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Effort on goal by Jermaine Beckford from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Effort from inside the area by Danny Welbeck misses to the right of the goal.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jack Rodwell. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Gordon.
The ball is crossed by Phil Neville, clearance by Anton Ferdinand.
Shot by Steed Malbranque from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
Ayegbeni Yakubu is caught offside. Michael Turner restarts play with the free kick.
Darren Bent produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Ahmed Elmohamady on for Jordan Henderson.
Mikel Arteta gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Sunderland 2-2 Everton.Assist by Leighton Baines.
Jermaine Beckford is brought on as a substitute for Johnny Heitinga.
Ayegbeni Yakubu comes on in place of Louis Saha.
Leighton Baines takes the outswinging corner, Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Tim Cahill. Anton Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Leighton Baines.
The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines, Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.
Leighton Baines produces a cross, clearance by Anton Ferdinand.
Steven Pienaar crosses the ball, clearance by Michael Turner.
Jack Rodwell is shown a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Phillip Bardsley by Jack Rodwell results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jordan Henderson, save made by Tim Howard.
Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Clearance made by Phil Neville.
Centre by Leighton Baines, clearance by Michael Turner.
Danny Welbeck finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Sunderland 2-1 Everton.Assist by Kieran Richardson.
Darren Bent takes a shot. Phil Jagielka gets a block in. Kieran Richardson takes a inswinging corner.
Steed Malbranque is brought on as a substitute for Boudewijn Zenden. Unfair challenge on Phil Jagielka by Kieran Richardson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.
Steven Pienaar takes a shot. Kieran Richardson gets a block in. Leighton Baines takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Michael Turner.
Phillip Bardsley produces a cross.
Jack Rodwell comes on in place of Seamus Coleman.
The ball is sent over by Phil Neville, Jordan Henderson manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Leighton Baines, Anton Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.
Michael Turner is ruled offside. Tim Howard takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Jordan Henderson from the left by-line to the near post, Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.
Jordan Henderson takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Louis Saha makes a clearance.
Phillip Bardsley is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.
The official flags Darren Bent offside. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.
Steven Pienaar has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
Mikel Arteta sends in a cross, Anton Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.
Tim Cahill takes a shot. Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Seamus Coleman.
Steven Pienaar concedes a free kick for a foul on Nedum Onuoha. Free kick taken by Michael Turner.
Boudewijn Zenden takes a shot. Johnny Heitinga gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Jordan Henderson from the left by-line to the near post, Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.
Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.
Kieran Richardson takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
Phillip Bardsley crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Darren Bent goes over the bar.
The ball is sent over by Phil Neville, Nedum Onuoha manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tim Cahill by Nedum Onuoha. Free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.
The ball is swung over by Leighton Baines, save by Craig Gordon.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar by Boudewijn Zenden. Sylvain Distin takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Leighton Baines on Danny Welbeck, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Boudewijn Zenden from right wing, save by Tim Howard.
Nedum Onuoha fouled by Steven Pienaar, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Gordon takes the free kick.
Jordan Henderson delivers the ball.
Louis Saha takes a shot. Save made by Craig Gordon.
Inswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines from the right by-line.
Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Craig Gordon makes a save.
Sylvain Distin takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines to the near post, Tim Cahill takes a shot. Clearance by Jordan Henderson.
Tim Cahill is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Craig Gordon takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Louis Saha by Anton Ferdinand. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Pienaar takes a shot. Craig Gordon makes a save.
Kieran Richardson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Tim Cahill is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Craig Gordon takes the free kick.
Danny Welbeck gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sunderland 1-1 Everton.Assist on the goal came from Boudewijn Zenden.
Centre by Kieran Richardson, save by Tim Howard.
The referee cautions Johnny Heitinga for unsporting behaviour. Johnny Heitinga concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Richardson. Phillip Bardsley takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Kieran Richardson, Steven Pienaar manages to make a clearance.
Jordan Henderson delivers the ball, Tim Howard makes a save.
Louis Saha is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jordan Henderson, save by Tim Howard.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Neville on Danny Welbeck. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Kieran Richardson from left wing, clearance made by Phil Jagielka.
Unfair challenge on Kieran Richardson by Seamus Coleman results in a free kick. Boudewijn Zenden delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.
Darren Bent challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick.
Tim Cahill finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Sunderland 0-1 Everton.Leighton Baines provided the assist for the goal.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Boudewijn Zenden from the right by-line, clearance by Seamus Coleman.
The game begins.
The ref blows to end the first period.
The second half begins.
The referee signals the end of the game.
Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is hoping leading scorer Darren Bent could return for Monday night's Barclays Premier League clash with Everton.
The 26-year-old has missed the last three games with a hamstring injury, but is back in training and may be available once again.
Danny Welbeck, who has partnered record signing Asamoah Gyan in Bent's absence, is expected to recover from a tight hamstring, but John Mensah (shoulder) and Anton Ferdinand (hamstring) will be missing once again.
David Meyler is working his way back towards full match fitness following a serious knee injury, but Fraizer Campbell (also knee) remains on the sidelines.
The Black Cats will head into their latest test having restored the balance of their season with a return of seven points from a possible nine against Stoke, Tottenham and, in remarkable fashion, Chelsea, since their derby nightmare at Newcastle.
They have lost only two league games all season and while seven draws have demonstrated how difficult they are to beat, two of their four wins this season have come in the last three games.
That is a statistic upon which Bruce is keen to improve, although he knows that will be no easy task against David Moyes' Everton outfit.
