Saturday 3 November 2012, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Barclays Premier League
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Ruiz 7'; Sidwell 90'
Everton
Everton
2
Fellaini 55', 72'
Fulham were involved in more late drama on Saturday as substitute Steve Sidwell’s last-gasp strike earned the Whites a somewhat fortunate 2-2 draw at home to Everton.

7' Goal

Bryan Ruiz

90' Goal

Steve Sidwell
Assist by Dimitar Berbatov

38' Yellow Card

John Arne Riise Card was given for a foul

61' Yellow Card

Mahamadou Diarra Card was given for a foul

75' Yellow Card

Chris Baird Card was given for a foul

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ashkan Dejagah
Off:John Arne Riise

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Steve Sidwell
Off:Alexander Kacaniklic

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mladen Petric
Off:Mahamadou Diarra

55' Goal

Marouane Fellaini
Assist by Kevin Mirallas

72' Goal

Marouane Fellaini

85' Yellow Card

Leon Osman Card was given for a foul

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Steven Naismith
Off:Kevin Mirallas

89' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sylvain Distin
Off:Nikica Jelavic

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Fulham were involved in more late drama on Saturday as substitute Steve Sidwell’s last-gasp strike earned the Whites a somewhat fortunate 2-2 draw at home to Everton.

The midfielder tapped home Sascha Riether’s cross at the far post to snatch a draw for the hosts after two Marouane Fellaini strikes had looked set to hand the points to Everton.

An own goal from Tim Howard had given Fulham the lead in the seventh minute. Bryan Ruiz's free-kick was palmed onto the post by Howard but the ball came back off the woodwork, hit the American and rolled over the line.

But the Whites just couldn’t deal with the threat of Fellaini as the big Belgian caused continued havoc all afternoon long. And his two goals appeared to have secured the win for Everton, until Sidwell popped up late on to ensure a share of the spoils.

Martin Jol made two changes to his starting XI from the side that drew 3-3 at Reading last time out. In came Ruiz and Alexander Kačaniklić, with Hugo Rodallega dropping down to the bench. There was no place in the matchday squad for Kieran Richardson, who was unwell. Ruiz tucked in just behind the lone frontman of Dimitar Berbatov. Everton welcomed back Steven Pienaar from suspension.

Everton made the early running, Leon Osman seeing a shot cannon off teammate Fellaini in the opening minute. But against the run of play, the Whites took the lead with their first effort of the game.

After Berbatov had been fouled outside the box by Phil Neville in the seventh minute, Ruiz stepped up to take the free-kick 22 yards from goal. The Costa Rican bent it over the wall and towards the far corner of the net, with Howard only able to push it onto the inside of the post before it rolled over the line. Ruiz was certainly claiming what was Fulham’s 500th Premier League goal but replays showed the ball had hit Howard and gone in after coming back off the post.

Everton responded, with Fellaini forcing Mark Schwarzer into a smart low save, before the Whites broke on 13 minutes after a Toffees attack broke down, with Damien Duff eventually seeing his shot held by Howard.

The visitors continued to enjoy the majority of possession. Nikica Jelavic sent a header over the bar on the half-hour mark, before John Arne Riise went into the book for a late lunge on Seamus Coleman, who had earlier forced Schwarzer into a relatively easy save.

Phil Jagielka was inches away from drawing Everton level on 41 minutes when his drive from just outside the box took a nick off Chris Baird and flashed just wide of Schwarzer’s right-hand post. And Jelavic then failed to take advantage of a poor Baird header, chipping the ball over Schwarzer but also over the bar.

Two minutes after the restart, John Heitinga and Fellaini both somehow conspired to miss the ball from close range after Leighton Baines had whipped in a cross. And the goal Everton had been threatening finally arrived on 55 minutes. Coleman played Kevin Mirallas in down the right and his cutback was met by Fellaini to sweep past Schwarzer from six yards.

Berbatov almost put Fulham back in front, collecting Kačaniklić’s pass and forcing Howard to tip over at his near post. Jol then made a chance, replacing Riise with Ashkan Dejagah in a move that saw Duff revert to left-back.

On 67 minutes, Sidwell replaced Kačaniklić, with Baird moving to left-back, before Mirallas fired a good chance wide after twisting past Mahamadou Diarra in the box. And Fellaini made it 2-1 to Everton on 71 minutes, chesting down a high ball in the box and firing past Schwarzer.

Fulham’s last throw of the dice saw Mladen Petric replace the booked Diarra on 75 minutes, with Brede Hangeland then heading over a good cross from Riether on the right.

