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Arsenal 0 Everton 0 – match report: Champions League picture muddied by draw

Arsenal 0 Everton 0: Rough and tumble night ends all square as top four fight rumbles on

PUBLISHED:

20:38 GMT, 16 April 2013

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UPDATED:

20:39 GMT, 16 April 2013

Arsenal and Everton slugged it out for a share of the spoils which does little to boost either sides' top four hopes.

The two came into the match in third and sixth place respectively, and remain there after a draw which will be remembered more its blood and thunder style than it will the football on show.

Such was the ferocity of the opening exchanges that tempers flared as the players left the pitch at half-time after Everton's Kevin Mirallas squirted Jack Wilshere with his drink.

Back on the pitch, Olivier Giroud wasted the two best chances enjoyed by either side, sliding one effort wide from an excellent Aaron Ramsey cross, then falling in a heap when well found by Theo Walcott.

More to follow…

No way through: Despite the best efforts of all concerned, neither side were able to find a goal

No way through: Despite the best efforts of all concerned, neither side were able to find a goal

MATCH FACTS

ARSENAL: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs (Monreal 90), Arteta, Ramsey, Wilshere (Oxlade-Chamberlain 68), Cazorla, Walcott (Podolski 69), Giroud Subs not used: Mannone, Vermaelen, Rosicky, Gervinho

Booked: Arteta, Monreal

Everton: Howard, Baines, Gibson, Jagielka, Mirallas (Oviedo 90), Distin, Barkley (Jelavic 76), Pienaar, Coleman, Fellaini, Anichebe (Naismith 90) Subs not used: Mucha, Heitinga, Hitzlsperger, Neville

Booked: Gibson, Pienaar, Barkley

Referee: Neil Swarbrick

Attendance: 60,071

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Rough and tumble: There were meaty challenges flying in all over the field as the sides battled for supremacy

Rough and tumble: There were meaty challenges flying in all over the field as the sides battled for supremacy

Rough and tumble: There were meaty challenges flying in all over the field as the sides battled for supremacy

Rough and tumble: There were meaty challenges flying in all over the field as the sides battled for supremacy

Rough and tumble: There were meaty challenges flying in all over the field as the sides battled for supremacy

Chances: Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud had Arsenal's best moments in the first half

Chances: Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud had Arsenal's best moments in the first half

Chances: Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud had Arsenal's best moments in the first half

Spat: There was a running battle between Jack Wilshere and Kevin Mirallas that continued into the break

Spat: There was a running battle between Jack Wilshere and Kevin Mirallas that continued into the break

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Spat: There was a running battle between Jack Wilshere and Kevin Mirallas that continued into the break

Spat: There was a running battle between Jack Wilshere and Kevin Mirallas that continued into the break

Tottenham 2 Everton 2: Premier League match report

Tottenham 2 Everton 2: Sigurdsson rescues stuttering Spurs from disastrous defeat as top-four race hots up

PUBLISHED:

14:59 GMT, 7 April 2013

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UPDATED:

15:15 GMT, 7 April 2013

A late equaliser from Gylfi Sigurdsson rescued Tottenham from a crucial defeat but the pressure to reach the top four regardless continues to grow.

Emmanuel Adebayor had given the home side a first-minute lead from close range before through Phil Jagielka's equaliser and Kevin Mirallas' excellent finish rivals Everton had taken a second-half lead.

With the crowd getting anxious and time running out, Sigurdsson popped up with the all-important equaliser though Tottenham may still view it as two points dropped.

Early opener: Emmanuel Adebayor scored in the opening minute

Early opener: Emmanuel Adebayor scored in the opening minute

Match facts

Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Caulker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Parker, Dembele (Huddlestone, 45), Sigurdsson, Holtby, Dempsey, Adebayor

Subs not used: Friedel, Naughton, Assou-Ekotto, Livermore, Ceballas, Carroll

Goals: Adebayor 1, Sigurdsson 87

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Mirallas, Osman, Gibson, Heitinga, Barkley (Jelavic, 52), Anichebe

Subs not used: Mucha, Stones, Duffy, Oviedo, Hitzlsperger, Naismith

Goals: Jagielka 15, Mirallas 53

Ref: Andre Marriner

Att: 36,192

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More to follow…

The equaliser: Phil Jagielka equalised for Everton in the 15th minute

The equaliser: Phil Jagielka equalised for Everton in the 15th minute

Three points: Thanks to Kevin Mirallas, Everton were only minutes from an important victory

