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  • Date:19 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:33,239
  • Coleman (35) Saha (48)
  • Dempsey (61)
Goal!

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95:20 +5.20

Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Murphy, clearance made by Phil Jagielka.

95:10 +5.10

Gael Kakuta takes a shot. Blocked by Seamus Coleman.

93:51 +3.51

Foul by Bobby Zamora on Tony Hibbert, free kick awarded. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.

93:20 +3.20

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

89:42

Clint Dempsey produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

86:01

Jermaine Beckford comes on in place of Louis Saha. Danny Murphy challenges Louis Saha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Johnny Heitinga shoots direct from the free kick, Leon Osman gets a block in. Effort on goal by Leon Osman from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

84:45

Bobby Zamora has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

83:31

Andrew Johnson goes off and Eidur Gudjohnsen comes on. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Osman by Brede Hangeland. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.

82:05

Unfair challenge on Carlos Salcido by Phil Jagielka results in a free kick. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.

80:55

Corner from the right by-line taken by Leon Osman, Phil Jagielka takes a shot. Clearance made by Carlos Salcido. Outswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line.

76:32

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov replaces Jack Rodwell. Moussa Dembele produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

74:13

Damien Duff leaves the field to be replaced by Gael Kakuta. Brede Hangeland fouled by Louis Saha, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

73:17

Phil Neville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Moussa Dembele. Danny Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.

71:41

Clint Dempsey takes a shot.

70:50

The official flags Bobby Zamora offside. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.

70:13

Tony Hibbert fouled by Andrew Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Howard takes the free kick.

68:42

Johnny Heitinga replaces Tim Cahill. Danny Murphy fouled by Louis Saha, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Baird restarts play with the free kick.

65:50

Danny Murphy challenges Seamus Coleman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines from right wing.

62:57

Caution for Tony Hibbert. Tony Hibbert challenges Moussa Dembele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Murphy crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Tim Howard. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff, Brede Hangeland takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save. Free kick awarded for a foul by Bobby Zamora on Tim Howard. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.

61:56

Unfair challenge on Chris Baird by Tim Cahill results in a free kick. Aaron Hughes takes the free kick.

61:03

Clint Dempsey grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 2-1 Fulham.Assist by Bobby Zamora.

59:31

Bobby Zamora on for Dickson Etuhu.

58:17

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.

57:34

Seamus Coleman has an effort at goal. Mark Schwarzer makes a comfortable save.

55:16

Damien Duff takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.

54:37

The referee cautions Leon Osman for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dickson Etuhu by Leon Osman. Chris Baird crosses the ball in from the free kick, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance. Dickson Etuhu takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Jagielka.

54:03

Foul by Andrew Johnson on Phil Neville, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tony Hibbert.

53:10

Unfair challenge on Moussa Dembele by Sylvain Distin results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

50:33

The offside flag is raised against Andrew Johnson. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Howard.

48:53

Louis Saha fires in a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 2-0 Fulham.Dickson Etuhu challenges Jack Rodwell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leighton Baines takes the free kick. Assist by Leighton Baines.

47:43

The offside flag is raised against Louis Saha. Brede Hangeland takes the indirect free kick.

46:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony Hibbert by Carlos Salcido. Leighton Baines crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Aaron Hughes.

45:36 +0.36

Aaron Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Louis Saha. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.

44:18

Shot from just outside the box by Clint Dempsey goes over the crossbar.

41:48

Damien Duff gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.

40:52

Moussa Dembele gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.

39:11

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Neville.

38:24

Unfair challenge on Damien Duff by Louis Saha results in a free kick. Chris Baird takes the free kick.

37:42

Unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Phil Jagielka results in a free kick. Aaron Hughes takes the direct free kick.

36:36

Unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman by Carlos Salcido results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Leighton Baines from the free kick.

35:22

Seamus Coleman scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Everton 1-0 Fulham.The assist for the goal came from Leon Osman.

35:12

Louis Saha takes a shot. Brede Hangeland gets a block in.

33:56

Unfair challenge on Moussa Dembele by Phil Neville results in a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.

30:21

The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

30:09

Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Murphy.

29:45

Dickson Etuhu challenges Seamus Coleman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phil Neville takes the free kick.

28:18

The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines, Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

26:43

Tim Cahill takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Hughes. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines from the left by-line, Louis Saha takes a shot. Carlos Salcido manages to make a clearance.

25:18

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Leon Osman from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Aaron Hughes.

23:04

Louis Saha takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Baird. Corner taken by Leighton Baines played to the near post, Danny Murphy makes a clearance.

21:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony Hibbert by Moussa Dembele. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.

20:22

Damien Duff takes the inswinging corner, Louis Saha makes a clearance.

