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  • Date:21 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Cahill (42)
  • Ebanks-Blake (73)
Goal!

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92:23 +2.23

Richard Stearman comes on in place of Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

91:58 +1.58

Effort from the edge of the area by Leon Osman goes wide of the right-hand upright.

90:34 +0.34

Matthew Jarvis has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

90:04 +0.04

The referee blows for offside against Tim Cahill. Marcus Hahnemann takes the indirect free kick.

89:22

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. Phil Jagielka gets a block in.

88:40

Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line played to the near post, Louis Saha makes a clearance.

87:23

Unfair challenge on Adlene Guedioura by Louis Saha results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann.

86:06

Header from deep inside the penalty area by Louis Saha goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

85:00

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.

83:49

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann.

82:43

Greg Halford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines. The referee shows Greg Halford a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Mikel Arteta, Kevin Doyle manages to make a clearance.

81:47

Marouane Fellaini joins the action as a substitute, replacing Johnny Heitinga. Leon Osman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.

81:36

Effort on goal by Greg Halford from long range goes over the bar.

77:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Adlene Guedioura. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

76:01

Matthew Jarvis fouled by Johnny Heitinga, the ref awards a free kick. Johnny Heitinga receives a caution. Free kick crossed right-footed by Matthew Jarvis from left wing, clearance made by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.

73:48

A goal is scored by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 1-1 Wolverhampton.Assist by Kevin Doyle.

72:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Foley by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Marcus Hahnemann takes the free kick.

71:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Cahill on Karl Henry. Marcus Hahnemann restarts play with the free kick.

70:30

Louis Saha joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jermaine Beckford.

70:14

Shot on goal by Matthew Jarvis from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

69:37

Greg Halford on for David Jones.

68:15

Mikel Arteta challenges Kevin Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Karl Henry.

66:18

Tim Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karl Henry. Direct free kick taken by Jody Craddock.

63:27

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov takes a shot. Blocked by Christophe Berra.

61:45

Matthew Jarvis takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Close range effort by Jody Craddock misses to the left of the target.

56:27

Tim Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karl Henry. Karl Henry takes the free kick.

54:43

Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis to the near post, clearance by Tim Cahill.

52:29

George Elokobi leaves the field to be replaced by Adlene Guedioura.

51:45

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jermaine Beckford. Marcus Hahnemann restarts play with the free kick.

50:57

Kevin Doyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sylvain Distin. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

50:06

Jermaine Beckford challenges Christophe Berra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann.

49:30

Jody Craddock takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Jagielka.

48:57

Tim Cahill concedes a free kick for a foul on Jody Craddock. Marcus Hahnemann restarts play with the free kick.

47:34

Kevin Doyle fouled by Tony Hibbert, the ref awards a free kick. David Jones takes the free kick.

46:50 +1.50

Unfair challenge on David Jones by Mikel Arteta results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Foley.

46:50

Stephen Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony Hibbert. Mikel Arteta takes the direct free kick.

45:59 +0.59

Foul by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on Mikel Arteta, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

45:07 +0.07

Kevin Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Heitinga. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.

44:49

The referee gives a free kick against Sylvan Ebanks-Blake for handball. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.

41:06

Christophe Berra concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikel Arteta. Shot comes in from Mikel Arteta from the free kick. Tim Cahill fires in a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Everton 1-0 Wolverhampton.

41:06

Foul by Christophe Berra on Mikel Arteta, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Mikel Arteta from the free kick. Tim Cahill fires in a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Everton 1-0 Wolverhampton.

41:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Christophe Berra. Strike comes in from Mikel Arteta from the free kick. Tim Cahill gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Everton 1-0 Wolverhampton.

39:09

Johnny Heitinga challenges Karl Henry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Foley.

37:53

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

37:35

Tim Cahill takes a shot. Blocked by Jody Craddock.

35:03

Steven Pienaar takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

34:09

Mikel Arteta fouled by George Elokobi, the ref awards a free kick. George Elokobi shown a yellow card. Mikel Arteta takes the direct free kick.

33:22

Long range shot by Matthew Jarvis goes wide right of the net.

29:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine Beckford on Christophe Berra. Marcus Hahnemann restarts play with the free kick.

27:09

Foul by Tim Cahill on Christophe Berra, free kick awarded. Marcus Hahnemann takes the direct free kick.

24:56

Johnny Heitinga takes a shot. Marcus Hahnemann makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta, Tim Cahill has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

22:48

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov decides to take a short corner.

21:27

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta from the right by-line, Steven Pienaar has a volleyed shot. Blocked by George Elokobi.

19:56

Unfair challenge on Johnny Heitinga by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

18:16

Karl Henry challenges Steven Pienaar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Leighton Baines from the free kick.

16:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake by Johnny Heitinga. Marcus Hahnemann takes the direct free kick.

13:49

Karl Henry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tim Cahill. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.

9:53

Kevin Doyle fouled by Phil Jagielka, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Tim Howard.

9:14

Foul by Mikel Arteta on George Elokobi, free kick awarded. Marcus Hahnemann restarts play with the free kick.

7:02

Effort from the edge of the box by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov goes wide of the left-hand post.

4:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Beckford by Christophe Berra. A cross is delivered by Mikel Arteta, Effort on goal by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

2:34

Foul by George Elokobi on Steven Pienaar, free kick awarded. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.

1:08

Christophe Berra challenges Tim Cahill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikel Arteta delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jody Craddock by Jermaine Beckford. Marcus Hahnemann takes the free kick.

0:08

Foul by Jody Craddock on Tim Cahill, free kick awarded. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick, Centre by Tim Cahill, save made by Marcus Hahnemann.

0:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jody Craddock on Tim Cahill. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta, The ball is delivered by Tim Cahill, Marcus Hahnemann makes a save.

The referee gets the match started.

The first half comes to an end.

The match restarts for the second half.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Moyes supports Howard Everton manager David Moyes has backed goalkeeper Tim Howard to bounce back from last week's costly blunder. The United States World Cup number one was at fault for the only goal as Everton were beaten at Blackburn in their Barclays Premier League opener last week. The 31-year-old was one of the Toffees' most consistent performers last season and Moyes has been impressed with his response since the error. Moyes said: "You get affected when you make a mistake but I could see a lot of other people on the pitch making mistakes that didn't lead directly to goals. "Goalkeepers have to make it look as if it hasn't bothered them and get on with the rest of the game. "I think Tim did that, he got on with the game and now we have all moved on from it. He has been fine and trained really well. "It wasn't just him. He made a glaring mistake which everyone picks up on but he has been very good for us over the years and I hope he continues to be very good." Everton began the campaign with high hopes after losing just two of their last 24 games last season. Had it not been for a poor start, Moyes' men would have been firmly in European contention. The difference from 12 months ago is that Moyes now has close to a fully-fit squad and he is determined to get the season up and running as Wolves visit Goodison Park. The Scot said: "Fortunately this year everyone is fit and we have competition for places. "We want people to stand up and say they are taking the jersey. "For eight years I have been scrapping week in, week out wondering how I am going to get a team sometimes. "This year it is a little bit better but we know we are short in one or two positions in the squad." After the disappointment of Ewood Park, Moyes is also pleased to be running out back on Merseyside this weekend. He added: "We can't wait to get back to Goodison. It has always been good for us over the years and we tend to win the majority of our games there. "We are hoping we get another good year at Goodison." Everton captain Phil Neville is a slight doubt for the game. The former England international has a foot injury but Moyes is hopeful he will be fit to feature. Striker Victor Anichebe is unlikely to play after having an injection in the knee to ease bone bruising. Meanwhile, Wolves manager Mick McCarthy is pleased his team are picking up the "experience and understanding" he hopes will safeguard their place in the Barclays Premier League for another season. McCarthy's men confounded the critics to earn a second season of top-flight football last season - and they made a good start to the 2010/11 campaign last weekend with a 2-1 defeat of Stoke at Molineux. He believes his men can have the belief they can make the right impression against the Premier League's top teams. "It's your own self-belief as a player," he said. "You look around at your team-mates and think 'we've got a decent team here'. "That helps you not to worry about opposition and maybe helps you not think about it when you're playing at Everton or playing at Manchester United. "Actually we've got a decent side. At least we've got players who have played in the Premier League and know they can play in the Premier League. "We've got that. It doesn't guarantee us anything but at least we've got a bit of experience and understanding." Wolves have several injury doubts for the trip to Goodison Park, most notably Steven Fletcher, who has a bruised foot. Fellow new signings Jelle van Damme (ankle) and Steven Mouyokolo (hamstring) may also miss the fixture. However, there is good news for Wolves with last season's top goalscorer Kevin Doyle poised to return after missing last Saturday's game with a calf injury.

