Everton 0-0 Swansea (01.11.2014) Live Commentary

90+5′
The fans could demand a bit more entertainment for their money. There hasn’t really been much to see but for an occasional opportunity now and then. Dominance of this game was on the home side. The hosts displayed good teamplay with a lot of passes. The visiting side patiently waited on their own half to take the ball off the opponent and to hit them on the break.
90+5′
 
That is the end of the match.
90+5′
Romelu Lukaku (Everton) spurned a good chance! He gets a shot away from inside the penalty box, but it goes inches wide of the left post.
90+4′
 
Muhamed Besic (Everton) sees a yellow card from Kevin Friend after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
90+3′
Leighton Baines (Everton) produces a long-range strike, but he hits only one of his own teammates standing in its way.
90+2′
Steven Pienaar (Everton) is in acres of space inside the box, and produces a shot which goes well wide of the right post. What a poor effort. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Swansea.
90′
 
Fourth official shows 4 min. of added time.
89′
 
A horde of the players are waiting inside the penalty area for a cross from the corner, but Ross Barkley (Everton) takes it with a short pass.
89′
Leighton Baines (Everton) with a through ball which would have led to a great opportunity, if it hadn’t been stopped by the defence. The ball is out-of-play and Everton manage to earn a corner.
89′
Everton seem to be finding their feet as they enjoy some possession. Great movement by offensive players allows those more defensive to build up the attack.
87′
 
The resulting corner from Leighton Baines (Everton) is unsuccessful.
86′
James McCarthy (Everton) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack. The referee signals for a corner kick, Everton are awarded.
83′
Everton are showing great team-chemistry. They are passing the ball around seamlessly.
83′
 
The attendance is 39149.
80′
Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) whips in the resulting set piece which has been cleared.
80′
James McCarthy (Everton) makes a harsh challenge and Kevin Friend calls for a foul. Swansea will take a free kick.
79′
 
We are about to witness a subsitution. Nathan Dyer (Swansea) for Jefferson Montero.
79′
Kevin Friend blows the whistle, Muhamed Besic (Everton) is penalised for a foul.
78′
 
The resulting corner from Leighton Baines (Everton) is averted by the opposition’s defence.
77′
Samuel Eto’o (Everton) delivers a long ball, but it lacks enough power to reach his teammates and is intercepted by one of the defenders. Everton get a chance to score from a corner kick.
76′
 
The manager has decided to make a substitution and Thomas Carroll (Swansea) walks off the pitch to be replaced by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
76′
Neil Taylor (Swansea) has now obviously shifted the ball with his hand. He could have been easily booked for that, however, the referee keeps the cards in his pocket and it only results in a free kick for the opponent’s team. Everton are given an advantage. They have a free kick.
75′
Samuel Eto’o (Everton) wasted an opportunity to score from the free kick from about 25 metres out. His attempt hit the wall of defenders.
74′
A free kick to Everton from around 25 metres out. Let’s see who will take it.
72′
 
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) is awarded a yellow card and sent off because it’s the second one, Kevin Friend shows him a red card.
72′
Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea) is offside and the linesman raises his flag.
71′
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) unleashes a powerful shot towards goal, but it is blocked by a self-sacrificing defender.
70′
Jefferson Montero (Swansea) attempts to send a pass but the effort is blocked.
68′
 
That will be all from Aiden McGeady who is being replaced by the fresh legs of Romelu Lukaku (Everton).
68′
 
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Steven Naismith departs the field of play to be replaced by Steven Pienaar (Everton).
67′
A pass from Seamus Coleman (Everton) is intercepted by Lukasz Fabianski and the move breaks down.
66′
 
The game is interrupted. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) is given a yellow card. He has to be more careful now.
65′
Aiden McGeady (Everton) creates a yard of space for himself and tries an efort from the edge of the box, but it is going just wide of the left post. The ball goes out-of-play and Swansea will have a goal kick.
63′
Some patient build-up play from Everton as they look to unlock the defence.
61′
 
The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea) will replace Wilfried Bony.
60′
Ross Barkley (Everton) gives away foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Kevin Friend saw the whole situation.
56′
Leighton Baines (Everton) stands over the resultant free kick from 19 metres out and his shot goes well over the bar. The ball goes out-of-play and Swansea will have a goal kick.
54′
 
Ashley Williams (Swansea) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Kevin Friend had an easy-decision to make. A free kick from around 19 metres will be taken by someone from Everton.
53′
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) latches onto a lofted pass on the edge of the penalty box and unleashes a volley towards goal, but it goes high over the crossbar. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Everton.
52′
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) fires a volley towards goal from the edge of the penalty box, but his effort goes well wide of the left post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Everton.
52′
A brilliant through ball from Wilfried Bony (Swansea) as he picks out Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea), who darted into a free space to take the pass.
51′
Jefferson Montero (Swansea) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.
50′
Everton’s players are exchanging short passes from one to another, waiting for the right moment to beat the opposition’s defence.
50′
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) trips an opposition player, and Kevin Friend signals a foul.
47′
A pass by Jefferson Montero (Swansea) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
46′
 
The whistle blows and Kevin Friend starts the second half.
45+4′
Not the best game in the world so far but certainly not the worst either. Chances have been few. The home team were controlling the game most of the first half. The home side have dominated the possesion and midfield so far. The visitors have spent most of their time defending and waiting for the right moment to launch the counter-attack.
45+4′
 
