Premier League

September 22, 2012


Swansea City

0 - 3


Premier League

11:45 +00:00, September 22, 2012

Liberty Stadium, Wales

  • 94'

  • 93'

    FULL TIME - well, that was a complete battering from start to finish. Forget the notion that Everton are slow starters - they are haring out of the traps this year. Swansea never got going and the Toffees deserved go joint top of the Premier League.

  • 92'

    Brilliant free kick from De Guzman, Howard is beaten but it hits the bar, then Jagilka blocks Britton's follow up brilliantly.

  • 91'

    "We're going to win the league.." sing Everton's fans.

  • 90'

    Three minutes of added time...

  • 86'

    Marouane Fellaini has scored or assisted eight goals in his last 10 Premier League appearances.

  • 85'

    Pienaar and Fellaini depart and Magaye and Oviedo come on.

  • 84'

    Swansea's fans stream for the exits. They've had enough of this.

  • 83'

    A few chances aside, this has been a true spanking of Swansea. Make no mistake about it.

  • 82'

    So easy. Fellaini gets in front of Williams, and his header takes a tiny flick off the defender to take it past Vorm.

  • 81'

    GOAL Fellaini nods in Baines' free kick and that is most definitely that.

  • 79'

    Super volley from Anichebe as Everton press again, Vorm saves low down. Then Anichebe gets a knockdown from Fellaini and fires into the side-netting.

  • 78'

    Nearly a chance for Swansea as Rangel flicks on a corner but Howard flies across to catch ahead of Michu.

  • 77'

    This looks like being two defeats in a row for Swansea. A test of Laudrup's ability to pick his players up.

  • 75'

    Another length of the field move from Everton, beautifully constructed. Pienaar feeds Baines and his cross finds Anichebe five yards out and he misses. Goodness me.

  • 74'

    Anichebe and Fellaini play pretty passes when one of them should have had a dig. Eventually, the former does but he drags it wide.

  • 72'

    Fellaini oh so nearly gets a goal as he flicks on Baines' corner but Britton nods off the goalline.

  • 72'

    And a Swansea change - Graham goes off and Itay Shechter replaces.

  • 71'

    Mirallas trots off to be replaced by Steven Naismith.

  • 70'

    Osman is booked for hauling down Routledge. Ironic cheers from the Liberty.

  • 68'

    Pienaar toe pokes a shot wide of the post, via a deflection.

  • 67'

    Excellent move from Swansea, a neat one-touch build up until Rangel crosses but Michu can't get on the end of it.

  • 66'

    Pienaar slides in Anichebe, he crosses for Fellaini who fires over from five yards. It was travelling, but he should be scoring that.

  • 65'

    Michu gets a yellow for tugging Osman to the ground as Swansea tried to break. He has no grounds for complaint there.

  • 64'

    Everton totally dominating possession now.

  • 62'

    Swansea look drained by that red card. Dyer looked chippy from the moment he came on. Clearly smarting at being benched in the first place.

  • 60'

    Swansea need to be careful here. Another foul given on Routledge, who then looks like he kicks the ball at the referee.

  • 59'

    Mirallas curls the free kick just over the bar. Huge task for Swansea now.

  • 58'

    That was worthy of a red on its own. Horrible challenge. Luckily, Baines is alright and is over the free kick.

  • 57'

    Well, Dyer has lasted just 12 minutes after getting a second yellow for a horrible tackle on Baines. He rightly walks.

  • 57'

    Rangel is carded for a clip after being turned by Anichebe. He's been immense today.

  • 55'

    Tate goes off and Britton comes on. Defender off for a midfielder.

  • 54'

    Dyer is carded, for dissent it looks like.

  • 53'

    Now Howard is called into action making a superb save from Ki, who tried a bender into the far corner. Brilliant.

  • 52'

    Everton should be out of sight. Fellaini is played clean through by Anichebe, he hands it back for Mirallas, whose shot hits the bar, then Anichebe fires a shot right at Vorm and Swansea survive.

  • 50'

    The latest penalty shout is for Everton as Ki gives Mirallas a little shove inside the area. Mirallas is a big lad though and shouldn't be hitting the turf after such a minimal nudge.

  • 49'

    Another fine save from Howard as Michu gets a clear sight on goal. Though Everton have been dominant, Swansea have had several gilt-edged chances.

  • 48'

    Superb defending header from Jagielka as Rangel crossed. Michu was right on him.

  • 47'

    Bit of argy bargy between Fellaini and Rangel. Both claim a stamp. Something and nothing.

  • 46'

    A change for Swansea as we begin the second half, Nathan Dyer is on for Pablo.


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    Anichebe grabbed his second goal in two games

  • 45'

    HALF TIME - the half ends with a horror miss from Rangel as he volleys a cross at the back post away from goal when he was four yards out. Oh dear. Everton well on top but Swansea have had three good chances.

  • 45'

    Superb save from Howard as Rangel charges into the box from Ki's excellent pass. Vital stop.

  • 44'

    Very nearly a goal straight back for Swansea as De Guzman fires a volley across goal and Graham is inches away from touching it home.

