Premier League

  • T. Cleverley 7’
  • L. Baines 64’
  • 9’ M. Pugh
Premier League
Goodison Park
Attendance 38,345


    • KICK OFF
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      Well, that’s all we have time for this afternoon. As always, until next time, thank you and goodbye!
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      The game started off in frantic fashion, with Tom Cleverley giving the hosts the lead before Marc Pugh drew Bournemouth level. The second half was an even contest but, in the end, Everton just did enough to edge it courtesy of Baines’ strike - his first in open play in over three years - and bring t
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      FULL-TIME! It’s all over at Goodison Park, where Everton have beaten Bournemouth 2-1 thanks to Leighton Baines’ superb strike midway through the second half. It was a hard-fought victory for the hosts who, after suffering a humiliating defeat in the Merseyside derby and slumping out of the FA Cup, h
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      There will be one change at half time, as Martinez introduces Tony Hibbert in place of Muhamed Besic. It is the veteran defender's first appearance of the campaign, though he was on the bench for the FA Cup semi-final last Saturday.
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      HALF TIME! So, we’ve reached the interval at Goodison Park, where it is Everton 1-1 Bournemouth. The game started off in a flurry of activity as, just two minutes after falling behind to Tom Cleverley’s strike, the visitors were level courtesy of Mark Pugh’s ninth-minute effort. It has been a rather
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      A touching moment now, as applause rings out in tribute as the families of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster who, after 27 years, have this week finally seen some semblance of justice served for the deaths of their family members, make their way out onto the pitch. For all the rivalries be
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      The teams are out onto the pitch now, and going through the typical pre-match niceties. It is the fist-ever league meeting between the two sides at Goodison. The reverse fixture back in November finished 3-3 in dramatic fashion, with Stanislas’ last-gasp header cancelling out Ross Barkley’s stoppage
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      It will certainly be interesting to soak in the atmosphere from Goodison Park this afternoon. The discontent amongst the Everton faithful has been steadily growing over the course of the campaign, and though Martinez has claimed he “feels the pain” of the supporters, that has done nothing to quell t
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      TEAM NEWS - Bournemouth substitutes: Gosling, Stanislas, Afobe, Federici, Grabban, Wiggins, O’Kane.
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      TEAM NEWS - Bournemouth (4-4-2): Boruc; Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels; Ritchie, Arter, Surman, Pugh; King, Wilson.
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      TEAM NEWS - Everton substitutes: Robles, Hibbert, Oviedo, Lukaku, Mirallas, Osman, Dowell.
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      TEAM NEWS - Everton (4-2-3-1): Howard; Besic, Pennington, Stones, Baines; Gibson, McCarthy; Lennon, Barkley, Cleverley; Niasse.
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      Without further ado, let’s check on the full matchday squads, staring off with the home side…
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      Meanwhile, Howe, a boyhood Evertonian, also makes three changes. Two of those are in midfield, with Junior Stanislas and former Everton man Dan Gosling both retreating to the bench to be replaced by Matt Ritchie and Harry Arter respectively while, up front, Callum Wilson comes in to make his first s
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      The team news is in now from Goodison Park, and there are several changes for both sides from the lien ups that started against Manchester United and Chelsea respectively. For the hosts, who have been hit by a swathe of injuries to key players in recent weeks, Martinez makes three alterations in tot
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      Everton’s home form has been terrible this season - the Toffees have lost eight of their Premier League games at Goodison Park - and Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth have also had a similar issue, with their performances and results on the road often better than those at the Vitality Stadium. The visitors s
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      Any hope of Everton salvaging something from what has been another disappointing season were ended last week as Anthony Martial’s last-gasp strike at Wembley ensured that it was Manchester United who progressed to the FA Cup final, not the Toffees. Roberto Martinez’s side have not won since March 12
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      Hello and welcome, football fans, to our LIVE coverage of Everton’s Premier League clash with AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park. Both these sides come into this encounter on the back of poor runs of form, and with little else than pride to play for considering their respective league positions of 11t
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      KICK-OFF! We are up and running at a sunny Goodison, as Bournemouth get proceedings underway. The visitors will attack the Gwladys Street end in the first half…
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      A promising moment now for Pennington, as the youngster does well to drive out from the back and slip a neat pass into Baines down the left. With Jagielka likely to miss the rest of the campaign through injury, and Ramiro Funes Mori serving the second game of his three-match suspension, it is a real
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      Good defending! That’s a fine tackle by Besic, who slides in on Pugh to prevent the winger driving into the Everton penalty area. The midfielder is filling in for the injured Seamus Coleman at right-back, and struggled against the pace of Martial last time out. He will be hoping for a stronger displ
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      G T. Cleverley Assist R. Barkley
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      GOOOOOAAAALLLLL!! CLEVERLEY PUTS EVERTON AHEAD! That’s a superb strike from the former Manchester United midfield, who gets the hosts off to a flying start with what is just his second goal of the campaign. He was found by Barkley following a neat bit of play down the left flank and, after taking a
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      It was a tidy bit of build-up play from the hosts, as Barkley, who has not assisted or scored in his last 10 appearances, capped off the move with a precise ball into the feet of Cleverley.
