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Steven Pienaar takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Glenn Whelan gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines, Victor Anichebe takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Asmir Begovic makes a comfortable save.
Jonathan Walters concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Jagielka. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.
Tuncay Sanli has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Kenwyne Jones is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tim Howard takes the free kick.
Tuncay Sanli gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marouane Fellaini. Free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.
Foul by Tuncay Sanli on Marouane Fellaini, free kick awarded. Tim Cahill restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Walters on for Ricardo Fuller.
Drilled left-footed shot by Tim Cahill. Asmir Begovic makes a save.
Glenn Whelan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Etherington. (Everton) makes a substitution, with Jermaine Beckford coming on for Louis Saha.
Andy Wilkinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Pienaar. Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.
Louis Saha is penalised for a handball. Asmir Begovic takes the indirect free kick.
Effort on goal by Dean Whitehead from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
A cross is delivered by Leon Osman.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Fuller on Phil Jagielka. Tim Howard takes the free kick.
Ryan Shawcross challenges Tim Cahill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Leighton Baines from the free kick.
Phil Jagielka scores an own goal from 6 yards. Stoke 2-0 Everton.Assist by Kenwyne Jones.
Unfair challenge on Tuncay Sanli by Victor Anichebe results in a free kick. Danny Higginbotham takes the direct free kick.
Tuncay Sanli fouled by Leon Osman, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Higginbotham takes the free kick.
Victor Anichebe replaces Phil Neville. Leon Osman comes on in place of Mikel Arteta.
Centre by Phil Neville.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross by Tim Cahill results in a free kick. The referee books Tim Cahill for dissent. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.
Matthew Etherington takes a shot. Sylvain Distin gets a block in.
Tuncay Sanli replaces Jermaine Pennant.
A cross is delivered by Mikel Arteta, clearance by Dean Whitehead.
The referee shows Rory Delap a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman by Rory Delap results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
The ball is delivered by Jermaine Pennant, clearance made by Phil Jagielka.
Dean Whitehead fouled by Marouane Fellaini, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jermaine Pennant, Phil Neville makes a clearance.
Foul by Tim Cahill on Ryan Shawcross, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
Effort on goal by Leighton Baines from 30 yards. Blocked by Dean Whitehead.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tim Cahill by Rory Delap. Direct free kick taken by Phil Neville.
Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines. Steven Pienaar has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Dean Whitehead challenges Leighton Baines unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines.
The referee books Dean Whitehead for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Dean Whitehead. Free kick taken by Phil Neville.
Corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the left by-line, Tim Cahill produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Foul by Ricardo Fuller on Phil Jagielka, free kick awarded. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.
Steven Pienaar takes a shot. Danny Higginbotham gets a block in.
Marouane Fellaini is adjudged to have handled the ball. Indirect free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
Centre by Seamus Coleman.
Jermaine Pennant concedes a free kick for a foul on Leighton Baines. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mikel Arteta from left wing, Kenwyne Jones makes a clearance.
Leighton Baines delivers the ball, Ryan Shawcross gets a block in.
Leighton Baines concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Shawcross. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Dean Whitehead on Seamus Coleman, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Leighton Baines.
Matthew Etherington sends in a cross, save by Tim Howard.
Corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line, Tim Cahill manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Kenwyne Jones. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Howard.
Leighton Baines takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Whitehead.
Asmir Begovic is booked. Free kick awarded for a foul by Asmir Begovic on Louis Saha. Mikel Arteta fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Ricardo Fuller.
A cross is delivered by Andy Wilkinson.
Phil Neville challenges Matthew Etherington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Etherington restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.
Leighton Baines sends in a cross, Tim Cahill has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
Effort on goal by Louis Saha from 12 yards. Save made by Asmir Begovic.
Kenwyne Jones finds the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Stoke 1-0 Everton.Assist by Matthew Etherington.
The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines, Sylvain Distin takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.
Inswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines from the right by-line, clearance by Rory Delap.
Mikel Arteta takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Kenwyne Jones.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Cahill on Andy Wilkinson. Jermaine Pennant delivers the ball, Ricardo Fuller produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Danny Collins goes into the referee's book. Seamus Coleman fouled by Danny Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Phil Neville.
Effort from deep inside the area by Ricardo Fuller misses to the left of the goal.
Steven Pienaar takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines from the right by-line, Louis Saha has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a comfortable save.
The match begins.
The referee blows for half time.
The referee gets the second half started.
The match has reached full-time.
Moyes pins goal hopes on Cahill
Everton boss David Moyes is prepared to face Stoke without a recognised striker - but is anxious to see his first-choice defence restored.
Frustrated by his forwards' lack of goals this season, Moyes started with midfield talisman Tim Cahill up front in Tuesday's Barclays Premier League draw at West Ham.
Cahill has scored nine of Everton's 21 league goals this term, three times as many as Louis Saha, Ayegbeni Yakubu and Jermaine Beckford combined.
