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Header at goal by Nikica Jelavic hits the post.
Header by Romelu Lukaku misses to the right of the target.
Sung-Yeung Ki manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Bryan Oviedo.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Clearance by Valentin Roberge.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nikica Jelavic on Sebastian Larsson.
Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Lee Cattermole gets a block in.
Gareth Barry has an effort at goal. Blocked by Ondrej Celustka.
Centre by Seamus Coleman.
Shot by Seamus Coleman went wide right of the post.
Phil Bardsley makes a clearance.
Clearance by Sylvain Distin.
Jozy Altidore comes on in place of Steven Fletcher.
Unfair challenge on Phil Bardsley by James McCarthy results in a free kick.
Shot by Nikica Jelavic. Fabio Borini gets a block in.
Ross Barkley has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. A parry by Vito Mannone prevents the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic by Valentin Roberge.
Ross Barkley takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Cattermole.
Ross Barkley crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bryan Oviedo by Emanuele Giaccherini.
Shot by Steven Fletcher went wide of the left-hand upright.
(Everton) makes a substitution, with Nikica Jelavic coming on for Steven Pienaar.
Bryan Oviedo has an effort at goal. A parry by Vito Mannone prevents the goal.
Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Ross Barkley went wide left of the goal.
Clearance made by Seamus Coleman.
Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
Shot by Romelu Lukaku. Vito Mannone blocks the ball.
Clearance by Gareth Barry.
Emanuele Giaccherini replaces Jack Colback.
Sylvain Distin challenges Steven Fletcher unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Bryan Oviedo delivers the ball.
Ross Barkley takes a shot. Vito Mannone parries the effort to safety.
Shot by Steven Fletcher. Joel Robles makes a block.
The ball is delivered by Seamus Coleman.
Seamus Coleman crosses the ball.
Clearance by Lee Cattermole.
Bryan Oviedo takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
The ball is crossed by Romelu Lukaku.
The ball is swung over by Bryan Oviedo.
Phil Jagielka gets a header at goal. Vito Mannone blocks the ball.
Ross Barkley takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jack Colback gets a block in.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Steven Pienaar.
Corner taken by Ross Barkley.
Valentin Roberge makes a clearance.
Foul by Romelu Lukaku on Valentin Roberge, free kick awarded.
Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Joel Robles catches the ball.
Modibo Diakite takes a shot. Gareth Barry gets a block in.
Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson.
The second half begins.
The first half comes to an end.
Foul by Seamus Coleman on Fabio Borini, free kick awarded.
(Everton) makes a substitution, with Ross Barkley coming on for Kevin Mirallas.
Clearance by Modibo Diakite.
Modibo Diakite makes a clearance.
Sebastian Larsson takes a strike on goal from the free kick which goes harmlessly over the bar.
Foul by Gareth Barry on Jack Colback, free kick awarded.
Shot by Steven Fletcher cleared the target.
The ball is crossed by Ondrej Celustka.
Bryan Oviedo makes a clearance.
Bryan Oviedo manages to make a clearance.
Lee Cattermole restarts play with the free kick.
James McCarthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McCarthy by Phil Bardsley.
Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Kevin Mirallas results in a free kick.
Seamus Coleman takes the free kick.
Phil Bardsley concedes a free kick for a foul on Seamus Coleman.
Clearance made by Phil Bardsley.
Gareth Barry restarts play with the free kick.
Sebastian Larsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Barry.
Penalty taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki and scored. Everton 0-1 Sunderland.
Leon Osman goes off and Joel Robles comes on.
Tim Howard is shown a red card.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Sung-Yeung Ki by Tim Howard.
The ball is delivered by Bryan Oviedo.
The ball is delivered by Gareth Barry.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Leon Osman.
Jack Colback has an effort at goal. Tim Howard makes a block.
Centre by Bryan Oviedo.
Header at goal by Gareth Barry goes over the frame of the goal.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin Mirallas.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Modibo Diakite on Leon Osman.
Bryan Oviedo takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Vito Mannone blocks the ball.
Modibo Diakite challenges Steven Pienaar unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Valentin Roberge.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Mirallas on Lee Cattermole.
Kevin Mirallas crosses the ball.
Clearance made by Tim Howard.
The referee gets the game started.
Martinez not getting carried away
Everton boss Roberto Martinez claims it is far too premature to think of his side as title contenders.
The Toffees head into Christmas just two points off the top of the Barclays Premier League, having lost just once.
