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The assistant referee signals for offside against Jordan Spence. (Everton) makes a substitution, with Shane Duffy coming on for Victor Anichebe. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Darron Gibson on Mark Noble. Darron Gibson shown a red card for serious foul play. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Kevin Nolan misses to the left of the goal.
Leon Osman takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save. Shot from close range by Nikica Jelavic misses to the right of the target.
Outswinging corner taken by Darron Gibson from the right by-line, Winston Reid makes a clearance.
Steven Naismith fouled by Winston Reid, the ref awards a free kick. Jack Collison comes on in place of Matthew Jarvis. (Everton) makes a substitution, with Bryan Oviedo coming on for Steven Pienaar. Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Victor Anichebe on Winston Reid, free kick awarded. Phil Neville goes off and Steven Naismith comes on. Direct free kick taken by James Collins.
Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Johnny Heitinga gets a block in. Corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line, Victor Anichebe makes a clearance.
Jordan Spence comes on in place of Joey O'Brien.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leighton Baines on Matthew Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Effort from inside the area by Victor Anichebe misses to the left of the goal.
Steven Pienaar takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.
Steven Pienaar grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 1-2 Everton.Leon Osman provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Winston Reid by Victor Anichebe. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Victor Anichebe takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by Carlton Cole. The referee red cards Carlton Cole for serious foul play. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.
Victor Anichebe scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. West Ham 1-1 Everton.The assist for the goal came from Steven Pienaar.
Foul by Modibo Maiga on Steven Pienaar, free kick awarded. Booking for Modibo Maiga. Darron Gibson takes the direct free kick.
Modibo Maiga takes a shot. Blocked by Sylvain Distin.
Modibo Maiga replaces Gary O'Neil.
Nikica Jelavic is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Phil Jagielka fouled by Carlton Cole, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Phil Neville.
Kevin Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Pienaar. Darron Gibson shoots direct from the free kick.
Steven Pienaar takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Noble. Corner taken right-footed by Darron Gibson from the left by-line, clearance by Carlton Cole.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Anichebe by James Collins. Direct free kick taken by Darron Gibson.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Nikica Jelavic is caught offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
Carlton Cole takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga.
The referee blows for offside against Nikica Jelavic. Free kick taken by James Collins.
Winston Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikica Jelavic. Phil Neville restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Osman by Kevin Nolan. Phil Neville takes the free kick.
Foul by Gary O'Neil on Steven Pienaar, free kick awarded. Darron Gibson produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Corner taken by Leighton Baines, James Collins manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar by Gary O'Neil. Direct free kick taken by Darron Gibson.
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble, save by Tim Howard.
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line. Handball decision goes against Carlton Cole. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Nikica Jelavic produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
The offside flag is raised against Victor Anichebe. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Victor Anichebe on James Collins. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.
Nikica Jelavic is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Winston Reid challenges Victor Anichebe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darron Gibson takes the direct free kick.
Carlton Cole takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
Victor Anichebe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Winston Reid. Free kick taken by James Collins.
Leon Osman has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Corner taken by Leighton Baines, James Collins makes a clearance.
Steven Pienaar takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis by Phil Jagielka. Mark Noble crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Tim Howard.
The offside flag is raised against Carlton Cole. Indirect free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Matthew Taylor. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Howard.
Carlton Cole finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 1-0 Everton.The assist for the goal came from Matthew Taylor.
Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on Jussi Jaaskelainen by Victor Anichebe results in a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
James Tomkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Pienaar. Leighton Baines produces a cross, Sylvain Distin has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Hammers wary of Jelavic threat
Nikica Jelavic could have joined West Ham when he moved to England and assistant manager Neil McDonald hopes missing out on the striker does not come back to haunt the Hammers when they face Everton.
The Croatia international plumped for a move to Everton when he left Rangers at the end of January, completing a move believed to be worth around #5million.
West Ham were in the npower Championship at the time but manager Sam Allardyce still showed a firm interest in acquiring Jelavic, according to McDonald.
McDonald said: "There was a definite interest there and we did speak to him.
"Obviously he went to Everton and scored goals and proved he can play in the Premier League.
"When we saw him at Rangers we thought he could score goals in the Premier League and he's proved that. That's Everton's gain."
Allardyce ultimately led the Hammers back into the Barclays Premier League and since returning to the top flight the club have invested heavily in the likes of Matt Jarvis and the loan signing of Liverpool frontman Andy Carroll.
McDonald admits that missing out on a target such as Jelavic is hard to take, but the 47-year-old, who had a spell at Goodison Park as a player, believes the signing of Carroll makes up for it.
He said: "You are always disappointed when you don't get players who come into the Premier League and do well but we got Andy Carroll so there is a little bit of a pay-off there.
"We are pleased with Andy's contribution so far, even though he has got injured. If you don't get one (target) you try and get another.
"Of course it would (be good to have someone like Jelavic in the squad).
"Everton play a different system. Whoever you bring in has to try to fit in with the dynamics of the team whether they are big or small or indifferent.
"I think he scored goals for fun for Rangers and is an international. He is a goalscorer and that's what we are looking for."
Everton slipped from fourth to sixth in the table having been held to the draw at Stoke.
With them only being beaten twice in the league so far this season, though, overall it has been yet another impressive campaign for the Toffees under David Moyes, their manager for more than a decade now.
The 49-year-old has often been touted for other major jobs in English football, and today he indicated he would indeed be interested in working away from Goodison Park in the future - but with a German club.
"I'm one of these people who always likes to try to keep learning in the game if I can, and not just think that the job is easy - and it never is easy," Moyes said.
"I have mentioned Germany because I think at the moment Germany is one of the up-and-coming countries.
"I think their teams are doing very well and that their games are full every week.
"So it is maybe something for the future, but not for just now."
With regard to the present, Moyes admits the confirmed loss of Fellaini for the next three games has left him with plenty of thinking to do in terms of his team.
The Scot said there was "quite a lot" of injury news within his squad, and although reluctant to be drawn on any specifics, he did report that Phil Neville (knee) and Victor Anichebe (hamstring) could soon be back in action.
"Thankfully it looks like Phil and Victor have got a chance of returning from injury," Moyes said.
"They are on their way back which gives us some extra bodies.
"I don't know if anyone can fill the void of Marouane.
"We might have to alter the way we play a little bit without him, so we will look at it and see if we can find the right solution."
Along with Neville and Anichebe, Moyes has also had Kevin Mirallas (hamstring) and Tony Hibbert (calf) sidelined in recent weeks.
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