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The referee brings the game to a close.
The ball is delivered by Ben Davies.
Gerard Deulofeu is brought on as a substitute for Romelu Lukaku.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Pablo Hernandez.
Corner taken by Pablo Hernandez. Ashley Williams scores with a header. Everton 3-2 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Pablo Hernandez.
Ben Davies delivers the ball.
Clearance by Chico.
Header at goal by Miguel Michu goes over the frame of the goal.
Leon Osman restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Miguel Michu on Kevin Mirallas.
Leon Osman replaces Aiden McGeady.
Steven Naismith replaces Ross Barkley.
John Stones makes a clearance.
Pablo Hernandez takes a shot.
The ball is sent over by Chico.
Free kick taken by Chico.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Mirallas on Chico.
Ashley Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines.
Miguel Michu takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Britton by Seamus Coleman.
Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
Gareth Barry fouled by Jonjo Shelvey, the ref awards a free kick.
Pablo Hernandez takes a short corner.
Pablo Hernandez crosses the ball.
Free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.
Ross Barkley fouled by Jonathan de Guzman, the ref awards a free kick.
Jonjo Shelvey takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
(Swansea) makes a substitution, with Miguel Michu coming on for Wilfried Bony.
Jonathan de Guzman replaces Jose Alberto Canas.
Corner taken by Pablo Hernandez from the right by-line.
A cross is delivered by Wayne Routledge.
Kevin Mirallas takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Michel Vorm prevents the goal.
Pablo Hernandez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Tim Howard makes a block.
Leighton Baines manages to make a clearance.
Wilfried Bony heads at goal.
Centre by Pablo Hernandez.
Jonjo Shelvey joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nathan Dyer.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Davies by Ross Barkley.
Corner taken by Pablo Hernandez from the left by-line.
Nathan Dyer delivers the ball.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin Mirallas. Ross Barkley heads the ball into the goal. Everton 3-1 Swansea.Kevin Mirallas provided the assist for the goal.
Aiden McGeady decides to take the corner short.
Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Nathan Dyer on Leighton Baines, free kick awarded.
James McCarthy makes a clearance.
Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.
Romelu Lukaku slots the ball left footed into the goal. Everton 2-1 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Kevin Mirallas.
Sylvain Distin takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Michel Vorm makes a block.
Header at goal by Romelu Lukaku to the left of the net.
Corner taken by Kevin Mirallas.
Nathan Dyer makes a clearance.
Gareth Barry has an effort at goal. Michel Vorm makes a block.
Foul by Ross Barkley on Jose Alberto Canas, free kick awarded.
Pablo Hernandez takes a shot. Tim Howard catches the ball.
Leighton Baines makes a clearance.
The referee penalises Aiden McGeady for handball.
The game restarts for the second half.
Shot by Wilfried Bony. Blocked by John Stones.
Clearance by Sylvain Distin.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Clearance made by Seamus Coleman.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Pablo Hernandez.
Unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Leighton Baines results in a free kick.
Clearance by John Stones.
Clearance made by James McCarthy.
Shot by Wayne Routledge. Blocked by Aiden McGeady.
Shot by Nathan Dyer went over.
The ball is sent over by Pablo Hernandez.
Free kick taken by Ben Davies.
Foul by Romelu Lukaku on Ben Davies, free kick awarded.
The ball is swung over by Pablo Hernandez.
Foul by James McCarthy on Wilfried Bony, free kick awarded.
Clearance by Ashley Williams.
A cross is delivered by Angel Rangel.
Nathan Dyer is ruled offside.
The ball is swung over by Angel Rangel.
Penalty scored by Leighton Baines. Everton 1-0 Swansea.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Barkley by Chico.
Aiden McGeady makes a clearance.
Pablo Hernandez restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Hernandez by Gareth Barry.
The ball is crossed by Wayne Routledge.
Shot by Wayne Routledge. Blocked by Gareth Barry.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin Mirallas.
Clearance by Nathan Dyer.
Ross Barkley has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Centre by Aiden McGeady.
Shot by Wilfried Bony. Tim Howard blocks the ball.
The referee gets the match started.
Jagielka a doubt for Toffees
Everton captain Phil Jagielka is rated at 50-50 to make his return for the visit of Swansea.
The centre-back has missed three matches with a hamstring injury and if he is not considered fit enough John Stones will continue to deputise.
Midfielder Steven Pienaar, who missed last week's win over Cardiff with a knee cartilage problem, is expected to be out for a further two to three weeks.
Toffees manager Roberto Martinez believes Swansea counterpart Garry Monk should not be judged on his brief record as a fledgling boss.
The 35-year-old former club captain was put in interim charge when Michael Laudrup was sacked in early February despite having no previous experience.
In his first month in charge he had to balance the demands of the FA Cup, Europa League and Barclays Premier League.
Despite exit from both cup competitions, their league form has not improved and Monk has won just once - his first game against south Wales rivals Cardiff - as the side have picked up five points from as many matches to leave them perilously close to the relegation zone.
Martinez admits he has a soft spot for his former club and, ahead of their third meeting this season, has backed Monk to keep them in the top flight.
"I have been very impressed with Garry Monk and it would be a big mistake to try to assess his time just by the results," said the Spaniard.
"Some of the performances have been impressive, especially the two games against Napoli in the Europa League where he brought a mature performance from the players.
"Even the game against Liverpool (losing 4-3 at Anfield) and games at home to Crystal Palace (1-1) and West Brom (a 2-1 defeat) have been very small margins and that is why they are where they are in the league.
"I don't think there is a big difference or something huge lacking.
"I have been very impressed with the way he has handled the demands of a short period of time with so many games.
"Everyone has had a good reaction and I know it will be a really tough game for us on Saturday."
Everton are currently sixth, occupying the final Europa League spot, but Martinez knows they will have to win the majority of their remaining 10 matches to keep their European dream alive.
Manchester United are three points behind, having played a match more, but fifth-placed Tottenham could well be caught as they are only two ahead having played two games more.
"Thirty points is a huge amount. We are playing for 15 points at home, which is something we welcome as our football at Goodison has been full of confidence and good play," added Martinez.
"Our points average at home has been exceptional and we need to carry on with that but in the same manner you need to be able to go away from home and get competitive performances."
Striker Michu is set to continue on the comeback trail for Swansea.
Michu returned off the bench after three months out with an ankle injury when Swansea lost at home to West Brom last weekend.
Jonjo Shelvey, who has had hamstring trouble, looks poised to feature at Goodison Park, along with Nathan Dyer, who also missed the Albion clash as he rested a heel injury.
Monk is "totally confident" his Swansea team will collect enough points to finish clear of the relegation zone.
The loss against the Baggies means Swansea go into the clash at Goodison Park just four points above Sunderland, who lie 18th.
They have not claimed a league win since beating Cardiff, and the West Brom result certainly provided a piercing wake-up call if one was required.
"The first thing I said to the players (last Saturday) was 'you are now going to learn exactly what it's like to fight'," head coach Monk said.
"You could see West Brom's attitude in the second half. They upped the spirit and intensity, and at that point we couldn't match it.
"The positive was that we saw a team fighting for their lives. Some players will not have experienced it before, but it is at times like this you see who is a boy and who is a man.
"The reaction in training this week has been good. All the players have been pushing each other.
"But the ultimate point is you've got to turn those performances into results. If I am not happy I will tell them, but they weren't happy themselves."
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