Saturday January 1, 2011 Day 21 Finished Britannia Stadium

Stoke City 2 - 0 Everton

  • Jones 23’
  • Jagielka 69’ (o.g.)

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  1. Stoke beat wasteful Everton

    Stoke beat wasteful Everton

    Stoke City beat Everton 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium to mark the new year by jumping into the top half of the Premier League. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Stoke City
    • Everton
    • - Thanks for joining us - we'll have full highlighs from this and every other match of the weekend from 00:01 on Sunday night/Monday morning.
    • 90'+4 THAT'S IT! The whistle goes, and Stoke complete a very welcome victory that will lift them comfortably into the top half of the table.
    • 90'+4 One throw leads to another - each time allowing Stoke to waste a few seconds as they try to collect these vital three points.
    • 90'+3 Shawcross hammers the ball clear from the Stoke box, Jones picks it up and takes it to the corner flag where Everton concede a throw.
    • 90'+2 Stoke use the throw to tie up the ball for a few seconds rather than going on the attack, but Baines jumps in to tackle Walters and the Toffees can break.
    • 90'+1 Pienaar tries a pot-shot from 30 yards - it's blocked by the first man, and Stoke break upfield forcing another throw on the left.
    • 90' David Moyes' team will only have themselves to blame for this loss - unless they can find a miracle in the four added minutes still to come.
    • 89' Stoke look the more likely to score at the moment, with Baines crossing for Anichebe - but once again an Everton player unable to pull the trigger in convincing fashion.
    • 88' Tuncay picks up the ball and cuts into the box - GREAT EFFORT! It's dragged just wide, and Jones can't quite reach at the far post to tap that one in!
    • 87' Baines clears the throw, but Stoke knock it back up the field.
    • 86' Jones wins a throw on the right - Delap will have another chance to lob one in and create havoc.
    • 85' Lucky escape for Everton! Tuncay's ball to Jones leads to the striker knocking it into the back of the net, but the flag was up for offside.
    • 84' Wilkinson outsmarts Fellaini on the break, and looks set to make something happen for Stoke - but Distin is there to shepherd the ball off for a goal kick.
    • 83' Everton keep on probing but Stoke's defence are straight into every gap. They're desperate to hang on for these three points.
    • 82' Etherington has already come off for Whelan, and now Fuller comes off with Walters on to replace him.
    • 81' Kenwyne Jones tries to get something happening in the Everton box - it looks dangerous, but there are so few red and white shirts with him it's no surprise that the ball falls to a defender.
    • 80' Anichebe and Cahill combine well, the Aussie ending up having a lash through a scrum of players - but it goes straight to the waiting Stoke keeper.
    • 79' Distin takes a long throw into the box for Everton, but it's a slow-looping one that Begovic takes easily.
    • 78' Can Everton makes something happen? Stoke look increasingly happy to soak up the pressure with nine men behind the ball.
    • 77' Saha is coming off, Jermaine Beckford comes on.
    • 76' Everton are leaving huge gaps at the back, but credit to them for pouring men forward to try and rescue something.
    • 75' Everton come up again with Osman probing for a gap - but a mistake by Coleman opens up a break for Stoke, with only a covering tackle by Jagielka stopping Jones having a free effort on goal.
    • 74' Stoke forward again, winning a throw by the corner that Delap launches in - and he finds Whitehead, whose effort whistles just wide!
    • 73' GREAT CHANCE FOR FULLER! So close to 3-0 as Jagileka and Distin come together and both fall over while chasing a long ball into the box, and Fuller is there to poach... but he can't quite get his foot round it after trying a fancy step-over!
    • 72' Fuller looks dangerous on the left side of the box, but the ball outruns his feet and goes off for a goal kick.
    • 71' Baines takes the free kick - hit beautifully, but just wide of the top right corner.
    • 69' Have to feel bad for Jagielka - superb all afternoon, then he goes and volleys what would have been goal-of-the-week into his own net... Everton try to get straight back in it and win a free kick 25 yards out.
    • 69' OWN GOAL BY EVERTON! It's Phil Jagielka, who is so busy looking at Ricardo Fuller that he volleys past Howard into his own net!
    • 67' Anichebe trying to break, but ends up giving away a free kick for a tackle on Tuncay.
    • 66' Osman's opening gambit is a scissor-tackle from behind on Delap. Nice start!
    • 65' Double sub for Everton: Neville and Arteta off, Osman and Anichebe come on.
    • 64' Tony Pulis seems to be readying a couple more subs as Everton keep on pressing forward.
    • 63' Pienaar's header finds Distin, who powers forward looking dangerous - but runs out of steam as he cuts across the pitch. The defence have a chance to reorganise, though, and end the danger.
    • 62' Stoke win a throw, Delap loops it in - but Pienaar is there to head it clear.
    • 61' Cahill gets shoved in the back, and his hands catch the ball as he goes down holding his face - the ref is not impressed, though, and books him. Not sure if it's for simulation or the hand-ball.
