeds Everton
Corners won ? ?
Fouls committed ? ?
Hit woodwork ? ?
Offsides committed ? ?
Shirt numbers of goalscorers ? ?
Yellow cards 3 3
Red cards 1 0

Match Reports
Fans' Reports
Nigel Fleeman Everton Match
Newspaper/Newswire Reports
The Guardian Lazy Leeds hand Everton a lifeline
The Sunday Times Captain leads the way for Everton
The Times Gods smile on Everton's efforts
The Electronic Telegraph Everton grateful for Leeds off-day
Links to Reports on the net
Soccernet Soccernet match report
Carlingnet Carlingnet match report

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Everton match - Nigel Fleeman

No surprises at the result at Goodison from me - my 4th visit (including Tuesday) and a dismal record of no wins, one draw and three defeats - seeing Leeds score just one goal (Hackworth's on Tuesday!) and only twice were there 11 players left from both sides at half-time, never mind the end!!! ... and it's always bloodycold and windy !!!!!!

Still, it could have all been different if Halle and Jimmy had scored. How they missed I'll never know ...

As for the referee, well I did say I thought he were well dodgy on Tuesday with a bias towards Everton and he was no different on Saturday was he? That said, what was Lucas doing? How embarassing too - not being able to walk after being shown the red! And whilst Ferguson is definitely a dirty thug, from where I was, admittedly "miles" away, I wasn't covinced Molenaar did not foul him and it was a dive! Oh well ...

I still think that even with 10 men we had the better of the game - it seemed to me that Everton were content with their 2-0 at half time and from then on it was always gonna be hard with 10 men ... that said, Jimmy was superb up front and if the crosses had been better in at times and if Haaland had kept that shot down - all it needed I thought was one goal, and we'd have been right back in. Then again, Everton looked lively(ish) again when Madar came on (I didn't realise Barmby was playing til I read the match report!!).

Not keen to do scores so I will give everyone the same (ooh, about 7/10 as they all tried and played well enough) and make Jimmy MOTM! At times, Hiden really impressed me though - he looks a brilliant signing.

What was the point of bringing Lilley on for only the last minute though? Not that I am saying he should necessarily have come on at all, but if he was gonna ... And given the criticism of Hopkin of late, it was interesting to hear someone around me wanting Hopkin to come on!

Overall, I thought we played OK - certainly not as depressed over the post-match beers as in previous years ... and the other results didn't really go against us did they? Well the Derby win on Monday maybe ... but what a result from Arsenal, the ol' "double whammy" - pressure on Scum *and* improving our UEFA chances!!!

Anyway, talking of beer - Sorry but I never received the messages about pubs in Liverpool (or anything from the Leeds List for that matter) til today (I was off on Thursday and no mail on Wednesday). I trust all those who went to the match also found a decent pub anyway! Did anyone go to the Poste House? Was there free food? That I'll have to visit sometime misen if there is!!!

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Lazy Leeds hand Everton a lifeline - Ian Ross

Copy from Football Guardian of 12/04/1998.
Read the full report in The Football Guardian

One of these two famous old clubs will probably represent England in Europe next season but any neutral who had wandered into Goodison Park to complain about the noise would have been hard-pushed to work out that the visitors were the ones in top-six contention. Everton were beset by problems, as they have been all season, and their need was arguably the greater, but the timidity of Leeds had to be seen to be believed.

Needless to say, George Graham was not best pleased. After having Lucas Radebe dismissed early on Leeds abandoned all hope, sliding to defeat without even a murmur of protest.

© Guardian Media Group plc

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