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  • Date:04 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:33,219
  • Huth (14)
Goal!

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97:11 +7.11

Magaye Gueye takes a shot. Peter Crouch gets a block in.

95:32 +5.32

Inswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines.

95:06 +5.06

The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Walters. Indirect free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

94:20 +4.20

Marouane Fellaini concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Whelan. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

93:57 +3.57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Whitehead on Jack Rodwell. Johnny Heitinga takes the direct free kick.

92:30 +2.30

Matthew Etherington leaves the field to be replaced by Matthew Upson.

92:02 +2.02

Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Comfortable save by Asmir Begovic.

84:15

A cross is delivered by Leighton Baines.

83:39

Leon Osman decides to take a short corner.

82:06

Magaye Gueye joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tony Hibbert.

81:55

Marouane Fellaini produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

81:29

Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Wilkinson.

79:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Whitehead by Marouane Fellaini. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

79:20

Leighton Baines takes a shot. Peter Crouch gets a block in.

79:05

Leon Osman decides to take the corner short.

78:37

Andy Wilkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Denis Stracqualursi. Free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

78:15

Shot from 20 yards by Dean Whitehead.

77:44

Inswinging corner taken by Glenn Whelan from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jack Rodwell.

77:11

Marouane Fellaini concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Whitehead. Free kick crossed right-footed by Glenn Whelan from right channel, Marouane Fellaini makes a clearance.

76:03

Foul by Tim Cahill on Dean Whitehead, free kick awarded. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

74:18

Dean Whitehead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Osman. Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Huth by Apostolos Vellios. (Everton) makes a substitution, with Denis Stracqualursi coming on for Apostolos Vellios. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.

72:40

Thomas Sorensen goes off and Asmir Begovic comes on.

69:22

Tony Hibbert fouled by Dean Whitehead, the ref awards a free kick. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick.

68:31

Leon Osman takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Glenn Whelan manages to make a clearance.

65:44

The official flags Jonathan Walters offside. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.

63:51

Leon Osman decides to take a short corner.

62:34

(Everton) makes a substitution, with Jack Rodwell coming on for Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.

60:45

Glenn Whelan takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Leon Osman manages to make a clearance.

59:46

The ball is swung over by Leighton Baines.

58:24

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shotton. Ryan Shawcross takes the direct free kick.

56:49

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shotton. Glenn Whelan crosses the ball, Header by Peter Crouch from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

56:13

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Whitehead. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.

52:37

The referee blows for offside against Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Jonathan Woodgate leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Wilkinson. Thomas Sorensen takes the indirect free kick.

49:31

Ryan Shotton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.

48:08

Seamus Coleman fouled by Marc Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Marc Wilson shown a yellow card. Leighton Baines delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Glenn Whelan manages to make a clearance.

47:03

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov fouled by Jonathan Woodgate, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Leighton Baines from left wing.

46:06 +1.06

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Marouane Fellaini misses to the left of the target.

45:28 +0.28

Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Glenn Whelan.

44:48

Foul by Ryan Shotton on Seamus Coleman, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

44:26

Corner taken by Glenn Whelan from the left by-line.

43:19

Peter Crouch fouled by Leon Osman, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Etherington sends in a cross, Ryan Shawcross takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.

42:21

Tim Cahill has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

39:33

Seamus Coleman concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Whitehead. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Sorensen.

39:28

The ball is crossed by Tony Hibbert, clearance by Peter Crouch.

38:54

Corner from the right by-line taken by Leighton Baines, save by Thomas Sorensen.

38:42

Tony Hibbert crosses the ball, clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.

38:31

The ball is swung over by Leighton Baines, Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.

36:48

Inswinging corner taken by Leon Osman, save by Thomas Sorensen.

36:15

Leon Osman takes a shot. Blocked by Robert Huth.

34:46

Header from close range by Ryan Shotton misses to the right of the goal.

33:53

Glenn Whelan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

31:28

Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Blocked by Tony Hibbert.

29:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman by Glenn Whelan. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.

27:38

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov produces a cross, Tim Cahill challenges Thomas Sorensen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Sorensen.

23:02

Apostolos Vellios is ruled offside. Thomas Sorensen restarts play with the free kick.