Fellaini was denied a hat-trick by the post with seven minutes to go after his left-footed effort deflected off Hangeland and onto the woodwork, with substitute Steven Naismith’s follow-up cleared off the line by Baird. Fellaini then forced Schwarzer into a fine save with a stinging volley and the big Australian was also called upon to deny Naismith as Everton continued to press.

But just as the points looked like going the way of the visitors, Fulham snatched the draw. Riether’s low cross from the right was missed by Berbatov but Sidwell was there to beat Coleman to the ball and slot home at the fat post.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date: Saturday 3 November 2012
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 25,699

Referee: Neil Swarbrick

Fulham

Line-up: Schwarzer; Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, John Arne Riise (Dejagah 59'); Duff, Baird, Diarra (Petric 76'), Kacaniklic (Sidwell 68'); Ruiz, Berbatov

Unused substitutes: Stockdale, Senderos, Karagounis, Rodallega

Manager: Martin Jol

Everton

Line-up: Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Heitinga, Baines; Neville, Osman; Mirallas (Naismith 80'), Fellaini, Pienaar; Jelavic (Distin 89')

Unused substitutes: Mucha, Oviedo, Hitzlsperger, Gueye, Anichebe

Manager: David Moyes

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester United 10 24
2 Chelsea 10 23
3 Manchester City 9 21
4 Everton 10 17
5 Tottenham Hotspur 10 17
6 Arsenal 10 15
7 Fulham 10 15
8 West Bromwich Albion 9 14
9 West Ham United 9 14
10 Newcastle United 9 13
11 Swansea City 10 12
12 Wigan Athletic 10 11
13 Liverpool 9 10
14 Norwich City 10 10
15 Stoke City 10 9
16 Sunderland 9 9
17 Aston Villa 10 9
18 Reading 8 4
19 Southampton 9 4
20 Queens Park Rangers 9 3
Goals
2
2
Total Shots
9
27
Shots On Target
4
9
Passing Accuracy
77%
83%
Fouls
17
10
Corners
5
9
Offsides
0
1
Bookings
3
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 1Mark Schwarzer
  • 27Sascha Riether
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 5Brede Hangeland
  • 3John Arne Riise
  • 16Damien Duff
  • 6Chris Baird
  • 19Mahamadou Diarra
  • 31Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 11Bryan Ruiz
  • 9Dimitar Berbatov
Substitutes
  • 13David Stockdale
  • 4Philippe Senderos
  • 7Steve Sidwell
  • 14Giorgos Karagounis
  • 24Ashkan Dejagah
  • 10Mladen Petric
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Manager
  • Martin Jol
Everton (4-2-3-1)
  • 24Tim Howard
  • 23Seamus Coleman
  • 6Phil Jagielka
  • 5Johnny Heitinga
  • 3Leighton Baines
  • 18Philip Neville
  • 21Leon Osman
  • 11Kevin Mirallas
  • 25Marouane Fellaini
  • 22Steven Pienaar
  • 7Nikica Jelavic
Substitutes
  • 1Ján Mucha
  • 8Bryan Oviedo
  • 15Sylvain Distin
  • 16Thomas Hitzlsperger
  • 14Steven Naismith
  • 19Magaye Gueye
  • 28Victor Anichebe
Manager
  • David Moyes
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, Fulham 2, Everton 2.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Fulham 2, Everton 2.
  • 90'+3' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Damien Duff.
  • 90'+2' Steven Naismith (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Steve Sidwell (Fulham).
  • 90'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Phil Jagielka.
  • 90'+1' Attempt blocked. Leon Osman (Everton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Pienaar.
  • 90' Goal! Fulham 2, Everton 2. Steve Sidwell (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 89' Substitution, Everton. Sylvain Distin replaces Nikica Jelavic.
  • 88' Attempt saved. Steven Naismith (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Steven Pienaar.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Leighton Baines (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.
  • 86' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 86' Attempt saved. Marouane Fellaini (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Steven Naismith with a cross.
  • 84' Leon Osman (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 84' Foul by Leon Osman (Everton).
  • 84' Mladen Petric (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 84' Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Everton).
  • 84' Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Attempt blocked. Steven Naismith (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.
  • 80' Foul by Leon Osman (Everton).
  • 80' Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 80' Substitution, Everton. Steven Naismith replaces Kevin Mirallas.
  • 78' Attempt missed. Brede Hangeland (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sascha Riether with a cross.
  • 76' Attempt missed. Leon Osman (Everton) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Leighton Baines with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 76' Substitution, Fulham. Mladen Petric replaces Mahamadou Diarra.
  • 75' Chris Baird (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 75' Steven Pienaar (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 75' Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 74' Attempt blocked. Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz.
  • 72' Goal! Fulham 1, Everton 2. Marouane Fellaini (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
  • 70' Attempt missed. Leon Osman (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Steven Pienaar.
  • 69' Attempt missed. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Leighton Baines.
  • 68' Foul by Steven Pienaar (Everton).
  • 68' Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 68' Substitution, Fulham. Steve Sidwell replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 67' Marouane Fellaini (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 67' Foul by Brede Hangeland (Fulham).
  • 66' Philip Neville (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham).
  • 65' Attempt missed. Nikica Jelavic (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marouane Fellaini with a through ball.
