Goodison Park

Why Everton v United will be a landmark game

Wednesday 06 April 2022 13:00

Saturday's match between Everton and Manchester United marks a milestone for the Reds.

It will be the 100th time we've played the Toffees at Goodison Park, which has been their home since 1892.

Never before have United racked up a ton of away fixtures at the same ground - only Maine Road (130 games) and Villa Park (105 games) have hosted us on more occasions, outside of Old Trafford and Bank Street - our home between 1893 and 1910 - of course.

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However, Maine Road was actually rented by United for several years after the Second World War - meaning 74 of our fixtures there were actually 'home' games, with only 51 official 'away trips'.

With Villa Park, 13 of our visits have been for FA Cup ties when it was a neutral ground, meaning Villa v United games there are yet to pass a century.

The Reds have played three neutral games at Goodison too, as well as a home fixture there in 1948, when Manchester City were using Maine Road.

Saturday's visit will be no.100 against the Toffees there, though, and we have a good recent record there - especially when you consider that we won on just nine of our first 50 trips to the blue half of Merseyside!

Highlights: Everton 1 United 3 Video

Highlights: Everton 1 United 3

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United won in L4 twice last season and have taken three points back down the M62 on 17 of 29 occasions in the Premier League era.

Let's hope we can do the same this weekend, as we continue to challenge for a Champions League qualification spot.