Three points: Thanks to Kevin Mirallas, Everton were only minutes from an important victory

Battle: Spurs' Michael Dawson and Everton's Victor Anichebe were competing throughout

Battle: Spurs' Michael Dawson and Everton's Victor Anichebe were competing throughout

Famous guests: Paul Gascoigne and Gary Mabbutt were present at White Hart Lane

Famous guests: Paul Gascoigne and Gary Mabbutt were present at White Hart Lane

Classy: Moussa Dembele has been one of Tottenham's best players this season

Classy: Moussa Dembele has been one of Tottenham's best players this season

Pivotal: Sigurdsson's equaliser could yet be the difference in the Champions League race

Pivotal: Sigurdsson's equaliser could yet be the difference in the Champions League race

Remaining Premier League fixtures

TOTTENHAM

Apr 21 Man City (H), 1.30pm
Apr 27 Wigan (A), 3pm
May 4 Southampton (H), 3pm
May 12 Stoke (A), 3pm
May 19 Sunderland (H), 4pm
TBC Chelsea (A)

EVERTON

Apr 13 QPR (H), 3pm
Apr 16 Arsenal (A), 7.45pm
Apr 20 Sunderland (A), 3pm
Apr 27 Fulham (H), 3pm
May 4 Liverpool (A), 3pm
May 12 West Ham (H), 3pm
May 19 Chelsea (A), 4pm

Oldham 2 Everton 2 – match report: Matt Smith scores equaliser

Oldham 2 Everton 2: Substitute Smith strikes again to force replay against Toffees

PUBLISHED:

19:55 GMT, 16 February 2013

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UPDATED:

20:07 GMT, 16 February 2013

Matt Smith scored late in the day to secure a replay at Goodison Park against Everton.

The 6ft 6in substitute nodded home from a corner in the fifth minute of stoppage time to tie things up.

The Latics had looked as though they were heading out after Victor Anichebe and Phil Jagielka had scored after Oldham's Jordan Obita had opened the scoring in the 13th minute.

Raucous: Matt Smith sent in the leveller to force a replay against Premier League opposition

Raucous: Matt Smith sent in the leveller to force a replay against Premier League opposition

Rising above it: Matt Smith heads home the last-gasp equaliser

Rising above it: Matt Smith heads home the last-gasp equaliser

MATCH FACTS

Oldham: Bouzanis, Brown, Grounds, Mvoto, Wesolowski (Furman 66), Tarkowski, Croft, Obita (Simpson 77), Iwelumo (Smith 61), Barnard, Baxter

Subs not used: Cisak, Byrne, Winchester, Millar

Goal: Obita 13, Smith 90

Everton: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Neville, Gibson, Osman, Pienaar (Oviedo 79), Fellaini, Jelavic (Duffy 90), Anichebe (Mirallas 46)

Subs not used: Mucha, Heitinga, Hitzlsperger, Naismith

Booked: Neville

Goals: Anichebe 24, Jagielka 48

Referee: Phil Dowd

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Flying: Phil Jagielka is mobbed after scoring Everton's second goal

Flying: Phil Jagielka is mobbed after scoring Everton's second goal

In the lead: Jagielka (centre) nods home from a Kevin Mirallas corner to put Everton a goal up

In the lead: Jagielka (centre) nods home from a Kevin Mirallas corner to put Everton a goal up

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Leveller: Victor Anichebe (centre) celebrates with his team-mates after bringing Everton back on terms

Leveller: Victor Anichebe (centre) celebrates with his team-mates after bringing Everton back on terms

Joy: Jordan Obita celebrates after putting the home side in the lead early in the match

Joy: Jordan Obita celebrates after putting the home side in the lead early in the match

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50-50: Lee Barnard (right) goes head-to-head with Everton's midfielder Marouane Fellaini

50-50: Lee Barnard (right) goes head-to-head with Everton's midfielder Marouane Fellaini

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Coming together: Chris Iwelumo (left) competes for the ball with Jagielka (right)

Coming together: Chris Iwelumo (left) competes for the ball with Jagielka (right)

Salute: Former Oldham manager Paul Dickov waves to fans of his old club from the press box

