|Rory Delap (Danny Pugh, 88)|
|Matthew Etherington (Liam Lawrence, 89)|
|Mamady Sidibe (Sanli Tuncay, 88)|
|Leon Osman (Jack Rodwell, 72)|
|Louis Saha (Ayegbeni Yakubu, 72)|
|Victor Anichebe (Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, 90)|
STOKE 0-0 EVERTON:Everton's hopes of Europe are over after this dull draw, Jagielka's disallowed goal being the only highlight.
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov comes on for Victor Anichebe.
Two minutes will be added on.
Liam Lawrence,Sanli Tuncay and Danny Pugh come on for Dean Whitehead, Rory Delap and Mamady Sidibe
The pace of the game has picked up a little as both sides eye a late winner.
Ricardo Fuller has a rising first time effort that flies just over the bar.
The ball is in the net - but it's disallowed! Arteta's corner is headed home by Jagielka but the linesman judged that the corner had drifted out for a goal kick, unlucky that for the Toffees.
Double change from Everton: Louis Saha and Leon Osman come off for Jack Rodwell and Ayegbeni Yakubu.
Victor Anichebe does well to cut in from the left and curl an effort inches wide of the left-hand post, great effort that from the Nigerian.
Arteta has a chance to get a shot on target with a free-kick 30 yards from goal, but it's perhaps fitting of the game that he hits it straight into the wall
The pace of the game has dropped again, with Everton giving the ball away far too cheaply but Stoke not doing anything with it.
Stoke have dominanted the last ten minutes without really creating much, though Matthew Etherington hit a 25 yard free-kick into the wall
Glenn Whelan has an effort on goal but he gets it all wrong and it drifts well wide.
We have a brief break in play as Sylvain Distin goes down clutching his face, after a few minutes though the ex-Pompey man recovers and gets to his feet.
Stoke break forward with Matthew Etherington who gets in behind the defence before laying it off to Rory Delap who simply has to score form 8 yards but somehow puts it wide - contender for miss of the season that one.
We are underway again, fingers crossed for a better second half.
Half Time: STOKE 0-0 EVERTON. And that's the break, nothing much to speak of so far, here's hoping for a much, much better second half.
Arteta plays a short corner to Leighton Baines who fires in a vicious right-footed shot which was on target but it hits Anichebe and bounces away.
The home crowd get excited as Delap launches a long throw into the box, the referee blows the whistle though for a foul somewhere among the bodies in a crowded six yard box.
Victor Anichebe takes a touch before turning and firing in a low shot from the edge of the box that goes just wide, that's probably the best chance of the game so far.
Matthew Etherington whips in a free kick from the right but it is over-hit and Tim Howard can claim easily.
Stoke are forcing their way back into the game now and enjoying the majority of the posession with Ricardo Fuller at the centre of things.
Victor Anichebe chests down a Jagielka pass and fires in a low shot that Begovic comfortably saves.
Victor Anichebe does well to turn his marker in the area but Ryan Shawcross comes across with a superb sliding tackle.
Phil Jagielka, playing at right back today, collects a cross-field pass from Tim Cahill before half volleying in a decent ball that just spins away from the Everton attackers.
Mikel Arteta whips a dangerous looking free kick from the left, but it is too close to Asmir Begovic who claims confidently.
Dean Whitehead gets a stern ticking off from referee Howard Webb for a second late tackle on Mikel Arteta in quick succession, another foul and he will go in the book.
Quiet start here, Everton perhaps shade the possession, but no chances to speak of - yet.
Referee Howard Webb gets us underway at the Britannia Stadium.
Steven Pienaar misses out for Everton through injury, Leon Osman comes in for him. Louis Saha and Joseph Yobo also earn recalls at the expense of Tony Hibbert and Ayegbeni Yakubu ,who both drop to the bench.
Asmir Begovic and Ryan Shawcross come into the Stoke starting line-up in place of injured duo Thomas Sorenson and Abdoulaye Faye. Mamady Sidibe is also recalled, with Dave Kitson dropping to the bench.
With recent wins in the Europe and the Premier League and a jump up the table as a result, one