Saturday 27 April 2013, 3:00pm at Goodison Park, Liverpool
Barclays Premier League
Everton
Everton
1
Pienaar 16'
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
An early strike from Steven Pienaar saw Fulham's disappointing record at Goodison Park continue.

16' Goal

Steven Pienaar
Assist by Seamus Coleman

87' Yellow Card

Leon Osman Card was given for a foul

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ross Barkley
Off:Nikica Jelavic

30' Yellow Card

Eyong Enoh Card was given for a foul

71' Yellow Card

Urby Emanuelson Card was given for a foul

90'+4 Yellow Card

Stanislav Manolev Card was given for a foul

30' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Mladen Petric
Off:Dimitar Berbatov

56' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Damien Duff
Off:Kieran Richardson

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Hugo Rodallega
Off:Giorgos Karagounis

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An early goal from Steven Pienaar condemned Fulham to a third straight defeat in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Everton enjoyed plenty of the ball in the first period and were rewarded for their dominance as early as the 16th minute when Pienaar coolly slotted home first time after he’d been found in space by Seamus Coleman.

Fulham improved after the break and could have drawn level had Urby Emanuelson managed to get his head over the ball when he met Alexander Kacaniklic’s cut-back. Instead, his effort was too high to trouble Tim Howard.

The Toffees had chances to double their lead through Marouane Fellaini and substitute Ross Barkley but, in the end, a solitary goal proved sufficient to hand them all three points.

Martin Jol made one enforced change from the side that were beaten by Arsenal a week ago, with Giorgos Karagounis taking the place of the suspended Steve Sidwell in the middle of the park. Sascha Riether and John Arne Riise missed out all together due to injury, although there was a place on the bench for the returning Damien Duff.

The first decent chance of the game fell to the home side on four minutes when Kevin Mirallas’ corner was well met by Fellaini who saw his downward header kept out by Mark Schwarzer before being cleared to safety.

Bryan Ruiz saw Dimitar Berbatov make a darting run into the area five minutes later but the Bulgarian couldn’t quite connect with the delightful chipped through ball as it dropped over his shoulder.

Everton had controlled the opening period of the game and had a goal to show for their efforts on 16 minutes through Pienaar. Coleman was played in down the right by Leon Osman and his cut-back was met by the South African winger who slid the ball beyond Schwarzer with consummate ease.

A ball over the top on 27 minutes looked set to fall to Nikica Jelavic in the Fulham penalty box but Kieran Richardson got across sharply to poke the ball away from the striker’s feet.

Moments after Eyong Enoh went into the referee’s notebook for bringing down Pienaar, the Whites were dealt another blow when Berbatov had to be replaced by Mladen Petrić.

Everton were seeing plenty of the ball and another slick passing move on 36 minutes culminated in Fellaini curling a left-footed effort just wide of the far post.

Alexander Kacaniklic intercepted a loose pass 25 yards from goal moments later and worked some space for himself before flashing in a goalbound effort that deflected narrowly wide.

And Fulham came within an inch of finding the equaliser a minute before half-time. Strong play by Kacaniklic allowed him to find Richardson who had burst into the box. The left-back beat his man and fizzed in a low cross that just eluded the outstretched boot of Petric.

Fulham’s best chance of the match fell to Emanuelson 10 minutes into the second half. Kacaniklic had the ball on the by-line and cut it back to the Dutchman who had time to place his shot, but his powerful effort whistled over the bar.

And the Whites were dealt a further injury problem a minute later when Richardson had to be withdrawn. He was replaced by Duff, with Emanuelson moving into the left-back position.

With Fulham beginning to take hold of the match, Everton made their first change of the game on 67 minutes when striker Jelavic was taken off for young central midfielder Barkley.

Emanuelson then went into the book for a foul on Coleman, with Brede Hangeland getting in the way of Osman’s shot from range following the free-kick.

Everton wrestled back control of the game as the half wore on and Mirallas was denied a wonder goal by expert goalkeeping from Schwarzer. A neat one-two inside the Fulham box culminated in Mirallas flicking the ball over Enoh’s head before smashing a volley goalwards – it was flying in until the veteran goalkeeper’s fingertips pushed it around the post. Jol then made his final change of the afternoon as Karagounis made way for Hugo Rodallega.

Fellaini saw a chance to kill the game pass him by with five minutes remaining when Leighton Baines’ deep cross found him unmarked but the midfielder volleyed into the ground and it bounced harmlessly over Schwarzer’s crossbar.

A marauding run by Emanuelson saw him eat up half the pitch before he was cynically brought down by Osman who was yellow carded for his troubles. The free-kick was a good 35 yards from goal but Petric tried his luck regardless, with his powerful effort ricocheting off the Everton wall.

