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The referee signals the end of the game.
The referee blows for offside against Phil Bardsley.
Shot on goal comes in from Adam Johnson from the free kick.
Fabio Borini fouled by Sylvain Distin, the ref awards a free kick.
Phil Bardsley takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.
Sebastian Larsson is cautioned by the ref for dissent.
Gareth Barry concedes a free kick for a foul on Connor Wickham.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman by Connor Wickham.
Lee Cattermole restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Gareth Barry on Connor Wickham, free kick awarded.
Shot by Fabio Borini missed to the right of the net.
Connor Wickham takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Tim Howard blocks the ball.
Wes Brown takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.
Clearance made by Sylvain Distin.
John Stones makes a clearance.
John Stones manages to make a clearance.
Marcos Alonso takes a shot. Aiden McGeady gets a block in.
Sung-Yeung Ki takes a shot. Tim Howard fumbles the ball.
Gerard Deulofeu goes off and Aiden McGeady comes on.
Seamus Coleman makes a clearance.
Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.
An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Wes Brown. Sunderland 0-1 Everton.
Centre by Gerard Deulofeu.
Clearance made by Adam Johnson.
Steven Naismith takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Bardsley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabio Borini by James McCarthy.
Sung-Yeung Ki takes a shot. Parried by Tim Howard back into danger.
Jack Colback goes off and Sebastian Larsson comes on.
Adam Johnson takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.
Free kick crossed by Adam Johnson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sung-Yeung Ki by Gareth Barry.
Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line.
Sung-Yeung Ki gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Barkley.
Marcos Alonso has an effort at goal. Tim Howard blocks the ball.
Adam Johnson takes a shot. Leighton Baines gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Romelu Lukaku.
Adam Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Naismith.
Adam Johnson delivers the ball.
Shot by Steven Naismith went wide of the right-hand upright.
Header by Wes Brown goes to the left of the goal.
Lee Cattermole fouled by Ross Barkley, the ref awards a free kick.
Ross Barkley concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Cattermole.
Corner taken by Adam Johnson from the right by-line.
Ross Barkley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Leon Osman.
Clearance made by Steven Naismith.
Corner taken by Adam Johnson.
Fabio Borini takes a shot. Blocked by Sylvain Distin.
Clearance made by Lee Cattermole.
Phil Bardsley booked for persistent infringement.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Bardsley on Steven Naismith.
Adam Johnson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Seamus Coleman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabio Borini.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Naismith on Lee Cattermole.
The ball is delivered by Gerard Deulofeu.
Fabio Borini takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Osman.
The ball is delivered by Marcos Alonso.
Shot by Sung-Yeung Ki. John Stones gets a block in.
Clearance made by John Stones.
The second half has started.
Header by Steven Naismith misses left.
Unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Gareth Barry results in a free kick.
John O'Shea makes a clearance.
The ref blows to end the first period.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Johnson.
Shot by Connor Wickham. Blocked by John Stones.
Tim Howard takes the free kick.
Leighton Baines takes the free kick.
Phil Bardsley challenges Romelu Lukaku unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Jack Colback gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Osman.
Jack Colback gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry.
Unfair challenge on Wes Brown by Romelu Lukaku results in a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Leighton Baines.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Connor Wickham on Gareth Barry.
Marcos Alonso has an effort at goal. John Stones gets a block in.
Fabio Borini takes a shot. Blocked by John Stones.
Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Johnson on Gerard Deulofeu.
Corner taken by Gerard Deulofeu.
Foul by Leighton Baines on Adam Johnson, free kick awarded.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabio Borini by Seamus Coleman.
Shot by Romelu Lukaku. Wes Brown gets a block in.
Lee Cattermole makes a clearance.
Marcos Alonso concedes a free kick for a foul on Gerard Deulofeu.
John Stones takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Osman by Phil Bardsley.
Clearance by John O'Shea.
Adam Johnson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by Adam Johnson results in a free kick.
Leighton Baines takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Phil Bardsley.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Leighton Baines.
John O'Shea restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Steven Naismith on Phil Bardsley, free kick awarded.
Free kick taken by Tim Howard.
Adam Johnson is caught offside.
Marcos Alonso manages to make a clearance.
Gerard Deulofeu has an effort at goal. Vito Mannone makes a block.
The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson.
Phil Bardsley concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Osman.
Fabio Borini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines.
Sung-Yeung Ki fouled by James McCarthy, the ref awards a free kick.
James McCarthy takes the free kick.
Foul by John O'Shea on Steven Naismith, free kick awarded.
Header at goal by Romelu Lukaku goes right of the post.
Clearance made by Phil Bardsley.
Unfair challenge on Phil Bardsley by Leighton Baines results in a free kick.
Fabio Borini concedes a free kick for a foul on Seamus Coleman.
The game begins.
Fletcher setback for Sunderland
Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher is unlikely to play again this season because of his ankle injury.
The 27-year-old Scotland international, who has missed the last four games, will sit out against Everton on Saturday and is likely to play no further part in the club's fight for Barclays Premier League survival.
Manager Gus Poyet is otherwise remaining coy over a series of minor knocks, but goalkeeper Keiren Westwood is still sidelined by a shoulder problem.
Poyet has told his players to be brave as they attempt to escape the drop.
The Black Cats slumped to the foot of the table after a disastrous few days last weekend which saw Fulham, West Brom and Crystal Palace all win before they were thrashed 5-1 at Tottenham on Monday evening.
Poyet's men are now seven points adrift of safety and knowing their two games in hand will count for little if they do not manufacture a significant improvement in form.
The 46-year-old Uruguayan admitted after the debacle at White Hart Lane that his side would need a miracle to stay up, and had called upon his players to stand up and be counted in the club's hour of need.
Poyet said: "We try, we try to be brave. We have played games away from home against top teams and we have left one up front and we did okay; against Liverpool, we left two all the time and we did better; and against Spurs, we left two and we were terrible.
"That's shows you that it doesn't matter too much sometimes, all the plans and all the things because it depends what happens on the pitch in 90 minutes, how we cope with situations, how we pass the ball, how we defend.
"But maybe that word, being 'brave' is one of the biggest ones in this situations."
Midfielder Leon Osman is Everton's only doubt.
The 32-year-old had to have five stitches in an eye wound early in last weekend's victory over Arsenal.
Defender Phil Jagielka (hamstring) could be fit to return for next weekend's visit of Manchester United.
Boss Roberto Martinez believes fighting for a place in the top four is no different from a relegation battle as the requirements are essentially identical.
"I think it is exactly the same, if I am completely honest," he said.
"It is being able to focus on the game itself, understanding the intensity and the focus you need in every action.
"In every season, whatever you are playing for, it comes down to the final points you are playing for: whether it is for staying in the league, making the top four or winning the title it is exactly the same.
"Looking back at other seasons with Wigan, we managed to get seven wins out of the last nine and that is the same intensity you need to have in any aim you are fighting for."
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