|4||Shots On Target||1|
|46%||Aerial Duels Won %||54%|
- Everton dominated possession in the first half but didn’t make the most of it. Of all the passes they made, only 23% were in the final third. By comparison, Stoke made more passes in the final third than Everton (69-63).
- Everton made only 5 touches in Stoke’s penalty area and Stoke made 3 in Everton’s penalty area.
- Both sides made 4 shots in the first half, but Everton were the only team that had some that went on target (2).
- A very underwhelming first half from both teams.
- However, one of Everton’s 4 shots and 5 touches in the penalty area resulted in a goal from Wayne Rooney.
- In the second half, Everton were in the final third a lot more – they made 103 more passes in that area and 35% of their passes in the second half were in that area.
- Everton made 25 touches in Stoke’s penalty area, whereas Stoke made 19 touches in Everton’s penalty area.
- Despite the goal, Stoke were defensively solid – their superb tackling stopped Everton from making a single successful dribble.
- Overall, an even game with Everton proving to be the more pivotal. 1-0 an accurate scoreline.
- Stoke dominated the last 10 minutes of the game but Jordan Pickford stopped Everton from losing two valuable points.
- A crucial save and a couple of punches in the end and he made his presence felt.
- One shot, one on target, one goal.
- 5 accurate crosses – as many all the other players in the game combined.
- 13 long balls (10 reached the final third), 5 of which were successful.
- Made only one unsuccessful touch all game.
Average Player Positions
- Everton have kept a clean sheet in their first 3 games of the season for the second time in the club’s history (after 1912/13).
- Everton have won the first game of the Premier League season, kept a clean sheet in the first game of the Premier League season and won their first 3 games of the season all for the first time since 2012/13.
- Wayne Rooney is the 4th Everton player to score on his second league debut (after Jack Bell, Wilf Toman and Louis Weller).