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  • Saha (33), Saha (75)
  • Malouda (17)
  • Date:2010-02-10
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:36411
  • Referee:Wiley, A

Live Commentary


FULL TIME: EVERTON 2-1 CHELSEA. A fantastic game at Goodison that sees Everton come from behind to seal a famous win and put a dent in Chelsea's title aspirations.


Florent Malouda is booked for a late challenge on Donovan, seconds left now.


Louis Saha gets a deserved standing ovation as he jogs off to be replaced by Philippe Senderos.


Whistles can be heard around the stadium as Everton hang on on what could be a famous win.


FIVE minutes to be added on, the groans echo around the ground.


Nervy times at Goodison as Everton drop deeper and deeper, a minute left plus stoppages.....


Chelsea are claiming a free-kick as Ballack clashes with Distin on the edge of the area, but referee Alan Wiley deems it an accidental collision.


Diniyar Bilyaletdinov comes off to be replaced by Dan Gosling.


Everton hanging on now, Drogba tees up Lampard whose low strike is tipped round the post for corner.


Chance for Chelsea! Lampard's corner is met by Drogba, who crashes a header off the bar.


Chelsea bring on Daniel Sturridge for John Obi Mikel to try and grab an equaliser.


EVERTON 2-1 CHELSEA SAHA controls a diagional long pass and crashes a spectacular volley past Cech. Great strike!


Mikel Arteta, on his first start for nearly a year, gets a standing ovation as he makes way for Jack Rodwell.


Chelsea are having much more possession now as they look to carve out a winner, but they are unable to break down Everton's stubborn defence so far.


Nicolas Anelka jogs off to be replaced by Salomon Kalou.


Landon Donovan goes into the book for a trip on Yuri Zhirkov. It looked accidental so Donovan can count himself a little unlucky there.


John Obi Mikel is booked for a needless handball.


Great sustanied spell of pressure form Everton. First Donovan's cross just evades Cahill in the area, then a cross from Arteta is scrambled away by Terry. Great play by The Toffees.


Great feet by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov in the area sets up a shooting chance but Branislav Ivanovic gets in to make the block.


Ashley Cole limps off with a foot injury to be replaced by Michael Ballack.


Everton are closing the ball down at every opportunity and making it difficult for Chelsea to keep possession, the Londonders know they are in a match here.


So close! A long diagonal ball from Neville evades John Terry and Louis Saha is able to control and shoot but he puts it just wide. Great start ot the half by Everton.


Chance for Everton! Diniyar Bilyaletdinov's cross looked to be drifting goalwards but Cech does well to tip over.


We are underway again at Goodison Park.


HALF TIME: EVERTON 1-1 CHELSEA. A great 45 minutes of football at Goodison.


Penalty saved! Cech guesses right and pushes away Saha's spot kick.


Penalty to Everton! Osman plays in Donovan who is clearly tripped by Ricardo Carvalho in the area.


Frank Lampard's 40-yard free-kick fizzes over the bar.


Chance straight away at the other end. Drogba is free on the left touchline and he fires it across to Anelka whose shot goes just wide with Howard beaten.


Everton have their tails up now. Tim Cahill hold up the ball on the edge of the box and lays is back to Osman who flashes just wide.


EVERTON 1-1 CHELSEA. Landon Donovan's corner is headed home by SAHA at the near post. Great response from Everton!


John Terry's looping header from the resulting corner is straight at Howard.


Drogba lines up a curling effort into the far corner but it hits Johnny Heitinga on the back and goes out for a corner. Meanwhile goalscorer Malouda stays down after a late challenge by Neville.


Everton try to get back into things and froce a corner on the left. But Arteta's delivery is cleared at the near post by Drogba.


EVERTON 0-1 CHELSEA: Simple! A long ball by Cech is flicked on by Drogba and MALOUDA evades Phil Neville to control and finish low past Howard.


Chelsea are still enjoying much of the possession, the Everton crowd seem a little subdued, perhaps still reflecting on that disappointing derby defeat at the weekend.


Chelsea are warming to their task and are enjoying plenty of possession in around the Everton penalty area, but no shot on target - yet.


First chance of the match goes to the visitors - Ashley Cole lays the ball back from the left, Nicolas Anelka dummies and Frank Lampard fizzes a strike just wide.


