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  • Date:15 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:38,018
  • Deulofeu (58) Coleman (90)
  • Cala (67)
Goal!

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The match has reached full-time.

93:55 +3.55

Clearance by John Stones.

92:28 +2.28

Aiden McGeady crosses the ball.

92:04 +2.04

Aiden McGeady delivers the ball.

91:56 +1.56

Shot by Ross Barkley. Gary Medel gets a block in.

91:06 +1.06

The ball is crossed by Seamus Coleman.

90:27 +0.27

Shot by Wilfried Zaha missed to the left of the net.

89:40

Clearance by Leighton Baines.

89:05

Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.

88:20

Gary Medel is penalised for a handball.

85:54

The ball is sent over by Aiden McGeady.

84:51

Free kick taken by David Marshall.

84:16

Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines.

83:34

Steven Caulker challenges Ross Barkley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

83:14

A cross is delivered by Declan John.

82:46

Gareth Barry restarts play with the free kick.

82:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Medel on James McCarthy.

82:10

Clearance made by Steven Caulker.

81:24

(Everton) makes a substitution, with Ross Barkley coming on for Leon Osman.

79:56

Wilfried Zaha has an effort at goal. Blocked by Seamus Coleman.

79:05

Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

78:12

Romelu Lukaku takes a shot. David Marshall parries the ball away.

77:04

The ball is sent over by Leon Osman.

76:24

Wilfried Zaha replaces Fabio Da Silva.

72:58

Shot by Romelu Lukaku. Steven Caulker gets a block in.

71:02

Clearance made by Sylvain Distin.

70:31

David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

70:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Romelu Lukaku on Kevin Theophile-Catherine.

68:29

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

68:26

Shot by Seamus Coleman missed to the left of the target.

66:30

Foul by Seamus Coleman on Fraizer Campbell, free kick awarded.

65:40

Clearance made by Sylvain Distin.

65:06

Free kick taken by Tim Howard.

64:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by Bo-Kyung Kim.

64:07

Steven Naismith on for Kevin Mirallas.

62:58

Aiden McGeady takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Steven Caulker gets a block in.

61:16

Craig Noone leaves the field to be replaced by Mats Daehli.

61:10

Gerard Deulofeu leaves the field to be replaced by Aiden McGeady.

60:10

The ball is swung over by Kevin Mirallas.

58:20

Gerard Deulofeu grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Everton 1-0 Cardiff.

58:11

Free kick taken by Gareth Barry.

58:00

Clearance made by Sylvain Distin.

57:56

Gary Medel restarts play with the free kick.

57:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabio Da Silva by Leighton Baines.

56:31

Peter Whittingham joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jordon Mutch.

53:58

Leighton Baines manages to make a clearance.

52:04

Fabio Da Silva gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines.

51:09

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jordon Mutch.

48:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by Fabio Da Silva.

48:02

Header by Fraizer Campbell misses left.

The second half has started.

The ref blows to end the first period.

47:38 +2.38

The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines.

47:19

Kevin Theophile-Catherine manages to make a clearance.

46:36 +1.36

Kevin Theophile-Catherine makes a clearance.

46:16

Romelu Lukaku has an effort at goal. Juan Cala gets a block in.

46:14

A cross is delivered by Leighton Baines.

44:39

Booking for Kevin Theophile-Catherine for unsporting behaviour.

42:42

Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.

42:08

Fabio Da Silva gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines.

40:41

Bo-Kyung Kim produces a cross.

40:14

Fabio Da Silva crosses the ball.

39:24

Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.

38:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Seamus Coleman on Craig Noone.

38:04

Kevin Mirallas takes a shot. Juan Cala gets a block in.

37:59

Kevin Mirallas sends in a cross.

36:37

Kevin Theophile-Catherine makes a clearance.

33:21

Steven Caulker has an effort at goal. Sylvain Distin gets a block in.

32:56

Gareth Barry concedes a free kick for a foul on Bo-Kyung Kim.

31:49

Free kick taken by David Marshall.

31:21

Romelu Lukaku challenges Steven Caulker unfairly and gives away a free kick.

31:16

Bo-Kyung Kim manages to make a clearance.

30:06

Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.

28:40

Free kick taken by David Marshall.

28:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabio Da Silva by Gerard Deulofeu.

27:50

John Stones takes the free kick.

27:22

Free kick taken by David Marshall.

26:22

Gerard Deulofeu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Theophile-Catherine.

25:07

Kevin Mirallas has an effort at goal. Juan Cala gets a block in.

25:05

Seamus Coleman delivers the ball.

24:32

Corner taken by Jordon Mutch.

24:01

Jordon Mutch sends in a cross.

22:31

Shot by Kevin Mirallas went wide right of the target.

18:26

Seamus Coleman sends in a cross.