Salute: Former Oldham manager Paul Dickov waves to fans of his old club from the press box

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Close one: Leon Osman tries to hold off the challenge of Oldham's James Wesolowski

Close one: Leon Osman tries to hold off the challenge of Oldham's James Wesolowski

Looking on: Both Everton and Oldham staff watch the match from the edge of the pitch at Boundary Park

Looking on: Both Everton and Oldham staff watch the match from the edge of the pitch at Boundary Park

Shame: Cash-strapped Oldham told player not to swap shirts at the end of the match

Shame: Cash-strapped Oldham told player not to swap shirts at the end of the match

Southampton 0 Everton 0 match report

Southampton 0 Everton 0: Pochettino era starts with stalemate as both sides waste chances

PUBLISHED:

21:51 GMT, 21 January 2013

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UPDATED:

22:06 GMT, 21 January 2013

Mauricio Pochettino's first game in charge of Southampton ended in a goalless draw with Everton at St Mary's.

Both sides missed a number of opportunities, with Nikica Jelavic's scuff from close range the most glaring, as Everton failed to close the gap to fourth-placed Tottenham.

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Stalemate: Leighton Baines and Nikica Jelavic of Everton combine to scramble away a Southampton chance

Stalemate: Leighton Baines and Nikica Jelavic of Everton combine to scramble away a Southampton chance

MATCH FACTS

Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Shaw, Puncheon (De Ridder 87), Cork, Schneiderlin, Ramirez (Steven Davis 71),Lambert, Do Prado (Rodriguez 62).

Subs Not Used: Kelvin Davis, Fox, Richardson, Chaplow.

Booked: Hooiveld,Schneiderlin.

Everton: Howard, Coleman (Anichebe 58), Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Naismith, Neville, Osman, Pienaar, Jelavic (Mirallas 66), Fellaini.

Subs Not Used: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Hitzlsperger, Duffy.

Booked: Osman.

Att: 28,359

Ref: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire).

Opportunity: Jelavic missed a chance to claim all three points for Everton

Opportunity: Jelavic missed a chance to claim all three points for Everton

New manager: Mauricio Pochettino took charge of Southampton for the first time

New manager: Mauricio Pochettino took charge of Southampton for the first time

New manager: Mauricio Pochettino took charge of Southampton for the first time

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Mauricio Pochettino

Protest: One fan holds up a sign dedicated to former manager Nigel Adkins


Dribble: Steven Pienaar takes on Jos Hooiveld as Morgan Schneiderlin looks on

Dribble: Steven Pienaar takes on Jos Hooiveld as Morgan Schneiderlin looks on

Southampton v Everton live

PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Southampton v Everton – as it happens from St Mary's

By
Joe Ridge

PUBLISHED:

04:00 GMT, 21 January 2013

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UPDATED:

20:05 GMT, 21 January 2013

Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Southampton host Everton at St Mary's to wrap up the weekend's fixtures. It's Mauricio Pochettino's first game in charge as Saints boss following the brutal sacking of Nigel Adkins and he faces a tough test with the Champions League chasing Toffees visiting the south coast.

Southampton 0 Everton 0

Southampton: Boruc; Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Shaw; Schneiderlin, Cork; Puncheon, Ramirez, Guly; Lambert.

Subs: K Davis, Richardson, Fox, S Davis, Chaplow, De Ridder, Rodriguez.

Everton: Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Naismith, Neville, Osman, Pienaar; Fellaini; Jelavic.

Subs: Mucha, Duffy, Heitinga, Oviedo, Hitzlsperger, Mirallas, Anichebe.

4 mins: Close! Jagielka is inches away from turning the ball into his own net after Lambert breaks clear down the right and drills the ball across goal looking fro Guly at the back post.

3 mins: Plenty of early possession for Southampton who, as expected, start with Puncheon on the right, Guly on the left and Ramirez in the hole.

8.00pm: Chants of 'one Nigel Adkins' can be heard ringing around St Mary's at kick-off…

7.58pm: The players are out on the pitch and we're ready to go… No particularly loud booing can be heard though there's plenty of those white hankies around.

7.52pm: There are hordes of cameramen awaiting Pochettino's appearance through the tunnel… We're told there's plenty of Argentine journalists present at St Mary's too.