The testing New Year's Day trip to the Britannia Stadium is Cahill's last match before joining his Australia team-mates for the Asia Cup but Moyes has no qualms about letting him lead the line.
Moyes said: "There was no message intended for the strikers.
"The message was that Tim Cahill has scored nine goals - third top goalscorer in the Premier League.
"I hoped he could do me a job from centre forward and get some more goals from there.
"I need somebody to score goals and if I don't find somebody I am going to have to keep looking for a solution.
"We will play the people who are in form and Tim Cahill was certainly in form.
"The strikers couldn't turn around and say they hadn't had opportunities.
"They have had opportunities to play and the supporters have had opportunities to see them."
In the end it needed a Seamus Coleman equaliser to claim a point at Upton Park.
The Hammers had taken the lead through an own goal from full-back Tony Hibbert, who was forced to play at centre-half due to injuries to Phil Jagielka and John Heitinga.
The pair are both facing fitness tests, on thigh and knee injuries respectively, and Moyes is hoping at least one of them comes through and can partner Sylvain Distin.
Stoke will check on the fitness of Matthew Etherington and Jon Walters.
Etherington (ankle) and Walters (shoulder) both had to come off during Tuesday's 2-0 defeat to Fulham as they were still feeling the effects of the knocks they had picked up in the 2-0 win at Blackburn on Boxing Day.
Robert Huth is suspended after collecting his fifth booking of the season in the game against the Cottagers.
Potters edge hard-fought contest
A Kenwyne Jones header and a freak Phil Jagielka own goal handed Stoke a 2-0 victory in a full-blooded Barclays Premier League clash against Everton.
Jones rose to power the ball past Tim Howard midway through the first half before Jagielka put through his own net for second time in successive appearances with 21 minutes remaining at the Britannia Stadium.
Everton enjoyed large spells of dominance as they looked to kickstart their stuttering season but spurned a number of good opportunities.
Talisman Tim Cahill, making his final appearance before departing for Asia Cup duty with Australia, went the closest when he headed wide soon after Jones' opener.
Stoke, after successive home defeats, were at their most determined and were well rewarded for a typically physical and direct display.
Everton boss David Moyes had been hoping Jagielka, who also scored an own goal against Manchester City, could shake off a thigh injury to play.
The England defender proved his fitness to replace Tony Hibbert - who also scored an own goal in the Toffees last game against West Ham - while Louis Saha was restored in attack.
That meant Cahill was no longer deployed as a lone striker but did play most of the game up front.
Saha, without a league goal in 11 months, looked determined to make the most of his recall and burst into the area inside the first minute.
He went down as Ryan Shawcross appeared to kick him in the midriff but referee Andre Marriner saw nothing untoward.
Saha sparked the next decent Everton attack with a smart turn and pass for winger Seamus Coleman but Stoke dealt with the Irishman's cross.
Cahill led another Everton charge and fed Steven Pienaar inside the box but Asmir Begovic easily claimed the South African's shot.
Stoke should have taken the lead after 10 minutes when Jones headed a long Begovic punt through to striker partner Ricardo Fuller.
The Jamaica striker headed forwards himself to beat Sylvain Distin and open up the defence but then dragged his low shot wide.
The opener came after 23 minutes as Jones diverted another long ball into the path of Matthew Etherington and raced into the area.
Etherington skipped around Phil Neville on the left and picked out Jones with a perfect cross which the former Sunderland forward powered into the net.
Everton went close to an immediate reply but Saha snatched at a difficult chance.
The visitors had a better opportunity moments later when Leighton Baines found space to cross for the unmarked Cahill but the normally lethal Australian, despite a tight angle, surprisingly headed across goal.
Marriner had a difficult decision to make when Begovic rushed out of goal and brought down Saha just outside his area but a yellow card was the verdict.
Mikel Arteta fired the resulting free-kick straight into the wall and Baines also had a shot blocked soon after.
Saha and Pienaar combined to create another opening but the latter's shot was deflected over by Higginbotham.
Everton applied more pressure at the start of the second half but Pienaar shot well wide when he mishit a volley.
Stoke continued to pose a threat and Jones released Etherington down the right but Everton got back in numbers.
Moyes attempted to freshen up his side just after the hour by removing Arteta and Neville and sending on Victor Anichebe and Leon Osman. Jermaine Beckford was on for Saha soon after.
But within moments the Toffees' task had doubled after Jagielka's stroke of misfortune.
Everton were caught as Higginbotham sent a long free-kick into the box which Jones flicked straight up in the air.
Jagielka tried to get in the way as the ball dropped towards Fuller six yards out but got his feet tangled and it bounced off his leg and past Howard.
Everton could have replied within a minute after Cahill was brought down by Shawcross but Baines curled his free-kick narrowly wide.
But Stoke finished the stronger and the visitors were given a let-off when Fuller looked to latch onto another long ball but stumbled on the edge of the area.
Dean Whitehead then volleyed over from a corner as Everton again narrowly avoided conceding a third.
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