17:35

Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines to the near post, Andrew Johnson manages to make a clearance.

17:14

Brede Hangeland challenges Louis Saha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phil Neville takes the direct free kick.

16:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Cahill on Chris Baird. Chris Baird takes the direct free kick.

14:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Neville on Andrew Johnson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Murphy, Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.

14:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Cahill on Moussa Dembele. Chris Baird restarts play with the free kick.

11:00

Long range effort by Leighton Baines goes wide right of the net.

9:14

Corner taken by Damien Duff played to the near post, clearance made by Louis Saha. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff played to the near post, Moussa Dembele gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tim Howard. Tim Howard takes the free kick.

8:16

Aaron Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Tim Cahill. Direct free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.

7:42

Effort from deep inside the area by Leon Osman misses to the right of the target.

3:58

Unfair challenge on Sylvain Distin by Moussa Dembele results in a free kick. Tim Howard takes the free kick.

3:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Osman on Moussa Dembele. Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.

1:36

Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line, clearance by Danny Murphy.

Match Preview

Moyes reflects on nine Goodison years Manager David Moyes insists he is still driven to succeed at Everton after celebrating nine years in charge this week. The Scot is desperately awaiting his first trophy since taking over at Goodison Park but stressed he is determined to go on and win some silverware, even if that means annoying some fans who maybe think a change at the top will bring a change in fortune. By a quirk of coincidence Fulham are the visitors as they were for his first match in charge on March 16, 2002 when he began his Toffees career with a 2-1 win. But Moyes will not waste any time on reminiscing on his past as the third longest-serving manager behind good friend Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. "It is not fashionable to be a manager for nine years, it is fashionable to change it around and get someone in a bit more trendy," said the manager, who is looking to extend the club's 62-year unbeaten record at home to the Cottagers. "I don't think that tends to be the case and the most successful clubs have had longevity with their managers. "Some people will get a bit fed up and think it is time for the manager to go but I feel it is time to kick on and get better. "I am always driving myself to get more. Even if I had won the league two times I would be saying I wanted to win it three times so the fact I have not done any of that means I want to try to win something. "But it has to be looked on as a success to stay in a job in the Premier League for that amount of time but it is not just down to me it is down to the players and a really stable board of directors, unlike a lot we see around the country. "I work hard to stay in my job, I don't take it for granted and I have to keep working hard else someone else will be there to take my place. "My ambition is to take Everton as far as I can, I would like to win something." Despite not winning a trophy there have been a number of high points for Moyes. However, he is still grateful to David Unsworth for getting his Everton career off to the ideal start. "I was nervous because I was a young manager coming into the Premier League and we were not in the best position in the table," he recalled of his first game. "I was hoping to get off to a good start and it was more than that because David Unsworth scored after about 30 seconds. "Highlights since then would have to be qualifying for the Champions League, even if we didn't make the group stage, and also the years we qualified for the Europa League. "There was also beating Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final - there have been lots of good times but as always I think the best is yet to come." Mark Hughes believes he can achieve more at Fulham than he did with Blackburn. Cottagers boss Hughes helped Rovers reach two FA Cup semi-finals and qualify for Europe twice during his near four years in charge at Ewood Park. But despite arguably not having the same financial resources at Fulham, Hughes reckons he inherited a better group of players than those he took over at Blackburn six and a half years ago. He said: "I feel that there's certainly the capacity to do a similar job here and, obviously, I've come in at a better level because the group of players here is better technically than the one I inherited at Blackburn. "Why can't we achieve regular top-10 positions in the Premier League and, on certain occasions, who knows? Maybe we can push for sixth position, fifth position. "In terms of achievement, given the resources this club has, it reflects greatly on everybody involved." After a difficult start to life at Fulham, Hughes has managed to stabilise the club in mid-table in the Barclays Premier League with nine matches remaining. And despite being seven points behind sixth-placed Liverpool, Europe currently beckons for Fulham through the Fair Play League. "I think it's ourselves and Chelsea in the top two positions at the moment," said Hughes, who took charge after the Cottagers reached last season's Europa League final. "Chelsea almost certainly will qualify for Europe through other avenues, so we're in the mix for that. "Given the club's had a fantastic taste for European football in recent times, we'd love to get it back.

