Monday April 9, 2012 Day 33 Finished Goodison Park

Everton 4 - 0 Sunderland

  • Gueye 52’
  • Pienaar 75’
  • Osman 77’
  • Colback 81’ (o.g.)

  1. Everton put four past Sunderland

    Everton put four past Sunderland

    Everton warmed up for their FA Cup semi-final against arch rivals Liverpool with a comfortable 4-0 home Premier League win over Sunderland. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Everton
    • Sunderland
    • 17:00 Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Tuesday morning (UK only).
    • 90+4' Full-time: Everton 4-0 Sunderland. Now for the FA Cup semi-final....
    • 92+2' Easy day at the office for Everton's Tim Howard. He has hardly touched the ball.
    • 89' Sunderland deflated. Everton just stroking the ball around the pitch, enjoying their commanding lead.
    • 87' Everton are going to be full of confidence heading into Saturday's FA Cup semi-final. Out of form Liverpool will be worried.
    • 84' CHANCE! Free kick from Drenthe zips past the top left hand corner.
    • 84' Phil Neville comes off for Seamus Coleman.
    • 83' Kieran Richardson booked for a late challenge on Anichebe.
    • 81' GOAL! Substitute Victor Anichebe gets his name on the score sheet. Spinning goal deflects of Jack Colback and flies past Mignolet.
    • 78' Marouane Fellaini off, Victor Anicheben on.
    • 76' GOAL! What a strike. Leon Osman scores a wonder goal to make to 3-0. Carbon copy of Pienaar's strike. Brilliant curling finish into the corner.
    • 76' Connor Wickham comes on for David Vaughan.
    • 75' GOAL! Brilliant goal from Pienaar. The South African curls a peach of a shot into the right hand corner of the net from just inside the box.
    • 74' Close call for Everton. Desperate defending from Phil Jagielka ensures the Toffees survive a goalmouth scramble.
    • 72' Another shot from Denis Stracqualursi, unfortunately it's high, wide and not very handsome.
    • 71' CHANCE! Denis Stracqualursi connects with a cross from Magaye Gueye, but can only steer the ball over the bar.
    • 71' Everton in total control at the moment. Sunderland affording them so much time and space.
    • 69' Lee Cattermole makes way for Dong-Won Ji.
    • 67' CHANCE! Nice football from Everton, results in blocked shot from Phil Jagielka. Great football from the home side again.
    • 66' Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole is gesturing to Martin O'Neill that he wants to come off.
    • 65' James McFadden is replaced by Royston Drenthe.
    • 62' CHANCE! Marouane Fellaini fires a shot over the bar from 20 yards out.
    • 60' Great tackle by Leon Osman on James McClean as the Sunderland winger prepared to pull the trigger.
    • 58' An injured Phil Bardsley makes way for Kieran Richardson.
    • 57' Sunderland need to start taking some risks and committing more men forward. They've offered very little.
    • 54' Worrying sight for Everton fans. Heitinga leaves the field for treatment on a knock.
    • 52' GOAL! Simon Mignolet beats out a fierce volley from Leon Osman, but can do nothing about the follow up from Magaye Gueye. The Frenchman lashed the ball into the back of the net for his first goal in an Everton shirt.
    • 51' Hibbert does well to win a corner off Colback.
    • 49' Bright start to the second half from Everton.
    • 47' CHANCE! A header from Denis Stracqualursi is easily gathered by Simon Mignolet.
    • 46' CHANCE! Magaye Gueye miscues a shot at the back post. Ball rolls wide of the post.
    • 45' Second half under way...
    • 45+1' Half-time: Everton 0-0 Sunderland. Hopefully the action will liven up after the break....
    • 44' James McClean cuts inside on this weaker right foot and blazes the ball over the bar.
    • 42' Decent ball from Phil Neville, turned behind by Michael Turner.
    • 42' Everton the better team in the first half, but they've lacked ideas in the final third.
    • 40' CHANCE! James McFadden works the ball on to his left foot and tests Simon Mignolet with a low, curling shot from distance.
    • 37' CHANCE! Wow. That would have been a goal of the season contender. Great ball from Larsson out wide on the right, met with an overhead kick from Stephane Sessegnon that flies just past the top right hand corner.
    • 37' Everton have had 54% of the possession.
    • 35' Pienaar close to making contact with a great ball from out wide on the left.
    • 34' Stephane Sessegnon really isolated upfront for Sunderland. He's getting no service.
    • 31' Despite the miss, Pienaar has been excellent so far for Everton. Surprised he didn't get more games at Tottenham.
    • 28' CHANCE! Marouane Fellaini drills a just wide from distance.
    • 27 CHANCE! It took 27 minutes, but we finally have the first chance and miss of the game. Magaye Gueye pulled the ball back for Pienaar, who blazes the ball over from 12 yards.
    • 25' Everton missing the threat of Leighton Baines down the left wing.
