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Free kick awarded for a foul by Apostolos Vellios on Radosav Petrovic. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson. Denis Stracqualursi takes a shot. Paul Robinson makes a save.
Phil Neville challenges David Hoilett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Landon Donovan, Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.
Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Paul Robinson makes a save.
Anthony Modeste produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
Marouane Fellaini has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Morten Gamst Pedersen by Tim Cahill results in a free kick. Darron Gibson goes off and Denis Stracqualursi comes on. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Royston Drenthe, Radosav Petrovic manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Landon Donovan by Morten Gamst Pedersen results in a free kick. Darron Gibson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Gael Givet.
Tim Cahill concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Olsson. Martin Olsson takes the direct free kick.
David Hoilett takes a shot. Blocked by Marouane Fellaini.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Royston Drenthe on Jason Lowe. Booking for Royston Drenthe. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Royston Drenthe fouled by Morten Gamst Pedersen, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is swung over by Leighton Baines, Shane Duffy takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mauro Formica on Royston Drenthe. Apostolos Vellios comes on in place of Victor Anichebe. Phil Neville takes the free kick. Effort on goal by Anthony Modeste from 35 yards missed to the left of the net.
Tim Cahill is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Lowe.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Hoilett on Phil Neville. David Hoilett goes into the book. Phil Neville restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen on Leighton Baines. Anthony Modeste replaces David Goodwillie. Tim Howard takes the free kick.
David Hoilett takes a shot. Johnny Heitinga gets a block in.
David Goodwillie scores a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Everton 1-1 Blackburn.The assist for the goal came from Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Darron Gibson on David Hoilett. Darron Gibson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the free kick.
Foul by Victor Anichebe on Scott Dann, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Royston Drenthe.
Jason Lowe challenges Leighton Baines unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Leighton Baines from left channel.
Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance by Tim Cahill.
Darron Gibson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Hoilett. Morten Gamst Pedersen crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Tim Cahill gets a block in.
Morten Gamst Pedersen produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
Radosav Petrovic has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.
Mauro Formica is brought on as a substitute for David Dunn.
Foul by Royston Drenthe on Martin Olsson, free kick awarded. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the free kick.
Louis Saha leaves the field to be replaced by Royston Drenthe.
Shot from just outside the box by Tim Cahill misses to the left of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Marouane Fellaini challenges David Dunn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Dunn.
Morten Gamst Pedersen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines. Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Tim Howard.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Radosav Petrovic on Marouane Fellaini. Phil Neville takes the free kick.
Tim Cahill takes a shot. Comfortable save by Paul Robinson.
Marouane Fellaini has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Blocked by Louis Saha.
Scott Dann challenges Louis Saha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
Landon Donovan fouled by Radosav Petrovic, the ref awards a free kick. Radosav Petrovic goes into the book. Strike on goal comes in from Leighton Baines from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Olsson by Darron Gibson. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.
Morten Gamst Pedersen is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Howard.
David Goodwillie takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga. Shot by David Dunn from inside the penalty area bounces off the post.
Tim Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Radosav Petrovic. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Landon Donovan has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Louis Saha by David Dunn. Direct free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Radosav Petrovic on Tim Cahill. Shane Duffy takes the free kick.
Shot by Radosav Petrovic from outside the box goes over the target.
Marouane Fellaini concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Nzonzi. David Dunn takes the direct free kick.
Tim Cahill finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Everton 1-0 Blackburn.Marouane Fellaini provided the assist for the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by Landon Donovan from the left by-line.
Phil Neville takes a shot. Blocked by David Hoilett.
Landon Donovan takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Jason Lowe.
Corner taken by Landon Donovan from the left by-line, Close range header by Shane Duffy goes over the bar.
Unfair challenge on Morten Gamst Pedersen by Leighton Baines results in a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Louis Saha.
The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against David Dunn. Tim Howard takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance by Shane Duffy.
Shot by David Dunn from 25 yards. Save by Tim Howard.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the left by-line, Scott Dann takes a shot. Landon Donovan gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen played to the near post, save made by Tim Howard.
David Dunn takes a shot. Johnny Heitinga gets a block in.
David Dunn takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.
Shot from deep inside the area by Victor Anichebe goes over the bar.
Steven Nzonzi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tim Cahill. Free kick taken by Marouane Fellaini.
Landon Donovan challenges Martin Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Moyes hails `great ambassador' Neville
Everton captain Phil Neville celebrates his 35th birthday on Saturday with manager David Moyes hailing his professionalism.
Neville, who has just under 18 months remaining on his Toffees contract, found his first-team place under threat earlier this season but he is now firmly ensconced back in the line-up.
Moyes believes there is still a place in the high-tempo Barclays Premier League for players of his experience.
"I never realised he was 35 - he told me he was 32!" joked the Toffees boss.
"We are delighted with Phil. What he has given Everton in the time he has been here has been remarkable.
"He continues to work weekly and daily as if it is his last day. He has been a terrific professional and a great ambassador for Everton since he left Manchester United.
"It is undoubtedly a young man's sport but you see Paul Scholes and Thierry Henry coming back and people admiring what they can do.
"There is definitely a place in the sport if you can keep yourself fit and in good condition and that is the one thing Phil has done, he has really looked after himself.
"That is the reason he is still playing and playing very well."
Neville is set to captain the side at home to Blackburn on Saturday, most likely filling a hole in an injury-hit defence.
Everton have won just one of their last four league matches at Goodison Park and Moyes admits performances have not been at a level they should be.