Formation:4411Manager: David Moyes

Everton

Formation: 442Manager: Mark Hughes

Fulham

  • Tim Howard
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Leighton Baines
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Phil Neville
  • Leon Osman
  • Tim Cahill
  • Louis Saha
  • SUBS
  • Jan Mucha
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
  • Jermaine Beckford
  • Magaye Gueye
  • Victor Anichebe
  • Jose Baxter

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Match Report

Toffees give Fulham the blues Seamus Coleman and Louis Saha struck as David Moyes began his 10th year as Everton manager as he started his first, by beating Fulham 2-1. Coleman ignited a hitherto drab Barclays Premier League affair at Goodison Park with a well-placed header 10 minutes before the break. Former Fulham striker Saha doubled the Toffees' lead from a free-kick early in the second half but a Clint Dempsey strike prevented the home side easing to victory. The game began at the pace of a typical end-of-season mid-table encounter, despite both teams having another eight games remaining. The spirit Fulham showed in the second half made their lack of urgency in the first seem puzzling but the Londoners never looked like winning at Goodison for the first time in 23 league visits. Defeat could have been heavier had Carlos Salcido not produced a fine headed clearance off the line from Phil Jagielka late on. Everton were always the dominant side and fully deserved to repeat their victory over the Cottagers in Moyes' first match just over nine years ago. The downside was the loss of Saha, who was playing for Fulham in 2002, on a stretcher in the closing minutes. The Toffees had welcomed back captain Phil Neville and the influential Tim Cahill from injury. Neville played in midfield in the absence of Mikel Arteta while Cahill was pushed up front with Saha. Tony Hibbert, a survivor from Moyes' opening game, was at right-back. Fulham were unchanged from their last outing against Blackburn a fortnight ago after Dickson Etuhu overcame a hamstring strain. The game lacked bite early on but Everton had the better of the play, with Leon Osman curling an effort over and Leighton Baines dragging a shot across goal. Fulham had an opportunity when Neville bundled former Everton striker Andy Johnson over on the edge of the box but the free-kick came to nothing. Saha threatened with a run up the middle but Brede Hangeland denied him with a fine tackle. Saha had another opportunity when he rose to meet a Baines corner but his header bounced and Salcido calmly headed off the line. Baines then delivered a fine cross for Jack Rodwell but the midfielder's header did not test Mark Schwarzer. Everton made the breakthrough after Cahill had a shot blocked and the ball rolled out to Baines on the left. Baines cut it back inside for Osman and the midfielder lifted a cross to the back the post for Coleman to place a firm header back across goal and beyond Schwarzer. The game at last had the spark it needed and moments later Coleman was stopped in full flow on the edge of the area but the resulting free-kick from Baines was blocked. Fulham had to wait until first-half injury time for their first serious opportunity as Dempsey shot narrowly wide after good work by Johnson. Everton took a firm grip on the game four minutes into the second half after Rodwell was brought down just outside the area by Etuhu. Baines tapped the free-kick to Saha and the Frenchman blasted a low free-kick through the wall for his 10th goal of the season. Fulham tried to respond but Etuhu's shot into a crowded area was blocked and Damien Duff fired the rebound straight at Tim Howard. The tempo was much quicker than in the first half and Coleman forced a good save from Schwarzer with a strong run and shot from distance. Fulham boss Mark Hughes decided to make a change and was instantly rewarded after sending on Bobby Zamora, still being eased back into action after a broken leg, for Etuhu just before the hour. Zamora, with his back to goal, brilliantly laid off a cross from Duff and the inrushing Dempsey struck a powerful low shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the area. Jagielka almost made the game safe for Everton with an inch-perfect header but Salcido did brilliantly to again head away from just inside the post. Zamora failed to make the most of a headed chance at the other end after being picked out by Gael Kakuta. Saha's afternoon ended in agony in the closing minutes after he landing awkwardly following an aerial challenge. He was replaced by Jermaine Beckford, who spurned a good chance to add a third on the break in injury time.

Form Guide

    LWLWWD
  • Everton
  • VS
  • Fulham
  • LWDDDW

Last Meetings

  • Fulham
  • 0 - 0
  • Everton
  • 25/09/2010
  • Everton
  • 2 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 25/04/2010
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 1
  • Everton
  • 13/09/2009
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 2
  • Everton
  • 24/05/2009
  • Everton
  • 1 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 01/11/2008
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 0
  • Everton
  • 16/03/2008

Top Scorers

Everton

  • T Cahill 9
  • L Saha 6
  • J Beckford 6
  • M Arteta 3
  • S Coleman 3
  • L Baines 2
  • P Jagielka 1
  • S Distin 1
  • L Osman 1
  • J Heitinga 1
  • D Bilyaletdinov 1
  • M Fellaini 1

Fulham

  • CD Dempsey 8
  • D Duff 4
  • B Hangeland 3
  • S Davies 2
  • A Johnson 2
  • C Baird 2
  • D Kamara 2
  • M Dembele 2
  • A Hughes 1
  • B Zamora 1
  • D Etuhu 1
  • Z Gera 1

Goals

Everton

    • Total goals 76
    • Goals per game 38
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Fulham

    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 32
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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