Saturday October 30, 2010 Day 10 Finished Goodison Park

Everton 1 - 0 Stoke City

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  1. Everton wear down Stoke

    Everton wear down Stoke

    Ayegbeni Yakubu's 67th minute strike was enough for Everton to see off a resilient Stoke City side 1-0 at Goodison Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Everton
    • Stoke City
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90' Full-time. Everton secure a hard-fought win, moving them into the top half of the table for the first time this season. Final score: Everton 1-0 Stoke
    • 90+3' Bilyaletdinov strikes the ball first-time with his right, after being set up by Pienaar, but the shot only rifles the Stoke side-netting
    • 90+2' Pennant trips Baines deep down the Everton left... exactly not what Stoke need with two minutes remaining
    • 90' 4 minutes of stoppage time for Stoke to find a late equaliser...
    • 89' Stoke's Tuncay cuts in from the right and attempts a left-foot curling strike from about 30 yards out, but his shot travels over Howard's goal
    • 88' Stoke driving forward now, with Jones just failing to connect with a header - Everton inviting pressure onto themselves
    • 86' Everton's second sub: Goal-scorer Yakubu coming off for Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
    • 84' Stoke now have a free-kick 25 yards out, just off-centre of Howard's goal. It's a very promising position but, in the end, a terrible effort from Pennant who blazes well over
    • 82' Etherington flashes his left-footed drive agonisingly wide of Howard's far post, after bursting down the left flank.
    • 81' Arteta chests the ball down to Heitinga, who attempts an ambitious drive from outside the box which is comfortably collected by Begovic
    • 80' Pennant has attempted a couple of surging runs down the Stoke right. but to no avail as the Everton backline maintain position. The Potters are beginning to take the game to the home team, pushing forward and restricting Everton to an unconvincing long-ball game
    • 77' Second Stoke sub: Glenn Whelan is coming on for Marc Wilson
    • 76' Since the goal, Everton haven't really broken into stride, as the ball becomes pumped back and forward by both teams
    • 74' Stoke sub: Jermaine Pennant is coming on for Jon Walters
    • 71' A hammer blow for Stoke who were just starting to get into the game and were ruffling Everton's feathers
    • 68' Everton push forward and come so close to taking the lead as Cahill strikes the foot of the post with a shot from the edge of the area. However, the ball rebounds out for Yakubu, who tracks inside before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net and beyond Begovic from six yards out.
    • 68' GOAL FOR EVERTON (AYEGBENI YAKUBU)
    • 66' Stoke growing in confidence, as Tuncay gets behind the Everton backline but his run is snuffed out. David Moyes' men then break with Pienaar who feeds Heitinga, and then lays off the ball for Baines who is felled in the box but no penalty is awarded. Stoke recover and reform their resilient backline.
    • 65' Etherington cleanly strikes the free-kick and it rises just above Howard's goal. Close
    • 64' Tuncay is felled by Baines, giving the English left-back a yellow card, and the free-kick is in a promising position for Stoke, just off-centre to the right
    • 63' Everton sub: Louis Saha comes on for Coleman to add more impetus to The Toffees attack
    • 62' Marc Wilson earns the first yellow card of the match after sything down Heitinga
    • 61' Straight down the other end, and a Cahill drive is blocked - the Australian claiming by a hand - and John Heitinga sends the follow-up high over the Stoke goal
    • 60' GOAL DISALLOWED FOR STOKE. A whipped Wilson free-kick is headed on by Huth into the path of Tuncay who converts, but is adjudged to have pushed Baines over in the process. A very contentious decision that
    • 59' Now it's Everton's chance to come close. A deep Baines run sets up Arteta whose dragged shot is deflected out for a corner. Following the delivery, a host of pushing and shoving in the box sees the ref give Stoke a free-kick. A very bitty start to this second-half from both teams
    • 56' A melee in the Everton box sees the ball fall for Shawcross just outside the penalty area. However, the Stoke defender's first-time volley is sliced wide. Big chance
    • 53' A clash of heads as Faye and Cahill go up for the ball at the Stoke far post. It's a brave header from the Senegalese defender to send it out for a corner, but it's left him lying on the floor - and he is going off the field for treatment.
    • 51' Marc Wilson robs the ball from Pienaar and, for the moment, they have four going forward. However, Wilson chooses the more direct option at goal and his strike is sliced high and wide
    • 49' Space is starting to open up in the Stoke defence, as Coleman ghosts in from the right but hits a low effort straight into the palms of Begovic
    • 47' Arteta wins a free-kick on the edge of the Stoke penalty area to the right, but the Spaniard's effort is charged down by the wall
    • 46' And we're starting the second-half between Everton and Stoke now
    • 45' The Toffees finish the half on the up, but we go into the half-time break with the score locked at: Everton 0-0 Stoke
    • 45+1' Quality footwork from Arteta on the right and his cross to Cahill disappointingly leads to a harmless, mistimed header travelling wide of goal
    • 45' Two minutes of stoppage time at the end of the half
    • 44' Referee Lee Probert has a word with Shawcross because the defender decides to let someone else take a Stoke throw-in, as the away team continue to deploy time-wasting tactics
    • 43' Jonathan Walters makes his way down the right but his cross travels behind the Everton goal
    • 41' First corner for Stoke sees a dangerous Etherington delivery make its way through to Abdoulaye Faye at the back post. The defender, though, shoots wide of goal but can be forgiven for not expecting the ball to come through a swarm of Everton players to him
    • 39' Baines slots the ball through for Cahill who is operating inside the Stoke penalty area, but the Australian is flagged offside as he gathers the pass.
    • 36' Stoke win a free-kick from about 40 yards out. Etherington's whipped delivery is inviting, but no Stoke player can make contact with it and Howard collects