7.44pm: Southampton fans are planning on waving white handkerchiefs tonight in protest to owner Nicola Cortese's decision to appoint Pochettino. (White hankies are often waved to protest in Spanish-speaking countries by the way, the Saints faithful aren't going mad).

Gone but not forgotten: Ex-Southampton manager Nigel Adkins

Gone but not forgotten: Ex-Southampton manager Nigel Adkins

7.36pm: Everton boss David Moyes has just criticised Southampton's decision to sack Adkins in his pre-match interview. 'He's earned the right to be here,' said the Scot. 'I'm disappointed for Nigel and I would have liked to have seen him here tonight.'

7.30pm: So, Pochettino has brought back the big guns in Ramirez and Lambert – who were rested by his predecessor Nigel Adkins for the trip to Chelsea. You get the feeling Argentine knows he needs at least a point tonight otherwise the fans will be on his back straight away.

7.21pm: Everton make just one change from the side that drew 0-0 at home to Swansea with Steven Naismith coming in for Victor Anichebe.

7.20pm: The teams are in and Pochettino has made two changes from the team that started the 2-2 draw at Chelsea, with Rickie Lambert and Gaston Ramirez coming in for Steven Davis and Jay Rodriguez.

7.10pm: Good evening everyone and welcome to Sportsmail's live coverage of Southampton versus Everton in the Barclays Premier League. Tonight, of course, is the first game of Mauricio Pochettino's reign at Southampton. He's just given an interview to Sky Sports in Spanish through an interpreter … which I have to admit was rather surreal to witness following on from Nigel Adkins.

Going for the double: Everton defeated Southampton 3-1 at Goodison Park earlier in the season

Going for the double: Everton defeated Southampton 3-1 at Goodison Park earlier in the season

Cheltenham 1 Everton 5: Match report

Cheltenham 1 Everton 5: Blues cruise into fourth round with comfortable win at Abbey Business Stadium

PUBLISHED:

21:36 GMT, 7 January 2013

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UPDATED:

21:40 GMT, 7 January 2013

Everton avoided an FA Cup third round upset in Gloucestershire as they eased past League Two high-flyers Cheltenham on Monday.

Nikica Jelavic opened the scoring in the 12th minute when he pounced on Marouane Fellaini's rebounded effort and Leighton Baines converted a penalty shortly after as the Premier League side led 2-0 at half-time.

Leon Osman made it 3-0 within minutes of the restart before Russell Penn pulled one back for Cheltenham.

But Seamus Coleman restored the three-goal cushion moments later and Fellaini rounded off the scoring just before the end as Victor Anichebe provided assists for both goals.

Everton will travel to either Bolton or Sunderland in the fourth round at the end of January.

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Opener: Jelavic scored Everton's first goal in the 12th minute

Opener: Jelavic scored Everton's first goal in the 12th minute

Composed: Baines scored a penalty to double Everton's lead

Composed: Baines scored a penalty to double Everton's lead

Easy: Osman added a third for the Premier League side just after half-time

Easy: Osman added a third for the Premier League side just after half-time

Osman scored the third goal

Hope: Penn pulled a goal back for Cheltenham to reduce their arrears to 3-1

Hope: Penn pulled a goal back for Cheltenham to reduce their arrears to 3-1

Rout: Coleman scored Everton's fourth goal to restore their three-goal cushion

Rout: Coleman scored Everton's fourth goal to restore their three-goal cushion

MATCH FACTS:

Cheltenham: Brown, Jombati, Bennett, Elliott, Jones, McGlashan (Deering 80), Pack, Carter (Taylor 66), Mohamed, Penn, Goulding (Duffy 66).

Subs not used: Roberts, Lowe, Hooman, Harrad.

Goal: Penn 51.

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines (Gueye 63), Neville, Osman (Naismith 68), Anichebe, Fellaini, Oviedo, Jelavic (Hitzlsperger 80).

Subs not used: Mucha, Barkley, Vellios, Duffy.

Goals: Jelavic 12, Baines (pen) 21, Osman 49, Coleman 58, Fellaini 89.

Att: 6,891

Referee: Kevin Friend

Cheltenham v Everton live FA Cup

FA CUP LIVE: Cheltenham v Everton – as it happens from the Abbey Business Stadium

By
Alex Horlock

PUBLISHED:

04:00 GMT, 7 January 2013

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UPDATED:

19:30 GMT, 7 January 2013

Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the FA Cup as Cheltenham host Everton at the Abbey Business Stadium in the final third round tie to be played from the weekend. The League Two side are huge underdogs going into their clash with the Premier League giants who have lost just once on their travels since September.