18:12

Juan Cala manages to make a clearance.

15:46

Juan Cala gets a header at goal. Romelu Lukaku gets a block in.

15:17

Jordon Mutch sends in a cross.

14:47

Free kick crossed by Craig Noone.

14:17

Sylvain Distin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabio Da Silva.

12:14

Clearance made by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.

10:36

Kevin Mirallas crosses the ball.

8:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman by Jordon Mutch.

7:33

Fraizer Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on Leighton Baines.

7:20

Free kick crossed by Craig Noone.

6:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McCarthy on Jordon Mutch.

6:08

Centre by Fabio Da Silva.

5:04

Corner taken by Leighton Baines.

4:32

The ball is delivered by Seamus Coleman.

2:28

Kevin Mirallas takes a shot. David Marshall parries the ball away.

1:13

Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Martinez hopes to gain experience Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes the experience of their FA Cup exit will make them a better side in the long run. A 4-1 quarter-final defeat at Arsenal last weekend denied the Spaniard a return to Wembley for the second successive season after leading Wigan to glory last year. It left the Toffees chasing Manchester United and Tottenham in the pursuit of a Europa League place but Martinez is a firm believer in taking positives from every situation and expects his side to grow after losing at the Emirates Stadium. "We want to get into a position where we can learn from these sort of games to control the small margins but all the focus and concentration goes into the league, there is no reason for distraction," said the manager. "It has been an intense period; we lost to Arsenal away from home and they have been involved in Champions League football for many seasons. "It was a game which could have gone either way but there is no shame in losing a quarter-final away from home against a team like Arsenal. "When you work together you develop many aspects in your performance and we have been developing and getting stronger. "From the disappointment of going out of the quarter-finals of the FA Cup you learn what you can do better and develop experience. "We have an incredible opportunity to be as good as we can for the fight of the final 11 games of the season and that is where everything gets decided. "We've had a good campaign so far which has given us a solid amount of points and now we need to make sure we fight for every point and make sure we are a strong team until the end of the season." Goalkeeper Tim Howard, rested for the FA Cup, returns to face struggling Cardiff at Goodison Park on Saturday but Martinez admits at this stage of the season he is keeping an eye on his players' overall fitness. "We need to be fresh. You get into this part of the season where players are starting to accumulate close to 3,000 minutes and you need to be a little aware of certain positions on the pitch," he explained. "The squad is ready and we can cope with just sharing the demands of the next 11 games. "Gerard Deulofeu and Aiden McGeady are fully fit and ready to finish the season strongly." Everton captain Phil Jagielka faces a late fitness test on a hamstring injury. Centre-back Ben Turner could be doubtful for relegation-threatened Cardiff. The 25-year-old suffered a knock late in the Bluebirds' vital win over Fulham last weekend. Spanish defender Juan Cala is back in contention after recovering from a stomach bug. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will take inspiration from his opposite number Martinez as he continues his attempt to engineer top-flight survival. Martinez steered Wigan away from the drop in the latter stages of three successive seasons after taking over at the DW Stadium in 2009. He was unable to repeat that feat last year, as Wigan finally succumbed, but he did oversee their remarkable FA Cup triumph. Solskjaer knows his team need to replicate some of Martinez's Wigan magic to pull out of and away from the relegation zone with just nine Barclays Premier League games remaining. The Norwegian said: "If we can get on the same kind of run we will stay in the Premier League. "It will take everything we have got to get where we want. That will give us the reward we all crave - playing in the Premier League. "It is a vital period. We believe, we hope that we have turned a corner in terms of belief and performances. We are still in with a shout."

Formation:4231Manager: Roberto Martinez

Everton

Formation: 541Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Cardiff

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

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLWLLW
  • Everton
  • VS
  • Cardiff
  • WLDLLW

Last Meetings

  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 0
  • Everton
  • 31/08/2013
  • Everton
  • 8 - 3
  • Cardiff
  • 28/04/1962
  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 0
  • Everton
  • 09/12/1961
  • Everton
  • 5 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 15/04/1961
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 1
  • Everton
  • 12/11/1960
  • Everton
  • 0 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 13/04/1957

Top Scorers

Everton

  • R Lukaku 10
  • K Mirallas 5
  • S Coleman 5
  • G Barry 3
  • R Barkley 3
  • L Osman 2
  • L Baines 2
  • SJ Naismith 2
  • B Oviedo 2
  • GL Deulofeu 2
  • S Pienaar 1

Cardiff

  • F Campbell 5
  • J Mutch 4
  • S Caulker 4
  • P Whittingham 2
  • C Bellamy 1
  • K Jones 1
  • AE Gunnarsson 1
  • C Noone 1
  • B Kim 1

Goals

Everton

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 38
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Cardiff

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 22
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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