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Howard leaves Everton loss with calf injury

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This was not the Boxing Day match Tim Howard envisioned.

Everton lost Howard to an injury on Friday, as the veteran goalkeeper sustained a knock to his calf in the first half of Friday’s 1-0 loss to Stoke City. Howard was replaced by back-up Joel Robles at halftime, and while the injury doesn’t appear to be too grave, the American’s availability for Sunday’s visit to Newcastle United seems in doubt.

Adding literal insult to injury was that Howard conceded the game’s decisive tally in the 38th minute, beaten by a Bojan penalty kick that he nearly saved. The 35-year-old netminder finished the game at Goodison Park with one save.

Meanwhile, Geoff Cameron started, went the distance and received a yellow card at right back for victorious Stoke.

What do you think of Howard’s injury? Do you see him having any shot at playing on Sunday?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. prediction:
    this is t ho’s last game for Everton
    Robles starts the rest of the season, he’s martinez’s keeper anyway
    t ho starts his ft broadcasting career at season’s end


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