Everton Paper View

Last updated : 21 December 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

The Independent:

Moyes fearful as Everton fail to drive home superiority .....

These are strange times at Goodison for David Moyes' injury-ravaged squad. Respectable performances such as this one are not bringing their just deserts and after Sebastian Larsson impressively cancelled out Diniyar Bilyaletdinov's goal, they are just two points above the relegation zone. Full Report

The Guardian:

Everton's winless home run continues as Birmingham escape with a point .....

It is a mark of Birmingham City's serene return to the Premier League that Alex McLeish can identify with the causes of Mark Hughes's demise at Manchester City. He can only hope Carson Yeung is not the kind of foreign investor who wants his expectations both raised and realised before Christmas.  Full Report

The Telegraph:

Everton 1 Birmingham City 1 .....

Alex McLeish will have a far more enjoyable Christmas Day than 12 months ago even though Birmingham City failed to secure the win that would have equalled their top-flight record of six successive victories, set 50 years ago from January to March 1959. Full Report

The Times:

Everton end Birmingham's winning streak .....

Alex McLeish is well placed to identify with the plight of Mark Hughes. He knows all about the pressures of working under foreign owners armed with big finance and bigger ambitions, which probably explains the Birmingham City manager’s determination to keep expectations in check, despite his team confirming their best run in the Premier League with a hard-earned but deserved draw. Full Report