Full time: It ends 2-2, nailbiting stuff at the end. Everton had at least three 2-on-1 chances throughout the game to take this one, but they’ll only get better from here.
86’: Lucas Digne comes on for an injured Richarlison. Couldn’t tell what that was, but he didn’t look happy.
80’: Everton were dealing so well with the crosses right until this one, Jimenez gets behind Keane and heads home right in the corner. 2-2.
Oumar Niasse has come on for Cenk Tosun now.
67’: Everton showing some spirit and attacking endeavour here.. and it leads to a Richarlison goal!! 2-1!!
Richarlison again for @Everton! What a goal! pic.twitter.com/CfNYb3CwAI— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) August 11, 2018
60’: Pickford with two big saves! Great 1-on-1 save on Jimenez who tries to shoot through him, and then cuts out a dangerous low cross on a slippery surface.
58’: Cenk Tosun finally gets a run at the backline, and he chooses to shoot instead of play in Walcott. Saved, out for a corner.
52’: Everton are a little more conservative now to start the half. We’re still getting the ball, just need to make better decisions with it upfront.
Halftime: It’s 1-1 at the break and the home side are roaring again, with Everton facing another 45 minutes with a man down.
42’: Gylfi Sigurdsson gets the hook for Mason Holgate with the Blues a man down. And Ruben Neves equalizes with a great freekick resulting from the foul. Pickford got his fingertips to it. 1-1 and down a man. Sigh.
40’: Red card Jagielka! This is going to be controversial!! Ball gets away from Jags and he slides in for it, gets the ball and his man Jota, and the ref has sent the captain off!
30’: Wolves have come alive after the goal, but Everton are holding firm, mostly.
16’: It’s all Richarlison!! He wins a foul, and then picks up a loose rebound and slams it home from the freekick! Everton lead 1-0.
That'll make the fans remember you - Richarlison scores on his @Everton debut! pic.twitter.com/SejC4YODKL— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 11, 2018
14’: Richarlison goes in the book for a petulant tackle after not getting a foul seconds ago.
13’: 0-0 and pretty even for both sides, no clear chances on either end.
1’: We’re off at Molineux!
Lineups: So no surprises on the Everton side, with none of the new boys on the bench.
| The Toffees are back! #EFCawayday pic.twitter.com/Vh81iNqnE2— Everton (@Everton) August 11, 2018
Everton start off with a tough road game at newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers, knowing that they have never won a season opener away from home against a newly-promoted team. New manager Marco Silva will have quite the battle on his hands, as Wolves looked more a midtable Premier League side as they cruised to the Championship title last season.
Date and start time: Saturday, August 11th at 9:30 a.m. PT / 12:30 p.m ET / 5:30 p.m. BST
Stadium: Molineux, Wolverhampton, England
Weather: 66°F/19°C, 6% chance of precipitation, 56% humidity, 18 km/h winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: NBC - United States; BT Sport 1 - United Kingdom
Radio: Everton Match Centre, SiriusXM FC, TalkSport Radio World
Live stream: NBC Sports Live, BT Sport Live
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Information from LiveSoccerTV.com
Starting XI: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Jagielka, Baines; Schneiderlin, Gueye, Sigurdsson; Walcott, Tosun, Richarlison
Subs: Stekelenburg, Holgate, Digne, Davies, Sandro Ramirez, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse
Starting XI: Rui Patrício; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, João Moutinho, Rúben Neves, Jonny; Diogo Jota, Jiménez, Hélder Costa
Subs: Ruddy, Enobakhare, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Vinagre, Hause, Bonatini