Saturday April 28, 2012 Day 36 Finished Goodison Park

Everton 4 - 0 Fulham

  • Jelavic 7’ (pen.), 40’
  • Fellaini 16’
  • Cahill 60’

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  1. Everton crush woeful Fulham

    Everton crush woeful Fulham

    Nikica Jelavic hit double figures for the season as Everton cruised to a 4-0 win over a hapless Fulham side at Goodison Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Everton
    • Fulham
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    • 90+3 And there's the final whistle, Everton make seventh theirs - now six points clear of Fulham and Liverpool - while Fulham will probably miss out on a European place this seaons.
    • 90+3 Osman with a wonderful scooped pass wide to Gueye, good cross from him but Hibbert can't volley it and the chance is gone.
    • 90+2 Very much a training ground pace to these latter stages as Fulham will the final whistle. Bad day at the office when Neville completes a backheel.
    • 90+1 Three minutes have been added on.
    • 90' Dempsey is tripped by Cahill and Fulham have a free-kick, which is wasted by Murphy, out for a goal kick.
    • 89' Dodgy backpass from Hughes but Jelavic is beaten to it by Schwarzer,
    • 88' Frei is called offside after being played in down the left but he looked level to me.
    • 87' Both sides are playing at the tempo of a training groun match, most Fulham fans long gone and quite a few home supporters looking to beat the rush.
    • 85' Distin is really having a go from left-back still but he's strayed offside and it's a Whites free-kick.
    • 84' A dodgy backpass from Heitinga plays Howard in trouble but Jagielka shrugs off the challenge of Dembele to clear well.
    • 83' EVERTON SUB: Guaye on for Pienaar.
    • 82' FULHAM SUB: Diarra off for Etuhu.
    • 81' Pienaar takes the corner short, now Barkley to OSMAN but his drive is tipped over by Schwarzer. Fulham look like they can't be bothered.
    • 80' Pienaar with a fine low shot after cutting on to Osman's ball, given loads of time to shoot, but a good save from Schwarzer. Corner.
    • 79' Late tackle from Diarra on Barkley, a flick really and a booking.
    • 78' Dembele and Dempsey almost combine again but Everton clear.
    • 77' Both sides goign through the motions now. I feel sorry for the 500 or so Whites fans who made the trip oop north.
    • 75' EVERTON SUB: Fellaini comes off for Ross Barkley, the exciting youngster.
    • 74' Counter attack and Jelavic is sent through on the left but he strays offside.
    • 73' Fulham can counter but Dempsey and Dembele try to be a bit too fancy and Everton have men back. Still with Fulham though.
    • 72' Cahill holds it up for Neville but his shot is charged down.
    • 70' McKinlay looks pained on the Fulham bench. This has been woeful from his side.
    • 69 Baird on the run from right back but he can't keep it in.
    • 67' Murphy's heavy pass aimed at another ex-Red, Riise, is met with jeers from the home fans.
    • 66' FULHAM SUB: Murphy comes on for Pogrebnyak, booed for his Liverpool history.
    • 65' Jelavic to take then, from 30 yards out... and curling beauty but Schwarzr flies across to punch clear!
    • 64' Dempsey tries an overhead kick but Heitinga blocks; Everton break and Jelavic wins a free-kick off Dembele.
    • 63' The last time Everton scored four in three consecutive matches was in 1954 - and next up they have Stoke away. Unlikely I'd say.
    • 61' Everton have now scored four goals in their last two matches. Why do they always start seasons so poorly? Play like this from August and you're looking at the top four.
    • 60' 4-0 EVERTON! Cahill with a lovely first-time finish past the keeper on the slide after a brilliant one-two with Pienaar, whose final ball was a delightful scooped pass.
    • 59' A promising Fulham break dies a death as Dembele mis-hits his pass about six yards behind Duff, who was in down the right.
    • 58' The Pog then gives away a free-kick on the right wing. He's had probably his worst game since joining the club.
    • 57' Good play finally by Fulham as Dempsey and Duff combine on the right but the latter's cross isn't the best, blocked and out for a throw.
    • 56' Frei with a mazy run into the left but he has two Everton players in his way so knocks it back to Riise, whose cross is headed clear by Fellaini.
    • 55' Dempsey thinks he's been fouled after controlling a high ball but play on.
    • 54' Osman with a good run after some neat passing but his pass to Hibbert is slightly short and, stretching to make the cross, overhits it. Now Distin has the ball wide left but he too overhits it.
    • 53' Dembele is still down, rejecting Neville's hand, Dowd having a word with both and eventually Dembele shakes with Nev.
    • 52' Neville chops down Dembele and could be in trouble here...
    • 51' Jelavic goes down on the edge of the Fulham box as Hangeland goes into him but no free-kick, despite the home players' and fans' protests.
    • 50' Frei on the move, cutting inside and now Dembele to Diarra. Dempsey steps over it for the Pog, but he fails to control and Everton clear.
    • 49' Fulham try to play it about at the back but are closed down and Schwarzer has to hoof clear.