    • 34' Robert Huth has been imperious snuffing out Everton chances in the last few minutes. A second corner in quick succession sees a looping Phil Jagielka header travel harmlessly wide of Begovic's left-hand post
    • 33' Cahill attempts a long-range drive from a central position but his shot goes high and wide of goal. The Australian possibly should have delivered to Baines there, who had acres of space down the Everton left
    • 32' Stoke struggling to win the ball from Everton, giving away a couple of cheap free-kicks. The second of which frees Baines down the left flank, but his deep cross is unable to be met convincingly by Cahill
    • 30' A deep Baines cross from the left is intended for Coleman but goes beyond the goal when delivered
    • 29' Neville and Arteta combine, with the Spaniard feeding Neville into the Stoke penalty area but his stubbed shot under pressure falls straight into the arms of Begovic. Good attacking instincts from both Everton full-backs (Baines & Neville) so far though
    • 27' ... Baines' looped delivery into the box is headed on but gathered with ease by Begovic
    • 26' Everton cranking up the pressure now, switching play from the right to left flank and winning their first corner of the match...
    • 25' Pienaar strikes from outside the area but it's a comfortable save for Begovic to his right. Great clipped pass from Arteta, and flick from Yakubu, to set the South African up though.
    • 23' A fairly subdued atmosphere at Goodison at the moment, with Everton failing to get into the stride - Stoke looking confident in defence
    • 20' Begovic unconvincingly reaches for the ball under pressure from Yakubu, but the referee sides with the 'keeper on this one and awards Stoke the free-kick after admittedly minimal contact
    • 18' Tim Howard is forced to clear quickly as Etherington hounds down the American 'keeper, and that leads to a sliced clearance and throw-in from which the Stoke winger trips over in the Everton penalty box. But no penalty is rightly decided by the ref.
    • 15' Everton get in behind the Stoke defence with Steven Pienaar playing in Yakubu, who drives in from the left flank but hits a low, weak shot straight into the arms of Begovic. Disappointing
    • 12' Seamus Coleman and Neville link-up down the right, after some nice pass-and-move from Everton, but the latter's delivery is smartly cut out by the Stoke backline... moments later Coleman nips Begovic as the 'keeper comes out to smother the ball at the Everton right-back's feet. Begovic is fine to continue after receiving some medical treatment
    • 9' A mix-up in the Everton defence, allows Jones a turn and strike on goal. But the Stoke striker doesn't catch it cleanly and slices his shot wide. Big chance for the visitors that
    • 7' Shawcross gives away another free-kick out on the Everton left and deep inside Stoke territory. But Leighton Banes' in-swinging delivery is comfortably headed clear by Jones
    • 6' Now it's Stoke's chance to counter - Tuncay flicking the ball onto Matthew Etherington who is unable to find Kenwyne Jones with his outstretched cross
    • 4' Ryan Shawcross brings down Yakubu on the edge of the Stoke penalty area. Arteta takes the resulting free-kick but hits it high of Begovic's goal
    • 2' Everton are looking to control the game from the off... Phil Neville ghosts down the right but is unable to get a cross into the box
    • 1' And we are underway at Goodison
    • 14:57 Just a couple of minutes away from kick-off now...
    • 14:50 It's also a big day for Asmir Begovic in the Stoke goal - the 'keeper is making his first Premier League start of this season
    • 14:50 One more point to mention, Tim Cahill is only one short of registering 50 career Premier League goals. How the talismanic Australian would love to reach that target today in front of the Goodison Park faithful!
    • 14:45 For Stoke, Kenwyne Jones has overcome flu-like symptoms picked up earlier in the week and starts in attack alongside Tuncay Sanli. However, Jermaine Pennant, who was suffering from a similar virus, is only fit enough to start on the bench. Striker Mamady Sidibe continues to miss out with an achilles problem.
    • 14:45 For Everton, Mikel Arteta shakes off a hamstring injury to start, while Leighton Baines makes his 100th Premier League appearance for The Toffees. Leon Osman is a long-term injury absentee with an ankle problem and the midfielder is likely to be ruled out of action until the end of November.
    • 14:40 Team News is in... Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Arteta, Heitinga, Pienaar, Cahill, Yakubu. Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Bilyaletdinov, Saha, Beckford, Gueye, Rodwell. Stoke: Begovic, Huth, Shawcross, Faye, Collins, Walters, Whitehead, Wilson, Etherington, Sanli, Jones. Subs: Nash, Higginbotham, Whelan, Gudjohnsen, Pennant, Delap, Wilkinson. Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)
    • 14:35 Encouragingly for Stoke, though, Matthew Etherington is close to the top of the Premier League assist charts with four already this season, and while Kenwyne Jones has hit the woodwork four times - more than any other player - surely it is only a matter of time before his misfortune in front of goal turns for the better!
    • 14:30 A victory for Everton would lift the Toffees into the top half of the table for the first time this season, and heap more misery on Tony Pulis' men who, despite currently sitting 13th in the table, are just one point above the relegation zone.
    • 14:25 Stoke are the only Premier League team not to have fashioned a chance from a counter attack this season, according to OptaJoe
    • 14:20 It is a match between two teams currently experiencing vastly different fortunes - Everton are unbeaten in their last four Premier League matches and will be buoyed by a water-tight defence that has only conceded 8 goals in their opening 9 games. Stoke, meanwhile, have lost their last two Premier League outings, kept only one clean sheet so far, and failed to score in any of their opening 45 minutes of matches this season
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to live text coverage of today's mid-table Premier League encounter between Everton and Stoke City
  • Summary

