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Everton vs Stoke City: Extended Highlights

All the goals, saves and everything else.

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For a neutral, today's game between Everton and Stoke City was spectacular. For fans of the defensive aspect of football, this was horrendous. For Toffees everywhere, it was both, spectacular and horrendous.

Rather than beat multiple points to death that will be addressed elsewhere, this was a game with some fantastic goals, with defences on both sides of the pitch found wanting. Tim Howard could have done better, but the person that most Blues want to see replace him, Jack Butland, was equally inept today too.

When you add on top of all that some pretty inconsistent refereeing, you have all the ingredients for a seven-goal game with the final score coming in injury time to settle the game in the favor of the visitors.

Have to say, this Everton looks more like a Roberto-era-Wigan-with-more-attacking-talent than a Moyes-era-Everton-with-more-attacking-talent. It's a crying shame that in a Premier League season with unprecedented parity, we're headed for a similar mid-table finish when we could very easily be challenging for the Champions League thanks to Martinez's obstinacy.

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