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Coleman limped out of the 1-1 draw with West Brom

Diego Lugano celebrates the equaliser which earned a point for West Brom

West Brom 1 Everton 1 match report: Pepe Mel's switch pegs back Roberto Martinez to deny Everton

Pepe Mel made a series of changes in the second half that helped produce Albion’s equaliser

Everton 2 Norwich 0: Everton in mix for Champions League place, reckons Phil Jagielka

The Toffees returned to the top four with yet another victory at Goodison Park

Clear view: Roberto Martinez insists players should learn from mistakes rather than fear making them

Everton manager Roberto Martinez will wait until 'final third of the season' to assess Champions League target

The Toffees are among those in contention to finish in the top four

Leighton Baines pictured during the Merseyside derby which ended 3-3

Everton v Sunderland: Leighton Baines could return for Boxing Day clash

The England left-back has been out for the past month

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley will be offered a new improved contract for his breakthrough into the first team this season

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley set for improved contract in effort to fend off interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City

Barkley has broken into the first-team this season and has been tipped for inclusion in Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad after making his England debut in September

Everton 3 Liverpool 3 match report: Breathless derby given extra lift by flying Luis Suarez

Striker shows his class despite 7,000-mile trip though Liverpool need Sturridge to land point

Joe Hart shouts at his defence after conceding an early Romelu Lukaku goal

Manchester City 3 Everton 1 match report: Victory calms the Joe Hart murmurs

Under-fire England goalkeeper avoids any howlers as Manuel Pellegrini’s side recovers quickly from going a goal down to beat Everton

Ricky van Wolfswinkel celevrates scoring Norwich's equaliser

Norwich City 2 Everton 2 match report: Ricky van Wolfswinkel scores on his debut to give Canaries a share of the points after Ross Barkley stunner

Steven Whittaker had put Norwich ahead but goals from Barkley and Seamus Coleman had looked to give Roberto Martinez a winning start before van Wolfswinkel header

Sylvain Distin's goal is ruled out after a foul on Jose Reina by Everton's Victor Anichebe

Liverpool 0 Everton 0 match report: A fight with no bite as toothless derby rivals draw blank

Derby fails to live up to its billing as rivals play out a goalless draw at Anfield

Paulo di Canio celebrates as his side defeat Everton

Sunderland 1 Everton 0 match report: Stephane Sessègnon strike brings reward for Paulo Di Canio’s battlers

Stephane Sessegnon's second goal in a week handed Paolo Di Canio victory in his first home game as Sunderland eased themselves further clear of relegation trouble.

Everton 2 QPR 0 match report: Clueless Rangers head for the exit

Not a great deal had happened. Then Darron Gibson's considerably deflected shot trickled over the line and all faith was visibly lost. Jose Bosingwa lay slumped on the edge of the 18-yard area trying to look bothered, the head of captain Clint Hill dipped, nestling in his chest. An hour of play remained. Yet that did not seem to matter. Queens Park Rangers were emotionally battered, beaten and almost certainly, down.

Phil Jagielka of Everton celebrates after scoring against Tottenham

Champions League qualification still within Everton's reach insists Phil Jagielka

Toffees nearly came away with three points at White Hart Lane

Everton 1 Stoke City 0 match report: Kevin Mirallas wonder goal adds Everton to hunt for fourth

Despite being public enemy No 1, plaudits have to be directed towards Callum McManaman. His goal, 31 minutes into an FA Cup quarter-final on this ground three weeks ago, sank Everton to depths they had not imagined possible.

Everton 2 Manchester City 0 match report: Roberto Mancini is haunted by Everton as weak City surrender title

When he leaves Manchester City you will find "Everton" engraved on Roberto Mancini's heart. If this was the afternoon when City surrendered their title, it was appropriate it should have been at Goodison Park.

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