- English Barclays Premier League
- 1 May 2012, 7:45pm
- Britannia Stadium
- Attendance: 26,500
90 mins:FULL TIME STOKE 1-1 EVERTON: Robert Huth's free kick from distance deflects off a defender and Tim Howard gets down well to save which is the last action of the game as the whistle blows. Everton looked on course for the win but an inspired triple substitution rescued the Potters another point from a second successive 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium.
90 mins:Steven Pienaar is booked for a foul on Robert Huth as he gives away a dangerous free kick.
90 mins:We are into four minutes of injury time and from a Stoke corner and Kenwyne Jones' effort is not that far away.
89 mins:A late change for Everton as the lively Leon Osman is replaced by James McFadden.
88 mins:Sylvain Distin puts in a cross which finds Nikica Jelavic but he fails to properly connect with his first-time shot.
86 mins:Everton are looking like they want to go for the three points while Stoke seem happy to settle for the drawe as we approach the closing minutes.
85 mins:A free kick opportunity at the other end for Stoke but Glenn Whelan's cross is poor and drops out for a goal kick.
83 mins:Stoke are forced back deeper into their own half now as Nikica Jelavic lifts the ball into the area but Tim Cahill and Marouane Fellaini get in each other's way trying to get on the end of it.
81 mins:A chance for Everton on the break now as Steven Pienaar cuts the ball back into the path of Leon Osman whose effort deflects into the grateful hands of Asmir Begovic.
79 mins:Magaye Gueye can't carry on and he is now replaced by Denis Stracqualursi.
77 mins:The substitute Magaye Gueye could be going off now as he is down with an injury and is struggling.
75 mins:Good play by Ricardo Fuller as he wins a corner which comes to nothing but Stoke are looking a much improved side since those changes.
73 mins:Looking at the goal again David Moyes will feel Johnny Heitinga or Phil Jagielka should have got a challenge in before Cameron Jerome pulled the trigger.
71 mins:Stoke seem to have been rejuvenated by those changes and Cameron Jerome in particular is now giving the Everton defenders plenty to think about.
69 mins:STOKE 1-1 EVERTON: A brilliant substitute decision by Tony Pulis as Cameron Jerome has an immediate impact two minutes after coming on. He bundles his way past two defenders a d slips the ball past Tim Howard to level.
67 mins:In the third switch striker Ricardo Fuller is on to replace Jonathan Walters.
67 mins:Cameron Jerome replaces Peter Crouch in attack for Stoke
67 mins:Glenn Whelan Whelan is on for Rory Delap in the first of three changes for Stoke.
64 mins:Tim Cahill concedes a throw-in in a dangerous position but makes amends to head Rory Delap's ball into the box.
62 mins:Ryan Shawcross is in the book for a foul on Steven Pienaar.
60 mins:Kenwyne Jones goes down again in the area as Tim Howard gathers a high ball into the area and again Anthony Taylor waves away his appeals.
59 mins:It's Stoke's turn to be denied a penalty shout when Kenwyne Jones went over in the area from a eon Osman challenge.
57 mins:Leon Osman gets another chance for Everton as Steve Pienaar cuts the ball back to him from the right and he fires over with Marouane Fellaini seemingly better placed to put the ball into the net.
54 mins:Good work by the referee though as he brought the play back after that chance to book Marc Wilson for a foul on Steven Pienaar.
53 mins:A penalty shout again for Everton is turned down as Leon Osman twists and turns before his ball into the box seems to hit off the hand of Robert Huth.
52 mins:Marouane Fellaini gets a talking to from the referee after a foul on Ryan Shawcross and Everton deal with the subsequent free kick.
50 mins:A long Rory Delap throw from even further out than normal fails to trouble the Everton back-line. This just looks like a tired display from the hosts.
48 mins:Nothing much to report in these opening exchanges of the second half with Stoke trying some long balls forward.
46 mins:The second half is up and running as Everton look to maintain their deserved lead to stay in seventh spot. Tony Pulis will want more from his players going forward rather than just relying on trying to get something off Rory Delap's long throw-ins.