The match has reached half-time.
45+3′
Ross Barkley (Everton) sends a killer pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders reacts at the last minute and thwarts his effort.
45+3′
Everton slow the tempo of the game down by exchanging a combination of one to two touch passes. For the opposition’s players it’s very difficult at the moment, very physically demanding to run without the ball.
45+1′
Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Phil Jagielka (Everton) is averted and cleared away to safety.
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3 additional min. will be played.
45′
James McCarthy (Everton) attempts to find one of his teammates, but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone.
45′
Muhamed Besic (Everton) wastes a good opportunity as he sends an inaccurate final pass into the box which is blocked by the defence.
44′
 
11:0 – the statistic of corner kicks.
44′
 
Leighton Baines (Everton) takes the corner and sends it into the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence is ready and makes a good clearance.
44′
Seamus Coleman (Everton) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out. The ball goes out for a corner. Everton can continue in their attacking effort.
43′
Jefferson Montero (Swansea) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players, and Kevin Friend blows his whistle for a foul.
42′
Long pass, produced by Ross Barkley (Everton), missed precision to reach his teammates.
42′
Aiden McGeady (Everton) dribbles into space and finds himself in a shooting position, but his shot from the edge of the box is bravely blocked.
40′
 
Ross Barkley (Everton) swings in the corner, but fails to find any of his teammates. One of the defenders reacts superbly to get it clear.
40′
 
The resulting corner, taken by Ross Barkley (Everton), comes to nothing.
39′
Muhamed Besic (Everton) attempts to find one of his teammates inside the box with a chip pass, but one of the defending players reacts superbly and intercepts the ball. Everton forced their opponent to concede a corner.
38′
 
Gareth Barry (Everton) commits a foul and is shown a yellow card.
37′
Steven Naismith (Everton) nearly creates a chance, but his attempt to pick out a teammate with a through ball does not come off.
37′
Kevin Friend has a clear vision and sees a foul from Wilfried Bony (Swansea).
36′
Everton hold possession of the ball and display neat passing move from player to player. They are waiting for the right moment to open the opposition’s defence to hit them swiftly on the break.
35′
Long pass, produced by Wayne Routledge (Swansea), missed precision to reach his teammates.
33′
 
A yellow card is awarded to Wilfried Bony (Swansea).
33′
Wilfried Bony (Swansea) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Kevin Friend blow the whistle.
32′
 
Muhamed Besic (Everton) comes onto the pitch because Antolin Alcaraz simply cannot carry on any further after picking up an injury.
31′
 
The resulting corner from Leighton Baines (Everton) only finds one of the defenders, who heads it out of danger.
29′
Antolin Alcaraz (Everton) seems to be alright and is okay to carry on.
28′
 
Antolin Alcaraz (Everton) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
26′
 
The corner from Leighton Baines (Everton) is intercepted by the defence.
25′
What a poor attempt! Ross Barkley (Everton) drives another shot towards goal – this time from further out, but it couldn’t have been worse if he had shot blindfolded. The ball goes miles wide to the right.
24′
 
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) is cautioned by the referee.
21′
Aiden McGeady (Everton) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked. The ball is out-of-play, and the assistant referee points at the corner flag. Everton will take it.
21′
 
Leighton Baines (Everton) takes the corner, but one of the defenders reacts well and rises highest to head the ball away.
20′
Gareth Barry (Everton) fires a powerful shot which is blocked. Everton have a corner.
19′
Wonderful movement by Everton. The players are holding possession, mostly exchanging one-touch passes. They control the pace of the game now.
18′
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) crosses the ball forward but it is intercepted.
17′
Leighton Baines (Everton) stands over the resultant free kick from 20 metres out and his shot goes well wide of the right post. The ball goes out-of-play and Swansea will have a goal kick.
16′
Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) commits a minor foul and opponent’s attack is interrupted. He is warned by the referee that the next time he will not get away without a yellow card. A free kick to Everton.
15′
Kevin Friend interrupts the game. It was a tactical foul from Angel Rangel (Swansea).
14′
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared.
13′
 
The goalkeeper punched the ball away after Leighton Baines (Everton) took the corner.
12′
Aiden McGeady (Everton) takes the ball on and fires a shot from 21 metres out. Lukasz Fabianski stops the effort which is headed for the bottom right corner. The ball is out-of-play. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for Everton.
10′
Everton seeing far more of the ball now.
9′
 
Leighton Baines (Everton) takes the corner kick and sends a lovely ball into the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence is ready and knocks the ball to safety.
9′
Ross Barkley (Everton) unleashes a missile of a shot towards goal, but his good effort is blocked by one of the defenders. The main referee and his assistant both point at the corner flag. Everton will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
7′
Golden chance! Wilfried Bony (Swansea) meets a cross in the box and finds some space for a shot. He produces an inaccurate effort that goes wide of the right post. The ball goes out-of-play and Everton will have a goal kick.
7′
Aiden McGeady (Everton) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked.
5′
Wilfried Bony (Swansea) tries his luck with and strikes the ball towards goal from long-range, but it is blocked by one of the defenders.
5′
Swansea keep possession of the ball by producing short passes, waiting to open the opposition’s defence to hit them swiftly on the break.
4′
Wilfried Bony (Swansea) tries to hit a shot towards goal from long-range, but he miskicks the ball and it flies high over the crossbar. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Everton.
2′
The Swansea players will kick-off.
1′
Samuel Eto’o (Everton) tested Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) with a strike from just outside the box, but the effort is denied.
1′
 
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Kevin Friend got the nomination for today’s game and will try his best to be a fair judge and not to do any mistake.
 
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