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  • Date:14 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:33,796
  • Osman (17) Barry (84) Barry (83)
    Barry (83) Barry (83)
    Mirallas (90)
  • Berbatov - pen (66)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:17 +3.17

Shot by Damien Duff missed to the right of the target.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

91:58 +1.58

Dimitar Berbatov takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Seamus Coleman gets a block in.

90:48 +0.48

Kevin Mirallas grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Everton 4-1 Fulham.Assist on the goal came from Leon Osman.

90:39 +0.39

Clearance by Sylvain Distin.

89:16

Shot by Bryan Oviedo. Aaron Hughes gets a block in.

89:03

Clearance made by John Stones.

87:27

Steven Pienaar goes off and John Stones comes on.

86:38

Ross Barkley takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

85:44

Phil Jagielka makes a clearance.

84:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bryan Oviedo on Pajtim Kasami.

84:02

Gareth Barry scores a headed goal. Everton 3-1 Fulham.

83:44

Corner taken by Kevin Mirallas from the right by-line.

83:19

Leon Osman takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Scott Parker.

82:57

Damien Duff comes on in place of Ashkan Dejagah.

82:29

Corner taken by John Arne Riise from the right by-line.

81:58

The ball is crossed by Scott Parker.

80:17

John Arne Riise produces a cross.

80:11

Phil Jagielka makes a clearance.

79:17

Corner taken by Kevin Mirallas from the right by-line.

78:53

Clearance by John Arne Riise.

77:03

Darren Bent is brought on as a substitute for Giorgos Karagounis.

73:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Philippe Senderos by Romelu Lukaku.

72:47

The ball is swung over by Steven Pienaar.

72:27

Unfair challenge on Ross Barkley by Scott Parker results in a free kick.

72:15

Philippe Senderos makes a clearance.

70:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar by Steve Sidwell.

69:42

The referee cautions Ashkan Dejagah for unsporting behaviour.

69:32

Ashkan Dejagah concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Jagielka.

69:00

The ball is swung over by Seamus Coleman.

68:17

Alex Kacaniklic leaves the field to be replaced by Pajtim Kasami.

66:12

Penalty scored by Dimitar Berbatov. Everton 1-1 Fulham.

65:22

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Kacaniklic by Gareth Barry.

63:09

Gerard Deulofeu goes off and Kevin Mirallas comes on.

59:50

Clearance by Aaron Hughes.

59:16

Sascha Riether produces a cross.

57:02

Free kick taken by Giorgos Karagounis.

56:42

Unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Leon Osman results in a free kick.

55:31

Bryan Oviedo takes a shot. Philippe Senderos gets a block in.

55:28

Dimitar Berbatov makes a clearance.

55:26

Corner taken by Gerard Deulofeu from the right by-line.

55:01

Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.

53:49

Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.

53:30

Dimitar Berbatov is ruled offside.

51:43

Steve Sidwell takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

49:52

Clearance made by Sylvain Distin.

48:28

Free kick taken by Giorgos Karagounis.

48:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sylvain Distin on Dimitar Berbatov.

47:08

Ashkan Dejagah challenges Steven Pienaar unfairly and gives away a free kick.

46:58

Scott Parker takes a shot. A parry by Tim Howard prevents the goal.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

It is the end of the first-half.

45:41 +0.41

Foul by Seamus Coleman on Ashkan Dejagah, free kick awarded.

45:39

Unfair challenge on Philippe Senderos by Romelu Lukaku results in a free kick.

45:35

Seamus Coleman delivers the ball.

44:51

Alex Kacaniklic is ruled offside.

43:43

Scott Parker takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

42:50

The ball is sent over by Bryan Oviedo.

42:18

Shot by Leon Osman. Ashkan Dejagah gets a block in.

42:13

Corner taken by Steven Pienaar from the left by-line.

41:30

Corner taken by Gerard Deulofeu.

39:47

Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.

39:04

John Arne Riise manages to make a clearance.

35:18

Shot by Giorgos Karagounis went wide left of the goal.