    • 60' Everton started this half in top form, but Stoke are slowly squeezing them back. Tuncay straight into the action, Jagielka is there to clear once again.
    • 59' Stoke bring on Tuncay for Pennant.
    • 58' The free kick taken by Arteta - but it fails even to get past the first man. Stoke hit on the break, Etherington looks like he might be in... but it's Jagielka once again, covering back with a superb sliding tackle.
    • 57' Delap goes in the book for pulling down Baines - he was 40 yards out, otherwise that could have been a red.
    • 56' Stoke win a free kick, Pennant takes it, and Everton are unable to clear at the moment - until Jagielka intercepts to head the ball away from Jones.
    • 55' Stoke win a throw, wellied in long by Delap but Fellaini is there to clear.
    • 54' Everton punt up a long ball for Cahill to chase, but he's penalised for taking out Shawcross.
    • 53' Coleman passes to Arteta, who feeds Baines - whose shot deflects off a defender's legs. Fellaini is there, he holds it up then lays it off to Baines, whose shot is blocked again.
    • 52' Neville takes the free kick, lofting it into the box - it's cleared, throw-in to Everton.
    • 51' Everton win a free kick on the right in the Stoke half.
    • 50' Stoke come into the Everton half but the ball is headed safely back to Howard.
    • 49' The corner pings around in the box before falling to Pienaar wide on the right of the box, but his shot is sliced well wide.
    • 48' Everton come up and put pressure on their hosts after winning a corner.
    • 47' Fuller comes up and looks dangerous until he pulls down Jagielka.
    • 46' We're back in action at the Britannia.
    • - Massive apologies for the severe technical problems which hampered our comments for the first half of the opening period - we're up and running properly now though, so rest assured we'll bring you all the action as it happens for the second half. As opposed to getting it to you 12 minutes late!
    • 45'+2 The corner is nodded straight off for a goal kick, and a few moments later the referee blows up to end the half.
    • 45' GREAT EFFORT BY PIENAAR! His lovely run is ended by a brilliant sliding tackle from Shawcross, with the ball deflecting off his leg and onto the roof of the net for a corner.
    • 44' Pienaar comes forward now, can he make anything happen?
    • 43' The match is getting bogged down in midfield as the two sides seem happy to play it out to the break.
    • 42' A terrific chance there - the Toffees will be livid that they didn't find an equaliser from that one.
    • 41' Great chance for Everton! Baines slides the ball out to Coleman on the right, but there is nobody there to prod home his wonderful ball across the six-yard box. Saha was miles out of position.
    • 38' Everton come up again, free kick from the left taken by Arteta.
    • 37' The corner is cleared, Everton hit on the counter and quickly win another free kick - it's palmed away by Begovic in worryingly flappy manner.
    • 36' Stoke come up the other end and win a corner.
    • 35' Decent value for the fans so far today, it must be said.
    • 34' Baines takes it from wide on the left and it's whistled in at the far post, but the ball goes just past the players and off for a goal kick.
    • 33' The Toffees come up again and win another free kick.
    • 32' Baines takes the free kick - but hammers it into the wall.
    • 31' Everton fly up the other end, with Begovic catching Saha while just out of the area - the keeper goes in the book, but will be relieved not to concede a spot kick.
    • 30' Etherington tackled by Neville, the ball falls to Delap, but his ball in deflects away for a goal kick.
    • 29' End to end stuff at the moment, even if the two defences are holding solid in the box to restrict the flow of clear chances.
    • 27' Pennant gets caught in the offside trap.
    • 26' Baines knocks in a ball from the left which finds Cahill, who heads wide from what was a tough chance.
    • 25' Everton look determined to get straight back into it despite the huge cheers from the home crowd.
    • 24' Etherington really made that one, superb work on the left flank and an inch-perfect ball into the centre.
    • 23' STOKE GO AHEAD! It's Kenwyne Jones, heading home a stunner from Etherington's cross in from the left.
    • 22' Tight stuff so far, though Stoke are edging it marginally.
    • 20' Distin rises to meet the corner at the far post, but there's a foul against Everton for a shove.
    • 19' Coleman tries to dribble past James Collins, but the defender tackles. Corner.
    • 18' Corner cleared by Jones, who has been everywhere today.
    • 17' Everton come up and win a corner.
    • 16' Everton recover their composure and try to hang onto the ball for a spell, until Arteta gives it away in midfield.
    • 14' Pennant takes the goal kick - it is deflected off a head and onto the roof of the netting.
    • 13' Stoke are putting good pressure on Everton and now have a free-kick from a Cahill push.
    • 12' Collins goes into the book for a tackle on Coleman on the right touchline.
    • 11' Stoke go up the other end on the counter - great chance for Fuller, but he drags it wide! Stoke can are looking dangerous at the moment.
    • 10' Cahill feeds it to Pienaar, who shoots weakly.
    • 9' It's a good close contest so far.
    • 7' Poor header from Higginbotham goes straight to a Blue shirt but it comes to nothing.
