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  • Date:17 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Carrow Road
  • Attendance:26,824
  • Whittaker (50) van Wolfswinkel (70) van Wolfswinkel (70)
  • Barkley (60)
    Barkley (60) Coleman (64)
Goal!

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93:25 +3.25

Clearance made by Sylvain Distin.

92:36 +2.36

(Everton) makes a substitution, with Victor Anichebe coming on for Ross Barkley.

90:44 +0.44

Centre by Arouna Kone.

89:33

Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Sylvain Distin gets a block in.

89:25

Bradley Johnson produces a cross.

88:57

Elliott Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

88:21

Marouane Fellaini challenges Jonathan Howson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

88:14

Marouane Fellaini manages to make a clearance.

87:44

Seamus Coleman takes a fantastic shot and went wide left of the target.

85:54

Marouane Fellaini makes a clearance.

85:27

Free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.

85:15

Martin Olsson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nathan Redmond.

84:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Osman on Bradley Johnson.

82:00

Russell Martin makes a clearance.

81:37

The ball is crossed by Ross Barkley.

81:12

Steven Whittaker manages to make a clearance.

80:26

Foul by Ricky van Wolfswinkel on Sylvain Distin, free kick awarded.

80:10

Nikica Jelavic leaves the field to be replaced by Arouna Kone.

79:23

Steven Naismith has an effort at goal. John Ruddy fumbles the ball.

79:09

Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines.

78:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricky van Wolfswinkel on Phil Jagielka.

76:03

Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.

75:46

Free kick taken by Steven Pienaar.

75:19

Ricky van Wolfswinkel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Barkley.

74:52

Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.

73:17

Centre by Elliott Bennett.

72:39

Wes Hoolahan leaves the field to be replaced by Alexander Tettey.

70:50

Shot by Steven Whittaker went wide of the left-hand upright. Ricky van Wolfswinkel scores a headed goal. Norwich 2-2 Everton.The assist for the goal came from Steven Whittaker.

70:33

Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.

70:08

Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.

69:00

Kevin Mirallas fouled by Michael Turner, the ref awards a free kick.

67:03

Javier Garrido sends in a cross.

64:38

Seamus Coleman scores with a left foot finish. Norwich 1-2 Everton.

64:29

Nikica Jelavic has an effort at goal. John Ruddy parries the ball but the danger is not over.

62:41

A cross is delivered by Leighton Baines.

61:45

Steven Pienaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Elliott Bennett.

60:02

Ross Barkley scores with a left foot finish. Norwich 1-1 Everton.Seamus Coleman provided the assist for the goal.

59:19

Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.

57:41

Marouane Fellaini restarts play with the free kick.

57:08

Unfair challenge on John Ruddy by Phil Jagielka results in a free kick.

57:03

Corner taken by Kevin Mirallas.

55:45

Marouane Fellaini concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Hoolahan.

55:04

Ross Barkley takes a shot. John Ruddy safely holds on.

54:07

Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.

53:14

Steven Whittaker fouled by Phil Jagielka, the ref awards a free kick.

53:07

Corner from the left by-line taken by Leighton Baines.

52:23

Corner taken by Elliott Bennett.

50:35

Steven Whittaker scores with their right foot. Norwich 1-0 Everton.

50:29

Steven Whittaker takes a shot and bounces off the post.

50:27

Clearance by Leighton Baines.

49:27

Tim Howard takes the free kick.

49:12

Free kick taken by Javier Garrido.

48:47

Leon Osman concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Hoolahan.

48:14

Kevin Mirallas takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

47:53

Michael Turner makes a clearance.

46:24

The ball is sent over by Steven Pienaar.

44:12

Strike comes in from Leighton Baines from the free kick. Michael Turner gets a block in.

43:17

Russell Martin receives a caution.

42:56

Phil Jagielka makes a clearance.

41:37

Steven Whittaker has an effort at goal. Blocked by Steven Pienaar.

39:30

Free kick taken by Russell Martin.

38:07

Steven Pienaar produces a cross.

36:21

Clearance made by Michael Turner.

34:54

Corner taken by Leighton Baines.

33:03

Bradley Johnson takes the free kick.

32:05

Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line.

31:36

Clearance by Michael Turner.

31:31

Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line.