45 mins:HALF TIME STOKE 0-1 EVERTON: That fortunate goal was probably just about what Everton deserved as they looked the brighter of the two sides going forward. It was also the 1000th Premier League goal of the season.
44 mins:STOKE 0-1 EVERTON: After Kenwyne Jones headed wide for Stoke Everton go up-field and secure a free kick. Steven Pienaar took it short to Tony Hibbert and his cross was headed onto Peter Crouch by Tim Cahill and the ball bounced beyond the big striker's keeper Asmir Begovic to give Everton the lead.
42 mins:From the second corner the ball falls to Magaye Gueye who blasts his effort high over.
41 mins:After a corner comes to nothing for Everton Steven Pienaar picks up a ball and curls an effort at goal which Asmir Begovic tips over.
39 mins:Everton continue to look the more likely to get their noses in front as we approach the interval.
37 mins:Cool play by Tony Hibbert to divert the ball back to Tim Howard after Phil Jagielka won a header before Peter Crouch could get to it.
35 mins:A decent chance for Everton as Magaye Gueye gets past Jonathan Walters down the left and his cross appears to bounce off Nikica Jelavic's knee and just loops over the Stoke bar.
33 mins:A lull in the action as neither side can get any real attacking moves together.
31 mins:A couple more long throws from Rory Delap and from the second Ryan Shawcross sends a looping header at goal which Tim Howard tips over as a precaution and the following flag kick is cleared.
29 mins:Another chance for Leon Osman around 20 yards from goal but his effort is caught by Asmir Begovic. It's a good spell for Everton.
27 mins:Tony Hibbert puts the ball into the area and it breaks to Leon Osman whose effort forces a decent stop from Asmir Begovic. It's the first real save of the game.
25 mins:Everton are enjoying the better of the game while Stoke look dangerous from set-pieces as you would expect.
23 mins:Another long throw for Stoke and again it creates a bit of worry in the Everton box as Tim Howard gets a punch on the ball with Peter Crouch and Kenwyne Jones looking to get on the end of it.
22 mins:Victor Anichebe concedes defeat in his bid to shake off the injury and is replaced by Magaye Gueye.
21 mins:Victor Anichebe tries to chase a ball into the area after Nikica Jelavic nicked it past Matthew Upson but he is clearly struggling.
19 mins:Victor Anichebe has enjoyed a bright start but has gone down with an injury and it looks like he could have to go off.
17 mins:Rory Delap hoists one of his special throws into the area and again Robert Huth meets it but can't direct the header from going over the bar.
15 mins:Sylvain Distin whips in a dangerous cross from the left which eludes everyone in the middle with Asmir Begovic opting to stay on his line.
14 mins:Another half chance for Stoke as Matthew Etherington gets on the end of a clearance from Phil Jagielka but fires his shot from just outside the area over the bar.
12 mins:Good work for Stoke now as Matthew Etherington gets past Tony Hibbert and his cross almost picks out Jonathan Walters, but make-shift left-back Sylvain Distin gets in to make the clearance.
9 mins:A possible shout for a penalty a moment ago too as Ryan Shawcross appeared to foul Victor Anichebe but nothing was given.
8 mins:It has been a promising attacking start from Everton at the Britannia Stadium.
6 mins:Victor Anichebe picks up a pass from Steven Pienaar and turns before firing at goal as it deflects out for a corner off Marc Wilson. Steven Pienaar whips the corner in but Ryan Shawcross clears.
4 mins:A chance for Stoke from a long Rory Delap throw-in as Robert Huth gets his head to the ball but Tim Howard gathers and the offside flag was up in any case.
2 mins:An early injury worry for Everton as Steven Pienaar needs treatment after he collided with the arm of Marc Wilson looking to win the ball. He looks okay to continue.
We are up and running at the Britannia Stadium as Stoke look to move level on points with tenth placed West Brom, while Everton can maintain their place in seventh with a win.
