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Everton to unveil Hillsborough plaque ahead of derby

Everton are to unveil a plaque to the 96 ahead of the derby on Sturday Credit: PA

Everton are to unveil a plaque commemorating the 96 people who died in the Hillsborough disaster ahead of Saturday's derby meeting with Liverpool at Goodison Park.

The unveiling will be held at the Park End Stand and conducted by Everton chairman Bill Kenwright and Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group.

This is a really lovely gesture from Everton, paying tribute to the 96 who lost their lives at Hillsborough.

I would like to thank Bill and everyone involved, not least the Everton fans who have provided great support to the families over the years.

– Margaret Aspinall, whose son James was killed at Hillsborough

Rocky star Sly Stallone makes Everton appearance

Even a fleeting movie role wasn't enough to lift the Toffee's to a win Credit: PA Images

Everton fans got a surprise last night as they got to be part of filming for the new rocky film. Sly Stallone popped up on the big screen at half-time of the Barclays Premier League match at Goodison Park to get the fans to cheer for the recording of scenes.

Toffees fan Stallone is set to reprise his role as boxer Rocky in 'Creed'.

But it wasn't enough to life them to a win, Kevin Mirallas missed penalty left the home fans with little to cheer about as the game ended 0-0.

Sly appears on the big screen at Goodison park Credit: PA Images


Boxer Tony Bellew asks Everton fans for halftime favour

Boxer Tony Bellew is asking Everton fans to stay in their seats at half time tonight, as filming takes place for an upcoming Hollywood movie.

He will be starring in a Rocky spin-off called Creed, chronicling the career of Apollo Creed's grandson Adonis.

Defensive duo back for Everton

Everton defenders Antolin Alcaraz and Leighton Baines return from suspension and injury respectively to face Manchester City at Goodison Park.

Leighton Baines is back from injury Credit: PA Images

Midfielder James McCarthy's long-term hamstring complaint continues to be assessed after playing just twice in six weeks and he will miss out again.

Centre-back Sylvain Distin (groin) is added to the already extensive injury list which includes goalkeeper Tim Howard (calf), defender Tony Hibbert and midfielders Leon Osman (foot), Darron Gibson (knee) and Steven Pienaar (knee).

Provisional squad: Robles, Coleman, Jagielka, Stones, Baines, Barry, Besic, Barkley, Naismith, Mirallas, Lukaku, Griffiths, Alcaraz, Browing, Garbutt, Oviedo, McGeady, Eto'o, Kone.

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