Everton v Norwich City team news & stats

Date published: Friday 13th May 2016 4:37

Tim Howard: Set to make final appearance for Everton

Tim Howard: Set to make final appearance for Everton

Everton have lost only one of their last 11 Premier League games against Norwich City going into Sunday’s season finale at Goodison Park.

Team news

Tim Howard will make a final appearance in goal for Everton before ending a 10-year stay at Goodison Park to return home to the United States, where he will join the Colorado Rapids.

Captain Phil Jagielka has returned to training following a hamstring injury, while full-back Seamus Coleman will have a late fitness test on a similar problem.

Norwich could be unchanged from the side that beat Watford 4-2 on Wednesday only to be relegated anyway as Sunderland won on the same night.

Jonny Howson (knee), Timm Klose (knee) and Alex Tettey (ankle) all miss out for the Canaries.

Opta stats

  • Six of the last eight meetings between Everton and Norwich City in all competitions have ended as draws.
  • Norwich have visited Goodison Park once already this season, drawing 1-1 in the Capital One Cup before losing 4-3 on penalties.
  • The Canaries have won just one of the last 11 Premier League meetings against Everton (W1 D6 L4).
  • Norwich City’s last win at Goodison Park (in 1993) saw Efan Ekoku become the first player to score four goals in a Premier League match as the Canaries ran out 5-1 winners.
  • Even if Everton win this game, this will be their lowest total for points at home in a single Premier League season (currently on 20, previous low of 25 in 1996/97).
  • The Toffees have registered just one win in their last 10 top-flight games (D3 L6).
  • Norwich have lost eight of their last nine Premier League away matches (W1). The Canaries have failed to even score in seven of those nine matches.
  • Gareth Barry has made more Premier League starts than any other player, 572, one more than David James.
  • Norwich have now been relegated from the Premier League a joint-high four times, level with Crystal Palace.
  • The Canaries have kept a league-low five clean sheets in the top flight this season.

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