    • 24' Excellent defending from John Heitinga. The Dutch defender made a perfectly timed challenge on Stephane Sessegnon.
    • 22' Phil Bardsley takes no prisoners with a tasty tackle on Magaye Gueye.
    • 21' Well, apart from the free kick from McFadden that got blocked.
    • 20' Almost 20 minutes played and not one shot on goal.... Good grief.
    • 19' Free kick from James McFadden can't get through the traffic in the box.
    • 18' And there it is... A dreadful challenge from Cattermole on Pienaar and the Sunderland captain rightly gets a yellow card.
    • 17' Sunderland trying to get James McClean on the ball as much as possible. Sebastian Larsson must be feeling left out.
    • 16' Tony Hibbert hits Lee Cattermole with a challenge the victim would have been proud of.
    • 14' It's clear Sunderland's players just want to boot the ball up to Bendtner... But he's not there.
    • 12' This match feels like sparring session so far.
    • 11' It's so quiet at Goodison Park you can hear what the players are saying (shouting and swearing) on the pitch/
    • 9' Strong challenge from Phil Neville on Sebastian Larsson.
    • 7' It's all rather pleasant so far. Waiting for Cattermole to change that with an industrial strength challenge....
    • 5' Muted atmosphere at Goodison Park - saving it for Liverpool no doubt.
    • 4' Everton playing some nice football in the opening minutes.
    • 2' How will Everton get on today with their FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool coming up? Baines, Cahill and Jelavic just on a watching brief today - rested by Moyes.
    • 1' Sunderland get the game started.
    • 14:55 The two teams are out on the pitch.... Minutes away from kick off at Goodison Park.
    • 14:50 Everton have won four of their last five Premier League games at Goodison Park, keeping a clean sheet in all four victories.
    • 14:45 Sunderland have won none of their last 17 games against Everton in all competitions (W0 D5 L12).
    • 14:40 Nikica Jelavic has scored four goals from eight shots on target for Everton in the Premier League.
    • 14:35 Everton have scored exactly two goals in their last three Premier League games.
    • 14:32 David Moyes' side have won the last four matches against Sunderland at Goodison, the last three without conceding a goal.
    • 14:30 The Toffees have scored eight goals in the opening 20 minutes of their last 10 Premier League games against Sunderland.
    • 14:29 The Black Cats have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 games on the road.
    • 14:28 Sunderland have won none of their last four Premier League away games.
    • 14:27 David Moyes has never managed a winning team against Martin O’Neill in the Premier League (W0 D6 L3)
    • 14:25 The Toffees have scored just 10 goals in their last 10 league outings on home soil.
    • 14:20 Jelavic has socred five goals for Everton since his £5.5 million February transfer from Rangers.
    • 14:18 David Moyes: "He (Nikica Jelavic) does (remind me of Suker). He sees getting goals as part of his job, his role in the team, but he has helped link us up as well. He is a presence as a centre forward so he has been good for us. He wants to get a goal and he showed that against Norwich.''
    • 14:15 Kevin Friend is the referee for this afternoon's game.
    • 14:14 Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, Turner, Kilgallon, Colback, Larsson, Vaughan, Cattermole, McClean, Gardner, Sessegnon. Subs: Westwood, Bridge, Wickham, Richardson, Ji, Meyler, Kyrgiakos.
    • 14:13 Martin O'Neill: "We will have to play very strongly to get something from the game. We played very well there (Goodison Park) in the FA Cup although we were disappointed to lose at home in the replay. From that viewpoint, we will go there and try to play as well as we did a couple of weeks ago."
    • 14:12 Phil Bardsley, Lee Cattermole and Nicklas Bendtner are all injury doubts for Sunderland today.
    • 14:11 The Black Cats currently have the best goal difference (plus-5) of any team outside the top six.
    • 14:11 Before the draw against Spurs, Sunderland had scored three goals in successive league games for the first time this season.
    • 14:10 Martin O'Neill's men have lost only one of their last six matches in the Premier League.
    • 14:05 TEAMS: Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Heitinga, Neville, Gueye, Fellaini, Osman, Pienaar, McFadden, Stracqualursi. Subs: Mucha, Gibson, Drenthe, Distin, Coleman, Anichebe, Duffy /// Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, Turner, Kilgallon, Colback, Larsson, Vaughan, Cattermole, McClean, Gardner, Sessegnon. Subs: Westwood, Bridge, Wickham, Richardson, Ji, Meyler, Kyrgiakos
    • 14:00 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Everton versus Sunderland from Goodison Park. Kick off 15.00 BST.
  • Summary