  • 64' Marouane Fellaini (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 64' Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 62' Attempt missed. Steven Pienaar (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Leighton Baines.
  • 61' Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 61' Kevin Mirallas (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' Foul by Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham).
  • 60' Attempt blocked. Nikica Jelavic (Everton) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Mirallas with a cross.
  • 60' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Damien Duff.
  • 59' Substitution, Fulham. Ashkan Dejagah replaces John Arne Riise.
  • 58' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tim Howard.
  • 58' Attempt saved. Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Alexander Kacaniklic with a through ball.
  • 57' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Leighton Baines.
  • 55' Goal! Fulham 1, Everton 1. Marouane Fellaini (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Kevin Mirallas.
  • 52' Attempt blocked. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Damien Duff with a headed pass.
  • 50' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Leighton Baines.
  • 49' Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Everton).
  • 49' Damien Duff (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Hand ball by Sascha Riether (Fulham).
  • 47' Attempt blocked. Leon Osman (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Everton 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Everton 0.
  • 44' Attempt missed. Nikica Jelavic (Everton) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.
  • 43' Johnny Heitinga (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 43' Foul by Damien Duff (Fulham).
  • 42' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 42' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Chris Baird.
  • 42' Attempt blocked. Phil Jagielka (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Johnny Heitinga.
  • 40' Attempt blocked. Damien Duff (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 39' Foul by Leighton Baines (Everton).
  • 39' Damien Duff (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 38' John Arne Riise (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 38' Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 38' Foul by John Arne Riise (Fulham).
  • 37' Attempt saved. Seamus Coleman (Everton) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Philip Neville.
  • 35' Attempt missed. Nikica Jelavic (Everton) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Leighton Baines with a cross.
  • 34' Foul by Steven Pienaar (Everton).
  • 34' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Marouane Fellaini (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Foul by Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham).
  • 33' Attempt missed. Phil Jagielka (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nikica Jelavic with a headed pass.
  • 33' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Aaron Hughes.
  • 32' Attempt blocked. Marouane Fellaini (Everton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leighton Baines.
  • 30' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Sascha Riether.
  • 29' Leon Osman (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 29' Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham).
  • 28' Attempt missed. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Damien Duff.
  • 26' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Phil Jagielka.
  • 25' Corner, Everton. Conceded by John Arne Riise.
  • 23' Phil Jagielka (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 23' Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham).
  • 21' Leon Osman (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 21' Foul by Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham).
  • 19' Foul by Leighton Baines (Everton).
  • 19' Damien Duff (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 18' Attempt saved. Leon Osman (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 17' Corner, Everton. Conceded by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 16' Offside, Everton. Leon Osman tries a through ball, but Nikica Jelavic is caught offside.
  • 14' Leon Osman (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 14' Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 14' Attempt saved. Damien Duff (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sascha Riether.
  • 11' Attempt saved. Nikica Jelavic (Everton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Seamus Coleman with a cross.
  • 10' Steven Pienaar (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 10' Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 9' Attempt saved. Marouane Fellaini (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 9' Attempt blocked. Marouane Fellaini (Everton) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Mirallas.
  • 9' Steven Pienaar (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 9' Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 7' Goal! Fulham 1, Everton 0. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.
  • 6' Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 6' Foul by Philip Neville (Everton).
  • 5' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 5' Foul by Johnny Heitinga (Everton).
  • 4' Attempt blocked. Steven Pienaar (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Mirallas.
  • 4' Attempt blocked. Leon Osman (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 1' Attempt blocked. Leon Osman (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Mirallas with a cross.
  • 1' Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham).
  • 1' Phil Jagielka (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • First Half begins.
  • Line-ups are announced and players are warming up.
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