FUL
EVE
90+4
FT: Everton improved hugely in the second half to close in on Arsenal, who are only able to play when not under serious pressure. That sets up the match between the two sides nicely as Everton chase Champions League qualification. Fulham played like a side doomed to relegation. They had heart, and briefly looked like getting a point when they equalised, but couldn't keep up against a plainly superior side.
90+3
Mirallas cuts onto his left foot and slices wide.
90'
Four minutes stoppage time being played.
90'
Naismith hits the post as Fulham back off him, and he shoots from 25 yards.
89'
Naismith hits the post as Fulham back off him, and he shoots from 25 yards.
88'
Mirallas wins a corner on the right for Everton.
87'
 
GOAL! Fulham 1-3 Everton. Naismith settles it. Baines sends the ball back to Lukaku and Mirallas, the ball runs back to Baines and he sends the ball across goal for Naismith to stab past the keeper.
Everton Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

86'
Dejagah caught in possession by Mirallas, but he can't find Naismith with his cross.
84'
Excellent save from Stockdale. Lukaku finds Naismith's run into the box and Naismith shoots low, but Stockdale beats it away.
83'
Mirallas's cross is headed away and Fulham start an attack down the right wing.
81'
Fulham look for and immediate response, but Everton are keeping the ball high up the pitch. Roberts replaces Dembele.
Fulham Substitution
79'
 
GOAL! Everton 2-1 Fulham. Mirallas puts Everton ahead. McGeady takes a touch, slides a ball down the centre for Mirallas who takes one touch to control the ball and another to slot in at the near post.
Everton Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Left

77'
 
McGeady replaces Osman.
Everton Substitution
76'
Fulham almost take the lead after Heitinga's close range header is blocked. Fulham keep the pressure on, and Dejagah's cross finds Kasami, whose shot is blocked on the line by Howard.
75'
Baines hacks Sidwell in midfield, earning himself a yellow card.
Everton Yellow card

Fulham

Everton

73'
Everton are looking to come back now, Heitinga dragging Naismith to the ground, but getting away with it.
71'
 
GOAL! Fulham 1-1 Everton. A great goal from Dejagah. He cuts in from the left wing, past two defenders, and blasts a shot high into the top corner at the near post.
Fulham Goal

Right Footed - Top Left

70'
Hangelaand stands his ground against Lukaku, and gets his foot in for a good challenge. Kasami has an effort from distance, but Howard is right behind it.
69'
Dejagah's curling cross drops in the area but Everton clear in a panic. Osman loses possession in midfield. Riether has space on the right to cross, but Howard plucks it out of the air.
68'
Deulofeu is subbed for Mirallas. Everton clear the corner easily enough.
Everton Substitution
67'
Dejagah takes on Coleman down the left wing and wins a corner with a deflected cross.
66'
A loose ball from Baines, aimlessly chipped forward down the left.
65'
Fantastic save from Stockdale. After a mixture of skill and persistence, Lukaku forces a defender into a mistake and blasts the ball at goal from point blank range, but Stockdale instinctively sticks out a leg to save.
64'
Deulofeu skips past a few players impressively but is eventually tackled. Fulham make a change. Richardson is replaced by Dejagah, and Kvist is off for Woodrow, who conceived the League of Nations.
Fulham Substitution
Fulham Substitution
62'
Deulofeu drives in from the right, and stands a ball up that's too high for everyone. He then takes the ball and jinks into the box, and Baines can't give him the ball back as he ran towards the left.
61'
Fulham win a corner on the right. Holtby curls the ball in, and Sidwell heads a few yards over at the near post.
59'
Naismith measures a fantastic reverse pass forward for Baines' run forward, and he attempts to cross for Lukaku in space on the right, but it's out for a goalkick.
58'
Howard prevents Kvist's deflected, chipped pass from running out for a corner. Deulofeu gets to the byline to whip Naismith's pass into the box, but Stockdale claims.
57'
Neither team has any fluidity to their passing, and Everton will be confident they've weathered the worst Fulham can offer.
55'
Dembele has chance to cross, but it's deflected into the air and Everton clear.
54'
Richardson has two crosses. The first blocked and the second caught by Howard.