As 90 minutes passed, Barkley was sent through but his shot was beaten away by the imposing Schwarzer. With four minutes of added time announced, Philippe Senderos showed great skill to beat three Everton men before finding Ruiz. Unfortunately, nobody could get on the end of the Costa Rican’s cross – although the travelling fans felt Rodallega was unfairly challenged in the box as he went to meet it.

That proved to be Fulham’s final foray into the Everton half as the final whistle went to ensure our Goodison Park hoodoo continued.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date: Saturday 27 April 2013
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool
Attendance: 34,563

Referee: Jonathan Moss

Everton

Line-up: Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Mirallas, Fellaini, Osman, Pienaar; Anichebe, Jelavic (Barkley 67')

Unused substitutes: Mucha, Hibbert, Heitinga, Oviedo, Duffy, Naismith

Manager: David Moyes

Fulham

Line-up: Schwarzer; Manolev, Senderos, Hangeland, Richardson (Duff 56'); Emanuelson, Enoh, Karagounis (Rodallega 78'), Kacaniklic; Ruiz; Berbatov (Petric 30')

Unused substitutes: Etheridge, Hughes, Frimpong, Frei

Manager: Martin Jol

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester United 34 84
2 Manchester City 34 71
3 Arsenal 34 63
4 Chelsea 33 62
5 Tottenham Hotspur 34 62
6 Everton 35 59
7 Liverpool 34 51
8 West Bromwich Albion 34 48
9 Swansea City 33 42
10 West Ham United 35 42
11 Fulham 35 40
12 Stoke City 35 40
13 Southampton 35 39
14 Norwich City 35 38
15 Sunderland 34 37
16 Newcastle United 34 37
17 Aston Villa 34 34
18 Wigan Athletic 34 32
19 Queens Park Rangers 34 24
20 Reading 34 24
Goals
1
0
Total Shots
21
6
Shots On Target
4
0
Passing Accuracy
81%
80%
Fouls
12
17
Corners
7
2
Offsides
4
4
Bookings
1
3
Sending Offs
0
0
Everton (4-4-2)
  • 24Tim Howard
  • 23Seamus Coleman
  • 6Phil Jagielka
  • 15Sylvain Distin
  • 3Leighton Baines
  • 11Kevin Mirallas
  • 25Marouane Fellaini
  • 21Leon Osman
  • 22Steven Pienaar
  • 28Victor Anichebe
  • 7Nikica Jelavic
Substitutes
  • 1Ján Mucha
  • 2Tony Hibbert
  • 5Johnny Heitinga
  • 8Bryan Oviedo
  • 34Shane Duffy
  • 20Ross Barkley
  • 14Steven Naismith
Manager
  • David Moyes
Fulham (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Mark Schwarzer
  • 25Stanislav Manolev
  • 4Philippe Senderos
  • 5Brede Hangeland
  • 15Kieran Richardson
  • 28Urby Emanuelson
  • 33Eyong Enoh
  • 14Giorgos Karagounis
  • 31Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 11Bryan Ruiz
  • 9Dimitar Berbatov
Substitutes
  • 38Neil Etheridge
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 12Emmanuel Frimpong
  • 16Damien Duff
  • 21Kerim Frei
  • 10Mladen Petric
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
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
  • Match ends, Everton 1, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Everton 1, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+4' Stanislav Manolev (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+4' Steven Pienaar (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Stanislav Manolev (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' Victor Anichebe (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Philippe Senderos (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Attempt missed. Urby Emanuelson (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Steven Pienaar (Everton).
  • 90'+2' Eyong Enoh (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+1' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Brede Hangeland.
  • 90'+1' Attempt blocked. Seamus Coleman (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Pienaar.
  • 90'+1' Attempt saved. Ross Barkley (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 90' Kevin Mirallas (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90' Foul by Stanislav Manolev (Fulham).
  • 89' Offside, Everton. Ross Barkley tries a through ball, but Kevin Mirallas is caught offside.
  • 88' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Damien Duff with a headed pass.
  • 87' Foul by Kevin Mirallas (Everton).
  • 87' Mladen Petric (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 87' Attempt blocked. Mladen Petric (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 87' Leon Osman (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 86' Foul by Leon Osman (Everton).
  • 86' Urby Emanuelson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 85' Attempt missed. Marouane Fellaini (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Leighton Baines with a cross.
  • 84' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 83' Delay in match Eyong Enoh (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 82' Leon Osman (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 82' Foul by Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham).
  • 80' Kevin Mirallas (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 80' Foul by Stanislav Manolev (Fulham).
  • 79' Offside, Everton. Phil Jagielka tries a through ball, but Victor Anichebe is caught offside.
  • 79' Attempt blocked. Phil Jagielka (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 79' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Stanislav Manolev.
  • 78' Attempt missed. Ross Barkley (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin Mirallas.
  • 78' Substitution, Fulham. Hugo Rodallega replaces Giorgos Karagounis.
  • 77' Attempt missed. Marouane Fellaini (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Phil Jagielka with a cross.
  • 77' Attempt saved. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Steven Pienaar.
  • 77' Attempt missed. Leon Osman (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.
  • 76' Steven Pienaar (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 76' Foul by Eyong Enoh (Fulham).