31:05

The ball is sent over by Steven Pienaar.

30:19

Corner taken by Elliott Bennett.

29:53

Tim Howard makes a clearance.

29:47

Elliott Bennett takes the free kick.

28:59

Sylvain Distin concedes a free kick for a foul on Elliott Bennett.

27:48

Kevin Mirallas takes a shot. Blocked by Russell Martin.

26:51

Clearance made by Michael Turner.

26:45

Clearance by Leighton Baines.

26:39

Russell Martin makes a clearance.

25:52

Marouane Fellaini takes a fantastic shot and went wide of the right hand post.

25:45

Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line.

23:43

Clearance made by Russell Martin.

23:04

Kevin Mirallas takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

21:28

Corner from the left by-line taken by Leighton Baines.

21:07

Javier Garrido makes a clearance.

21:02

A cross is delivered by Leighton Baines.

19:49

Corner taken by Elliott Bennett.

19:05

Javier Garrido crosses the ball.

17:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tim Howard by Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

17:08

Corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the left by-line.

16:39

Ricky van Wolfswinkel sends in a cross.

14:48

Foul by Ricky van Wolfswinkel on Tim Howard, free kick awarded.

14:08

Ricky van Wolfswinkel takes a shot. Sylvain Distin gets a block in.

14:05

The ball is swung over by Elliott Bennett.

12:50

Clearance made by Michael Turner.

11:21

Marouane Fellaini makes a clearance.

10:17

Kevin Mirallas challenges Russell Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick.

9:12

Free kick crossed by Elliott Bennett.

8:38

Leon Osman challenges Wes Hoolahan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

8:34

Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.

8:15

Ricky van Wolfswinkel concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Jagielka.

8:01

Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.

4:58

Clearance by Sylvain Distin.

4:50

Phil Jagielka gets a header at goal. John Ruddy catches the ball.

4:47

Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.

3:45

The ball is sent over by Leighton Baines.

1:48

Jonathan Howson concedes a free kick for a foul on Marouane Fellaini.

Match Preview

Hughton happy with increased budget Norwich manager Chris Hughton admits that the club have invested heavily in their squad over the summer in comparison to recent years but feels that it is essential to keep up with their Barclays Premier League rivals. The Canaries have struck deals for Nathan Redmond, Leroy Fer, Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Martin Olsson and Gary Hooper since finishing 11th last season as Hughton looks to build on a steady first season in charge at Carrow Road, starting at home to Everton on Saturday. The sums involved in those deals are a long way from when the club were struggling financially and playing in the third tier of English football but Hughton feels it is the nature of the beast in the money-driven top flight. "By the standards of this club over the past few years it [the transfer budget]has vastly improved," he said. "But there are quite a few clubs you can look at who have spent considerably more than they would have done in the past. "I think that is a consequence of staying in this league and the monetary benefits of staying in this league. "If you want to improve and bring in better players of course the prices are escalated at times and at times you have to go to those levels. We have strengthened but so has everybody else. "It is very easy to go and look at other clubs' websites and see the players they have brought in and I think that is about this league and how tough this league is. "Everyone feels they need to get themselves into the best possible position to start this campaign and try and be as strong as they can. "We feel we have improved but you have to go and prove that on the football pitch." Roberto Martinez has asked Everton's fans for patience as he prepares to lead the team for the first time in the Barclays Premier League. The trip to Carrow Road will be the Toffees' first competitive match for more than 11 years without David Moyes at the helm. Martinez has been hugely complimentary about the job done by now Manchester United boss Moyes and his team, but he is keen to put his stamp on the club. The Spaniard knows the luxury of time is something rarely afforded to football managers, but he hopes Everton supporters will see what he is trying to achieve. Martinez said: "Any period where you want to change things, that's going to take a little bit of time. I'm trying to get to know what the fans want and look through the DNA of Everton, and that's important for me. "I think we are very good at things but to achieve things you need to be outstanding at something and that takes time. When you're trying to take that next step, the changes need to be difficult to achieve, otherwise you will never get the benefit. "It's just having the patience and the togetherness of understanding the period we're going through, but at the same time being able to enjoy it and making sure we're still competitive and winning football games while that happens." Martinez signed three players who were with him at Wigan last season, and goalkeeper Joel Robles and striker Arouna Kone should be in the squad but defender Antolin Alcaraz is sidelined with a hamstring problem. Winger Magaye Gueye and full-back Tony Hibbert are also out, although the latter is set to resume training on Monday, while midfielder Darron Gibson is 50/50 after straining a knee ligament against Betis.