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      G M. Pugh Assist R. Barkley
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      It was a scrappy goal, but nevertheless it has hauled Bournemouth right back into this game. King’s assist was nothing more than a miss-kick, but given the shambolic nature of Everton’s defending, it was all that was needed.
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      GOOOOAALLLL!!! BOURNEMOUTH ARE LEVEL! What a shambles for Everton! That goal really sums up the hosts’ entire campaign, as less than two minutes after they take the lead, Pennington is shirked off the ball by Wilson who slides a cross into the area. It is helped on by King to the unmarked Pugh who,
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      The Everton players aren’t happy that Bournemouth’s goal was allowed to stand, as they feel Pennington was fouled by Wilson in the build-up. But they can only look at themselves, in all truth, and you feel that while Martinez is in charge, Everton’s defensive frailties will only continue. He seems i
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      A slight lull in proceedings now following that whirlwind start, as Everton work the ball from right to left, with Gibson spreading the play with a superb diagonal ball over to Baines. It is eventually switched back over to the opposite flank, but Lennon loses out to Daniels, before the Bournemouth
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      An opportunity to counter now for Everton, as Gibson regains possession with a robust challenge and immediately looks to set Barkley free. The England midfielder eventually works it wide out to Baines, but his low cross aimed for Niasse does not find its target, and Bournemouth are able to clear.
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      LUCKY! That’s a ridiculous back pass from Besic, as the Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder cuts out a deep cross by Francis but, instead of hooking it away from danger, plays a cushioned pass back into the path of Howard, who has to react swiftly in order to make the clearance.
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      STAT FLASH – Everton have never lost against Bournemouth in the five matches they have played in all completions (W4 D1), with those fixtures having averaged four goals per game.
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      It’s Bournemouth’s turn to retain possession for a spell now, in the aim of moving their hosts from side-to-side and thus exploiting any gaps created. However, they have little joy in doing so, and Martinez’s side are soon able to get back on the ball and look to build another attack.
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      There was an opportunity there for Gibson to sweep a simple pass out to Besic, who had picked up a great, advanced position down the right wing. However, the Irishman instead elects to hook a long pass towards the Bournemouth area, aiming to pick out Lennon, but Cook had matched the run of the forme
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      That’s a good effort from Ritchie, as the Scotland winger – renowned for his ability to find the net with strikes from distance – tries his luck with a first-time left-footed shot 25 yards out from goal. It looks set to trouble Howard, but McCarthy gets across well to make a timely block.
