• English Barclays Premier League
  • 12 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Goodison Park
  • Attendance: 35,782

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90 mins:Full-Time: EVERTON 0-0 SWANSEA.

90 mins:Three minutes of stoppage time to be played.

89 mins:Tiendalli is shown a yellow card.

88 mins:A great chance for Everton as Vellios feeds Jelavic, but he fires a yard over from a great position.

86 mins:Vorm is booked for some timewasting.

86 mins:Fellaini forces a superb save from Vorm as he heads as Osman cross goalwards, but a free-kick for a push is given.

85 mins:Five minutes to go as Howard collects a De Guzman free-kick into the area.

83 mins:The home side are just starting to run out of ideas as the game draws to a close.

82 mins:The Toffees bring on Apostolos Vellios for Anichebe.

81 mins:Into the final ten minutes as Everton prepare to make another change.

80 mins:Before the free-kick is taken Danny Graham takes over from Michu.

79 mins:Rangel and Baines collide and the Everton man gets a yellow card for his troubles.

76 mins:Spain boss Del Bosque heads out of the ground as Osman goes down in the area, but referee Dowd waves play on.

75 mins:Fifteen minutes to, surely this game cannot end goalless?

74 mins:Jelavic forces a corner and from the delivery Jagielka heads over as he meets the ball firmly.

72 mins:Wayne Routledge is on for Swansea, with Pablo trudging off.

70 mins:Twenty minutes to play, with the home fans starting to show a little bit of frustration.

68 mins:Everton replace Neville with Steven Naismith.

66 mins:Williams is in the right place to head out a Baines cross from the Everton left.

65 mins:Elsewhere Chelsea are 3-0 up at Stoke City and Sunderland lead West Ham 2-0 on Wearside.

64 mins:Nearly 20 minutes of the second half played and still Everton cannot make the breakthrough.

62 mins:A deep cross falls at the feet of Fellaini in the Swans area following Jelavic's flick on, but he cannot dig out a shot and the visiting defence clear.

61 mins:Michu concedes a free-kick and is booked for protesting the decision.

60 mins:Davies guides the ball back to keeper Vorm with Jelavic closing in.

58 mins:Pablo has picked up the first booking of the game.

57 mins:Dyer is replaced by Jonathan De Guzman as Swansea opt to strengthen their midfield.

55 mins:Anichebe finds Jelavic, who tries an overhead kick, but it doesn't come off.

53 mins:A shot from Pablo is weak and causes Howard no problem at all in the home goal.

53 mins:There were no changes made by either manager at half-time.

51 mins:A strong opening to the second half by the Toffees, who just need a goal for their efforts.

50 mins:Baines' delivery is met by Distin, but he can only head over the top from around eight yards out.

48 mins:A couple of corners to Everton as they continue to turn the screw.

46 mins:So nearly an opening goal as Vorm turns away a Phil Neville drive after Seamus Coleman had driven into the City area.

46 mins:The second half starts at Goodison.

45 mins:Half-Time: EVERTON 0-0 SWANSEA.

45 mins:A Ben Davies cross causes some problems, but Everton get the ball away in the end.

43 mins:A short corner routine from Everton comes to nothing as they attempt to break the deadlock.

41 mins:Baines plays the ball into the area, but Osman heads off-target when he could have done better.

39 mins:Just over five minutes to go to half-time and Everton were almost caught cold a few minutes ago.

38 mins:Fellaini sets himself for a shot from 15 yards, but he cannot steer his shot past Vorm, who makes a comfortable save.

37 mins:Dyer was the provider for that chance, he looks to be the main threat for the visitors.

36 mins:Swansea almost make a breakthrough as Michu gets clear into the area and Howard tips the effort onto the top of the crossbar.

34 mins:Aston Villa have fallen 1-0 behind at home to Southampton in a big game towards the wrong end of the table.

32 mins:Jelavic is caught offside and not for the first time in the game, he needs to be a bit more careful with his runs.

30 mins:Half an hour played and it's been Everton in charge for most of the time.

29 mins:A Fellaini flick header finds Anichebe in space in the area, Vorm makes a half-block but needs the alert Ashley Williams to clear the danger from close to the goal-line.

27 mins:Sylvain Distin makes a clearance as Michu gets ready for a rare touch of the ball, he has been quiet so far this afternoon.

25 mins:A Pienaar drive is deflected behind for a corner and this time Angel Rangel makes a clearing header.

23 mins:Midway point of the first half reached and we still await the first goal of the game.

21 mins:Pablo Hernandez fires high over the top from 25 yards out.

20 mins:Up to the 20-minute mark and Everton have had by far the better of the chances so far, but the game remains goalless.

17 mins:A possible Swansea counter breaks down with Dyer again a threat with his pace.

15 mins:First corner of the game goes to the home side and Jelavic's header from Baines' delivery is cleared off the line by Dwight Tiendalli.