"Goodison has been tough for us this year because it has always been where we take the most amount of points," added Moyes, whose team have won just three times on home soil.
"In truth me and the players have not offered the supporters enough to get them off their seats so I'm going to try to do that and get some wins.
"We want to get one or two wins which makes sure we get the points to be a Premier League side again and then we can move on from there.
"They are easy words to say but it is harder to do.
"We don't want to the teams challenging for European spots pulling too far away from us so that we can't make a challenge for them."
With centre-backs Phil Jagielka (knee) and Sylvain Distin (hamstring) still injured, Moyes has been looking around in the transfer market in an attempt to find adequate cover.
He also wants to strengthen up front and this week gave a trial to United States striker Edson Buddle, who plays for German Second Division side Ingolstadt.
"He has been in for a few days and we will have a look at it and talk about it over the weekend," said Moyes.
"I would like to add if I can.
"We are certainly short at centre-half right now and I have always said that if we can get a centre-forward in then that would be great."
Boss Steve Kean insists Blackburn are on the up after finally clawing their way out of the relegation zone.
Rovers travel to Everton with Kean confident that they can pull off another unexpected away win - even with top scorer Aiyegbeni Yakubu suspended against his old team.
Blackburn beat Manchester United at Old Trafford and drew with Liverpool at Anfield last month and have scored in every one of their away matches in the league this season.
Kean said: "I feel as though we are on the up, scoring goals and with people like Paul Robinson coming back into the side and Scott Dann has had a full week of training. All of a sudden there is a competition for places that can only be good.
"We have scored in every away league game this season so we should be able to go to Everton and get a result.
"David Moyes has done an absolutely fantastic job over the years on a small budget, and their gritty determination to get results means it is always a tough place to go.
"I know he has a couple of injury problems at the moment and he's going to have to deal with that but I'm sure he will put out a side that's competitive and hard to break down.
"But I feel we are on the up and are capable of going there and getting another good result."
Yakubu's absence makes it more likely that new loan signing Anthony Modeste could make his debut - if he receives international clearance in time.
Dann is also in contention for a return after recovering from a groin injury while Kean will judge Chris Samba's mental state after the defender had a transfer request turned down before deciding whether to include him.
Goodwillie fires Rovers to point
David Goodwillie earned Blackburn a precious point at Goodison Park after Tim Cahill had ended a 13-month goal drought to put Everton ahead in their 1-1 draw.
The Australian, who had not scored since a clash with Manchester City on December 20, 2010, took advantage of some poor defending to tap home in the 24th minute.
Blackburn had hit the woodwork twice in the first half but it took them until 18 minutes from time to level when Goodwillie bundled in a free-kick, and they rode their luck to hang on for a draw.
Blackburn boss Steve Kean chose to leave out captain Christopher Samba completely after he submitted a transfer request this week while top scorer Ayegbeni Yakubu was suspended and new loan signing Anthony Modeste only on the bench.
The Samba situation has cast a black cloud over what should have been a positive week for Rovers following their 3-1 win over Fulham last weekend, achieved with 10 men, which lifted them out of the bottom three.
Everton had picked up only four points from their previous four home matches but they probably should have been ahead inside three minutes when a Landon Donovan cross found Anichebe eight yards out but he scuffed his shot on the turn and it bounced wide.
Rovers also looked bright going forward and a spell of intense pressure began when David Dunn was denied twice in quick succession, first by Tim Howard and then a Johnny Heitinga block.
Howard pushed the resulting corner over his bar but needed help from the second set-piece, Leighton Baines doing brilliantly to keep out a Scott Dann header with a bit of help from the woodwork.
Blackburn were enjoying much of the possession but in the 24th minute they went behind as Cahill finally ended his goal drought, although in controversial circumstances.
Dunn's decision to stay on the line after a corner had only been partially cleared proved costly for Rovers as Donovan's chip back in found Marouane Fellaini in acres of space eight yards out.
Paul Robinson blocked his initial effort and when the ball came back out to the Belgian he appeared to control it with his hand as he found Cahill for a simple finish.
The relief around Goodison Park was audible and Everton almost had a second nine minutes later but Donovan could not keep his shot down after he had been well found by Cahill.
Rovers have had plenty of reasons to bemoan their luck this season and they had another moment today when Goodwillie's deflected shot fell to the impressive Dunn and his curling effort beat Howard but bounced back off the post.
Both defences looked shaky and, after Fellaini had seen his shot hit team-mate Louis Saha, Robinson gratefully snaffled Cahill's header when it looked to be creeping inside the post.
Blackburn had deserved something and they finally equalised in the 72nd minute with a goal not unlike the one they conceded earlier.
Howard missed a lofted ball from Pedersen under pressure from Steven Nzonzi which bounced off Shane Duffy's head to Cahill on the line, and his clearance hit Goodwillie in the midriff and bounced into the net.
Suddenly Rovers looked a real threat and Hoilett saw a shot deflected behind before Kean sent on new man Modeste, who has been disappointing for Bordeaux this season, in place of the goalscorer.
Everton came mighty close themselves, though, Duffy's superb header slamming against the bar from an inswinging Baines free-kick, while at the other end Mauro Formica shot just wide.
And a crazy goalmouth scramble looked certain to bring an injury-time winner for the Toffees after Robinson had pushed a Fellaini effort behind.
Donovan's corner picked out the big midfielder and, after his header had been cleared off the line by Formica, Robinson saved a shot from substitute Denis Stracqualursi and Cahill's effort was blocked as Rovers somehow held on.
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