The big talking point at The bridge is the 28% rise in season ticket prices for the East Stand Middle Tier.

After successive visits by Watford and Wimbledon it was good to see a team play the ball on the ground. That said, Everton were inferior in all departments and with Di Matteo re-established in midfield we had some creativity which we have recently lacked.

The visitor’s equaliser was hardly deserved but was ably assisted by terrible refereeing from David Elleray who was shocking. No change there then.