22:36

Leighton Baines crosses the ball.

20:30

Ryan Shotton fouled by Leighton Baines, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.

19:18

Glenn Whelan takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov makes a clearance.

18:52

The ball is swung over by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, save made by Thomas Sorensen.

17:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Walters on Johnny Heitinga. Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.

17:17

Leon Osman takes a short corner.

14:18

Shot by Dean Whitehead. Blocked by Robert Huth. Robert Huth gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Everton 0-1 Stoke.Dean Whitehead provided the assist for the goal. Jonathan Walters challenges Leon Osman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Leighton Baines from the free kick.

13:47

Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington, clearance made by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.

12:48

Tony Hibbert challenges Jonathan Walters unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Marc Wilson.

12:17

The ball is swung over by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, comfortable save by Thomas Sorensen.

9:48

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov has an effort at goal from 18 yards.

7:56

Centre by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, clearance by Jonathan Woodgate.

6:12

Unfair challenge on Marouane Fellaini by Peter Crouch results in a free kick. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick.

4:38

Johnny Heitinga challenges Peter Crouch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Shawcross takes the direct free kick.

2:06

Shot from deep inside the area by Tim Cahill clears the crossbar.

0:49

Jonathan Woodgate challenges Diniyar Bilyaletdinov unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Leighton Baines.

Match Preview

Moyes sweating on fitness of trio Everton manager David Moyes is hoping some of his injured players will be fit enough to return to action in the Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke on Sunday. The Scot had been optimistic midfielder Jack Rodwell (rib) and defenders Phil Neville (hamstring) and Sylvain Distin (groin) would be in contention for last weekend's victory over Bolton but they all missed out. Apostolos Vellios scored his third goal for the club as a substitute at the Reebok Stadium and is pushing for a start. The Toffees will remember a gentleman and a dedicated professional when they pay tribute to former player Gary Speed, manager David Moyes said on Friday. A number of Speed's former team-mates will be at Goodison Park on Sunday to take part in a minute's applause ahead of the Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke. Speed, who played more than 50 games for Everton between 1996 and 1998, was found hanged last Sunday at the age of 42. Moyes said of the Wales manager: "We were all extremely shocked when we heard about it, the whole of football has been. I think it's something that has rocked everybody. It's had an effect on a lot of people in football, probably because we don't know the answers and the reasons for it." Stoke boss Tony Pulis will shuffle his pack again for the trip. The Welshman made eight changes from the side that beat Blackburn last weekend for the 1-1 draw with Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League and most of the players he rested are likely to come back in. Andy Wilkinson (calf and knee) remains a doubt while Jonathan Woodgate, who is ineligible in Europe, returns to the squad. Pulis has urged Stoke's fans not to get impatient as they once again attempt to follow a successful European night by picking up points in the Barclays Premier League. The Potters became the first English side to book their place in the last 32 of the Europa League with a 1-1 draw against Dynamo Kiev, taking their record in the competition to seven wins and two draws from nine games. The travelling has certainly had a detrimental effect on their domestic form, with Stoke having lost their last four away games, all of which have followed European matches. The most disappointing performance came after the trip to face Maccabi Tel Aviv last month, when they were thrashed 5-0 by Bolton, and Pulis knows they will need to put in a much better showing to get anything at Everton. He said: "It's important we put a performance in at Everton. It will be tough because they're on a good run at the moment. But we must not get too greedy. We've got to keep our feet on the ground. At times (on Thursday night) one or two of the supporters were getting restless. We need to remind them and remind everybody where we've come from and in such a short space of time. "Yes you want to win and you want your team to win but we're doing things this football club has never done before. We've got to keep putting things into perspective, stop the bus now and then and look around and smell the roses."