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      Despite the mistake for Bournemouth’s equaliser, Pennington has had a solid start to his Premier League debut, especially considering that he is playing alongside fellow 21-year-old, albeit a vastly more experienced one, in the form of John Stones. The young pairing cannot be blamed for Everton’s de
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      Frustration is stemming from the Everton fans now, as Martinez’s side settle into the tepid style of football that has seen the majority of the Goodison faithful turn against the manager. The movement is poor, with Barkley, McCarthy and Niasse all standing stock still, and, after a period of 10-plus
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      Almost! That’s good link-up play between Niasse and Barkley, as the former Lokomotiv Moscow forward finds the England midfielder with a neat pass. Barkley jinks his way towards the edge of the box, taking on two Bournemouth defenders, but when it comes to releasing his strike, he can only hammer the
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      CHANCE! That’s a smart bit of goalkeeping by Boruc, who came off his line swiftly to prevent Barkley sliding a finish into the back of the net after he had raced onto the end of Niasse’s perfectly weighted through ball.
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      STAT FLASH – If Everton fail to win this afternoon, it will extend their winless streak in the Premier League to eight matches. The last time they failed to claim a single victory over a run of eight fixtures was under Walter Smith in 1999.
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      Another heart-in-the-mouth moment for Pennington, as he makes a poor decision down on the left and is swiftly smothered by Wilson. The ball rebounds back into the path of the Bournemouth forward, who gets past the covering Gibson with a heavy touch. Unfortunately for the visitors, however, the ball
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      CLOSE! That’s unlucky from Niasse, who manages to latch onto a poor corner from Baines and direct a header in the general direction of the target. However, it flies a few yards wide. As that occurs, a plane is flying over Goodison, with a banner tailing behind it that reads ‘Time to go Roberto’. If
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      SI T. Hibbert SO R. Barkley
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      Welcome back! We are back underway at Goodison Park, with Everton getting proceedings started in the second half.
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      CHANCE! Everton get lucky there, as King latches onto a cross to meet it on the half-volley, but the former Blackburn Rovers strike can only skew his effort well wide of the target.
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      So far, this game really has had the feel of a fixture at the end of the campaign between two sides that have relatively little to play for which, in all truth, can be said for both Everton and Bournemouth. The hosts do finally step it up as McCarthy slips an inviting pass into the path of Barkley,
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      A pause in play now as Cook, who took a knock from Barkley when he slid in to prevent the midfielder driving through on goal, receives some extensive treatment for what looks to be an injury to his upper body. With so little in terms of defensive cover available to Howe, he will be hoping that the c
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      It is another dreadful set-piece delivery from the hosts, and the visitors are able to easily clear the ball out as far as Hibbert on the halfway line. There are immediate cries from the crowd for the full-back, who has not scored one in 329 appearances for the Toffees, to shoot, but he does not obl
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      That’s wasteful from Pugh who, after he initially did well to drive down the left, plays a sloppy and overhit pass out towards Ritchie, who is unable to stretch to reach it. This game may need an offensive substitution, from either manager, to spark it back into life.
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      Almost! That’s good play from Niasse, who rises well to challenge with Cook and nudge a header back into the path of Barkley. The Everton playmaker immediately looks to slip a return ball back into the Senegal forward, but it is slightly overhit and Boruc is able to come out and collect.
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      SO CLOSE! That’s dreadful defending once more from Everton, as King is provided with acres of space on the cusp of the penalty area. The Norwegian tries his luck with a low effort, but although it beats Howard, it slides just wide of the right-hand upright.
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      SI R. Lukaku SO R. Barkley
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      CHANCE! That’s rather wasteful from Wilson who, after turning and twisting away from his marker, elects to drive an effort towards the near post that slams into the side-netting, though it seems he would have been better off playing it across to his strike partner, who was waiting unmarked in the si
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      The break in play as a result of that effort sees Romelu Lukaku thrown into the frey. The Belgium striker, who seems likely to leave Everton in the transfer window, replaces Oumar Niasse.
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      A free-kick in a really dangerous position now for the visitors, as Ritchie, who stands over the set-piece, was felled by Gibson 20 yards out. The former Manchester United man receives the first booking of the game for his troubles.
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      POOR! That’s a tame effort from Ritchie. The winger managed to get his effort to curl up and over the wall, but there was no power or spin on the strike and Howard is able to make an easy save.
