Saturday 28 April 2012, 3:00pm at Goodison Park, Liverpool
Barclays Premier League
Everton
Everton
4
Jelavic (pen) 7', 40'; Fellaini 16'; Cahill 60'
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Fulham were beaten by four goals to nil by Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.

7' Penalty

Nikica Jelavic

16' Goal

Marouane Fellaini
Assist by Steven Pienaar

40' Goal

Nikica Jelavic
Assist by Steven Pienaar

60' Goal

Tim Cahill
Assist by Steven Pienaar

43' Yellow Card

Darron Gibson Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tim Cahill
Off:Darron Gibson

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ross Barkley
Off:Marouane Fellaini

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Magaye Gueye
Off:Steven Pienaar

79' Yellow Card

Mahamadou Diarra Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Chris Baird
Off:Philippe Senderos

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Danny Murphy
Off:Pavel Pogrebnyak

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dickson Etuhu
Off:Mahamadou Diarra

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75
90

Fulham’s Goodison Park hoodoo continues as the Whites’ four match unbeaten run came to an abrupt end as Everton triumphed 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Fulham made one change to the side that defeated Wigan Athletic a week ago as Kerim Frei was handed a starting berth, with Danny Murphy dropping to the bench. Manager Martin Jol did not travel to Goodison Park owing to a contagious chest infection, so Michael Lindeman and Billy McKinlay took charge of first team affairs for the game.

With just six minutes on the clock Everton were awarded a penalty after Pavel Pogrebnyak was alleged to have handled when Nikica Jelavic blasted a free-kick goalwards. The Croatian stepped up and sent Mark Schwarzer the wrong way to give the home side an early lead.

Fulham’s first foray towards the Everton goal came on 11 minutes with Mousa Dembele and Frei exchanging passes before the diminutive Swiss youngster fizzed a powerful drive goalwards that needed Tim Howard’s fingertips to force a corner.

In what was an open game, Everton almost doubled their lead on the quarter of an hour mark when Jelavic found himself in space inside the Fulham area but, fortunately for the Whites, his shot from an acute angle struck the post and rebounded away.

Everton only needed another minute to find the back of the net though as Marouane Fellaini scored a second headed goal against the White in as many games when he leapt highest to head home Steven Pienaar’s corner.

Fulham came within a whisker of halving the deficit with half an hour gone but found Tim Howard in inspired form. Clint Dempsey worked space for himself just inside the area and hit a powerful shot which took a wicked deflection of John Heitinga and was looping in but for the acrobatics of Howard who just managed to tip the ball onto the top of the crossbar.

The game was a relatively even contest but Everton took a flattering three goal lead on 40 minutes when Jelavic fired through Schwarzer’s legs for his second of the game to leave Fulham with a huge mountain to climb.

The second half started slowly but Everton got their fourth with the first real chance just before the hour mark. A lovely passing move ended with Tim Cahill, a replacement for the booked Darron Gibson, being played through and the Australian was able to poke the ball beyond his compatriot in the Fulham goal.

Five minutes later and Jelavic was denied a hat-trick by an excellent Schwarzer stop as the Fulham custodian was at full stretch to tip the Croatian’s bending free-kick away. Schwarzer had to be on alert again on 80 minutes to push away Pienaar’s drive from distance, before Leon Osman drew another good save from our number one moments later.

With Everton content to keep possession, the remainder of the match petered out with no further incident of note as Fulham’s wait for a Goodison Park victory continues.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date: Saturday 28 April 2012
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool
Attendance: 31,885

Referee: Phil Dowd

Everton

Line-up: Howard; Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Neville; Osman, Heitinga, Fellaini (Barkley 76'), Gibson (Cahill 45'), Pienaar (Gueye 84'); Jelavic

Unused substitutes: Mucha, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Anichebe

Manager: David Moyes

Fulham

Line-up: Schwarzer; Hughes, Senderos (Baird 45'), Hangeland, John Arne Riise; Duff, Dembélé, Diarra (Etuhu 83'), Frei; Dempsey; Pogrebnyak (Murphy 66')

Unused substitutes: Stockdale, Kasami, Kacaniklic, Sá

Manager: Martin Jol

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester United 35 83
2 Manchester City 35 80
3 Arsenal 36 66
4 Newcastle United 35 62
5 Tottenham Hotspur 34 59
6 Chelsea 34 58
7 Everton 35 51
8 Liverpool 34 46
9 Fulham 35 46
10 West Bromwich Albion 36 46
11 Sunderland 36 45
12 Swansea City 36 44
13 Norwich City 35 43
14 Stoke City 35 43
15 Aston Villa 36 37
16 Wigan Athletic 36 37
17 Queens Park Rangers 35 34
18 Bolton Wanderers 35 34
19 Blackburn Rovers 35 31
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 36 24
Goals
4
0
Total Shots
12
6
Shots On Target
7
2
Passing Accuracy
90%
87%
Fouls
14
10
Corners
3
5
Offsides
4
2
Bookings
1
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Everton (4-5-1)
  • 24Tim Howard
  • 2Tony Hibbert
  • 6Phil Jagielka
  • 15Sylvain Distin
  • 18Philip Neville
  • 21Leon Osman
  • 5Johnny Heitinga
  • 25Marouane Fellaini
  • 4Darron Gibson
  • 22Steven Pienaar
  • 7Nikica Jelavic
Substitutes
  • 1Ján Mucha
  • 17Tim Cahill
  • 20Ross Barkley
  • 11Denis Stracqualursi
  • 14James McFadden
  • 19Magaye Gueye
  • 28Victor Anichebe
Manager
  • David Moyes
Fulham (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Mark Schwarzer
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 14Philippe Senderos
  • 5Brede Hangeland
  • 3John Arne Riise
  • 16Damien Duff
  • 30Moussa Dembélé
  • 19Mahamadou Diarra
  • 21Kerim Frei
  • 23Clint Dempsey
  • 7Pavel Pogrebnyak
Substitutes
  • 12David Stockdale
  • 6Chris Baird
  • 10Pajtim Kasami
  • 13Danny Murphy
  • 20Dickson Etuhu
  • 31Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 9Orlando Sá
Manager
  • Martin Jol
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0