  • 43'

    A break right from their own corner flag, Fellaini brings it forward, finds Pienaar, he crosses first time for Mirallas and though Vorm saves his first shot he nods home the rebound.

  • 43'

    GOAL Mirallas grabs Everton's second. Superb goal!

  • 41'

    Chance for Everton to get more quality into the box as Routledge is penalised for handball on the right flank.

  • 40'

    Cracking half of football we've had. Is there a second goal to come before the interval?

  • 38'

    Superb effort from Ki as Swansea work the ball nicely. Howard is beaten and it flies just past the post. Super effort.

  • 37'

    Now Michu rises to meet the corner but nods over. He should score really, though Fellaini was doing his best to put him off.

  • 36'

    Swansea are back in this now - Michu finds Routledge but his shot is blocked by Jagielka. Corner. Good game this.

  • 34'

    Just two attempts on goal from Swansea - 12 from Everton.

  • 33'

    Swansea ask for a pen as Mirallas leans into Ben Davies but then as Everton break Osman tries a strange lob from the edge of the box that Vorm claims.

  • 32'

    First real attack of note for Swansea as Michu gets to a ball inside the box ahead of Howard, he lays it back for De Guzman to cross but Jagielka clears inside his own six-yard box.

  • 31'

    Really good chance for Fellaini as Pienaar's shanked half-volley fell into his path. His header was blocked by Williams.

  • 30'

    A yellow card for Sung-Yeung-Ki for an ugly lunge on Pienaar.

  • 29'

    Can Everton grab the second goal their dominance deserves? That was their big failing against Newcastle on Monday - only going in at HT at 1-0.

  • 28'

    Another scramble in the Swansea box. Crowd is very silent - they are being battered here.

  • 27'

    Better from Swansea, but still no real penetration.

  • 25'

    Swansea are running scared of Anichebe at the minute - he marauds into the area before blasting a shot over the top. Fellaini was in support and is not impressed.

  • 24'

    Swansea looking a little more lively now but Everton break again and Vorm comes out to claim Baines' cross.

  • 22'

    Looks like Fellaini might have handled as he nudged the ball towards Anichebe. Referee might have missed one there.

  • 21'

    Swansea can have no complaints about that - Everton have started superbly here and they've had no answer.

  • 20'

    Exactly what Everton have deserved. Fellaini brings down a long ball in the area, nods to Anichebe and he volleys home from seven yards. Wallop.

  • 20'

    GOAL Anichebe scores! Reward for Everton!

  • 18'

    Another effort from Anichebe as he turns and shoots, much like he did for his goal against Newcastle.

  • 17'

    Nice link between Anichebe and Pienaar but the South African drags his shot wide of the near post.

  • 16'

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  • 15'

    Poor from Anichebe - who has looked dangerous so far - as he had Mirallas at the back post unmarked as he went into the box but delayed his pass too long.

  • 14'

    Now at the other end Howard claims a ball ahead of Michu right on the edge of his box. Dodgy.

  • 12'

    Baines' free kick is blocked by the wall and Swansea clear their lines. David Moyes is not happy with that yellow for Williams. I think he should have walked.

  • 11'

    That is a big let off for Swansea, Routledge's pass is poor, Anichebe gets in ahead of Williams and was right in on Vorm. Tate was about ten yards away.

  • 10'

    Big decision for the ref now - Anichebe took the ball past Williams and was in on goal, but there was some cover. Looks like a yellow.

  • 8'

    Pienaar is fouled - another free kick for Everton. Swansea's fans already unhappy with the referee.

  • 7'

    Baines has his crossing boots on already - Swansea do well to clear another superb cross into the box.

  • 5'

    Another ball into the box from Everton and a shot from Fellaini blocked by Williams.

  • 4'

    A ferocious start to the game as Swansea have their first break but Howard is out smartly to claim the ball ahead of Graham.

  • 3'

    Now Mirallas missed a great chance! Everton on fire early on, Anichebe crosses and Vorm saves Mirallas' shot from eight yards, then claims the follow up under the bar. Crikey O'Reilly.

  • 3'

    Now Mirallas missed a great chance! Everton on fire early on, Anichebe crosses and Vorm saves Mirallas' shot from eight yards, then claims the follow up under the bar. Crikey O'Reilly.

  • 2'

    A devillish ball in from Baines after Fellaini was fouled, a brilliant glancing header from Anichebe and an equally good save from Vorm. Good start to the game.

  • 1'



    Swansea can go top of the league with a win - decent incentive eh? Everton can only go joint top.


    Everton: Howard, Neville, Heitinga, Jagielka, Baines, Osman, Pienaar, Coleman, Fellaini, Mirallas, Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Oviedo, Naismith, Distin, Gueye, Vellios, Duffy.


    Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Tate, Williams, Davies, Ki, de Guzman, Michu, Hernandez, Routledge, Graham. Subs: Tremmel, Britton, Dyer, Monk, Shechter, Moore, Tiendalli.


    Afternoon all, it's Everton v Swansea from the Liberty Stadium - and it's live with me Chris Murphy.