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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!

Live Commentary

94mins

Clearance made by Sylvain Distin.

93mins

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

91mins

Centre by Arouna Kone.

90mins

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

90mins

Bradley Johnson produces a cross.

89mins

Elliott Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

89mins

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

89mins

Marouane Fellaini manages to make a clearance.

88mins

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

86mins

Marouane Fellaini makes a clearance.

86mins

Free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.

86mins

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

85mins

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

82mins

Russell Martin makes a clearance.

82mins

The ball is crossed by Ross Barkley.

82mins

Steven Whittaker manages to make a clearance.

81mins

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

81mins

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

80mins

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

80mins

Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines.

79mins

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

77mins

Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.

76mins

Free kick taken by Steven Pienaar.

76mins

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

75mins

Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.

74mins

Centre by Elliott Bennett.

73mins

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

71mins

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.

71mins

Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.

71mins

Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.

69mins

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

68mins

Javier Garrido sends in a cross.

65mins

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

65mins

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

63mins

A cross is delivered by Leighton Baines.

62mins

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

61mins

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

60mins

Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.

58mins

Marouane Fellaini restarts play with the free kick.

58mins

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

58mins

Corner taken by Kevin Mirallas.

56mins

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

56mins

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

55mins

Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.

54mins

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

54mins

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

53mins

Corner taken by Elliott Bennett.

51mins

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

51mins

Steven Whittaker takes a shot and bounces off the post.

51mins

Clearance by Leighton Baines.

50mins

Tim Howard takes the free kick.

50mins

Free kick taken by Javier Garrido.

49mins

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

49mins

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

48mins

Michael Turner makes a clearance.

47mins

The ball is sent over by Steven Pienaar.

45mins

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

44mins

Russell Martin receives a caution.

43mins

Phil Jagielka makes a clearance.

42mins

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

40mins

Free kick taken by Russell Martin.

39mins

Steven Pienaar produces a cross.

37mins

Clearance made by Michael Turner.

35mins

Corner taken by Leighton Baines.

34mins

Bradley Johnson takes the free kick.

33mins

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

32mins

Clearance by Michael Turner.

32mins

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

32mins

The ball is sent over by Steven Pienaar.

31mins

Corner taken by Elliott Bennett.

30mins

Tim Howard makes a clearance.

30mins

Elliott Bennett takes the free kick.

29mins

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

28mins

Kevin Mirallas takes a shot. Blocked by Russell Martin.

27mins

Clearance made by Michael Turner.

27mins

Clearance by Leighton Baines.

27mins

Russell Martin makes a clearance.

26mins

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

26mins

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

24mins

Clearance made by Russell Martin.

24mins

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

22mins

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

22mins

Javier Garrido makes a clearance.

22mins

A cross is delivered by Leighton Baines.

20mins

Corner taken by Elliott Bennett.

20mins

Javier Garrido crosses the ball.

18mins

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

18mins

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

17mins

Ricky van Wolfswinkel sends in a cross.

15mins

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

15mins

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

15mins

The ball is swung over by Elliott Bennett.

13mins

Clearance made by Michael Turner.

12mins

Marouane Fellaini makes a clearance.

11mins

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

10mins

Free kick crossed by Elliott Bennett.

9mins

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

9mins

Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.

9mins

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

9mins

Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.

5mins

Clearance by Sylvain Distin.

5mins

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

5mins

Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.

4mins

The ball is sent over by Leighton Baines.

2mins

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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