14 mins:Chico makes a fine interception to deny Jelavic as he breaks into the City area.

12 mins:Anichebe cannot reach a Leighton Baines cross from the left, as Everton continue to have the better of the game.

10 mins:That was the best opening of the game so far, with the home side on top at the moment.

9 mins:Jelavic is close to breaking the deadlock as his effort from Leon Osman's ball in goes narrowly wide.

8 mins:Everton have a free-kick and another chance to put the pressure on the City backline.

6 mins:Nathan Dyer has a chance to sprint clear of the home defence, but he hesitates and the opportunity is lost.

4 mins:A promising start for the home side and some early nerves from Swansea.

3 mins:Swansea give the ball away and are rescued as Vorm races from his line to make vital blocks from Nikica Jelavic and then Victor Anichebe.

2 mins:Vorm is in the right place to collect a weal effort from Fellaini from the edge of the area.

1 mins:Referee Phil Dowd blows his whistle and the play gets underway.

City make four changes to the side which won 2-0 at Chelsea in midweek, with Michel Vorm, Dwight Tiendalli, Kemy Agustien and Nathan Dyer back in the starting line-up.

The home side welcome back Steven Pienaar in place of Bryan Oviedo, with the former having missed the 5-1 FA Cup third round win at Cheltenham Town on Monday.

Earlier this season the Toffees romped to a 3-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium, with Victor Anichebe, Kevin Mirallas and Marouane Fellaini on the scoresheet.

Everton play host to Swansea City at Goodison Park hoping to maintain an unbeaten record in 14 previous meetings with the Welsh side.

  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 12 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Goodison Park
  • Attendance: 35,782

match report

There was to be no separating Everton and Swansea at Goodison Park, with the two sides cancelling each other out in a 0-0 draw.

Ashley Williams did hack a Victor Anichebe effort off the line as Everton pushed for a first-half breakthrough, and the in-form Michu saw an attempted lob tipped onto the crossbar by Tim Howard at the other end, but there were few clear-cut opportunities created in 90 minutes.

Everton were boosted by the presence of Leighton Baines, who overcame an ankle problem, while Swansea freshened up the side which claimed a Capital One Cup victory over Chelsea in midweek with Michel Vorm, Nathan Dyer, Dwight Tiendalli and Kemy Agustien.

Marouane Fellaini had the first chance of the game for Everton inside the opening minute, but his 20-yard shot was easily claimed by Vorm.

Vorm then needed to be alert after a poor back-pass from Ben Davies allowed Nikica Jelavic in, but the goalkeeper blocked and then cleared as Anichebe threatened.

Swansea had their first serious opportunity when Pablo Hernandez launched a counter-attack, but his ball inside for Nathan Dyer was too strong and Howard gathered.

Hernandez, one of four Swansea Spaniards hoping to impress in front of national coach Vicente del Bosque, then attempted a spectacular shot from outside the area but screwed his effort well wide.

Anichebe went close when he reacted quickly after Fellaini headed on a Phil Jagielka ball, but Vorm palmed away his header and Williams hacked off the line.

Michu was inches away from giving Swansea the lead as he raced onto a fine ball from Dyer and delicately attempted to chip Howard from close range. Howard backtracked and managed to palm the Spaniard's fine effort onto the bar.

Everton made a positive start to the second period as Phil Neville took up an attack from Seamus Coleman and forced Vorm to save a low shot.

The Toffees kept up the pressure with Fellaini winning a loose ball and Anichebe lifting the ball across the box, but Jelavic failed to make contact with an attempted overhead kick.

The game became rather scrappy as it wore on but Baines still offered quality and he presented Jagielka with a fine chance from a corner 16 minutes from time, but the centre-back headed over.

Everton sent on Steven Naismith in a late attacking change but were unable to break through with Fellaini heading at Vorm but being penalised for a push and Jelavic shooting over.

team line-up

24Tim Howard
23Seamus Coleman
15Sylvain Distin
3Leighton Baines
6Phil Jagielka
18Philip Neville70
21Leon Osman
28Victor Anichebe84
22Steven Pienaar
25Marouane Fellaini
7Nikica Jelavic


31Matthew Kennedy
8Bryan Oviedo
16Thomas Hitzlsperger
1Ján Mucha
34Shane Duffy
14Steven Naismith70
27Apostolos Vellios84


Phil Dowd

team line-up

1Michel Vorm
33Ben Davies
6Ashley Williams
21Dwight Tiendalli
26Kemy Agustien
22Angel Rangel
12Nathan Dyer58
11Pablo Hernández73
24Ki Sung-Yueng


7Leon Britton
20Jonathan De Guzmán58
25Gerhard Tremmel
10Danny Graham82
2Kyle Bartley
16Garry Monk
15Wayne Routledge73


Phil Dowd

match stats

possession %5544
shots on target53
shots off target81
tackles won914