    • 82' Etherington flashes his left-footed drive agonisingly wide of Howard's far post, after bursting down the left flank.
    • 68' GOAL FOR EVERTON (AYEGBENI YAKUBU)
    • 65' Etherington cleanly strikes the free-kick and it rises just above Howard's goal. Close
    • 61' Straight down the other end, and a Cahill drive is blocked - the Australian claiming by a hand - and John Heitinga sends the follow-up high over the Stoke goal
    • 60' GOAL DISALLOWED FOR STOKE. A whipped Wilson free-kick is headed on by Huth into the path of Tuncay who converts, but is adjudged to have pushed Baines over in the process. A very contentious decision that
    • 56' A melee in the Everton box sees the ball fall for Shawcross just outside the penalty area. However, the Stoke defender's first-time volley is sliced wide. Big chance
    • 49' Space is starting to open up in the Stoke defence, as Coleman ghosts in from the right but hits a low effort straight into the palms of Begovic
    • 41' First corner for Stoke sees a dangerous Etherington delivery make its way through to Abdoulaye Faye at the back post. The defender, though, shoots wide of goal but can be forgiven for not expecting the ball to come through a swarm of Everton players to him
    • 25' Pienaar strikes from outside the area but it's a comfortable save for Begovic to his right. Great clipped pass from Arteta, and flick from Yakubu, to set the South African up though.
    • 15' Everton get in behind the Stoke defence with Steven Pienaar playing in Yakubu, who drives in from the left flank but hits a low, weak shot straight into the arms of Begovic. Disappointing
    • 9' A mix-up in the Everton defence, allows Jones a turn and strike on goal. But the Stoke striker doesn't catch it cleanly and slices his shot wide. Big chance for the visitors that
    • 14:40 Team News is in... Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Arteta, Heitinga, Pienaar, Cahill, Yakubu. Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Bilyaletdinov, Saha, Beckford, Gueye, Rodwell. Stoke: Begovic, Huth, Shawcross, Faye, Collins, Walters, Whitehead, Wilson, Etherington, Sanli, Jones. Subs: Nash, Higginbotham, Whelan, Gudjohnsen, Pennant, Delap, Wilkinson. Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • T. Howard
      • P. Neville
      • P. Jagielka
      • S. Distin
      • L. Baines Yellow Card
      • J. Heitinga
      • M. Arteta
      • S. Coleman Substitution Out (62′)
      • T. Cahill
      • S. Pienaar
      • Y. Aiyegbeni Goal Substitution Out (86′)

      Subs

      • L. Saha Substitution In62′
      • T. Hibbert
      • D. Bilyaletdinov Substitution In86′
      • J. Beckford
      • M. Gueye
      • J. Mucha
      • J. Rodwell
    • Starting line-up

      • A. Begovic
      • R. Huth
      • R. Shawcross
      • A. Diagne-Faye
      • D. Collins
      • M. Wilson Yellow Card Substitution Out (77′)
      • M. Etherington
      • D. Whitehead
      • J. Walters Substitution Out (74′)
      • T. Sanli
      • K. Jones

      Subs

      • E. Gudjohnsen
      • J. Pennant Substitution In74′
      • D. Higginbotham
      • R. Delap
      • C. Nash
      • G. Whelan Substitution In77′
      • A. Wilkinson
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