35:14

Shot by Ashkan Dejagah. Sylvain Distin gets a block in.

35:01

Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.

33:54

Shot by Ross Barkley. Blocked by Aaron Hughes.

32:01

Ross Barkley has an effort at goal. Blocked by Philippe Senderos.

31:46

The ball is swung over by Bryan Oviedo.

31:09

Sascha Riether manages to make a clearance.

31:05

Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Maarten Stekelenburg parries the ball away.

30:31

John Arne Riise restarts play with the free kick.

30:14

Steve Sidwell fouled by Gareth Barry, the ref awards a free kick.

30:04

Clearance made by Phil Jagielka.

26:20

Ross Barkley takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Steve Sidwell gets a block in.

25:35

Giorgos Karagounis challenges Seamus Coleman unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25:29

Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.

25:26

Steve Sidwell delivers the ball.

23:47

Corner taken by Steven Pienaar.

23:25

Romelu Lukaku has an effort at goal. Maarten Stekelenburg parries the ball away.

23:22

Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.

22:43

Centre by Gerard Deulofeu.

21:30

Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.

21:15

Steve Sidwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Barkley.

20:08

The ball is crossed by Gerard Deulofeu.

19:29

John Arne Riise takes the free kick.

19:04

Unfair challenge on Giorgos Karagounis by Gerard Deulofeu results in a free kick.

17:58

Leon Osman scores a left footed goal. Everton 1-0 Fulham.Steven Pienaar provided the assist for the goal.

17:15

Corner taken by Gerard Deulofeu from the right by-line.

16:41

Header by Ross Barkley misses right.

15:58

Unfair challenge on Ross Barkley by Dimitar Berbatov results in a free kick.

14:22

Clearance by Seamus Coleman.

13:36

Corner taken by Steven Pienaar from the left by-line.

11:40

The ball is crossed by Bryan Oviedo.

9:14

Short corner worked by Gerard Deulofeu.

7:18

A cross is delivered by Gareth Barry.

6:10

Sascha Riether takes the free kick.

5:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Leon Osman.

5:37

Centre by Bryan Oviedo.

1:25

Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Pienaar.

