Everton back to Basics

Sam Allardyce made a winning start at Everton as Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored second-half goals to defeat Huddersfield. Allardyce, appointed as manager on an 18-month contract on Thursday, oversaw a performance that was strong on effort, even if short on quality at times. Nearly a month before his appointment, Allardyce

Ashley Williams joins Everton

Everton have completed the signing of central defender Ashley Williams from Swansea City on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. The 31-year-old central defender, who captained Wales in their march to the Euro 2016 semi-finals, has signed a three-year deal to June 2019. Sources understand Everton had agreed a fee of