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  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 15 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Britannia Stadium
  • Attendance: 27,008
StokeStokevEvertonEverton
1
  • Jones, 52
1
  • Shawcross, og 36

live commentary

93 mins:FULL-TIME: STOKE 1-1 EVERTON: A hard-fought draw but David Moyes will feel his side should have won the match.

92 mins:Pienaar has a great chance to win the game for Everton but drags his effort wide.

90 mins:Gibson goes for goal from distance but his effort flies wide.

88 mins:A poor miss from Kightly who should have done much better but lifts the ball over the bar.

86 mins:Everton are ending the match strongly but Stoke are dealing well with the pressure.

84 mins:Pulis makes his final change as Wilkinson is replaced by Michael Kightly.

83 mins:Jelavic claims he was fouled during the taking of the corner but the referee isn't interested.

82 mins:Everton have a corner which is cleared by Crouch.

80 mins:Jerome's effort is blocked by the legs of Howard and Crouch can't follow up, lumping the ball over the bar.

78 mins:Pulis will hope his new frontline will provide the breakthrough.

76 mins:Another change for the home side as Kenwyne Jones is replaced by Peter Crouch.

75 mins:Jerome tries to curl an effort into the corner but it goes over the bar.

73 mins:Stoke make a change with Cameron Jerome on for Charlie Adam.

72 mins:Asmir Begovic goes into the book for having a few too many words with Mark Halsey.

71 mins:Everton win a corner which is headed just over the bar by Distin

69 mins:Ross Barkley replaces Steven Naismith in Everton's first change.

67 mins:The home fans are urging their side to get forward.

65 mins:Stoke come forward again but Jones' pass goes awry.

63 mins:Stoke have a good home record and Everton have it all to do again.

61 mins:There are a few battles out there as both sides go for the three points.

60 mins:Begovic gets down well to make a save from Jelavic.

59 mins:Fellaini should have been sent off for a headbutt on Fellaini, but the referee missed it.

57 mins:Jones almost nets at the wrong end, heading Pienaar's cross narrowly over.

56 mins:So close for Jones, who rides Howard's challenge but hits the post.

54 mins:Stoke had been threatening to score since the second half kicked off.

52 mins:GOAL: STOKE 1-1 EVERTON: A leveller for Stoke, Jones powering a header past Howard.

51 mins:Wilkinson whips in a cross which is well taken by Howard.

49 mins:Stoke have a lot more purpose at the start of the second half.

47 mins:Stoke are doing the early pressing as Adam's volley forces a good save from Howard.

46 mins:The second half gets underway.

45 mins:HALF-TIME: STOKE 0-1 EVERTON: Everton are looking comfortable with Stoke failing to get into the game.

44 mins:Adam concedes a free-kick after going through the back of Baines.

42 mins:Stoke are trying to come forward but can't find that killer pass or test Tim Howard.

40 mins:What response will Stoke come up with?

39 mins:Everton seem certain to go further ahead but Osman gets his effort all wrong when all on his own in the box, and Moyes is not happy.

37 mins:GOAL: STOKE 0-1 EVERTON: Pienaar flights a ball into the box and it comes off Shawcross' head and into the back of the net.

36 mins:Howard palms away an effort from Etherington.

34 mins:Naismith heads over from the corner, Everton are having the better of the game.

33 mins:A great chance for Naismith who lifts the ball over the keeper but Shawcross deflects it over the bar.

31 mins:Steven N'Zonzi has a free header from a corner but it's straight at Tim Howard.

29 mins:Pienaar goes down under a challenge from Wilkinson, the Everton man is claiming an elbow.

27 mins:Jagielka is doing a good job on Jones as he prevents him latching on to a pass from Whelan.

25 mins:Tony Pulis doesn't look too concerned by his side's start.

23 mins:Wilkinson sends a high ball into the area but Jones can't get his header right.

21 mins:Stoke appeal for an Everton handball but their protestations are waved away.

19 mins:Jones does well to get some space for a shot but his effort is way off target.

18 mins:Stoke are struggling to get a foothold in the match so far.

17 mins:Matthew Etherington drills a shot in from the right side that flies just wide.

16 mins:Everton aren't allowing Stoke any time on the ball.

14 mins:Everton win a corner which comes to nothing.

12 mins:Pienaar's shot was blocked by the arm of Whelan, Everton should have had a penalty.

11 mins:Pienaar takes a shot which is also blocked.

10 mins:Osman slides the ball back to Jelavic whose first-time effort is blocked.

8 mins:Everton come forward through Jelavic but his pass to Fellaini is intercepted.

6 mins:Walters delivers a teasing ball into the box but it's too far ahead of Jones.

4 mins:Stoke are so solid at home, Everton will have to work hard to break them down.

2 mins:Mark Halsey is the man taking charge today.

1 mins:The match gets underway.

Stoke welcome back Andy Wilkinson and Charlie Adam, but there is no place in the squad for Michael Owen.

Everton make one change, with Steven Naismith in for the injured Kevin Mirallas, while Tim Howard plays his 200th consecutive Premier League match.

Can Everton maintain their impressive start to the season against Stoke, who could move level with the Toffees with a victory.

  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 15 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Britannia Stadium
  • Attendance: 27,008
StokeStokevEvertonEverton
1
  • Jones, 52
1
  • Shawcross, og 36

match report

Stoke City and Everton settled for a point apiece at the Britannia Stadium following a bruising 1-1 draw in the Premier League.

But the main talking point of the game was Marouane Fellaini's clear headbutt on Ryan Shawcross, which referee Mark Halsey failed to spot.

A Shawcross own goal gifted the Merseysiders the opening goal 11 minutes before half-time, but the hosts hit back thanks to Kenwyne Jones' first top flight goal in 16 months, seven minutes after the break.

After that, both teams had chances to claim all three points, but they happily settled for a share of the spoils.

Fourth-placed Everton have now drawn nine of their last 13 Premier League away games and five of the last six, while ninth-placed Stoke stretched their unbeaten home record to 15 league games.

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.

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

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

However, the American was eventually beaten as Jones, retaining his starting place up front, equalised in the 52nd minute, heading Shawcross' long-range delivery past Howard.

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.

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.

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

team line-up

1Asmir Begovic
2Geoff Cameron
4Robert Huth
17Ryan Shawcross
28Andy Wilkinson
15Steven N'Zonzi
6Glenn Whelan
26Matthew Etherington85
16Charlie Adam73
19Jonathan Walters
9Kenwyne Jones77

substitutes

20Matthew Upson
25Peter Crouch77
18Dean Whitehead
33Cameron Jerome73
29Thomas SÝrensen
21Michael Kightly85
8Wilson Palacios

referee

Mark Halsey

team line-up

24Tim Howard
3Leighton Baines
23Seamus Coleman
15Sylvain Distin
6Phil Jagielka
14Steven Naismith70
22Steven Pienaar
4Darron Gibson
21Leon Osman
25Marouane Fellaini
7Nikica Jelavic

substitutes

16Thomas Hitzlsperger
1JŠn Mucha
34Shane Duffy
27Apostolos Vellios
5Johnny Heitinga
8Bryan Oviedo
20Ross Barkley70

referee

Mark Halsey

match stats

possession %4851
shots on target52
shots off target75
corners48
tackles won1222
offsides11