Wednesday December 21, 2011 Day 17 Finished Goodison Park

Everton 1 - 0 Swansea City

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  1. Everton ease past Swansea

    Everton ease past Swansea

    Leon Osman was the match winner as Everton eased to a 1-0 win over Swansea in the Premier League at Goodison Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Everton
    • Swansea City
    • - Thanks for joining us today for Everton v Swansea. See you next time.
    • 90+3' That's it! A comfortable 1-0 victory for Everton, thanks to Osman's goal.
    • 90+1' Stracqualursi dwells on the ball and is tackled by Caulker. You don't get that much time in English football.
    • 90' There will be three minutes of added time.
    • 89' Jagielka gets the ball away under pressure from Lita.
    • 88' Allen has been squeezed out of the game tonight for Swansea.
    • 87' Swansea are heading for their sixth away defeat in their ninth away game.
    • 85' Everton could go into ninth place tonight, depending on other results.
    • 84' Hibbert is happy to play down the clock for Everton.
    • 82' Everton are comfortable at the moment with eight minutes to go.
    • 80' Everton's outstanding player, Drenthe, is replaced by Tim Cahill.
    • 79' Fellaini just fails to connect with Baines' inswinging free-kick.
    • 78' Rangel is penalised for a foul. Free-kick Everton.
    • 77' The referee Kevin Friend is having a chat with Richards after a foul on Drenthe, but he escapes a booking.
    • 75' Gueye gets a yellow card for bringing down Routledge.
    • 75' Swansea have reverted to a 4-4-2. They have to go for it now!
    • 74' Saha is replaced by Denis Stracqualursi for Everton
    • 73' Leroy Lita replaces Britton as Swansea make their final change.
    • 72' Poor pass from Neville but Everton get the ball out for a throw.
    • 71' Excellent tackle by Vorm on his fellow Dutchman Drenthe.
    • 70' Twenty minutes for Swansea to rescue a point but they do not look like doing so at the moment.
    • 69' Drenthe curls a free-kick well over the bar.
    • 68' Routledge earns a booking after dragging down Gueye.
    • 67' Best chance of the game for Swansea as Graham, unmarked, heads straight at Tim Howard after a fine cross from Routledge.
    • 66' Good sliding tackle from Hibbert and Swansea have a throw.
    • 65' Swansea have failed to score in four of their last six games. A second goal for the Toffees would surely kill it.
    • 64' Drenthe's corner is headed wide by Jagielka.
    • 62' Can Swansea react? They are not the most prolific team in the league.
    • 60' The Toffees deserve their lead as they have carved out four chances tonight.
    • 59' GOAL! EVERTON 1-0 SWANSEA Drenthe curls in the corner and Osman rises above Steven Caulker to head the Toffees into the lead!
    • 59' Drenthe wins a corner after refusing to give up the chase in the Swansea area. Great persistence.
    • 58' Routledge wins the ball from Baines.
    • 57' Decent cross from Drenthe, but Vorm gathers.
    • 56' Everton in control, but they need to make the most of their openings, as Osman sees a low shot saved by Vorm.
    • 55' Baines gets a good cross in after a lovely pass from Fellaini, but there is no one in the box.
    • 54' Drenthe's pass has too much pace on it and goes out for a throw.
    • 53' The game is crying out for a goal.
    • 52' Swansea enjoying some much-needed possession.
    • 50' Jagielka's cross is cleared by the Swansea defence.
    • 49' Drenthe is caught by Sinclair after he fouls the Swansea man. He's okay though.
    • 48' The Swansea centre-backs have been solid tonight.
    • 47' Everton finished that half well on top. Can they pick up where they left off?
    • 46' Swansea have made their second change, with Kemy Agustien replacing Gower.
    • 45' We are underway again at Goodison.
    • 46+2' That's half-time. Everton well on top in the last 15 minutes of the half.
    • 45+1' Angel Rangel comes on for the injured Taylor.
    • 45' There will be two minutes of added time here.
    • 44' Lovely pass from Osman to put in Gueye who sees another effort blocked, this time at the near post. Great stop!
    • 43' Drenthe curls the free-kick just wide. Apparently that could have been the 20,000th goal in Premier League history had it gone in!
    • 42' Joe Allen is penalised for a foul on Drenthe and Everton have another free-kick in a dangerous area.
    • 41' Baines curls the ball up and over the bar. It was nowhere near from the left-back.
    • 39' Williams is booked for handball on the edge of the area and Everton have a free-kick.
    • 38' Taylor is injured for Swansea and it looks like he will not be able to continue, as Jagielka skies one over for Everton.
    • 37' What an introduction that would have been from the substitute but it was an excellent save from Vorm.
    • 36' Great chance for Gueye but his low shot off Baines's cross is well blocked by Vorm.
    • 35' Everton are on top at present.
    • 34' Lovely stepover and cross from Drenthe, and Saha glances the ball just wide.
    • 33' Everton have looked dangerous on the left.
    • 32' Everton have a corner here, but the ball is cleared again.
    • 31' That is a blow for Moyes who had only just welcomed the defender back.
    • 30' Everton are bringing on Magaye Gueye for the injured Coleman.
    • 29' Still no real openings at Goodison.
    • 28' Drenthe's cross is cleared for a corner by Richards, but the ball is headed away.
    • 27' Everton are concerned about the movement of Coleman who has only just come back from injury.