MATCH FACTS

Cheltenham Town: Brown, Jones, Elliott, Bennett, Jombati, Carter, Pack, McGlashan, Penn, Goulding, Mohamed

Subs not used: Roberts, Lowe, Hooman, Deering, Taylor, Duffy, Harrad,

Everton: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Neville, Coleman, Oviedo, Osman, Fellaini, Jelavic, Anichebe

Subs not used: Mucha, Duffy, Hitzlsperger, Barkley, Naismith, Gueye, Vellios

Referee: Kevin Friend

19.28: Darron Gibson is out with a thigh strain for Everton as Moyes seeks to avoid what would surely be the shock of the tournament so far.

The Toffees have been in tremendous form so far this season, and are on course for a top four finish in the Premier League.

19.25: Cheltenham manager Mark Yates has called upon Darren Carter, who shook off a knock to be fit for the tie. We're around 20 minutes from KO, folks.

19.22: If you take a glance at the little green box to the left, you'll see that the teams are in.

David Moyes isn't taking the trip to Cheltenham as a given, and has opted for a full-strength line-up, including star performers this season Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines.

19.15: Welcome to Sportsmail's coverage of the final third round FA Cup tie of the weekend. A few of the teams have already slipped on a banana skin, and Cheltenham will be hoping Everton's Premier League stars will be the next to bow out.

The Toffees' cross-city rivals Liverpool held on yesterday to beat Non-League Mansfield – only after a suspect Luis Suarez goal as Luton Town rolled Wolves over to set up a tie with Norwich in the next round.

Toffees to come unstuck Everton travel to League Two side Cheltenham for their FA Cup clash

Toffees to come unstuck Everton travel to League Two side Cheltenham for their FA Cup clash

Everton 2 Wigan 1: Match report

Everton 2 Wigan 1: Osman and Jagielka keep Toffees on track as captain Neville reaches 500 not out

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17:17 GMT, 26 December 2012

Leon Osman and Phil Jagielka made sure Everton captain Phil Neville enjoyed his 500th Premier League game.

After a goalless opening 45 minutes, Osman fired home, with the help of a deflection, early in the second half and Jagielka looked to have put the result beyond doubt with a header after being set up by Neville.

Arouna Kone set up a frantic finish when he cut the deficit in half but the hosts held on to stay in fourth place in the table – for a few hours at least.

Breakthrough: Leon Osman punches the air in celebration after scoring for Everton against Wigan (below)

Breakthrough: Leon Osman punches the air in celebration after scoring for Everton against Wigan (below)

It's there: Osman's opener for the Toffees at Goodison Park
MATCH FACTS

Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin (Heitinga 70), Baines, Osman, Hitzlsperger, Gibson (Naismith) 46), Pienaar, Jelavic, Anichebe (Oviedo 70).

Subs not used: Mucha, Gueye, Barkley, Vellios.

Goals: Osman 52, Jagielka 77

Booked: Jelavic

Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Figueroa, Stam (Gomez 79), McCarthy, Jones (Di Santo 72), McArthur, Beausejour, Maloney, Kone.

Subs not used: Pollitt, McManaman, Boselli, Ramis, Golobart.

Goal: Kone 82

Booked: Beausejour, Figueroa, Caldwell

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

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A large group of Wigan fans came in banana costume, in keeping with their town's Boxing Day tradition of fancy dress.

But the party will be limited to town centre revellers after a sixth game for the Latics passed without a win.

The visitors thought they should have had a penalty when Shaun Maloney went down in a challenge from Osman but referee Lee Mason was not convinced.

Everton, who will now hope to push on and mount a strong top-four challenge, also had some good chances, not least when Thomas Hitzlsperger hit the bar. Everton almost made the perfect start as Nikica Jelavic laid off a Darron Gibson cross and Victor Anichebe flashed a shot wide with just 13 seconds on the clock.

Wigan also wanted to attack and a good Jean Beausejour cross aimed at Kone was clutched by Tim Howard at the second attempt.

The influential James McCarthy also had a powerful effort from outside the area blocked.

Leighton Baines created a chance for Everton when he skipped over a challenge from Ronnie Stam to supply Steven Pienaar and Ali Al Habsi did well to turn his shot around the post.