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      G L. Baines Assist R. Barkley
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      GOOOOOAAAALLL!! EVERTON RETAKE THE LEAD! That’s a fantastic finish by Baines, who marks the 500th appearance of his career with a superbly taken strike. It came about after Barkley had spun clear of his marker and slotted a neat pass into Lennon, who in turn drilled a low cross into the six-yard box
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      Much like King’s assist in the first half for Pugh’s strike, Cleverley’s pass was little more than a miss-kick, but that will matter little to Everton, as Baines was on hand to tuck home the chance with his first goal from open play since January 2013.
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      Almost! Great play once again from Everton, who seem to have finally found their feet and have clicked up a gear since retaking the advantage. Barkley played in Hibbert with a lovely pass and the full-back, unusually high up the pitch, gets in a cross-cum-shot that, fortunately for Bournemouth, is g
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      SI J. Stanislas SO R. Barkley
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      A first change of the game now for the visitors, as their goalscorer Marc Pugh makes way for Junior Stanislas. The former West Ham winger netted a double in the remarkable 3-3 draw back in November.
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      SI B. Afobe SO R. Barkley
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      That change is quickly followed up by another substitution by Howe, as Benik Afobe - who has scored four goals since his arrival from Wolves in January - replaces Josh King.
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      CHANCE! That was a vital block by Pennington, who gets across to prevent Afobe powering in a leveller after the Everton defence were caught napping. The hosts compose themselves swiftly enough and manage to burst upfield at pace, with Barkley linking his way superbly into the area before laying off
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      The tempo of this match has certainly been upped since Everton re-established their lead and, in turn, the visitors made the double substitution, with Afobe offering a real outlet for Bournemouth to be a bit more direct in their attacking play. They are certainly still well in this game...
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      That’s superb play from Stones, who races out of the Everton defence and carries the ball all the way to the opposite byline, before coolly slipping a pass back into Lennon. The hosts then work the move wide out to the right flank, but a misunderstanding between Barkley and Cleverley allows Francis
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      WHAT A MISS! That’s an awful attempt from Afobe who latched onto a brilliant cross from Wilson after the Bournemouth no.13 had made his way into the penalty area with a superb driving run. However, from six yards out, the former Arsenal forward could only head his effort over the crossbar.
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      SI L. Grabban SO R. Barkley
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      That brilliant run will be the final action of the game for Callum Wilson, as he is taken off in place of Lewis Grabban, who is yet to open his goalscoring account since returning to Bournemouth from Norwich City back in January.
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      Fantastic defending from Hibbert, who expertly tracks the run of Stanislas and matches the pace of the Bournemouth winger before making a terrific sliding challenge to prevent the resulting strike on goal troubling Howard.
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      That is brilliant once more from Hibbert who, despite being put into trouble by Cleverley’s sloppy pass, makes a fantastic recovering challenge to prevent Afobe powering into Everton’s territory. The experienced full-back has been superb since coming on at half-time!
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      SI K. Dowell SO R. Barkley
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      A third and final change now for Everton, as Ross Barkley makes way. His replacement is the 18-year-old Kieran Dowell, who receives a huge round of applause as he comes on to make his Premier League debut. The midfielder has impressed greatly with the Under-21s this term, and made a few first-team a
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      CLOSE! Neat play from Bournemouth, as Afobe drifts out to combine with Ritchie and create some space for the latter on the edge of Everton's area. The winger quickly decides to take on the strike, directing a rasping effort towards the left-hand corner, but it whistles just wide.
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      Desperate defending here from the Toffees, as Bournemouth lump a series of crosses into the area, though to no avail as Stones, McCarthy and Gibson are all well-placed to clear the danger.
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      The fourth official has indicated a minimum of four minutes of stoppage time at the end of this game. Can Everton finally hold onto a lead and avoid conceding a late goal to secure their first Premier League win in seven games?

    Line Up




    Carlo Ancelotti
    Jason Tindall



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 3 8
    Yellow Cards 1 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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