Landon Donovan gets into space down the right flank but his cross is just over the head of Louis Saha in the area.


Quiet statrt here at Goodison. Chelsea have had the better of the possession, but no chances so far.


Everton haven't beaten Chelsea in 24 attempts - including last May's FA Cup Final - can they do so tonight? Alan Wiley gets us underway.


Just the one change for Chelsea from the side that beat Arsenal at the weekend with Yuri Zhirkov making a rare start in place of Michael Ballack, who drops to the bench.


Everton make two changes from the side that lost at Anfield on Saturday. Mikel Arteta makes his first start for nearly a year in place of the suspended Steven Pienaar while Diniyar Bilyaletdinov comes in for the injured Marouane Fellaini.

Match Preview

Everton face a difficult test on Wednesday as Carlo Ancelotti's Chelsea make the long trip to Merseyside from the capital.

David Moyes could have had an easier fixture to look forward to straight after their weekend derby defeat to ten-man Liverpool at Anfield.

Dirk Kuyt's solitary goal ensured they suffered their second defeat this season against their city rivals and, to add insult to injury, diminutive midfielder Steven Pienaar received his marching orders at the death.

The Toffees were playing against ten men for an hour after Sotirios Kyrgiakos was dismissed for his horror lunge on Marouane Fellaini.

The Belgium star had to be replaced by Mikel Arteta and is unlikely to be available against the current Premier League leaders.

Joseph Yobo (hamstring) is nearing a return to the first-team squad but Tony Hibbert (groin) and Phil Jagielka (cruciate ligament) are definitely out.

Saturday's defeat was Everton's first since they lost 2-0 against Liverpool at Goodison Park on November 29 and in that unbeaten run that secured three wins and five draws.

Defender Sylvain Distin is calling on his team-mates to pick themselves up and learn from their mistakes.

He was quoted as saying: "That's the way it is in England. There's a lot of games and you don't really have too much time to feel sorry for yourself, you have to refocus on the next game.

"It's going to be another big game and it's a big month so we have to turn the page and learn from our mistakes and carry on."

Chelsea have now gone 13 games unbeaten in all competitions as they press on in search of silverware.

They have collected 16 points from a possible 18 in the last month as they continue to turn the heat on their chasing rivals.

Ancelotti is once again without inspirational midfielder Michael Essien who picked up a knee ligament injury while on Africa Cup of Nations duty.


Match Report

Louis Saha scored twice and should have had a third as Everton came from behind to beat league leaders Chelsea 2-1 at Goodison Park.

Chelsea took the lead through Florent Malouda but Saha's 100th goal in English league football levelled proceedings midway through the first half.

The Frenchman then missed a late first-half penalty but he made amends 15 minutes from time, capitalising on a John Terry mistake to volley home.

Despite the point Chelsea, remain top of the table after Manchester United were held at Aston Villa.

After a slow start Chelsea began to turn the screw and with 17 minutes gone Malouda broke the deadlock. The France international latched on to Didier Drogba's flick-on and calmly slotted the ball beyond the helpless Tim Howard from inside the penalty area.

Prior to Malouda's sixth Premier League goal of the season, chances had been few and far between with Frank Lampard dragging a shot wide, while the hosts were strangely off the pace.

The goal failed to spark an Everton comeback and it was the visitors who looked the more likely scorers with Ricardo Carvalho heading a 25th-minute Lampard corner tamely at Howard when unmarked.

But the hosts equalised in the 33rd minute when Saha stole a march on Terry following a Landon Donovan corner and the former Manchester United striker powerfully headed beyond Petr Cech.

Everton dominated the remainder of the half and should have been in front at the interval but Saha saw his penalty brilliantly saved by Cech low to his left after Carvalho had tripped Donovan.

The second half was all action but there were few chances until Saha's 75th-minute strike. Former England captain Terry misjudged a long ball and, as the ball dropped, Saha brought the ball down on his chest before crashing a left-footed volley beyond Cech.

It was all Chelsea from then onwards and minutes later the visitors thought they were level only for Drogba's shot to cannon back off the bar after Everton had failed to deal with Lampard's corner.

It was then the turn of substitutes Salomon Kalou and Daniel Sturridge to go close for Chelsea but Howard was equal to both efforts as the FA Cup holders succumbed to their fourth league defeat of the season.







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