    • 47' Everton start fairly cagily as they seek to protect this commanding lead.
    • 46' EVERTON SUB: Gibson replaced by Cahill.
    • 46' FULHAM SUB: Senderos came off at the break for Hughes.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • - STATS: Fulham have actually had more shots on target than Everton - four to three - but have not been helped by their defending, which has seen all three Toffees efforts go in.
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    • 45+2 Everton are able to clear and they close out the half in possession. Everton in charge but Fulham a horrorshow at the back. Jelavic has 10 in 13 matches now, and eight in his last seven Prem starts. Phew!
    • 45+2 Dempsey on the ball, wide to Frei once more, he runs at the defence and cuts it back to Dempsey whose shot is deflected wide! Corner.
    • 45+1 Zidane! Osman with a wonderful piece of skill, pirouetting like the legendary Frenchman and drawing a foul from Diarra.
    • 45' Everton manage to clear the corner to touch.
    • 44' Dempsey flicks it wide and gets on to Frei's low return but Heitinga knocks it behind for a corner.
    • 43' Gibson slides into the back of Dempsey and is booked.
    • 41' Jelavic has now scored eight goals in his last seven starts for Everton in the league, 10 in 13.
    • 40' 3-0 EVERTON! Shocking defending from Fulham again, Jelavic runs on to a through-ball getting past Hughes and Senderos too easily, he is one-one one with Schwarzer but has been pushed wide, cutting back and drilling a finish through Schwarzer and - inexcusably - through Hughes on the near post, who does a Duff and kicks air! What on earth are Fulham playing at!
    • 39' Dempsey almost spins away from Jagielka, who coollly brings it clear.
    • 38' Brief respite for Fulham as the Pog runs at Heitinga, who puts out for a throw.
    • 37' Osman goes down quite easily in the box and the ref waves him up.
    • 36' Everton with a good spell on the ball now as Fulham chase shadows.
    • 35' A whipped low ball across the face of goal by Pienaar but a readjusting Fellaini is unable to make contact and it spins behind for a goal kick.
    • 34' Hibbert wide right with a cut-back to Neville, who swings in a testing cross that Hughes meets before Jelavic.
    • 33' Osman sends Hibbert scuttling in down the right, loads of space but the low cross is a bit too close to Schwarzer.
    • 32' The ball is back with Schwarzer after Jelavic gets his run off the ball wrong.
    • 31' Everton clear the corner and Fulham's second attack breaks down as the ball rolls to Howard.
    • 30' Great save by Howard after Dempsey's finish is deflected off Heitinga, meaning the keeper had to readjust after initially diving the wrong way! Off the bar and over for a corner!
    • 29' Dempsey could be in after that passing but a good sliding challenge from Jagielka and it's a goal kick, the American blasting well over.
    • 28' Fulham have managed to hold on to the ball for a few minutes now as they finally return to the passing groove that has served them well.
    • 26' Pienaar is on the right now but is unable to find Jelavic, winning a throw.
    • 25' Heitinga into the back of the Pog and Fulham have a free-kick. Launched quickly to Dempsey, who beats Jagielka to it but is unable to outmuscle the England defender. Gibson then gives it away but Jags clears again.
    • 24' Unorthodox back-header from a prostrate Riise after a lovely left-wing cross from Pienaar that almost meets Jelavic.
    • 23' Duff finds space on the right, another great Dembele pass, but Heitinga blocks his cross that was aimed for the arriving Dempsey. T-Ho punches the Duff corner before Pienaar shows good strength and touch to work it clear.
    • 22' Jelavic gives chase to a Fellaini pass but he is offside.
    • 21' Fulham with their best spell of possession so far as they try to settle after that horrible start.
    • 20' Hughes gets forward on to a fine pass from Dembele but good defending by Distin to block his cross for a throw on the right.
    • 19' Hibbert with a decent cross but Fellaini is eased off the ball by Senderos. Good defending.
    • 18' Osman sends Neville through but good defending from Hughes to cover after Senderos was left for dead.
    • 17' Odd celebration from Fellaini. No idea what that was about. Fulham a total mess at set pieces today, and not the defence's fault.
    • 16' Corner to Everton on the right, Pienaar swings it in AND FELLAINI WITH THE HEADER and Duff kicks air on the line! Goal Everton! What shoddy attempt at a clearance from Duff, pub defending!
    • 15' JELAVIC HITS THE POST! Superb first touch to take down a long ball and, from an angle, he beats Schwarzer with a low sliding finish but off the post.
    • 14' Frei on another fine run but he ends up isolated and Everton clear.
    • 13' Heitinga takes it in the end but blasts it miles over.
    • 12' A delay over a free-kick for Everton, probably working out the best way to win a penalty again...
    • 11' Duff's corner is cleared but he gets it back, finding Frei whose far-post cross is met by Diarra but he can only slide the cut-back into the side netting.
