Gallery: Everton suffer home defeat to Espanyol

Everton manager Ronald Koeman

The Blues were beaten 1-0 by the La Liga side on Saturday afternoon.

Everton manager Ronald KoemanEverton manager Ronald Koeman

Everton ended their pre-season preparations with a defeat as a penalty from Leo Baptistao saw Espanyol claim a 1-0 victory.

The Blues have endured something of a frustrating summer, showing indifferent form while Ronald Koeman looks to instil his philosophies at the club.

Saturday say them hosting La Liga side Espanyol at home in what was Koeman’s first game at Goodison Park since taking charge earlier this summer. 

It was also a home debut for new signing Idrissa Gana Gueye, who joined in an £7.2 million deal from Aston Villa earlier this week.

It did not prove to be a happy home debut for either though, especially the midfielder, who conceded the penalty which ultimately saw his side fall to defeat. 

It proved to be the only goal of the game, with Ross Barkley seeing a penalty superbly saved by Espanyol 'keeper Jimenez in a game of few chances for either side.

Worse still, Romelu Lukaku headed off injured, providing them with a huge worry just a week from the start of the Premier League season.

Here is a selection of the best images from a highly frustrating afternoon for the Toffees.

Everton's John StonesEverton's John Stones

Everton's Idrissa Gueye in actionEverton's Idrissa Gueye in action

Everton's John StonesEverton's John Stones

Everton's Ross Barkley in actionEverton's Ross Barkley in action

Everton's Ross Barkley misses a penaltyEverton's Ross Barkley misses a penalty

Everton's Gerard Deulofeu in actionEverton's Gerard Deulofeu in action

Everton's Romelu LukakuEverton's Romelu Lukaku

Everton's Romelu Lukaku reacts after sustaining an injuryEverton's Romelu Lukaku reacts after sustaining an injury

Everton manager Ronald Koeman and John StonesEverton manager Ronald Koeman and John Stones

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