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Everton 'legend' Alex Young has died

Everton legend Alex Young has passed away peacefully at his home in Edinburgh.

He was idolised throughout the '60s and fans continued to pay homage on his visits back to Merseyside after his retirement.

Son Alex added:

He loved Everton and he loved being back at Goodison Park. He always said it was like going to church.

– Son Alex

Friday's Premier League: Koeman wary of Hull threat

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Everton boss Ronald Koeman feels Premier League basement boys Hull's recent performances show they should not be viewed as easy opponents.

The rock-bottom Tigers go into tonight's clash against the Toffees at the KCOM Stadium having won only one of their previous 16 league fixtures and losing their last three in a row.

While Everton will certainly fancy their chances of inflicting another defeat, Koeman has emphasised he was impressed by some of what he saw from Hull in their last two outings, a 1-0 reverse at West Ham and 3-0 home loss to Manchester City.

This was his reaction to the suggestion that Everton fans may well be expecting another victory to add to the 2-0 Boxing Day triumph at Leicester:


Video: managers' reaction after Merseyside derby

Sadio Mane scored in injury time Credit: Photo: PA

Liverpool snatched an added-time winner against Everton to stay on the tails of Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Daniel Sturridge came off the bench after a month out with a calf injury to fire against a post in the fourth of eight added minutes and Sadio Mane knocked home the rebound for a 1-0 victory.

The result moved Liverpool back above Manchester City into second place, six points behind Chelsea.

Everton's Leighton Baines goes back to school

The Premier League returns this weekend after the international break. One of the stand-out fixtures sees leaders Manchester City take on Everton.

Ahead of the game Everton have been boosted by the return of Leighton Baines whose absence through injury has coincided with a run of three games without a win.

After recovering from a hamstring injury he's now he's back and David Chisnall caught up with him as he paid a visit to his old school.

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