    • 10' Frei with a superb rising drive that Howard tips over! Great touch to work the space past two defenders. Corner Fulham.
    • 9' Superb dummy from Osman to put Pienaar in, he tries to complete the one-two and Hangeland blocks Osman off, Everton want a penalty but a. it was outside the box and b. not really a foul.
    • 8' I have no idea why Pogrebnyak did that, he could have headed it away, not like he's scared of the ball. Anyway, Fulham have it all to do now, having struggled to get in the game. They do have a free-kick on halfway though... Diarra sends it long and the Pog again appears to handle, at the other end this time, but the ref waves play-on.
    • 7' GOAL EVERTON! Jelavic sends the penalty to the left and Schwarzer towards the right. 1-0.
    • 6' Jelavic steps up to take... a bit of a delay after Fulham argued the decision...
    • 5' PENALTY EVERTON! Jelavic with the free-kick and Pogrebnyak with an idiotic handball, raising his arms to head height to bat is away! Stupid from the Pog, instinctive one assumes.
    • 4' Dembele fouls Pienaar after a mazy run from the South African. Free-kick around 25 yards out, to the left of the D.
    • 3' Everton have kept the ball for some time now, Fulham unable to get a touch.
    • 2' Everton with all the possession early on, as one would expect of the home side. Pienaar sends Distin clean through but he's offside. Distin getting forward, having fun with the attacking brief.
    • 1' Distin, playing left-back in the absence of Baines, gets forward to win a throw off another makeshift full-back Hughes.
    • 1' The first half is underway at Goodison Park. Everton kick off.
    • 14:55 MATCH ODDS: Everton (5/6), Fulham (7/2), Draw (12/5) - William Hill
    • - By the way, Billy McKinlay is in charge of Fulham today as boss Martin Jol is sick and didn't travel to Merseyside.
    • 14:50 If you'd like to have your say on this match using Twitter and not the comments below, you can find me @Reda_Eurosport. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
    • 14:45 FACTS: Nikica Jelavic has scored six goals in his six Premier League starts for Everton; Pavel Pogrebnyak has scored six goals from six shots on target in the Premier League; Clint Dempsey has scored six goals in his last eight Premier League appearances.
    • 14:40 FACTS: Everton have won all 10 Premier League home games against Fulham and the last 18 in a row in the English league; The Toffees have won six and lost just one of the last eight games in all competitions against Fulham; Everton have already beaten Fulham at Goodison Park this season, 2-1 in the FA Cup 4th Round; Everton have won five of their last six Premier League home games, keeping five clean sheets and conceding just one goal in that run.
    • 14:35 Martin Jol (Fulham): "We were probably safe six weeks ago. That is different, it is good, especially if you recognise the fact that we changed the formation with five or six new players. If we beat Everton - although it is an away game so it won’t be easy - we go above them. And everybody tells me week in, week out that Everton are fantastic. If that is true, we are pretty good as well."
    • 14:35 David Moyes (Everton): "I don’t think about it (having never lost in the league to Fulham at Goodison). I didn’t even know the stat. I knew we had a pretty decent record against Fulham, but it’s not really something I thought too much about. Fulham are doing well and they’re just behind us in the league, they’re in a good league position and I think they’ve signed some really good players and they’ve got a good side."
    • 14:30 Andy Johnson, set to leave this summer, is not involved against his former club. Stephen Kelly returned to training after injury but is not even on the bench, meaning Aaron Hughes continues at right-back. A little surprise is that Marcel Gecov and Karim Frei start in midfield, with both Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu - who is surely set to leave the club this summer - on the bench. Zdenek Grygera (knee), Steve Sidwell (groin) and Bryan Ruiz (foot) are all out.
    • 14:30 Leon Osman makes his 300th appearance for Everton. Jack Rodwell and Leighton Baines (both hamstring) are the main absentees, while it looks increasingly like Royston Drenthe will never play for the club again after he was reportedly suspended for repeatedly being very late for training. Tim Cahill continues as a substitute, with Darron Gibson preferred in central midfield.
    • 14:25 Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)
    • 14:20 Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Heitinga, Jagielka, Distin, Osman, Gibson, Neville, Pienaar, Fellaini, Jelavic; Subs: Mucha, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Cahill, Gueye, Barkley, Anichebe /// Fulham: Schwarzer, Hughes, Senderos, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Gecov, Diarra, Dembele, Frei, Dempsey, Pogrebnyak; Subs: Stockdale, Baird, Orlando Sa, Kasami, Murphy, Etuhu, Kacaniklic
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Everton v Fulham, kick-off at 3pm at Goodison in the chase for the minor European places.
  • Summary