  • 75' Leighton Baines (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 75' Foul by Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham).
  • 74' Foul by Leon Osman (Everton).
  • 74' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Eyong Enoh.
  • 72' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Brede Hangeland.
  • 72' Attempt blocked. Leon Osman (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 71' Urby Emanuelson (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 71' Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 71' Foul by Urby Emanuelson (Fulham).
  • 69' Foul by Leon Osman (Everton).
  • 69' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 69' Offside, Everton. Ross Barkley tries a through ball, but Kevin Mirallas is caught offside.
  • 67' Substitution, Everton. Ross Barkley replaces Nikica Jelavic.
  • 62' Foul by Leon Osman (Everton).
  • 62' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' Offside, Fulham. Bryan Ruiz tries a through ball, but Damien Duff is caught offside.
  • 60' Hand ball by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham).
  • 60' Attempt missed. Nikica Jelavic (Everton) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Leighton Baines with a cross following a corner.
  • 59' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Urby Emanuelson.
  • 57' Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 57' Foul by Urby Emanuelson (Fulham).
  • 56' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 56' Substitution, Fulham. Damien Duff replaces Kieran Richardson because of an injury.
  • 55' Delay in match Kieran Richardson (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 54' Attempt missed. Urby Emanuelson (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alexander Kacaniklic with a cross.
  • 54' Sylvain Distin (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 54' Foul by Mladen Petric (Fulham).
  • 53' Attempt blocked. Steven Pienaar (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Mirallas.
  • 51' Foul by Leon Osman (Everton).
  • 51' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 49' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Philippe Senderos.
  • 48' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sylvain Distin.
  • 47' Steven Pienaar (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 47' Foul by Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham).
  • 46' Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Everton).
  • 46' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • Second Half begins Everton 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Everton 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' Attempt blocked. Victor Anichebe (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leighton Baines with a headed pass.
  • 45' Steven Pienaar (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45' Foul by Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham).
  • 43' Offside, Fulham. Brede Hangeland tries a through ball, but Alexander Kacaniklic is caught offside.
  • 41' Attempt blocked. Marouane Fellaini (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leighton Baines.
  • 39' Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 39' Foul by Philippe Senderos (Fulham).
  • 38' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Seamus Coleman.
  • 38' Attempt blocked. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 36' Attempt missed. Marouane Fellaini (Everton) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Steven Pienaar.
  • 35' Sylvain Distin (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 35' Foul by Mladen Petric (Fulham).
  • 33' Attempt missed. Victor Anichebe (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Leighton Baines with a cross.
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 30' Substitution, Fulham. Mladen Petric replaces Dimitar Berbatov because of an injury.
  • 30' Eyong Enoh (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 29' Steven Pienaar (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 29' Foul by Eyong Enoh (Fulham).
  • 27' Foul by Leon Osman (Everton).
  • 27' Eyong Enoh (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 25' Offside, Fulham. Alexander Kacaniklic tries a through ball, but Dimitar Berbatov is caught offside.
  • 23' Foul by Leon Osman (Everton).
  • 23' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 22' Attempt missed. Victor Anichebe (Everton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nikica Jelavic with a cross.
  • 17' Attempt blocked. Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 16' Goal! Everton 1, Fulham 0. Steven Pienaar (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Seamus Coleman.
  • 13' Offside, Everton. Leon Osman tries a through ball, but Kevin Mirallas is caught offside.
  • 12' Foul by Kevin Mirallas (Everton).
  • 12' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 10' Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Everton).
  • 10' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 6' Offside, Fulham. Eyong Enoh tries a through ball, but Dimitar Berbatov is caught offside.
  • 4' Victor Anichebe (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 4' Foul by Brede Hangeland (Fulham).
  • 4' Attempt saved. Marouane Fellaini (Everton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Mirallas with a cross.
  • 3' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Philippe Senderos.
  • 3' Attempt blocked. Marouane Fellaini (Everton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Pienaar.
  • 2' Attempt missed. Victor Anichebe (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nikica Jelavic.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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