Everton FC FA Carling Premiership
Game 5: Saturday 12 September 1998

Everton 0 - 0 Leeds United

(Half-time: 0 - 0)

Crowd: 36687
Referee: N S Barry (Scunthorpe)
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Match Facts
  Teams Unused Subs
Leeds Martyn, Hiden, Harte, Radebe, Molenaar, Bowyer, Haaland, Hopkin, Hasselbaink, Wijnhard (Lilley 85), Kewell (Ribeiro 69) Robinson, Wetherall, Halle
Everton Myhre, Cleland, Ball, Dacourt, Watson, Unsworth, Collins, Barmby (Cadamarteri 67), Ferguson, Hutchison (Farrelly 78), Materazzi Gerrard, Spencer, Tiler
  Scorers Other Info
  Yellow Cards Red Cards
Leeds Molenaar, Haaland  
Everton Dacourt Dacourt
Match Statistics
  Leeds Everton
Corners won ? ?
Fouls committed ? ?
Hit woodwork ? ?
Offsides committed ? ?
Shirt numbers of goalscorers 0 0
Yellow cards 2 1
Red cards 0 1
Match Reports
Fans' Reports
Barjindher Singh BlueScouse Review
Newspaper/Newswire/Net Reports
The Guardian Dacourt off as Everton hang on
The Electronic Telegraph Resurgent Everton are brought to a halt by red
The Times Everton left open to cheap gibes
The Sunday Times Dacourt sees red in stalemate
Express Sport Dacourt off in goal-starved Goodison
The Independent on Sunday Limp Leeds fail to cash in
Yorkshire Evening Post Bad day at Goodison
Soccernet Soccernet match report
Carlingnet Carlingnet match report

BlueScouse Review - Barjindher Singh

Not much out n out entertainment but If any game highlights where we are lacking and the type of players we need, this was it.

Martyn 6
Couple of good saves from Collins and Barmby but equally a few blunders that scared us all. Again his inability to command the penalty area could have cost us.

Hiden 6
Nothing special but solid when it matters. Had plenty of defensive cover from Hoppy.

T1000 7
Contained Jail bird very well. Still not as good as Whethers on getting into dangerous positions on corners.

Lucas 8
The king once again. Played with real confidence, almost arrogant at times. Best player on the pitch by a mile.

Harte 6
Didn't go forward enough but midfield to blame.

Hopkin 2
The canary yellow strip should have assisted him in passing the ball but had exactly the opposite effect; maybe he's colour-blind eh.

Haaland 2
Same problem as Hoppy and looked very slow. Wasn't prepared to go forward at all.

Bowyer 5
100% for effort as usual but his passes were easily intercepted by them.

Kewell 4
The jewel failed to sparkle once again. The boy must get through this rough patch. Should have been subbed at half time.

Hasselbaink 5
Lazy day for the big man, didn't chase, didn't move. First touch let him down many times (as warned by Da Rev). Must learn how to win the ball in the air occasionally.

Wijnhard 6
Felt sorry him as on another day he would won a couple of penalties for us. That cheating Italian no 15 - Meterazzi was holding him, pulling his shirt, throwing him yet the ref failed to see any of it. Good physical test for him.

Ribeirio 7
Breath of fresh air when he came on for Clyde, although Jimmy should have gone off. He was dangerous going forward, taking players on and beating them. If only GG put him on at half time.

Lilley 7
Did more in 10mins than JFH did in the entire second half. Nearly snatched for us with a superb header.

MOTM : King Lucas
Ref : Tunnel visioned. Missed all the dirty tricks employed by Meterazzi.

Crowd : Best chant was when Dacourt got sent off "Time to Go, Time to Go, Time to Goooo, Time to Go, Time to Gooooo....etc.... F*** Off!...."

Dacourt off as Everton hang on - Ian Whittell

Copy from Football Guardian of 13/09/1998.
Read the full report in The Football Guardian

A new season and a new phenomenon. Two Premiership managers who have clearly been partaking of truth serum.

"I don't think either team deserved to win," said George Graham after watching his second goalless draw of the season. "And I hate being that honest. We cancelled each other out and it must have been sad for the fans to watch."

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