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Wayne Routledge produces a cross, Phil Jagielka makes a clearance.
Leon Osman takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.
Centre by Leighton Baines, Wayne Routledge gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Magaye Gueye.
Danny Graham concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony Hibbert. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Kemy Agustien by Denis Stracqualursi results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ashley Williams.
Tim Cahill is brought on as a substitute for Royston Drenthe.
Denis Stracqualursi fouled by Angel Rangel, the ref awards a free kick. Leighton Baines delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.
Ashley Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Royston Drenthe. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
Foul by Magaye Gueye on Wayne Routledge, free kick awarded. Booking for Magaye Gueye. Free kick taken by Angel Rangel.
Ashley Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Royston Drenthe. Denis Stracqualursi on for Louis Saha. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
Leon Britton goes off and Leroy Lita comes on.
The ball is swung over by Wayne Routledge, clearance made by Phil Jagielka.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Williams on Louis Saha. Royston Drenthe has an effort direct from the free kick.
Magaye Gueye fouled by Wayne Routledge, the ref awards a free kick. Wayne Routledge receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.
Danny Graham fouled by Johnny Heitinga, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kemy Agustien.
The ball is delivered by Wayne Routledge, Danny Graham takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
The ball is delivered by Magaye Gueye, blocked by Steven Caulker. Corner taken left-footed by Royston Drenthe from the left by-line to the near post, Close range effort by Phil Jagielka misses to the left of the target.
Joe Allen takes a shot. Johnny Heitinga gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Fellaini on Leon Britton. Direct free kick taken by Leon Britton.
The ball is swung over by Royston Drenthe, blocked by Ashley Williams. Royston Drenthe takes the inswinging corner, Leon Osman grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Everton 1-0 Swansea.Assist by Royston Drenthe.
A cross is delivered by Royston Drenthe, comfortable save by Michel Vorm.
Kemy Agustien concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Osman. Phil Neville takes the direct free kick. Leon Osman takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm.
The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.
Wayne Routledge delivers the ball, clearance by Tony Hibbert.
Effort on goal by Steven Caulker from 25 yards. Johnny Heitinga gets a block in.
Foul by Royston Drenthe on Scott Sinclair, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Williams. Wayne Routledge takes a shot. Tony Hibbert gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Joe Allen, clearance made by Marouane Fellaini.
Royston Drenthe takes a corner.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony Hibbert by Scott Sinclair. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Magaye Gueye delivers the ball.
Neil Taylor goes off and Angel Rangel comes on.
Magaye Gueye is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Michel Vorm restarts play with the free kick.
Kemy Agustien on for Mark Gower.
The ball is crossed by Phil Neville, Leon Britton makes a clearance.
Leighton Baines crosses the ball. Joe Allen challenges Royston Drenthe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Royston Drenthe.
Shot by Leon Osman. Ashley Williams gets a block in. Handball decision goes against Ashley Williams. Ashley Williams shown a yellow card. Leighton Baines produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Royston Drenthe takes the inswinging corner, Phil Jagielka takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.
Leighton Baines produces a cross, Magaye Gueye takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm.
Royston Drenthe is ruled offside. Ashley Williams takes the indirect free kick.
Royston Drenthe takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Wayne Routledge manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Marouane Fellaini by Mark Gower results in a free kick. Leighton Baines crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance by Ashley Williams.
Leon Osman delivers the ball, Header by Louis Saha from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Leon Osman, clearance made by Steven Caulker.
Magaye Gueye comes on in place of Seamus Coleman.
The ball is sent over by Royston Drenthe, blocked by Steven Caulker. Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines from the left by-line to the near post, Leon Britton makes a clearance.
Tony Hibbert delivers the ball, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Johnny Heitinga goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Leon Osman is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Michel Vorm.
Scott Sinclair delivers the ball.
Leighton Baines concedes a free kick for a foul on Wayne Routledge. Mark Gower crosses the ball in from the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Royston Drenthe, Leon Britton makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Wayne Routledge.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Royston Drenthe by Wayne Routledge. Direct free kick taken by Tim Howard.
A cross is delivered by Royston Drenthe, save made by Michel Vorm.
Leon Osman takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Mark Gower manages to make a clearance. Royston Drenthe takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Caulker.
Mark Gower gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Neville. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.
Danny Graham is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Neil Taylor.
The ball is swung over by Wayne Routledge, save by Tim Howard.
Unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair by Phil Neville results in a free kick. Mark Gower crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance. Short corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by Ashley Richards. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Leighton Baines.
Seamus Coleman produces a cross.
Unfair challenge on Neil Taylor by Louis Saha results in a free kick. Neil Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
No Blues approach for Rodwell - Moyes
Everton manager David Moyes has dismissed speculation linking Chelsea with a #20million bid for midfielder Jack Rodwell.
Reports have suggested the England Under-21 international, who made his debut for Fabio Capello's senior squad last month, is a priority target for Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas when the transfer window opens in January.
Moyes, however, insists there has been no contact from Stamford Bridge regarding the 20-year-old, who has played just 27 minutes of Premier League football since matches against Spain and Sweden.
"I have had no offers, no contact from Chelsea - there would not be any other words I could add to that," said the Scot. "There is nothing from me. We've had no phone call."
Rodwell has been ruled out of the home match against Swansea with a hamstring injury he aggravated in the warm-up against Norwich on Saturday which prevented him from being able to come off the bench.
