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Tim Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Kerim Frei. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
Tim Cahill concedes a free kick for a foul on Moussa Dembele. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Sylvain Distin. Chris Baird restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Nikica Jelavic on Aaron Hughes, free kick awarded. Aaron Hughes takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Dickson Etuhu on Ross Barkley, free kick awarded. Magaye Gueye replaces Steven Pienaar. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.
Tim Cahill challenges Moussa Dembele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Moussa Dembele restarts play with the free kick.
Mahamadou Diarra goes off and Dickson Etuhu comes on.
Leon Osman takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ross Barkley.
Corner taken short by Ross Barkley.
Steven Pienaar takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Ross Barkley fouled by Mahamadou Diarra, the ref awards a free kick. Mahamadou Diarra is booked. Tim Cahill takes the free kick.
Ross Barkley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marouane Fellaini.
The offside flag is raised against Nikica Jelavic. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
Phil Neville takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland.
Unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic by Chris Baird results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Murphy by Tim Cahill. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
Pavel Pogrebnyak leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Murphy.
Moussa Dembele concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikica Jelavic. Nikica Jelavic fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Mark Schwarzer.
Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Johnny Heitinga gets a block in.
Leon Osman challenges Kerim Frei unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kerim Frei.
Nikica Jelavic concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Hughes. Mark Schwarzer takes the direct free kick.
Tim Cahill grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Everton 4-0 Fulham.Assist on the goal came from Steven Pienaar.
The referee blows for offside. Tim Howard takes the free kick.
Mahamadou Diarra fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Arne Riise.
Phil Neville concedes a free kick for a foul on Moussa Dembele. John Arne Riise takes the free kick.
Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Jagielka. Damien Duff takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Nikica Jelavic makes a clearance.
Tim Cahill joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darron Gibson.
Chris Baird replaces Philippe Senderos.
Unfair challenge on Leon Osman by Mahamadou Diarra results in a free kick. Darron Gibson restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Damien Duff, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.
Darron Gibson concedes a free kick for a foul on Clint Dempsey. Darron Gibson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Mahamadou Diarra takes the free kick.
Nikica Jelavic grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 3-0 Fulham.The assist for the goal came from Steven Pienaar.
Unfair challenge on Leon Osman by Mahamadou Diarra results in a free kick. Darron Gibson takes the free kick.
Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff, Nikica Jelavic makes a clearance.
Nikica Jelavic handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Brede Hangeland restarts play with the free kick.
Clint Dempsey produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Pavel Pogrebnyak takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga.
Pavel Pogrebnyak fouled by Johnny Heitinga, the ref awards a free kick. Mahamadou Diarra restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line, save by Tim Howard.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Nikica Jelavic. Philippe Senderos takes the indirect free kick.
Aaron Hughes fouled by Phil Neville, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Steven Pienaar, Marouane Fellaini finds the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Everton 2-0 Fulham.Steven Pienaar provided the assist for the goal.
Effort from deep inside the area by Nikica Jelavic bounces off the post.
Philippe Senderos gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marouane Fellaini. Johnny Heitinga has an effort direct from the free kick.
Kerim Frei takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save. Corner from the right by-line taken by Damien Duff, Nikica Jelavic makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mahamadou Diarra by Marouane Fellaini. Mahamadou Diarra restarts play with the free kick.
Moussa Dembele gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Nikica Jelavic, blocked by Nikica Jelavic. Handball by Pavel Pogrebnyak. Penalty taken right-footed by Nikica Jelavic and scored. Everton 1-0 Fulham.
Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Brede Hangeland gets a block in.
Sylvain Distin is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
Moyes hails Jelavic impact
Striker Nikica Jelavic's impressive form has not only helped Everton finish the season strongly but has given the players renewed belief, according to manager David Moyes.
The #5.5million January signing has scored seven times in his last six matches, with his double in the 4-4 draw at Old Trafford last weekend making it five in three appearances.
He has given the Toffees a much-needed cutting edge which was distinctly lacking in the early part of the season when they dominated games but failed to take opportunities.
But they are averaging over two goals a game in the last half-dozen fixtures and scoring four against Manchester United shows what difference a threat up front can make.
"At the moment his form has been excellent and he has exceeded expectations," said Moyes of the former Rangers forward.
"He has finished moves off and made us look clinical in the box.
"In the early part of the season it looked like we would have to score a brilliant goal.
"Now if we get the ball in the box he will be on the end of a lot of things, whether it be with his head like last week or some of the finishes with his feet recently."
Moyes admits he has not yet worked out the ideal way to get the best use out of the 26-year-old but is more than happy with the striker's goal tally.
"I wasn't sure how quickly he would settle," added the Scot.
"I wasn't totally sure how he would fit in and when I brought him in I thought we would start to rebuild bits of the team.
"I'm sure we are still looking to see what is the best type of player to play with Jelavic and how we can mould that for the years to come."
Midfielder Leon Osman is set to make his 300th appearance and Moyes was full of praise for the academy graduate.
"He has been a great servant ever since I came in here," he said of the 30-year-old.
Everton will again be without defender Leighton Baines and midfielder Jack Rodwell.
Baines is still sidelined with the hamstring injury which forced him to miss out last weekend while Rodwell has not played for six weeks because of a similar problem.
Centre-back Sylvain Distin is expected to deputise on the left of defence once more but on-loan Royston Drenthe is not likely to return to the squad having been disciplined before the FA Cup semi-final.
John Arne Riise is targeting a Merseyside double over the next four days that could set Fulham on course for a top-seven finish.
Fulham tackle Everton and then cross Stanley Park to face FA Cup finalists Liverpool on Tuesday night at Anfield.
"With two good results we can go above both teams and that is a big thing for us," said Riise, Fulham's former Liverpool full-back.
"I knew this was a club that would like to be in the top 10 regularly and be consistent on that.
"I don't think anyone would be expecting us to be fighting with Everton and Liverpool for places in the league.
"In that point we have done well and probably Liverpool have underachieved."
Fulham have rediscovered their form in recent weeks, building a run of three league wins and a home draw with Chelsea from their last four matches.
"It will be a tough game (against Everton) but we have been on a good run of results and I am confident we can go there and hopefully get a good result," Riise told Fulham's official website.
"It's been a tough place to go for the Fulham players and the fans. Hopefully we can change that this weekend."
Striker Pavel Pogrebnyak slipped right back into the groove with a goalscoring return against Wigan last weekend, after missing two matches with an ankle injury.
Clint Dempsey spearheaded Fulham's attack in Pogrebnyak's absence, scoring three times, but together he believes they are a force to be reckoned with.
"Clint Dempsey has done very well when he has played as a striker against Bolton and Chelsea. I really enjoy playing up front when Clint is in midfield because when we are playing together on the field, we are great," Pogrebnyak said.
"The match on Saturday will be a very important contest because both teams are looking for points in the table.
"As we say in Russia `the appetite comes with the food' and I believe we can do better as a team and finish the season strongly."
Fulham also have striker Andrew Johnson available, although long-term absentees Bryan Ruiz, Steve Sidwell and Zdenek Grygera are out.
Manager Martin Jol has been unwell this week but the club were uncertain, when contacted, whether he had been well enough to travel.
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