    • 84' CHANCE! Free kick from Drenthe zips past the top left hand corner.
    • 81' GOAL! Substitute Victor Anichebe gets his name on the score sheet. Spinning goal deflects of Jack Colback and flies past Mignolet.
    • 76' GOAL! What a strike. Leon Osman scores a wonder goal to make to 3-0. Carbon copy of Pienaar's strike. Brilliant curling finish into the corner.
    • 75' GOAL! Brilliant goal from Pienaar. The South African curls a peach of a shot into the right hand corner of the net from just inside the box.
    • 71' CHANCE! Denis Stracqualursi connects with a cross from Magaye Gueye, but can only steer the ball over the bar.
    • 67' CHANCE! Nice football from Everton, results in blocked shot from Phil Jagielka. Great football from the home side again.
    • 62' CHANCE! Marouane Fellaini fires a shot over the bar from 20 yards out.
    • 52' GOAL! Simon Mignolet beats out a fierce volley from Leon Osman, but can do nothing about the follow up from Magaye Gueye. The Frenchman lashed the ball into the back of the net for his first goal in an Everton shirt.
    • 47' CHANCE! A header from Denis Stracqualursi is easily gathered by Simon Mignolet.
    • 46' CHANCE! Magaye Gueye miscues a shot at the back post. Ball rolls wide of the post.
    • 40' CHANCE! James McFadden works the ball on to his left foot and tests Simon Mignolet with a low, curling shot from distance.
    • 37' CHANCE! Wow. That would have been a goal of the season contender. Great ball from Larsson out wide on the right, met with an overhead kick from Stephane Sessegnon that flies just past the top right hand corner.
    • 28' CHANCE! Marouane Fellaini drills a just wide from distance.
    • 27 CHANCE! It took 27 minutes, but we finally have the first chance and miss of the game. Magaye Gueye pulled the ball back for Pienaar, who blazes the ball over from 12 yards.
    • 14:05 TEAMS: Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Heitinga, Neville, Gueye, Fellaini, Osman, Pienaar, McFadden, Stracqualursi. Subs: Mucha, Gibson, Drenthe, Distin, Coleman, Anichebe, Duffy /// Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, Turner, Kilgallon, Colback, Larsson, Vaughan, Cattermole, McClean, Gardner, Sessegnon. Subs: Westwood, Bridge, Wickham, Richardson, Ji, Meyler, Kyrgiakos

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