Further victories over the festive period - they face Sunderland and Southampton in back-to-back home games in the space of three days this week - would enhance a feeling they could push for a first league crown since 1987.
But Martinez said: "We are in December. I would not be foolish enough to speak about the league. It is too early in the season.
"All we are doing is trying to be very consistent in our performances. The stats reflect that - only one defeat in 17 is a consistent way of performing.
"The next thing is to carry on developing, carry on working hard. I feel we haven't reached our full potential and that excites me.
"That is the only focus that we have through this festive period. We just want to get to April with the biggest amount of points we can.
"That is the moment to sit down and look at the table and set the aims for the season in the league campaign."
Avoiding defeat in the next two games would see the Merseysiders go unbeaten in the league at Goodison Park throughout 2013.
Everton have not lost at home in the competition in almost a year, their last defeat coming against Chelsea on December 30 2012.
Martinez said: "I don't think that is a stat we want to be focusing on. Obviously we want to win every game we go into.
"The reality is if you get an award or a trophy for doing that, we would consider that, but what we want is to finish as high as we can at the end of the season, and the home form is going to be vital for that.
"It is something special at Goodison. The fans and the players have a real unity that helps you to get through adversity and disappointment.
"That has been a real advantage and we don't want that to change."
Martinez is not reading much into the position of Boxing Day visitors Sunderland at the bottom of the table.
History is against the Black Cats with only one side in Premier League history - West Brom - having recovered from being last at Christmas to avoid relegation.
But Martinez has seen signs of recovery under their new manager Gus Poyet, who took charge in October, and believes they can avoid the drop.
He said: "When you have got a team that is capable of beating Man City in the manner that they did, you know they are going to get wins against anyone.
"They have been going through a transitional period.
"The new manager has brought different ideas.
"It was a phenomenal performance against Manchester City. They have got good footballers and they can hurt you in possession.
"This league can be very tough. You are not going to get an outstanding win and then link it up with another two or three good results - it doesn't happen when you are down there.
"But if you have got the quality to get that outstanding result, it shows you can get enough results coming strong in the final third of the season.
"I see Sunderland being a team that grow into the season and finish the season really strongly.
"The team is starting to get used to his ideas and his vision. I know he is going to bring a lot of success to Sunderland.
"We will have to be at our best and prepared for a tough afternoon."
Everton could welcome back England left-back Leighton Baines after a month out with a broken toe.
Relegation-haunted Sunderland head for Everton on Boxing Day having been ordered to forget about their dreadful record at Goodison Park.
The Black Cats will make the trip to Merseyside sitting at the foot of the Barclays Premier League table and only too aware of the fate which normally befalls the side occupying that unenviable position over the holiday period.
In the circumstances, a trip to a club making a surprise bid for a top-four finish and on a blistering run of form may not be what head coach Gus Poyet would have chosen as he attempts to spark a fightback, especially since the men from Wearside have not won at Goodison in more than 17 years.
However, first team coach Charlie Oatway, who deputised for the sick Uruguayan at his pre-match press conference, insisted history would count for nothing.
Oatway said: "At the end of the day, it is not worth certainly us guys, who have not long been in the job and at the club, dwelling over. At the end of the day, we have got to go to everyone.
"These are Premier League clubs with Premier League players and we must not forget that.
"I'm not one for history, to be blatantly honest. I am not one to just sit there and say positives or negatives. It's about the next game.
"I won't have it both ways. I won't say, 'Let's talk about what we did last week when we won', but not when we lost.
"For me, positives or negatives, I don't like to dwell over it. It's about what we do now and how we move forward.
"We will be prepared - Gus is prepared already, that's the mentality of the man.
"He is already prepared in his head about how he wants to do things and how Everton do things, so we just need to make sure that we go out there and give a good account of ourselves and see where it takes us."
Poyet's players would be well advised not to look too closely at Sunderland's recent history in this fixture.
They last won at Everton on November 30 1996 when a Michael Bridges double and a Craig Russell strike secured a 3-1 victory.
During the intervening years, they have returned on 14 occasions in all competitions and lost on 10 of them, and their 11 league trips, which include 7-1 and 5-0 defeats, have yielded just two points.
The Black Cats will head across the Pennines without a win in their last six league fixtures; by contrast, the Toffees have failed to collect only four of the last 18 points they have contested, and those from draws with leaders Liverpool and title contenders Arsenal.
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