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  • Date:06 Apr 2014
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:39,504
  • Naismith (13) Lukaku (33)
    Lukaku (33) Mikel Arteta - og (60)
Goal!

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93:44 +3.44

Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.

The referee ends the match.

93:02 +3.02

The referee blows for offside against Yaya Sanogo.

89:55

Mikel Arteta is shown a yellow card for dissent.

89:16

Tim Howard manages to make a clearance.

88:20

Corner from the right by-line taken by Santi Cazorla.

87:18

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by John Stones.

86:48

A cross is delivered by Aaron Ramsey.

86:15

James McCarthy makes a clearance.

85:54

Gerard Deulofeu on for Romelu Lukaku.

85:14

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a shot. Tim Howard turns it away with a finger tip save.

84:53

Aiden McGeady takes a shot.

82:36

Clearance by Seamus Coleman.

81:07

Aiden McGeady delivers the ball.

80:19

Steven Naismith leaves the field to be replaced by Aiden McGeady.

77:13

Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

76:03

Free kick taken by Tim Howard.

75:16

Yaya Sanogo is caught offside.

70:47

Corner from the taken by Kevin Mirallas.

70:17

(Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Yaya Sanogo coming on for Olivier Giroud.

69:58

Clearance by Thomas Vermaelen.

68:20

Wojciech Szczesny makes a clearance.

66:41

The ball is crossed by Aaron Ramsey.

65:33

Lukas Podolski goes off and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes on.

65:27

Mathieu Flamini leaves the field to be replaced by Aaron Ramsey.

62:51

Ross Barkley takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny safely holds on.

61:39

An own goal is conceded by Mikel Arteta. Everton 3-0 Arsenal.

60:37

Clearance made by Wojciech Szczesny.

59:41

Thomas Vermaelen manages to make a clearance.

59:03

Tomas Rosicky concedes a free kick for a foul on John Stones.

57:29

Short corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the left by-line.

56:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Santi Cazorla by James McCarthy.

55:44

Romelu Lukaku takes a shot.

55:24

Seamus Coleman delivers the ball.

53:24

Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.

52:49

Bacary Sagna gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Stones.

52:43

Shot by Olivier Giroud.

50:33

Thomas Vermaelen makes a clearance.

49:10

A cross is delivered by Tomas Rosicky.

48:17

The ball is crossed by Nacho Monreal.

The referee gets the second half started.

The first half comes to an end.

47:00 +2.00

The ball is sent over by Lukas Podolski.

46:27

Clearance by Thomas Vermaelen.

45:33 +0.33

Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.

44:26

Leighton Baines produces a cross.

43:54

Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.

43:16

Mathieu Flamini challenges Steven Naismith unfairly and gives away a free kick.

42:22

Shot by Tomas Rosicky. James McCarthy gets a block in.

39:25

Lukas Podolski takes a shot. A parry by Tim Howard prevents the goal.

37:19

Romelu Lukaku takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

35:48

Gareth Barry makes a clearance.

33:52

Romelu Lukaku scores a left footed goal. Everton 2-0 Arsenal.Assist by Kevin Mirallas.

33:51

Romelu Lukaku slots the ball left footed into the goal. Everton 2-0 Arsenal.

32:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nacho Monreal by Kevin Mirallas.

32:32

Corner from the right by-line taken by Santi Cazorla.

32:01

Clearance by Leighton Baines.

31:07

Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.

30:24

James McCarthy takes a shot. Blocked by Mathieu Flamini.

30:20

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin Mirallas.

29:51

Ross Barkley takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Bacary Sagna.

29:48

Ross Barkley delivers the ball.

28:28

Leighton Baines restarts play with the free kick.

27:58

Leighton Baines fouled by Olivier Giroud, the ref awards a free kick.

27:16

Seamus Coleman manages to make a clearance.

27:15

Olivier Giroud produces a cross.

24:45

James McCarthy manages to make a clearance.

22:05

Kevin Mirallas challenges Santi Cazorla unfairly and gives away a free kick.

20:39

Shot by Olivier Giroud went wide of the left-hand post.

19:57

Steven Naismith has an effort at goal. Wojciech Szczesny catches the ball.

19:52

Thomas Vermaelen manages to make a clearance.

19:51

Leighton Baines produces a cross.

18:39

Gareth Barry concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomas Rosicky.

18:32

Thomas Vermaelen manages to make a clearance.

17:40

Corner taken by Kevin Mirallas.

15:48

Seamus Coleman makes a clearance.

15:27

Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.

13:45

Steven Naismith scores with a right foot finish. Everton 1-0 Arsenal.

13:42

Romelu Lukaku takes a shot. Parried by Wojciech Szczesny back into danger.

13:30

Clearance by Tim Howard.

12:47

Thomas Vermaelen restarts play with the free kick.

12:22

Foul by Steven Naismith on Mikel Arteta, free kick awarded.

11:03

The official flags Leighton Baines offside.

10:17

Mathieu Flamini takes a shot. Tim Howard parries the ball away.

10:15

Clearance made by Sylvain Distin.

9:19

Tomas Rosicky gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry.

9:14

Clearance by Thomas Vermaelen.

9:03

Ross Barkley comes on in place of Leon Osman.

8:24

Lukas Podolski has an effort at goal. Gareth Barry gets a block in.

7:18

Leon Osman receives a yellow card.

6:16

Foul by Leon Osman on Bacary Sagna, free kick awarded.

