August 2008 Archives
EVERTON collapsed to a 3-0 home defeat at Goodison Park this afternoon, where FA Cup winners Portsmouth picked up their first points of the season.
David James twice denied the Blues, saving a Yakubu penalty seconds after half-time and tipping Mikel Arteta's goalbound drive onto a post with the score still only 1-0.
But Everton's sloppy defending meant they were always struggling to stay alive.
Joleon Lescott was involved in a sloppy goal for the second home match in succession, Jermain Defoe profiting, while twice Pompey cut Everton's rearguard to ribbons for Glen Johnson and Defoe to score.