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Footballer charged with drink driving after a hit and run with cyclist

Darron Gibson Credit: PA Wire

Everton and Republic of Ireland star Darron Gibson has been charged with drink driving after allegedly crashing his £125,000 car into a cyclist and then driving off.

The midfielder, 27, was detained after police received reports a cyclist had been struck by a car which then later hit a pump at a petrol station.

Mr Gibson is accused of driving without due care and attention, failing to stop and driving with excess alcohol after the crashes near his home in Altrincham, Cheshire on Sunday night.

He is due before Trafford Magistrates' Court on 1 September.


Galloway steps in for injured Baines

Brendon Galloway Credit: PA Images

Everton defender Leighton Baines has been ruled out for three months after ankle surgery so 19-year-old Brendon Galloway is expected to deputise at left-back again at Southampton.

Forward Kevin Mirallas has recovered from the ankle injury which forced him off against Watford last weekend.


Everton captain Jagielka: We need consistency

Everton captain Phil Jagielka admits they have to find a way to regain their consistency next season in order to avoid a repeat of a disappointing campaign.

A combination of European football and a high number of injuries left the Toffees facing a relegation battle for a brief period.

Everton captain Phil Jagielka Credit: Press Association

They pulled themselves out of it in a run of six matches from which they picked up 16 points but they can finish no higher than 10th this season and will fall way short of their 72-point tally of 12 months ago.

"It has been frustrating season," said the captain, who recorded a clean sweep at this week's club awards winning player of the season, players' player and goal of the season for his long-range strike in the Merseyside derby at Anfield.

"We have played some really good football and really average football as well and it has been a case of us not finding the consistency of last season.

"We have one more game to go. We hope to finish off well and look at where things went wrong for most of the season and then hopefully address it for the start of next."

Former Everton chairman dies

Sir Phillip Carter Credit: PA Images

Former Everton chairman Sir Philip Carter has died. The Football Club said it was 'deeply saddened.'

Sir Philip, 87, died peacefully at home on Thursday morning after a short illness. The club paid tribute saying: 'He served Everton with immense distinction.'

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