Formation:4411Manager: David Moyes

Everton

Formation: 442Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

  • Tim Howard
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Leighton Baines
  • Steven Pienaar
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
  • Tim Cahill
  • Jermaine Beckford
  • SUBS
  • Jan Mucha
  • Louis Saha
  • Magaye Gueye
  • Leon Osman
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Jack Rodwell

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Match Report

Toffees stunned by SEB leveller Sylvan Ebanks-Blake struck in the 75th minute to salvage an unlikely 1-1 draw for Wolves and leave David Moyes' Everton still searching for their first win of the season. Tim Cahill's 43rd-minute strike looked like getting the home side's campaign up and running, but with the visitors' first shot on target Ebanks-Blake coolly slotted home a cross from Kevin Doyle. With Moyes' men desperate to claim the three points they poured forward, with both Cahill and substitute Louis Saha going close, but the visitors' smash-and-grab point was secure. Mick McCarthy's men had barely mustered an attack of note until their goal as Moyes' men showed every sign of atoning for last week's miserable defeat at Blackburn. Diniyar Bilyaletdinov looked bright in the early stages and had the first real chance for the home side after five minutes when he booted Mikel Arteta's half-cleared free-kick over the bar. In the best chance negative Wolves had to offer, Matt Jarvis fired in a long-range free-kick which was easily held by Tim Howard, who for much of the game was a virtual passenger. Neat work from Cahill down the right played Sylvain Distin into the box in the 16th minute but the impressive Jody Craddock swept the ball off his toes. As the home side continued to press, it was Leighton Baines' turn to curl a set-piece inches over the bar after Karl Henry was adjudged to have hauled down Steven Pienaar. For all their attacking intent Everton were repeatedly let down with the final ball, with Cahill the offender after 22 minutes after a weak cross which was cleared by George Elokobi. The home side had their best chance in the 25th minute when John Heitinga smashed a shot from 25 yards which was acrobatically tipped over the bar by Marcus Hahnemann. Pienaar came close after 35 minutes with a rising shot which just cleared the bar, then Elokobi plucked the ball off Cahill's toes in the box and referee Lee Mason waved away penalty appeals. The first half threatened to end in controversy when replays clearly showed Mikel Arteta had been fouled by Stephen Ward in the area, only for Mason to award a free-kick. But it hardly mattered as moments later Arteta's low set-piece struck the Wolves wall and rebounded for Cahill to slam left-footed into the roof of the net. It was business as usual after the break with the home side showing all the attacking intent and going close through Jermaine Beckford who slipped while shooting in the box. Then Bilyaletdinov missed a simple chance to grab a second goal when the busy Cahill headed down in the box and the Russian completely miskicked with only Hahnemann to beat. In an all-too-rare foray forward, Wolves won a corner in the 63rd minute which Jarvis fired in low but Craddock could only find the sidenetting with his attempted back-heel flick-on. Beckford should have done better on a swift counter-attack in the 71st minute but after racing half the length of the pitch he allowed Ward to get in a saving tackle. Wolves found their equaliser out of nowhere and there was an air of controversy about it after substitute Adlene Guedioura won the ball in a hard challenge on Heitinga. Guedioura then released Kevin Doyle to charge down the right and with the home defence nowhere he hit a low cross for Ebanks-Blake to sweep home from close range. Moyes made a double substitution in a desperate bid to claim back the points. Cahill went close with an attempted flick, and then Saha headed on to the roof of the net.

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