Match Summary: Everton 1-0 Stoke

Match Stats

Everton   Stoke
1 Goals 0
9 Shots 9
4 Shots On Target 1
2 Shots Blocked 2
0 Successful Dribbles 10
15 Successful Tackles 16
19 Interceptions 25
13 Fouls 10
2 Offsides 6
46% Aerial Duels Won % 54%
79% Pass Accuracy 72%
62% Possession 38%


  • 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.

Star Players

Jordan Pickford

  • 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.

Wayne Rooney

  • 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.

Heat Maps

Everton Stoke

Average Player Positions

Everton Stoke

Key Stats

  • 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).