Fulham: Have now conceded in 28 of their 32 PL matches this season, keeping just 4 clean sheets - the fewest in the PL this season #FFC

52'
Lukaku has a first-time shot from a tight angle, but Stockdale saves at the near post.
51'
 
GOAL! Fulham 0-1 Everton. Naismith scores. The corner is headed out to Naismith by Richardson. It takes a touch off Barry, hits a stooping Stockdale who is trying to get back into position, and it rolls into the net.
Everton Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

50'
Riise does well to keep up with Deulofeu's run to the byline, and slides to concede a corner. Baines will take again.
49'
Richardson tries an absurd chip, which is more suited to rugby.
48'
Baines takes from the right wing, but Fulham clear to the halfway line and Coleman plays the ball back to Howard under pressure from Dembele
47'
Everton start this half as they did the second, with patient passing. Naismith turns the ball towards Lukaku, but the ball is turned behind at the back post by Riise.
46'
Play gets under way in the second half. Naismith replaces Barkley, who had suffered a couple of heavy challenges in the first half.
Everton Substitution
45'+1
The best chance of the half. He pulls off the full back as a cross comes in, and he heads straight at Howard when he should have scored.
45'
There's going to be just one more minute of the half.
44'
Hangelaand plays a great ball forward to get Richardson in behind the defence. He comes onto his right foot, sends it across to Dembele who slices a shot from outside the box over.
42'
Deulofeu again makes space for himself on the right wing, and beats old man Riise. He curls in a great cross but none of his team-mates can get to the ball.
41'
Holtby finds Riise on the left, who shifts the ball back inside for Sidwell, but his shot is hopeless.
40'
Richardson and Deulofeu discuss the intricacies of the Scottish Independence referendum on the wing, and the referee ticks them both off.
39'
Everton are finding it impossible to keep possession as Fulham press them all over the pitch.
38'
Kasami wins the ball high up on the right wing, but dithers over the ball, and is closed down in the box. Everton attack with Baines down the left, but Kasami slides in to concede a throw.
37'
A lull in the game as Everton attempt to regain some control. Fulham will despair if they don't take advantage of their chances.
35'
A brilliant pass to Holtby on the right, who cuts onto his left foot but then has his shot deflected inside the box.
34'
The ball drops to Riise as a cross misses everyone in the box, and he slices a volley high over the bar.
33'
Hangelaand takes a heavy touch, and slips as he chases to clear, sending the ball out of play in Everton's half.
32'
Fulham take the free kick short, and Holtby blasts a shot from about 30 yards well over the bar.
Everton Yellow card

Fulham

Everton

31'
Everton are struggling to keep the ball, trying to clear with ever longer passes forward. Coleman is booked now, dragging Richardson back after the winger had beaten him for pace.
30'
Richardson is muscled off the ball as he controls a high ball, and the ball is out for an Everton goal kick. Fulham are starting to threaten regularly.
29'
Sidwell curls a ball over the top from deep, but Howard comes out to claim.
28'
A great chance for Fulham, as Holtby finds space behind Baines at the back post, but Howard tips away his looping header. Nothing comes from the corner.
26'
Deulofeu has space on the right after another run, but his cross is claimed by Stockdale. Fulham start another attack, but lose it with a ball over the top.
25'
Osman is tackled again, this time he should have passed to Lukaku ahead of him.
24'
Riether slides in behind on Barkley as the midfield strode forward from midfield, and he's booked. Baines takes the free kick short to Osman, who is promptly tackled.
23'
Holtby finds Dembele, who slides a ball through for Richardson on the left of the box, but he drills his shot at Howard. At the other end. Deulofeu has a similar chance on the other side of the pitch, but his shot is blocked too.
Fulham Yellow card

