Everton, Swans and Baggies win

A review of Saturday's major pre-season friendly action, including wins for Everton, Swansea and West Brom.

Last Updated: 27/07/13 at 20:18 Post Comment

Nikica Jelavic heads home for Everton against Blackburn.

Nikica Jelavic heads home for Everton against Blackburn.

A review of Saturday's major pre-season friendly action.

Blackburn were defeated for the first time in pre-season as an experienced Everton side ran out 3-1 winners.

After a bright start that saw Chris Taylor shoot narrowly wide, Rovers fell behind to a deflected Kevin Mirallas shot.

The Toffees made a number of half-time changes, and Nikica Jelavic came off the bench to score twice. First, he headed home a Steven Pienaar corner after 55 minutes and then slotted home the rebound 12 minutes from the end after Jake Kean had saved the Croatian's initial shot.

Gary Bowyer's side did get a late consolation through Scott Dann's back post header from a Morten Gamst-Pedersen corner.

Reading lost 3-0 to Premier League Swansea.

Michu, Jonjo Shelvey and Pablo Hernandez were all on the scoresheet as City eased to victory at the Madejski Stadium.

Derby went down 2-0 to West Brom at Pride Park.

Graham Dorrans and Markus Rosenberg were both on the scoresheet for the Baggies as they cruised to victory.

Modibo Maiga scored twice as West Ham ended their tour of Germany with a 3-0 win over newly-promoted Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Braunschweig.

Mohamed Diame also fired home for the Hammers.

Birmingham beat Premier League new boys Hull 2-1.

The Blues took the lead after 12 minutes thanks to Matt Green, who was left unmarked to head in a Shane Ferguson corner.

They doubled their advantage minutes after the restart when James Chester was caught in possession by Scott Allan, who left Andrew Shinnie with a tap-in.

Sone Aluko scored from the penalty spot for Hull.

Crystal Palace slumped to a disappointing 3-0 defeat against Crawley Town as their lack of match sharpness was exposed.

Billy Clarke, Sergio Torres and Mat Sadler scored the goals for the Sky Bet League 1 club.

Cheltenham held Cardiff to a 1-1 draw.

The Robins took the lead inside 10 minutes courtesy of Troy Brown's second pre-season goal.

But Cardiff equalised midway through the second half through South Korean Kim Bo-Kyung.

Anthony Stokes was on target for Celtic at Parkhead but could not prevent them slumping to a 2-1 defeat against Borussia Monchengladbach.

The Irishman came off the bench to pull a goal back but the German visitors were too strong in this outing as the Hoops prepare to resume competitive action against Elfsborg in Champions League qualifying next week.

Granit Xhaka and Branimir Hrgota scored for the away side.

Wigan's pre-season ended in defeat as they went down 1-0 to Dundee United at the DW Stadium.

Nadir Ciftci's stunning second-half strike proved to be the difference

A late goal earned Inverness a 1-0 win at Charlton.

Centre-back Josh Meekings surged forward to grab what proved to be the winner 10 minutes from time.

Hearts suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against a Liverpool XI at the Oval in Belfast.

Kris Petersen proved to be the difference between the two sides with the only goal of the game.

St Mirren celebrated a narrow 1-0 victory over Stockport at Edgeley Park when Gary Harkins netted a late winner.

But St Johnstone failed to build on the euphoria of their midweek Europa League qualifying success over Rosenborg when they slumped to defeat against Morecambe.

Marcus Marshall was on target to help himself to a debut goal and secure a 1-0 win for the Shrimps in Perth.

Championship side Leicester City were handed a lively lesson in a 3-0 home defeat by French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco.

Star striker Radamel Falcao scored one of the goals for the visitors with Layvin Kurzawa and Marcel Tisserand also scoring.

Leeds ended their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 defeat to FC Nurnberg at Elland Road.

Daniel Ginczek twice to condemn the Whites to a second defeat in three outings since their return from a tour of Slovenia.

Charlie Austin bagged a brace as Burnley comfortably defeated Sparta Rotterdam 4-1.

Dean Marney and Danny Ings also scored for Burnley with Johan Voskamp the man on target for the away side.

Substitute Yoann Arquin grabbed a stunning equaliser as Notts County drew 3-3 with Ipswich.

Town went 2-0 up thanks to goals from Luke Hyam and Daryl Murphy before Danny Haynes pulled one back 10 minutes before the break.

Ipswich restored the two-goal deficit in the 57th minute through Paul Taylor's 30-yard free-kick.

But three minutes later County hit back through trialist striker Adam Phillip and Arquin completed the comeback with a superb 77th-minute solo effort.

Jacob Mellis scored twice as Barnsley sank Rotherham 3-2.

Chris Dagnall also struck for the Tykes with Kieran Agard on target twice for the Millers.

Cristian Montano scored twice as Oldham claimed a 3-2 victory against Huddersfield.

Jose Baxter also netted for the Latics with Cristian Lopez and Martin Paterson striking for the away side.

Steve Morison's penalty secured a 1-0 win for Millwall against La Liga side Rayo Vallecano.

The striker netted in the 57th minute after a Rayo defender handled in the area.

Marvin Emnes bagged a brace as Middlesbrough beat Bordeaux 2-1.

Henri Saivet scored the French side's goal.

Championship new boys Bournemouth were held to a goalless draw by Bristol City, who have dropped down to League 1 for the new season.

League 2 Bradford lost 2-1 against Championship side Doncaster.

David Cotterill and James Coppinger scored for Rovers, who conceded thanks to an own goal.

Chris Maguire's last-minute equaliser denied Chesterfield victory against Sheffield Wednesday as the match ended 1-1.

The Spireites had taken the lead after 29 minutes through trialist Hamza Bencherif.

Bolton will head into the Championship season off the back of a disappointing 0-0 draw with Chester after drawing a blank at the Deva Stadium.

Sheffield United were held to a 1-1 draw by League 2 York.

Callum McFadzean gave the League 1 Blades an early lead with an impressive strike from 25 yards.

But City sub Ryan Bowman earned a share of spoils for the hosts after 79 minutes when he fired low into the corner of the net.

James Constable fired Oxford to a 1-0 win over Coventry.

With just 10 seconds of the second half gone sub Constable turned on the edge of the area and powered in a shot beyond the full-stretch dive of Joe Murphy.

Izale McLeod came off the bench to score twice against his former side and help MK Dons to a 4-1 win over Barnet.

Conference side Barnet took the lead through Jake Hyde but McLeod, on the pitch for four minutes, headed home the equaliser before firing the Dons into the lead eight minutes from time.

In the last five minutes Mauro Vilhere turned the ball into his own net before Patrick Bamford completed the scoring.


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