6:01

Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Mikel Arteta gets a block in.

5:07

Shot by Lukas Podolski went wide right of the post.

3:50

Clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

2:46

Shot by Lukas Podolski went wide right of the target.

1:35

Shot by Leon Osman went wide of the right-hand post.

0:37

Clearance by Nacho Monreal.

The match has kicked off.

Match Preview

Naismith: I'm learning all the time For Everton forward Steven Naismith, every day is a school day under manager Roberto Martinez. The 27-year-old may have played more than 250 senior matches and 28 internationals for Scotland, but he admits he is learning more than ever thanks to the guidance of the Spaniard. It has even got to the stage where Naismith is doing "homework" when watching matches on television, just in case his manager should ask him a question about it the next day. "He has opened my eyes to a totally new way of playing football," Naismith told Press Association Sport. "I am really interested in it, so when he does talk to you about things which may have happened in a game the night before it will be something you have learned off him in terms of watching to see how teams work. "He will say 'did you notice this?' and it is not something you just say 'oh aye' just for the sake of it, you have a conversation with him. "It is kind of being like at school, you are learning all the time. "Sometimes you find yourself watching games and you think 'the manager might come and talk to me about this' so you end up taking note of what's happening." Naismith came off the bench at Fulham at half-time last weekend to turn the game, creating one goal and scoring another, and he admitted afterwards he had watched the first half carefully to see where he could make an impact. That is something else which he has learned to do over time. "It's funny because there are so many different aspects to being on the bench - from being peed off you're not playing to just thinking so many different things that your mind could not be on working out how you can improve the team," he added. "Nowadays it is a squad game and the few games I have come on and had a good impact you understand that it is about the squad and the manager has made that clear here. "As I've got older I have learned to watch where I'm likely to come on and you do pick up things and see things that happen. "I definitely pick up things like how I can get a chance on goal or cause problems to the other team's defence: styles of play, the formations - so much goes on in games that you can capitalise on these things." Naismith has made just seven league starts (compared to 17 substitute appearances this season) but has scored three goals and every one of those has been in an Everton victory. Everton host Arsenal on Sunday in what is being billed a Champions League qualification decider, with the Toffees just four points behind their fourth-placed opponents with a match in hand. Midfielder Mikel Arteta says Arsenal have the required mentality to come through a first test of their renewed character. Arsenal travel to Merseyside on the back of a morale-boosting 1-1 draw with Manchester City, which went some way to exorcising the ghost of the nightmare 6-0 trashing at Chelsea which ruined manager Arsene Wenger's 1,000th match in charge. The Gunners also suffered the disappointment of conceding a last-minute own-goal in their 2-2 draw with Swansea. Arsenal are, however, only four points ahead of fifth-placed Everton, who have a game in hand - and with the small matter of an FA Cup semi-final against Wigan on the horizon, Arteta knows how important building momentum will be. "Mentally, it will be a big boost if we win, and hard to take if you don't so it will be important," Arteta said. "Some of the performances we have put in away from home in the big games have touched in a bad way the season we have had so far. "We made mistakes and did not perform when we should have done, but we have to take it. "Overall we have been really consistent and considering the injuries we have had, things have gone well and we have stepped up a long way from last season." Arteta added on Sky Sports: "Since I have been here we have always reacted to bad moments and we did put things right against Man City. "Our objective is to win every game, and if we can do that, then we are going to finish very close to the top. "That has to be our aim and we have to start on Sunday. "We have the FA Cup (semi-final) coming up as well, so it is a crucial moment in the season." Arteta, 32, left Everton for Arsenal in August 2011, the former Rangers man having become an integral part of the David Moyes' squad following his move from Real Sociedad.

Formation:4231Manager: Roberto Martinez

Everton

Formation: 4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Tim Howard
  • Seamus Coleman
  • John Stones
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Leighton Baines
  • James McCarthy
  • Gareth Barry
  • Steven Naismith
  • Leon Osman
  • Kevin Mirallas
  • Romelu Lukaku
  • SUBS
  • Joel Robles
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Aiden McGeady
  • Ross Barkley
  • Luke Garbutt
  • Antolin Alcaraz
  • Gerard Deulofeu

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWWWWW
  • Everton
  • VS
  • Arsenal
  • WLWLDD

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 1
  • Everton
  • 08/12/2013
  • Arsenal
  • 0 - 0
  • Everton
  • 16/04/2013
  • Everton
  • 1 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 28/11/2012
  • Everton
  • 0 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 21/03/2012
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 0
  • Everton
  • 10/12/2011
  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 1
  • Everton
  • 01/02/2011

Top Scorers

Everton

  • R Lukaku 12
  • K Mirallas 6
  • S Coleman 6
  • R Barkley 5
  • G Barry 3
  • L Osman 3
  • SJ Naismith 3
  • GL Deulofeu 3
  • L Baines 2
  • B Oviedo 2
  • S Pienaar 1

Arsenal

  • O Giroud 12
  • A Ramsey 8
  • T Walcott 5
  • L Podolski 4
  • SG Cazorla 4
  • M Ozil 4
  • J Wilshere 3
  • T Rosicky 2
  • P Mertesacker 2
  • M Flamini 2
  • N Bendtner 2
  • A Oxlade-Chamberlain 2
  • B Sagna 1
  • L Koscielny 1
  • S Gnabry 1

Goals

Everton

    • Total goals 80
    • Goals per game 49
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 15 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 56
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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