Fulham

Everton

21'
A great chance for Dembele after he makes a clever run forward, taking advantage of Coleman's poor positioning on the right wing. Richardson chips a ball forward for him but the linesman incorrectly gives an offside decision. He shot straight at Howard, anyway.
20'
Stockdale, under hardly any pressure, slices a clearance out of play.
19'
Kasami has space on the right wing. He comes onto his left foot, and curls a cross to the back post that's just out of reach of Sidwell.
18'
Stones sends a ball over the top for Deulofeu to chase. He seems to do well to keep it in with his first touch, and then knocks it out of play with his second.
16'
Deulofeu plays a one-two with Lukaku, and Fulham clear to the edge of the box. Again, Deulofeu is back attacking the box on the right, but after a couple of stepovers, he overruns the ball.
15'
Deulofeu skips past Riise and has a cross cleared. Everton then work the ball back to the winger, whose low cross goes straight out for a goal kick.
14'
Holtby takes again, curling into the box. Hangelaand heads it on to the back post, and Kasami heads it out at the back post.
13'
Holtby sends in a left-footed corner that is cleared to the edge of the box. Fulham win it back, and Holtby sends in another cross from the left which drops to Richardson to volley against McCarthy, giving Fulham a corner on the right wing.
12'
Riise drives to the byline, sends in a low cross for Richardson at the near post, but it's cut out for a corner by Barry.
11'
Everton have had 70% possession so far, which is perhaps more than you'd expect given Fulham are at home.
10'
Stones's poor pass is intercepted but Everton win it back briefly, until Stockdale hoofs the ball clear into midfield.
9'
Distin sends a long ball forward for Lukaku but Hangelaand clears. Richardson attacks down the left but his high cross is easily claimed by Howard.
7'
Foul by Kasami on Barry, and Everton take it short, and Howard is pressured into a long clearance forward. Dembele is tackled by Stones on the left wing but Fulham continue to press, with Kasami's curling cross from the right wing evading everyone. Everton have a goal kick.
5'
Everton continue to dominate possession, with Fulham sitting back in their own half.
4'
Everton keep possession in defence and midfield with patient passing in Everton's half. Barkley is tackled but the ball runs back to the Everton defence.
3'
The first corner is headed behind by Richardson at the near post. Another delivery from the left by Deulofeu, and Baines eventually loses the ball with a loose pass in the area. Fulham break, and Holtby slices a volley wide.
2'
Lukaku sprints down the left hand side of the box but Heitinga's slide tackle stops his progress, and Everton have a corner.
1'
Fulham start the half with a Hangelaand long ball to the right wing, but the linesman indicates offside.
13:25
And as if that last factoid weren't worrying enough for Cottagers fans, Everton have won six and lost none of their last eight Premier League games against Fulham.
13:20
Fulham have won just four of their last 19 Premier League matches at Craven Cottage. Not the kind of stat to instil confidence when facing Champions League hopefuls.
13:15
Everton captain Phil Jagielka travelled with the squad to face Fulham, but isn't even on the bench despite reportedly being fit earlier this week.
13:10
TEAMS - Fulham: Stockdale; Riether, Heitinga, Hangeland, Riise; Holtby, Kvist, Sidwell, Richardson; Kasami, Dembèlè. Subs: Stekelenburg, Diarra, Kačaniklić, Dejagah, Roberts, Bent, Woodrow. //// Everton: Howard; Coleman, Stones, Distin, Baines; McCarthy, Barry; Deulofeu, Barkley, Osman; Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Garbutt, Alcaraz, Browning, McGeady, Mirallas, Naismith.
13:05
Roberto Martinez is part-bullish, part-cautious: "You'll get dizzy if you start looking at what the others can do. It is easier than that. You look at the points you can get and if it is big enough you can look at trying to achieve top four and finishing the season with European qualification. There are many twists and turns, the league this season has shown anyone can beat anyone or drop points where they are not expected to."
13:00
Felix Magath is still confident despite his side's awful position: "This job is not tougher than I expected it to be. I knew that it would be a difficult job and it is. But I don't worry about that, I'm happy to be here. I'm looking forward and I'm convinced we'll stay in the league. I'm not looking at next season because we have to realise that we may not be staying in the Premier League, but I'm convinced that we will."
12:55
Everton are at the other end of the table - and they have the luxury of knowing that a victory today would pull them to within a point of fourth-placed Arsenal, but with a game in hand.
12:50
Fulham are bottom of the league right now - and even a win today would not pull them out of the bottom three.
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12:45
Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Fulham v Everton in the Premier League.

Starting Line-ups

Fulham
Everton
    • Stockdale
    • John Arne Riise
    • Hangeland
    • Heitinga
    • Riether
    • Richardson
    • Sidwell
    • Kvist
    • Kasami
    • Holtby
    • 25
      Dembele
Team Manager:  Kit Symons
    • 10
      Lukaku
    • Deulofeu
    • 20
      Barkley
    • 21
      Osman
    • 16
      McCarthy
    • 18
      Barry
    • 23
      Coleman
    • 26
      Stones
    • 15
      Distin
    • 3
      Baines
    • 24
      Howard
Team Manager:  Roberto Martinez
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Stockdale 0 5 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Heitinga 0 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
John Arne Riise 0 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
B. Hangeland 0 0 0 3 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
S. Riether 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Sidwell 0 1 0 33 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
P. Kasami 0 0 2 28 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 90
K. Richardson 0 0 1 15 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 64
W. Kvist 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 64
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
L. Holtby 0 0 1 36 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 90
M. Dembele 0 0 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
T. Howard 0 7 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
L. Baines 0 1 0 2 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 90
S. Distin 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
S. Coleman 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
J. Stones 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. Barry 0 0 0 63 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
J. McCarthy 0 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
L. Osman 0 0 0 46 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 77
G. Deulofeu 0 0 1 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 68
R. Barkley 0 0 1 11 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Lukaku 0 0 2 24 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
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