    • 26' Routledge runs at Baines but the defender stands his ground and wins a goal kick.
    • 24' The flag goes up for offside after Osman receives a pass from Drenthe. Another good run from the Dutchman.
    • 23' Everton lost just five Premier League games at Goodison Park between 2009/10 and 2010/11, but have already lost four this term.
    • 22' Jagielka's pass is too long for Saha.
    • 21' Swansea are on top here, dictating the pace of the game.
    • 20' Nothing comes of the free-kick.
    • 19' Routledge wins a free-kick for Swansea down in the corner.
    • 18' Drenthe finds Leighton Baines with a clever pass, but the full-back over-runs the ball and it goes out of play.
    • 17' Defences on top at present. Rodgers will be satisfied with his side's start.
    • 16' Danny Graham wins a throw for Swansea after showing good strength.
    • 14' Michel Vorm gathers a cross from the lively Drenthe.
    • 13' Drenthe wins a corner for the Toffees.
    • 12' Foul by Mark Gower on Neville who looks in a bit of pain down there. Gower caught Neville on the top of the foot with his studs, but escapes a caution.
    • 11' No chances of note here so far.
    • 10' Neil Taylor's cross eludes everybody after a good spell for the visitors.
    • 9' 56% of the goals that Everton have scored have been netted in the final 15 minutes, a divisional high.
    • 8' Phil Jagielka gives away a corner. It was he who gifted possession to Sinclair.
    • 7' A Sinclair run is promptly halted by a Phil Neville foul.
    • 6' Scott Sinclair shows too much of the ball to Tony Hibbert and Everton win the ball back.
    • 5' It's windy at Goodison Park and that could be a factor in tonight's game.
    • 4' Good run and cross from Seamus Coleman, but there is no one on the end of it.
    • 3' Everton enjoying some early position before Royston Drenthe's pass drifts out of play.
    • 2' There is a big crowd here at Goodison Park and they will be expecting a performance from their team.
    • 1' We are off and underway at Goodison Park!
    • 19:55 Nothing has come easily for Everton at Goodison Park this season where they have won just twice. The likes of QPR and Stoke have won here, so Swansea will be confident of their chances of picking something up.
    • 19:50 Everton have kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 Premier League games.
    • 19:45 Swansea's Michel Vorm has kept more clean sheets (8) than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League.
    • 19:40 Everton and Swansea have met 13 times in all competitions and the Toffees have never lost (W9 D4 L0).
    • 19:35 Moyes's Swansea counterpart Brendan Rodgers has had some nice things to say about the Everton boss: "He is a manager who deserves a crack at a club regularly challenging for trophies. He has been one of the most consistent managers over a number of years and he is a great role model for young coaches and managers."
    • 19:30 David Moyes has been talking pre match about Argentinian striker Denis Stracqualursi who has made just four substitute appearances after joining the club on loan from Tigres in the last transfer window. He said: "Denis has come in and there is no one who has worked harder on the training ground to make an impact It was always going to take him a while to settle in because his English isn't great. But I had a feeling he might do something for us at this time of year."
    • 19:25 Tim Cahill - without a goal for a year - is relegated to the bench. Seamus Coleman returns for Everton, but Jack Rodwell misses out with a hamstring injury. Royston Drenthe starts the match after impressing as a late substitute against Norwich at the weekend. Swansea are unchanged. Angel Rangel only makes the bench after recovering from an ankle injury, while Nathan Dyer does not figure because of a foot problem.
    • 19:20 EVERTON: Howard, Hibbert, Baines, Jagielka, Heitinga, Neville, Drenthe, Osman, Coleman, Fellaini, Saha. Subs: Mucha, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Distin, Cahill, Gueye, Barkley. /// SWANSEA: Vorm, Richards, Williams, Caulker, Taylor, Routledge, Gower, Britton, Allen, Sinclair, Graham. Subs: Tremmel, Dobbie, Monk, Lita, Moore, Rangel, Agustien.
    • 19:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Everton's Premier League clash at home to Swansea City, kicking off at 8pm.
  • Summary

    • 71' Excellent tackle by Vorm on his fellow Dutchman Drenthe.
    • 67' Best chance of the game for Swansea as Graham, unmarked, heads straight at Tim Howard after a fine cross from Routledge.
    • 59' GOAL! EVERTON 1-0 SWANSEA Drenthe curls in the corner and Osman rises above Steven Caulker to head the Toffees into the lead!
    • 55' Baines gets a good cross in after a lovely pass from Fellaini, but there is no one in the box.
    • 44' Lovely pass from Osman to put in Gueye who sees another effort blocked, this time at the near post. Great stop!
    • 36' Great chance for Gueye but his low shot off Baines's cross is well blocked by Vorm.
    • 34' Lovely stepover and cross from Drenthe, and Saha glances the ball just wide.
    • 19:20 EVERTON: Howard, Hibbert, Baines, Jagielka, Heitinga, Neville, Drenthe, Osman, Coleman, Fellaini, Saha. Subs: Mucha, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Distin, Cahill, Gueye, Barkley. /// SWANSEA: Vorm, Richards, Williams, Caulker, Taylor, Routledge, Gower, Britton, Allen, Sinclair, Graham. Subs: Tremmel, Dobbie, Monk, Lita, Moore, Rangel, Agustien.

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