Everton 2-1 Sunderland

A grand day out

November 10, 2012
By Richard Jolly, Goodison Park
(Archive)
It is, the lyrics of Everton's historic anthem attest, both a grand old team to play for and to support. Twelve months ago, it was neither. Everton were marooned in 16th place after five defeats in six games; Goodison Park had been enveloped in despondency after the departure of Mikel Arteta, with Everton's inability to find a goalscorer meaning that, whatever else they did, they rarely won.

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