Everton starting XI: Howard, Hibbert, Heitinga, Jagielka, Distin, Anichebe, Osman, Fellaini, Pienaar, Cahill, Jelavic.
Everton boss David Moyes makes two changes to the side which thrashed Fulham 4-0 as Darron Gibson and Phil Neville drop out of the squad and are replaced in the XI by Tim Cahill and Victor Anichebe.
Stoke starting XI: Begovic, Huth, Upson, Shawcross, Wilson, Walters, Whitehead, Delap, Etherington, Jones, Crouch.
Stoke boss Tony Pulis makes three changes to the side which drew with Arsenal on Saturday for the rearranged Premier League clash with Everton at the Britannia Stadium on Tuesday as defender Matthew Upson, midfielder Rory Delap and striker Kenwyne Jones take the place of Ryan Shotton, Glenn Whelan and Jermaine Pennant.
- English Barclays Premier League
- 1 May 2012, 7:45pm
- Britannia Stadium
- Attendance: 26,500
Cameron Jerome netted two minutes after coming off the bench to earn a 1-1 draw for Stoke at home to Everton in the Premier League on Tuesday.
The Toffees had gone in front in the 44th minute at the Britannia Stadium thanks to an own goal from the hosts' former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch, whose unfortunate last touch sent the ball over the line after Tony Hibbert has delivered a cross into the box.
Jerome levelled in the 69th minute, making a forward burst and holding off two defenders before firing past Tim Howard.
While seventh-placed Everton will be disappointed not to make off with all three points, they have extended their unbeaten run in the league to seven games and, perhaps even more satisfyingly, their lead in the table over Merseyside rivals Liverpool - who are eighth and lost 1-0 to Fulham on Tuesday night - to three points with two games remaining.
Stoke, meanwhile, are up a place to 13th, two points away from the top half in which they are aiming to finish for the first time since their promotion to the division in 2008.
Rory Delap - back in the Potters side fresh from signing a new contract extension - delivered an early trademark long throw which Robert Huth met, only for the referees' assistant to raise their flag, and at the other end Sylvain Distin nodded a corner wide.
Stoke's Jon Walters was next to try to connect with a delivery, this time from Matthew Etherington, but his reward was a collision with Distin which led to him receiving treatment and having his head heavily bandaged.
Etherington then lofted an effort over before Huth headed another Delap missile too high.
Everton were struggling to handle the hosts' aerial bombardment, with Howard just able to fist a cross away from Kenwyne Jones' head, but when the Toffees pushed forward themselves, Leon Osman managed to get a couple of shots away in quick succession, both of which were saved by Asmir Begovic.
After Delap caused another scramble with a throw which Huth met to prompt Howard to punch the ball behind, the visitors went on the attack again, a cross from Magaye Gueye - who had come on a substitute in the 22nd minute for the injured Victor Anichebe - cannoning off Nikica Jelavic and over.
Steven Pienaar then saw his fierce strike helped over the bar by Begovic, Gueye drilled wide from the resulting corner, and moments later, Everton snatched the lead.
It came in freak circumstances a minute before the break, Pienaar playing a short free-kick to Hibbert, whose cross struck Stoke's Marc Wilson and then his team-mate Crouch before bouncing past Begovic.
A quiet start to the second half was punctuated by a succession of penalty appeals which amounted to nothing, while Osman fluffed his lines after being teed up Pienaar.
Stoke boss Tony Pulis refreshed things by deploying his three substitutes in one fell swoop in the 67th minute as Jerome, Ricardo Fuller and Glenn Whelan replaced Walters, Crouch and Delap, and his decision paid off almost immediately as the Potters pulled level.
Jerome showed great determination to power forward and he got the better of Phil Jagielka and John Heitinga to force the ball past Howard and in.
Jelavic attempted to restore the visitors' lead in the final 10 minutes but miscued and Stoke might have won it themselves late on, Jones shooting over and Howard getting down to save a deflected Huth free-kick.