Heads up: Phil Jagielka (right) is congratulated after scoring Everton's second

Heads up: Phil Jagielka (right) is congratulated after scoring Everton's second

Stretch too far: Wigan keeper Al Habsi fails to stop Jagielka's header as Steven Naismith watches the ball go in

Stretch too far: Wigan keeper Al Habsi fails to stop Jagielka's header as Steven Naismith watches the ball go in

Anichebe headed wide from a Hitzlsperger cross but Wigan began to assert themselves in the game more as McCarthy and James McArthur drove forward.

Kone and Maloney linked up well outside the area but attempted one pass too many and a promising attack broke down.

Maloney tried his luck from a free-kick after McCarthy was tripped by Gibson – who was free to play after appealing against his red card at West Ham last weekend – but Howard parried and then gathered.

Howard was in action again as Stam struck a low shot from 20 yards but saved comfortably.

500 not out: Everton captain Phil Neville (right) in action against Wigan on Boxing Day

500 not out: Everton captain Phil Neville (right) in action against Wigan on Boxing Day

Everton applied some pressure by winning a series of corners in quick succession and felt they should have had penalties at two of them.

Anichebe first claimed he was being held back by Beausejour and then there was an appeal for handball against Maloney but referee Mason gave nothing.

The first half came to a tame end but Everton returned with renewed vigour after the break and were soon rewarded.

Lifeline: Arouna Kone (right) scored late on as Wigan pressed

Lifeline: Arouna Kone (right) scored late on as Wigan pressed

Wigan were given a warning when Hitzlsperger struck a thunderous long-range effort against the bar and then Osman dribbled his way through the area only to fail to test Al Habsi.

Osman got lucky when he next aimed for goal after 52 minutes, his shot from just outside the area striking Caldwell's arm and wrong-footing the unfortunate Al Habsi.

There was controversy as Wigan tried to respond as Maloney went to ground in the area in a challenge from Osman.

Too little, too late: Kone was keen to get on with things after his goal but Wigan couldn't find a second

Too little, too late: Kone was keen to get on with things after his goal but Wigan couldn't find a second

Latics were incensed not to be awarded a penalty and Beausejour was booked for his protest but replays suggested Maloney may have already been going down before the contact.

Kone had a good opportunity from six yards after Maloney whipped in a good ball from the right but Neville made a vital block at point-blank range.

It was a miss the visitors were to rue as Everton grabbed a decisive second 13 minutes from time.

Ground force: Ronnie Stam slides in to challenge Everton full-back Leighton Baines

Ground force: Ronnie Stam slides in to challenge Everton full-back Leighton Baines

Neville was on hand to receive a short corner from substitute Bryan Oviedo and marked his landmark appearance by sending in an inch-perfect cross for Jagielka, who powered in a header off the bar.

But Wigan, as ever, fought on and gave themselves late hope when Kone bundled the ball in at close range after Jagielka and Baines failed to clear from a Maloney shot.

The visitors applied more pressure as time ran out but were unable to find a way through stubborn Everton defending.

Getting to grips: Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar tries to get away from Emmerson Boyce

Getting to grips: Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar tries to get away from Emmerson Boyce

Tussle: Everton's Victor Anichebe (left) and Wigan star Maynor Figueroa battle for the ball

Tussle: Everton's Victor Anichebe (left) and Wigan star Maynor Figueroa battle for the ball

Sam Allardyce and David Moyes both set to appeal red cards from referee Taylor

Allardyce and Moyes both set to appeal red cards from pantomime villain Taylor

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UPDATED:

19:32 GMT, 22 December 2012

Sam Allardyce and David Moyes were
united in their condemnation of referee Anthony Taylor after he
controversially sent off one player from both sides in Everton's 2-1
Barclays Premier League win at West Ham.

Taylor was the pantomime villain at
Upton Park in each club's final game before Christmas, showing needless
red cards to both Hammers striker Carlton Cole and Toffees midfielder
Darron Gibson.