Formation:4411Manager: Chris Hughton

Norwich

Formation: 4411Manager: Roberto Martinez

Everton

  • John Ruddy
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Russell Martin
  • Michael Turner
  • Javier Garrido
  • Elliott Bennett
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Wes Hoolahan
  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel
  • SUBS
  • Mark Bunn
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Jacob Butterfield
  • Martin Olsson
  • Ryan Bennett
  • David Fox
  • Alexander Tettey

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Match Report

Norwich 2-2 Everton: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


Van Wolfswinkel foils Toffees

Debutant Ricky van Wolfswinkel's header secured a point for Norwich as four goals in 20 second-half minutes saw Everton share the spoils at Carrow Road on the opening day of the Barclays Premier League season.

After commanding much of the game, Everton found themselves a goal down through an unlikely Steven Whittaker goal early in the second half.

Two goals in four minutes just after the hour - the first a stunning effort from Ross Barkley before Seamus Coleman converted a tap-in - looked like putting Roberto Martinez on course for a win in his first game in charge of the Toffees.

But Norwich's club-record signing Van Wolfswinkel produced a fantastic header with a little under 20 minutes remaining to earn his new side a point.

The majority of the first half was dominated by Everton as Martinez stuck to the tried and tested Everton formation and familiar players with none of his summer signings starting in Norfolk.

The visitors only had a tame header from captain Phil Jagielka to show for their dominance in possession in the early exchanges before Whittaker lost the ball after needlessly dawdling inside his own penalty area but Steven Pienaar could not capitalise and bent his shot over the crossbar.

The home side finally came to life after 15 minutes when Bradley Johnson's pass was knocked into the path of Elliott Bennett by Wes Hoolahan but B#8.5million summer signing Van Wolfswinkel's header was deflected behind for a corner.

Van Wolfswinkel was involved again moments later as he latched on to a fine long ball by Russell Martin and crossed towards Hoolahan, only for Sylvain Distin to make a diving clearance in front of the Republic of Ireland international.

That period of domination for Norwich seemed to stir Everton and they again took control of proceedings with Kevin Mirallas firing just wide of John Ruddy's right-hand post after a neat interchange with Nikica Jelavic.

Mirallas again came close to opening the scoring just before the half-hour mark as his effort from Coleman's cross was defected behind off Martin. The Toffees started to dictate the tempo as the first half drew to a close but they still could not truly test their former goalkeeper Ruddy.

The Belgium international was on the end of a free-flowing move by Everton early in the second half which saw him thrash an effort in to the side-netting following good work down the right by Leon Osman and Coleman.

But it was Norwich who took the lead shortlyafterwards courtesy of right-back Whittaker.

The Scotland international stumbled his way through a couple of Everton challenges before opening up his body and curling a left-footed effort past Tim Howard and against the post.

Whittaker then reacted quicker than any of the visitors' defenders and was on hand to roll the rebound in to the empty net and give the Canaries the lead just six minutes after the interval.

Everton responded well to falling behind and equalised in superb style just 10 minutes later as Barkley hammered in his first goal for the club, arrowing an effort past Ruddy and deservedly levelling for the visitors.

It did not take Everton long to establish the lead their play for much of the game had warranted.

Pienaar slipped a smart ball in to Jelavic, whose shot was well saved by Ruddy, but Coleman was following up and had the simple task of rolling home the rebound to turn the game on its head.

Everton, however, had even less time to enjoy their lead than Norwich had done earlier in the game as the hosts refuse to lay down, pulling level after 71 minutes.

Whittaker was again heavily involved as his speculative left-foot strike from the edge of the area turned in to the perfect cross for Van Wolfswinkel to direct a header past Howard and level the match once more.

Visiting substitute Steven Naismith forced a smart save out of Ruddy from close range with Martin making a superb block from Jelavic on the follow-up and Coleman saw a late drive fly just wide as Everton did more to find a winning goal that never came.


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