Moyes also confirmed his interest in Cliftonville teenager Rory Donnelly, who has also been linked with neighbours Liverpool while Swansea have had a #100,000 bid accepted already.
"We are in there trying to see what the situation is," added Moyes.
"The chairman spoke with their chairman there so we are around that as well.
"I am hoping to be able to add to the squad if I can but we don't have bundles of cash so we'll try to do what we can and look to an alternative market to try to get players in."
Everton's record against the promoted teams this season is poor as they were beaten at Goodison Park by QPR in their first match of the campaign and only salvaged a draw against Norwich at the weekend nine minutes from time.
"We had Norwich just recently, we have already played QPR and have only taken a point from the two of them at home so we have to be very aware of Swansea," added Moyes.
"Swansea as a club have done great; Brendan Rodgers has come in and done remarkably well to get them promoted but Roberto (Martinez) was in for a while, Paulo Sousa was in for a bit and they have created an identity and style for the club.
"I don't think they are under-estimated by Premier League teams because they are probably the highest passing team outside the top one or two.
"And it is impressive for a team to be promoted and be so strong defensively (Swansea have had eight clean sheets) because you tend to find that is sometimes the failing."
Meanwhile, defender Neil Taylor hopes to give Swansea fans some early festive cheer by helping the club climb into the top half of the Barclays Premier League table in time for Christmas.
The Swans currently sit 12th in the table, but victory over Everton could move them up to as high as ninth.
Claiming the three points on Merseyside would cap an excellent start to the season, given that the Welsh club were tipped by many to make a rapid return to the npower Championship after securing promotion last term.
But while 22-year-old Taylor and Swansea are only looking up the table, he also knows that a top-10 slot at Christmas could count for little if they allow standards to slip during the second half of the season.
"A win would be a big boost, but every year the sides that are relegated seem to get more points," he said.
"Blackpool went down last season despite the good start they had, so no matter how many points you get you can get hauled back into it.
"Forty points may be more than enough to stay up, or it may not be, you never know. Teams at the bottom can change managers and get a new lease of life, like Sunderland have.
"But we are looking above us in the table, we want to be in that top 10, and we can be in there if we win on Wednesday."
Rodgers has full-back Angel Rangel available for the trip.
The Spaniard has made a rapid recovery from the ankle injury he suffered in last month's goalless draw with Aston Villa and could replace Jazz Richards in the starting line-up.
Winger Nathan Dyer is set to miss out with a foot problem, meaning Wayne Routledge and Scott Sinclair are likely to retain the wing slots.
Os the man for Toffees
Leon Osman earned Everton a 1-0 win at Goodison Park as Swansea's away-day struggles in the Barclays Premier League continued.
The Swans have picked up only three points on their travels and, although their miserly defence withstood a flurry of chances at the end of the first half, they could not prevent Osman heading in Royston Drenthe's corner on the hour mark.
The visitors had only one chance of note but Danny Graham should have made it count rather than heading straight at Tim Howard, while Swans keeper Michel Vorm twice saved well from Everton substitute Magaye Gueye.
The first half an hour was notable only for a near total lack of goalmouth action, perhaps not too surprising given the scoring records of the two teams.
Everton have found life particularly difficult at Goodison but they took firm control during the final stages of the half, and the catalyst was a forced substitution.
Seamus Coleman, back in the team after a thigh injury, limped off to be replaced by Gueye, with the lively Drenthe switching to the right and setting up the first good chance with a whipped cross that was headed just wide by Louis Saha.
Everton should have taken the lead in the 38th minute when Osman played in Leighton Baines down the left and his pull-back fell perfectly for Gueye.
The Frenchman was too deliberate with his shot, though, allowing Vorm to make a good stop, and Gueye's effort from the rebound was kept out by the arm of Ashley Williams, although it did not look intentional.
Phil Jagielka fired over from the resulting corner and Baines then did likewise with a free-kick after Williams was penalised for handball on the edge of the box.
It was becoming an onslaught, and Drenthe sent a free-kick wide of the far post before the half ended with the influential Osman playing in Gueye only for the winger to again be denied by Vorm.
Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers, who had already lost Neil Taylor to injury, made a change for the start of the second half, sending on Kemy Agustien in place of Mark Gower, and the visitors began to show a bit more attacking intent.
The half-time break had done Everton no favours and they did not threaten Vorm's goal again until the 56th minute, when Phil Neville's quick free-kick found Osman in the box but he could only poke tamely at the keeper.
Four minutes later the Dutchman was beaten, though, with a straightforward goal from a corner.
Swansea may feel aggrieved the set-piece was awarded following a driving run into the box from Drenthe, but there was no doubt about the finish, the winger's delivery planted into the far corner by Osman.
The visitors had barely created a chance but they should have equalised in the 68th minute, Graham making good contact with Wayne Routledge's cross 10 yards out but heading straight at Howard.
Swansea had struggled to cope with the pace of Drenthe and he would have been in again but for a sliding clearance from Vorm.
Rodgers made his final change, throwing on striker Leroy Lita for Leon Britton, while Denis Stracqualursi replaced the disappointing Saha for Everton.
Drenthe received a standing ovation as he made way for Tim Cahill, dropped to the bench after a year without a league goal, with 10 minutes left.
And there were no real alarms for Toffees boss David Moyes as the hosts comfortably held on to leapfrog their opponents and climb to 11th place in the table.
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