Controversy: West Ham's Carlton Cole (L) was sent off for this challenge on Everton's Leighton Baines

Controversy: West Ham's Carlton Cole (L) was sent off for this challenge on Everton's Leighton Baines

Controversy: West Ham captain Kevin Nolan (C) appeals to match referee Anthony Taylor as he sends off Carlton Cole

Match facts

West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Tomkins, Collins, Reid, O'Brien (Spence 81), Noble, O'Neil (Maiga 58), Taylor, Nolan, Jarvis (Collison 88), Cole.Subs Not Used: Spiegel, Diarra, Moncur, Lletget.

Sent Off: Cole (67).

Booked: Maiga.

Goals: Cole 14.

Everton: Howard, Heitinga, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Osman, Gibson, Neville (Naismith 85), Pienaar (Oviedo 88), Jelavic, Anichebe (Duffy 90). Subs Not Used: Mucha, Hitzlsperger, Barkley, Vellios.

Sent Off: Gibson (90).

Goals: Anichebe 64, Pienaar 73.

Att: 35,005

Ref: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire).

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Both were sent off for dangerous play after catching opponents while raising their legs in respective attempts to control and win the ball.
West Ham boss Allardyce and opposite number Moyes each confronted Taylor after the final whistle, confirming they would appeal the dismissals.

Allardyce accused Taylor of being trigger-happy, saying: 'It is how quickly the referee got the red card out, he couldn't wait, he didn't deliberate over the decision or anything.

'There is nothing much we can do about the result but we can appeal the decision and hopefully we can get Carlton down to a yellow card and get him off.'

Moyes added: 'I will appeal it.

'I'll have a word with Sam as well, because I don't think you could put the word frivolous next to that appeal.

'Because I think you would say there was genuine reason why maybe you could appeal that.

'Now, you don't want to go and appeal and find out that maybe you get an extra game on it. That's what you don't want to do.'

Allardyce was planning more than an appeal, however.

'I spoke to the ref but that is between me and him,' he said.

'We will go through the channels of 'reporting' that the system has in place and I will take that up and pursue it quite vigorously.

'If he is not getting the right feedback or coaching and is told it was okay and 'Carry on' then we have got a big problem.'

Off you go: Everton's Darron Gibson was sent off for fouling West Ham's Mark Noble

Off you go: Everton's Darron Gibson was sent off for fouling West Ham's Mark Noble

Fuming: West Ham manager Sam Allardyce sees red after Carlton Cole is sent off

Fuming: West Ham manager Sam Allardyce sees red after Carlton Cole is sent off

Stoke 1 Everton 1: Match report

Stoke 1 Everton 1: Fellaini could face retrospective FA action after headbutt

PUBLISHED:

16:51 GMT, 15 December 2012

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UPDATED:

17:16 GMT, 15 December 2012

Kenwyne Jones' first Barclays Premier League goal in 16 months ensured Stoke emerged with a point from their clash with their fellow draw specialists Everton.

The Potters fell behind in the 36th minute through an own goal from captain Ryan Shawcross, who inadvertently nodded in a Steven Pienaar cross.

Jones, retaining his starting place up front with Peter Crouch again named as a substitute, equalised in the 52nd minute, heading Shawcross' long-range delivery past Tim Howard.

Embarrassment: Stoke's Ryan Shawcross stands dejected after scoring an own goal

Embarrassment: Stoke's Ryan Shawcross stands dejected after scoring an own goal

Match facts

STOKE: Begovic, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Cameron, Walters, Whelan, N'Zonzi, Etherington (Kightly 84), Adam (Jerome 72), Jones (Crouch 76). Subs not used: Sorensen, Palacios, Whitehead, Upson.

Goals: Jones 52

Booked: Begovic

EVERTON: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Naismith (Barkley 69), Osman, Gibson, Pienaar, Fellaini, Jelavic. Subs not used: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Hitzlsperger, Vellios, Duffy.

Goals: Shawcross (o.g) 36

Referee: Mark Halsey

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The previous time Jones – who also hit the post – had netted in the top flight was in August 2011.

A draw was probably a fair result for
both ninth-placed Stoke and fourth-spotted Everton, although the
visitors might have had Marouane Fellaini sent off if the match
officials had spotted the midfielder's apparent headbutt on Shawcross in
the second half.

And, given that the sides had drawn
eight top-flight games each this season before the encounter, it perhaps
came as little surprise that the points were shared.

Everton made a lively start to the
contest, with Nikica Jelavic seeing his shot from Seamus Coleman's
tee-up blocked by Shawcross in the ninth minute.