    • 81' Pienaar takes the corner short, now Barkley to OSMAN but his drive is tipped over by Schwarzer. Fulham look like they can't be bothered.
    • 80' Pienaar with a fine low shot after cutting on to Osman's ball, given loads of time to shoot, but a good save from Schwarzer. Corner.
    • 65' Jelavic to take then, from 30 yards out... and curling beauty but Schwarzr flies across to punch clear!
    • 60' 4-0 EVERTON! Cahill with a lovely first-time finish past the keeper on the slide after a brilliant one-two with Pienaar, whose final ball was a delightful scooped pass.
    • 45+2 Dempsey on the ball, wide to Frei once more, he runs at the defence and cuts it back to Dempsey whose shot is deflected wide! Corner.
    • 40' 3-0 EVERTON! Shocking defending from Fulham again, Jelavic runs on to a through-ball getting past Hughes and Senderos too easily, he is one-one one with Schwarzer but has been pushed wide, cutting back and drilling a finish through Schwarzer and - inexcusably - through Hughes on the near post, who does a Duff and kicks air! What on earth are Fulham playing at!
    • 30' Great save by Howard after Dempsey's finish is deflected off Heitinga, meaning the keeper had to readjust after initially diving the wrong way! Off the bar and over for a corner!
    • 16' Corner to Everton on the right, Pienaar swings it in AND FELLAINI WITH THE HEADER and Duff kicks air on the line! Goal Everton! What shoddy attempt at a clearance from Duff, pub defending!
    • 15' JELAVIC HITS THE POST! Superb first touch to take down a long ball and, from an angle, he beats Schwarzer with a low sliding finish but off the post.
    • 10' Frei with a superb rising drive that Howard tips over! Great touch to work the space past two defenders. Corner Fulham.
    • 7' GOAL EVERTON! Jelavic sends the penalty to the left and Schwarzer towards the right. 1-0.
    • 5' PENALTY EVERTON! Jelavic with the free-kick and Pogrebnyak with an idiotic handball, raising his arms to head height to bat is away! Stupid from the Pog, instinctive one assumes.
    • 14:20 Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Heitinga, Jagielka, Distin, Osman, Gibson, Neville, Pienaar, Fellaini, Jelavic; Subs: Mucha, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Cahill, Gueye, Barkley, Anichebe /// Fulham: Schwarzer, Hughes, Senderos, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Gecov, Diarra, Dembele, Frei, Dempsey, Pogrebnyak; Subs: Stockdale, Baird, Orlando Sa, Kasami, Murphy, Etuhu, Kacaniklic

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