    • 6' Saha heads for goal; it comes off Kenwyne Jones and goes out. But the ref gives a goal-kick.
    • 5' Saha on the prowl, finding Coleman on the right. His cross wins a corner...
    • 2' Saha goes down in the box under a challenge from Ryan Shawcross - no penalty.
    • 1' We are underway at the Britannia.
    • 14:55 The teams are out.
    • 14:50 David Moyes has replaced Tony Hibbert with Phil Jagielka in defence while Louis Saha comes in for Jack Rodwell - Everton didn't play any strikers in their last match at West Ham.
    • 14:50 Tony Pulis makes two changes to Stoke's first XI: Danny Higginbotham covers for the suspended Robert Huth, while Ricardo Fuller replaces Jonathan Walters up front.
    • 14:45 Stoke: Begovic, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Higginbotham, Collins, Pennant, Whitehead, Delap, Etherington, Fuller, Jones; subs: Sorensen, Whelan, Gudjohnsen, Wilson, Walters, Sanli, Faye
    • 14:45 Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Cahill, Arteta, Pienaar, Saha; subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Bilyaletdinov, Beckford, Osman, Rodwell, Anichebe
    • 14:45 Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
    • 14:40 The Potters have already beaten Merseyside opposition this season – a 2-0 home victory against Liverpool on November 13. However they have lost two of their last three PL matches. Their only win in the last five was 2-0 at Blackburn on Boxing Day.
    • 14:35 Everton are unbeaten in their last four league visits to Stoke, since a 1-0 defeat in old Division One in December 1982.
    • 14:30 Stoke have not won in their last ten top flight matches against Everton, since a 1-0 home victory in old Division One in December 1982.
    • 14:25 Everton are unbeaten in all five PL meetings with Stoke, keeping a clean sheet in each of the last two.
    • 14:20 Everton are looking to complete the PL double over Stoke for the second time after winning home and away against them in 2008-09.
    • 14:15 Stoke City and Everton have met 109 times in the league. Stoke City have won 27, Everton 53 and there have been 29 draws.
    • - Happy New Year - and welcome to our live comments from the Britannia Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 88' Tuncay picks up the ball and cuts into the box - GREAT EFFORT! It's dragged just wide, and Jones can't quite reach at the far post to tap that one in!
    • 85' Lucky escape for Everton! Tuncay's ball to Jones leads to the striker knocking it into the back of the net, but the flag was up for offside.
    • 74' Stoke forward again, winning a throw by the corner that Delap launches in - and he finds Whitehead, whose effort whistles just wide!
    • 73' GREAT CHANCE FOR FULLER! So close to 3-0 as Jagileka and Distin come together and both fall over while chasing a long ball into the box, and Fuller is there to poach... but he can't quite get his foot round it after trying a fancy step-over!
    • 71' Baines takes the free kick - hit beautifully, but just wide of the top right corner.
    • 69' OWN GOAL BY EVERTON! It's Phil Jagielka, who is so busy looking at Ricardo Fuller that he volleys past Howard into his own net!
    • 45' GREAT EFFORT BY PIENAAR! His lovely run is ended by a brilliant sliding tackle from Shawcross, with the ball deflecting off his leg and onto the roof of the net for a corner.
    • 41' Great chance for Everton! Baines slides the ball out to Coleman on the right, but there is nobody there to prod home his wonderful ball across the six-yard box. Saha was miles out of position.
    • 23' STOKE GO AHEAD! It's Kenwyne Jones, heading home a stunner from Etherington's cross in from the left.
    • 11' Stoke go up the other end on the counter - great chance for Fuller, but he drags it wide! Stoke can are looking dangerous at the moment.
    • 14:45 Stoke: Begovic, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Higginbotham, Collins, Pennant, Whitehead, Delap, Etherington, Fuller, Jones; subs: Sorensen, Whelan, Gudjohnsen, Wilson, Walters, Sanli, Faye
    • 14:45 Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Cahill, Arteta, Pienaar, Saha; subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Bilyaletdinov, Beckford, Osman, Rodwell, Anichebe

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • A. Begovic Yellow Card
      • A. Wilkinson
      • R. Shawcross
      • D. Higginbotham
      • D. Collins Yellow Card
      • D. Whitehead Yellow Card
      • R. Delap Yellow Card
      • J. Pennant Substitution Out (59′)
      • M. Etherington Substitution Out (80′)
      • K. Jones Goal
      • R. Fuller Substitution Out (84′)

      Subs

      • T. Sørensen
      • E. Gudjohnsen
      • A. Diagne-Faye
      • J. Walters Substitution In84′
      • G. Whelan Substitution In80′
      • M. Wilson
      • T. Sanli Substitution In59′
    • Starting line-up

      • T. Howard
      • P. Neville Substitution Out (66′)
      • P. Jagielka Own Goal
      • S. Distin
      • L. Baines
      • T. Cahill Yellow Card
      • M. Arteta Substitution Out (66′)
      • S. Coleman
      • M. Fellaini
      • S. Pienaar
      • L. Saha Substitution Out (80′)

      Subs

      • T. Hibbert
      • L. Osman Substitution In66′
      • V. Anichebe Substitution In66′
      • D. Bilyaletdinov
      • J. Beckford Substitution In80′
      • J. Mucha
      • J. Rodwell
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