Formation:4411Manager: David Moyes

Everton

Formation: 442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

  • Tim Howard
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Leighton Baines
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Leon Osman
  • Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
  • Tim Cahill
  • Apostolos Vellios
  • SUBS
  • Jan Mucha
  • Denis Stracqualursi
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Phil Neville
  • Magaye Gueye
  • Ross Barkley
  • Jack Rodwell

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Match Report

Stoke shake off Euro hangover Stoke gained some welcome relief from their Europa League hangovers with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park. Tony Pulis' side recorded victory after a European outing for only the second time this season. Defender Robert Huth's first goal of the campaign early on proved to be enough as Everton missed the chance to pick up a third successive Barclays Premier League win for the first time in 22 months. They were not without their chances, however, and should have had a penalty just before half-time and could easily have had another after the break. Ultimately, with teenager Apostolos Vellios making only his second start for the club up front in place of the absent Louis Saha, they did not pose enough of a threat in the opposition penalty area despite dominating the second half. Stoke, who due to their European commitments had already played nine matches more than their hosts, improved on their woeful away record this season - ending a run of four successive defeats on the road. There was a low-key start to the game after tributes were paid to former Toffees captain and Wales manager Gary Speed, who died last weekend. Both teams walked out to the Welsh national anthem as opposed to the familiar Z Cars theme tune. Speed's father Roger was among a number of his son's former team-mates invited on to the pitch to join in a minute's applause before kick-off, while mascots wearing the kits of Wales and all the clubs represented by the midfielder joined the group around the centre-circle. Stoke defender Jonathan Woodgate, a former team-mate at Newcastle shared an embrace with Speed senior, before taking up an unfamiliar right-back position. There was little in the early exchanges with Diniyar Bilyaletdinov bundling a shot so wide it failed to go out after a flick on by Apostolos Vellios, making only his second Everton start. The Russian's next intervention, however, led to the opening goal. His weak header from Matt Etherington's 15th-minute corner dropped to Dean Whitehead on the edge of the penalty area and he drilled in a shot which Huth turned past Tim Howard from close range. Prior to kick-off, they had taken just four points and scored just three goals in six matches. But it was no surprise the winner should come from a corner, as nine of their 14 league goals this season have been from set-pieces. Bilyaletdinov, having been kept out of the side for most of the campaign, seemed to be involved everywhere with one hanging cross being clawed out under his own crossbar by goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen. It was Stoke, though, who seemed to be posing the greater goal threat and when Glenn Whelan's left-wing corner was flicked on both Ryan Shotton and Ryan Shawcross, with the latter also seeing a header tipped over by Howard. Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini was convinced he should have had a penalty on the stroke of half-time when he nodded Bilyaletdinov's corner wide. The Belgium international claimed he was being held by Shawcross and television replays suggested he was right. Everton had another penalty shout in the 67th minute when Huth opted to leave Leighton Baines' chipped pass and Tim Cahill nipped in front of Sorensen. The two collided, with the Denmark goalkeeper seemingly failing to connect with the ball, but referee Mason - possibly influenced by an injury to Sorensen - awarded only a corner. Despite the chorus of disapproval from the majority of Goodison Park, the injury appeared to be a genuine one as, only a couple of minutes later, the dazed goalkeeper left the field on a stretcher. His replacement Asmir Begovic, deposed as first choice this season, was not exactly tested in the remainder of the game. The closest Everton came to threatening was in the 86th minute but even then John Heitinga failed to get his head on Baines' cross from six yards out. Seven minutes of added time failed to provide an equaliser and Everton's mini-revival of back-to-back wins came to a shuddering halt.

Form Guide

    LWLLWW
  • Everton
  • VS
  • Stoke
  • WLLLLW

Last Meetings

  • Stoke
  • 2 - 0
  • Everton
  • 01/01/2011
  • Everton
  • 1 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 30/10/2010
  • Stoke
  • 0 - 0
  • Everton
  • 01/05/2010
  • Everton
  • 1 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 04/10/2009
  • Everton
  • 3 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 14/03/2009
  • Stoke
  • 2 - 3
  • Everton
  • 14/09/2008

Top Scorers

Everton

  • A Vellios 3
  • P Jagielka 2
  • RR Drenthe 2
  • J Rodwell 2
  • L Saha 1
  • L Osman 1
  • M Fellaini 1

Stoke

  • P Crouch 3
  • R Delap 2
  • J Walters 2
  • G Whelan 1
  • K Jones 1
  • R Shawcross 1
  • R Shotton 1

Goals

Everton

    • Total goals 31
    • Goals per game 15
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Stoke

    • Total goals 29
    • Goals per game 13
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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