He said: "I'm a huge admirer of Everton. They are a fantastic team and they will take some beating.
"We must make sure we keep our performance like we did last week.
"They are the epitome of their manager - hard-working, they don't give anything up - they are a very, very good side.
"They have got some smashing individual players in Steven Pienaar and Mikel Arteta - the list is endless.
"It will be a difficult game, no question."
Everton are again without midfielder Marouane Fellaini.
The Belgium international is serving the second match of a three-game suspension for his sending off against Bolton earlier this month.
Manager Moyes has reported no fresh injury concerns following last week's midweek internationals.
That leaves Leon Osman (ankle), Victor Anichebe (knee) and Ross Barkley (broken leg) as the only major absentees.
Everton are now just one point above the bottom three ahead of the game in hand they play at the Stadium of Light.
Victory would push the Merseysiders back up to 10th and give the team's campaign a much healthier look.
"I don't think we did great against Arsenal but we had been on a relatively good run," said Moyes, whose side finished eighth after losing just two of their last 24 games last season.
"I was disappointed with the results against Blackpool and Bolton, that we didn't take more points. I think that is where the disappointment has come.
"We'd have been better off winning one and losing one - we'd have got more points.
"I think the Arsenal game, we didn't quite reach the mark - but right up until the last minute we were close to getting back in the game.
"It says a lot that, from me especially, there is an expectancy that we can go and beat Arsenal now. It is amazing how things change over the years."
Arteta makes point after Welbeck shines
Mikel Arteta denied teenager Danny Welbeck the headlines as Everton snatched a late 2-2 draw at Sunderland.
The Spaniard's 82nd-minute shot was deflected past keeper Craig Gordon by the helpless Phil Bardsley to ensure a topsy-turvy encounter ended all square.
Nineteen-year-old Welbeck looked to have fired the Black Cats into sixth place in the Barclays Premier League table with a double either side of half-time as he cancelled out and then overhauled Tim Cahill's early opener.
Welbeck, on loan from Manchester United, might have claimed victory deep into injury time, but he blazed wide from close range, and he should have been made to pay in front of a crowd of 37,331 at the death when substitute Jermaine Beckford passed up a glorious opportunity to win it.
Sunderland have now played every one of last season's top 10 and lost to none of them with only promoted West Brom and Newcastle having collected all three points against them.
In the most unpredictable of starts to the new Barclays Premier League season, there was an inevitability about how things would unfold at the Stadium of Light.
The Black Cats returned to home territory still flushed by the euphoria of their stunning 3-0 win at Chelsea last time out and ready to repeat the dose.
Manager Steve Bruce had warned in his programme notes that their heroics in West London would count for little if they did not repeat them against David Moyes' side, and right on cue, Cahill proved their nemesis, in the short term at least, once again.
The game was only six minutes old when the Australian managed to find enough space inside the Sunderland penalty area to meet Leighton Baines' inviting cross with a firm downward header to make the most of the full-back's neat interchange with Steven Pienaar down the left.
That link-up proved to be the main avenue to goal for the Toffees as Baines and Pienaar caused problems for opposite numbers Nedum Onuoha and Bolo Zenden.
However, the Dutchman turned the tables with 23 minutes gone to pave the way for his side's equaliser.
He skipped away from South Africa international Pienaar on the touchline and deftly manoeuvred his way past Baines to fire a low cross to the near post where Welbeck, who scored his first goal for the club at Stamford Bridge, eagerly slammed the ball home.
Kieran Richardson stabbed a 27th-minute effort just wide with his weaker right foot as Sunderland threatened to make the pressure tell.
But with Everton's left flank continuing to cause problems and Seamus Coleman starting to test Bardsley on the right, the visitors gradually established a foothold once again, and they might have regained the lead 12 minutes before the break.
Cahill timed his run to perfection to meet Baines' corner and head towards goal.
Henderson blocked his effort at the near post, but the ball ran across goal and Lee Cattermole, stationed on the far post, had to scramble it away before the blue shirts could pounce with defender Sylvain Distin eventually firing high over the bar.
The visitors finished the half strongly, but Welbeck headed just over at the death as play switched swiftly from end to end.
Sunderland returned in determined mood and repeatedly put the Everton goal under threat in the opening five minutes of the second half.
Tim Howard had to get down well to keep out Welbeck's curling effort, but he needed the help of first Phil Jagielka and then Arteta to deny Cattermole and Zenden respectively.
But it was Cahill who almost did the damage once again with 55 minutes gone when he was allowed to run on to Phil Neville's ball over the top and lob the advancing Gordon.
The ball looked to be creeping inside the near post until Michael Turner launched himself into a desperate clearance which left him needing treatment.
Everton sensed an opportunity as the home side became increasingly careless in possession, they surged forward in wave after wave.
Bruce introduced Steed Malbranque as a 69th-minute replacement for Zenden, but it was Welbeck who made the breakthrough two minutes later.
Jagielka did well to get a block on Darren Bent's shot to concede a corner and when Richardson crossed - amid strong suspicions of offside - at the second time of asking, the teenager looped a header over Howard and into the net.
But with time running down, Everton fought their way back into it when the unfortunate Bardsley deflected Arteta's shot past keeper Gordon.
Welbeck dragged a close-range effort wide deep into injury time, but Beckford perhaps should have won it with virtually the last kick of the game when he ran on to Jagielka's clearance but fired wastefully over with just Gordon to beat.
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