Two minutes later the visitors
appealed for a penalty when Pienaar's strike appeared to hit Glenn
Whelan's arm, but referee Mark Halsey waved for play to go on.

Pull your finger out: David Moyes speaks to Steven Pienaar (centre) as he celebrates Everton's goal

Pull your finger out: David Moyes speaks to Steven Pienaar (centre) as he celebrates Everton's goal

The previous time Jones – who also hit the post – had netted in the top flight was in August 2011.

A draw was probably a fair result for
both ninth-placed Stoke and fourth-spotted Everton, although the
visitors might have had Marouane Fellaini sent off if the match
officials had spotted the midfielder's apparent headbutt on Shawcross in
the second half.

And, given that the sides had drawn
eight top-flight games each this season before the encounter, it perhaps
came as little surprise that the points were shared.

Ruthless Huth: Marouane Fellaini (left) is about to feel the full force of a Robert Huth challenge

Ruthless Huth: Marouane Fellaini (left) is about to feel the full force of a Robert Huth challenge

Everton made a lively start to the
contest, with Nikica Jelavic seeing his shot from Seamus Coleman's
tee-up blocked by Shawcross in the ninth minute.

Two minutes later the visitors
appealed for a penalty when Pienaar's strike appeared to hit Glenn
Whelan's arm, but referee Mark Halsey waved for play to go on.

The Potters could only respond with tame efforts from outside the box by Matthew Etherington and Jones.

One in the eye: Stoke's Andy Wilkinson holds off Pienaar

One in the eye: Stoke's Andy Wilkinson holds off Pienaar

Just after the half-hour mark,
though, they passed up a clear opportunity when Whelan swung in a
corner, Jon Walters headed the ball back and an unmarked Steven Nzonzi
could only nod it into the arms of Howard.

Soon after Shawcross was on hand to
hook Steven Naismith's goal-bound attempt away from danger, before
Howard – making his 200th consecutive league appearance – dived to keep
out a curling Etherington shot.

Stoke's defensive record has been
formidable and they had only let in two goals at home in the league this
term going into this game.

Jump to it: Kenwyne Jones (left) tangles with Sylvain Distin of Everton

Jump to it: Kenwyne Jones (left) tangles with Sylvain Distin of Everton

It was, therefore, somewhat fitting
that, when Everton managed to make a breakthrough, it was not a Toffees
player who scored. Instead, the ball went over Asmir Begovic and in
having come off the head of the unfortunate Shawcross, who had been
trying to clear Pienaar's cross.

Having gone in front, Everton swiftly
looked to go for the jugular and Leon Osman really should have made it
2-0 but blasted wide from Leighton Baines' cut-back, drawing an angry
reaction from his manager David Moyes.

Honours even: Charlie Adam (right) and Everton's Leon Osman battle for the ball

Honours even: Charlie Adam (right) and Everton's Leon Osman battle for the ball

Stoke appeared full of purpose after
the restart and within three minutes, Howard was called into action to
save a mis-hit close-range volley from Charlie Adam.

Another four minutes passed before the American was beaten as Jones headed home from Shawcross' long ball into the box.

Having broken his long scoring
drought in the league, Jones looked in the mood for more and moments
later he dinked the ball over Howard, only to see it hit the woodwork.

Heading home: Kenwyne Jones powers home to put Stoke level

Heading home: Kenwyne Jones powers home to put Stoke level

Showing the strain: Stoke manager Tony Pulis

Showing the strain: Everton manager David Moyes

Showing the strain: Stoke manager Tony Pulis (left) and his Everton counterpart David Moyes

Everton then seemed lucky to escape
punishment, with Fellaini appearing to headbutt Shawcross as the two
players marked each other in the box.

The Stoke man was left lying on the
turf, but the officials took no action. Potters boss Tony Pulis shuffled
his attack by introducing Cameron Jerome for Adam and Crouch for Jones,
and the two new men were soon in the thick of the action.

Glaring miss: Kenwyne Jones (left) fails to score from close range

Glaring miss: Kenwyne Jones (left) fails to score from close range

With 12 minutes of normal time
remaining, Jerome found himself through on goal and saw his shot come
off the legs of Howard, with Crouch's follow-up lob then being headed
away by Sylvain Distin.

Another Potters substitute, Michael Kightly, struck off-target in the closing stages, as did Pienaar at the other end.