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Shay Given impresses but Jon Walters struggles in Stoke loss at Everton

An unfortunate own goal by goalkeeper Shay Given, after a Leighton Baines penalty kick, gave Everton a 1-0 win over Stoke City.
An unfortunate own goal by goalkeeper Shay Given, after a Leighton Baines penalty kick, gave Everton a 1-0 win over Stoke City.
Mark Hughes says due to the new directive in place at Stoke City, he feared his side would be targeted heavily by referees.

It was another defeat for Mark Hughes' Stoke side but they can take plenty of heart from a performance that in the end was frustratingly undone by a culmination of an over-zealous referee and Jon Walters' inability to put the ball into an open net. It was an end-to-end contest and one the Potters were more than in with a chance of getting a result from but their efforts in the defensive third sadly weren't matched by any inspiration or penetration further up-field as the match ended 1-0.

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Everton beat Stoke City through Shay Given own goal

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An unfortunate own goal by goalkeeper Shay Given, after a Leighton Baines penalty kick, gave Everton a 1-0 win over Stoke City.
Ronald Koeman spoke highly of his side's defence and prideful fan base following their 1-0 win over Stoke City.
Mark Hughes says due to the new directive in place at Stoke City, he feared his side would be targeted heavily by referees.
An unfortunate own goal by goalkeeper Shay Given, after a Leighton Baines penalty kick, gave Everton a 1-0 win over Stoke City.

Ronald Koeman registered his first home Premier League win as Everton manager but required the assistance of a Shay Given own goal from a Leighton Baines penalty to achieve it.

The defender's second-half spot-kick rebounded back off the post and the Stoke goalkeeper to secure a 1-0 win which should, on the balance of play, have been far more comfortable.

Nevertheless the victory gave Everton their best start to a season since 2006 and ensured the renewed positivity at Goodison Park continues to...