0:55

The ball is crossed by Gerard Deulofeu.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Martinez pleased to pass test Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes his side have passed their test against the top sides "with flying colours" but now wants his players to maintain their standards. Last week the Toffees won at Old Trafford for the first time in 21 years and then followed that up with an impressive 1-1 draw at leaders Arsenal in a game they dominated for long periods. But having raised their game for two of the bigger names, Martinez is wary there may be a slight drop off when Fulham visit Goodison Park. "We have been on a real high," he said. "As difficult as it can be to go to Old Trafford and the Emirates and perform it is difficult to maintain your standards when you come back home and you are playing a game where the expectations are going to be really high. "It (last week) was a real test and I think we passed it with flying colours, which gives you an inner strength and belief which we need to develop for the demanding fixture list over Christmas." It is a crucial period for every club at this time of year but for Everton, one point outside the top four, it is even more significant as three of their next four matches are at home to the Cottagers, Sunderland and Southampton. That is why Martinez will not underestimate Fulham, who received a lift when Rene Meulensteen took over after Martin Jol's departure. "We are excited about the performances we have had so far. We have four games now, three at home, and that is the only focus we should have as a football club," said the Spaniard. "I think we have created a very consistent level throughout the season. "When you have been able to get through to nearly halfway with just one defeat it shows we are carrying momentum. "We all know this Fulham side will be tough opposition. In their last two performances they were completely different the way they approached the game, full of energy, and they have been galvanised by Rene Meulensteen. "Rene is someone I have followed for a long time. He is someone who has been an innovative coach. "He has always made a difference in what he has done, whether it be as a skills coach or working with the youth set up he has always brought different angles. "He can bring a lot to Fulham." Everton midfielder James McCarthy is suspended after accumulating five bookings this season. Leon Osman, a substitute for last weekend's draw at Arsenal, is the most likely replacement although youngster Ross Barkley could be asked to drop slightly deeper. Defender Tony Hibbert picked up a slight knee injury in training and will not be fit until next week while left-back Leighton Baines is realistically at least 10 days away from recovering from a broken toe. Meulensteen wants his team to cash in on their improved form by inflicting a first home Premier League defeat on Everton. The Fulham head coach has injected some much-needed steel and sparkle since succeeding Jol, culminating in an encouraging 2-0 win against Aston Villa at Craven Cottage last weekend which followed a spirited defeat against Tottenham. Now Meulensteen reckons Fulham can start climbing away from the relegation zone, starting by making a spot of history. "It is a strong motivation for us," said Meulensteen. "You should always prepare yourself to win home or away. Depending on who you are up against you have to be realistic. It's a challenge but more important for us is to kick on from what we have achieved in the last two home games." The statistics, however, are not encouraging. Everton have won 12 home games against Fulham, more than against any other Premier League opponent, and have not lost any of their seven home league games so far this season. Fulham, meanwhile, have lost five of their last six league away games and have failed to score in all those defeats. On top of that, they have lost their last 20 matches in a row at Goodison Park, the top flight's longest-ever losing streak at a particular ground. Meulensteen, who earned his reputation working alongside Sir Alex Ferguson as a coach at Manchester United, is delighted with the way Fulham have responded to his managerial style since the departure of Jol. And that includes striker Dimitar Berbatov, who Meulensteen knew well in his days at Old Trafford. Meulensteen said: "I have known him (Berbatov) for many years, I have worked with him for a long, long time and football will always be about opinions. The proof is in the performances on the pitch and so far I can only be pleased with how it has been going. "The players have responded tremendously well and that gives us a lot of confidence to go into this game against Everton. "Every manager has his own style. My style is a mixture of where I come from in Holland, based on good possessional play but with an attacking intent. I have spent many times working alongside Sir Alex Ferguson and it wasn't any different so hopefully in time to come I can blend that style into the Fulham team, but that takes a bit of time. "In the Christmas period, we have Norwich away, Hull away and West Ham and the cup game against Norwich. That is a challenging time. That's when you really need to utilise the qualities of the squad. "It will (stretch them to the limit.) You need to be picking the right teams for those games." Striker Darren Bent has recovered from a slight hamstring problem and is available for the match at Goodison Park, while defender Fernando Amorebieta (hamstring) could also return to the squad.

Formation:4231Manager: Roberto Martinez

Everton

Formation: 433Manager: Rene Meulensteen

Fulham

  • Tim Howard
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Bryan Oviedo
  • Leon Osman
  • Gareth Barry
  • Gerard Deulofeu
  • Ross Barkley
  • Steven Pienaar
  • Romelu Lukaku
  • SUBS
  • Joel Robles
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • Kevin Mirallas
  • Steven Naismith
  • John Stones
  • Antolin Alcaraz

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DDDWWD
  • Everton
  • VS
  • Fulham
  • LLLLLW

Last Meetings

  • Everton
  • 1 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 27/04/2013
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 2
  • Everton
  • 03/11/2012
  • Everton
  • 4 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 28/04/2012
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 3
  • Everton
  • 23/10/2011
  • Everton
  • 2 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 19/03/2011
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 0
  • Everton
  • 25/09/2010

Top Scorers

Everton

  • R Lukaku 8
  • L Baines 2
  • S Coleman 2
  • R Barkley 2
  • B Oviedo 2
  • GL Deulofeu 2
  • G Barry 1
  • L Osman 1
  • S Pienaar 1
  • SJ Naismith 1
  • K Mirallas 1

Fulham

  • S Sidwell 3
  • D Bent 2
  • P Kasami 2
  • S Parker 1
  • D Berbatov 1
  • P Senderos 1
  • B Ruiz 1
  • A Dejagah 1
  • A Kacaniklic 1

Goals

Everton

    • Total goals 37
    • Goals per game 23
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Fulham

    • Total goals 28
    • Goals per game 14
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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