Swansea 1-1 Everton (11.04.2015) Live Commentary

90+5′
The game produced by the players today wasn’t of the most attractive ones. It seems they haven’t shown us their best. We have witnessed a quite balanced game. The home players attempted to leave the opposition defence outnumbered and hit them on the break. The visitors wanted to keep the ball on the ground and to play some passing style of football.
90+5′
 
Michael Oliver is looking at his watch and ends this match right now.
90+2′
The players claim that Nathan Dyer (Swansea) handled the ball and it seems they are right.
90+1′
Seamus Coleman (Everton) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
90′
 
There will be a minimum of 4 min. of added time.
90′
Kevin Mirallas (Everton) meets a precise pass with a nice touch on the edge of the box and produces a shot to the middle of the goal. What an excellent save by the goalkeeper!
88′
 
Leighton Baines (Everton) sends a poor cross from the corner and Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) has no trouble to gather it.
88′
Seamus Coleman (Everton) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety. The ball is out-of-play. Everton have been awarded a corner kick.
87′
Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
86′
 
A substitution is prepared. Ross Barkley (Everton) is leaving the pitch, and Kevin Mirallas (Everton) is coming on as a substitute.
85′
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) is obviously not following the Golden Rule: „Treat others as you want to be treated.“ He makes a bad challenge, and Michael Oliver is left with no other option than to blow for a foul.
85′
 
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) launches a powerful cross from the corner into the box, but the ball is intercepted by the defender.
85′
Tim Howard (Everton) reacts well to deny a long-range free kick from Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea). The effort goes to the underside of the crossbar and the goalkeeper is there to stop it. The referee blows his whistle, Swansea are awarded a corner kick.
84′
 
What was Aaron Lennon (Everton) thinking? He will not get away with that. The referee shows him a yellow card.
84′
 
We are about to witness a subsitution. Nathan Dyer (Swansea) for Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea).
83′
The ball is cleared after Ross Barkley (Everton) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
82′
James McCarthy (Everton) sends a sweet pass into the penalty area, but one of the defenders averts the danger.
81′
Leighton Baines (Everton) takes a free kick from the edge of the box to find one of his teammates with a cross. The opponent’s goalkeeper gets to it first, though, as he climbs high to collect the ball.
80′
 
Ashley Williams (Swansea) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Michael Oliver had an easy-decision to make.
79′
Marvin Emnes (Swansea) is moving again okay after that injury scare.
78′
 
A break in play now as Marvin Emnes (Swansea) needs to receive treatment.
78′
Neil Taylor (Swansea) sends the ball into the box from the side of the pitch, but his cross is blocked.
77′
Marvin Emnes (Swansea) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn’t hit it as he wanted, and it’s averted by the well-organized defence.
76′
 
Substitution. Arouna Kone (Everton) makes way for Steven Naismith (Everton).
76′
Well-received pass by Ross Barkley (Everton). He unleashes a strike from the edge of the box, but he blazes it high over the bar.
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The attendance is 20468.
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Marvin Emnes (Swansea) strikes from the edge of the box, but hits it really poorly and sends the ball way wide of the left post.
74′
Michael Oliver has a clear vision and sees a foul from Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea).
74′
The ball is cleared after Arouna Kone (Everton) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
73′
Ross Barkley (Everton) receives a pass and decides to smash the ball from long range. His poor effort sails far wide of the right post.
71′
Like an avalanche. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) is penalised for his attacking foul. Michael Oliver has a clear vision and blows the whistle. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) is arguing, but the referee’s decision cannot be changed.
69′
 
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) scores from the penalty spot with a shot that goes inside the right post. How easy that is.
69′
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) will take the responsibility and he is already preparing the ball.
68′
 
Tim Howard (Everton) was probably not very careful with his words addressed to Michael Oliver, and he decides to show him a yellow for it.
68′
 
The referee blows his whistle, a clear handball by Seamus Coleman (Everton). PENALTY GIVEN to Swansea!
67′
The free kick is delivered by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) but it is not one of his best and easily cleared.
66′
Michael Oliver blows the whistle. Leighton Baines (Everton) commits a foul after a dangerous play. Swansea win a free kick.
66′
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears.
66′
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) latched on to a perfect defence-spliting pass from Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) and proceeds towards the goal.
65′
Neil Taylor (Swansea) produces a lovely chip pass into the box, but one of the opposition players cuts it out.
64′
Angel Rangel (Swansea) produces a dangerous lofted cross into the box which is intercepted.
64′
Angel Rangel (Swansea) finds a free space and receives a precise long pass from Marvin Emnes (Swansea).
63′
What a close effort by Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) who receives a pass on the edge of the box and shoots. The ball goes inches wide of the left post.
63′
Jack Cork (Swansea) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) came up with a cheeky lob and attack continues.
61′
Arouna Kone (Everton) was too harsh with his tackle which made Michael Oliver interrupt the game and signal for a set piece.
61′
Marvin Emnes (Swansea) creates some space for himself and unleashes a strike from long range, but his effort sails just wide of the left post.
61′
Marvin Emnes (Swansea) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
60′
Wonderful movement by Swansea. The players are holding possession, mostly exchanging one-touch passes. They control the pace of the game now.
59′
A crossfield pass from Gareth Barry (Everton) lacked more accuracy, and the opponent gains possession.
57′
Jack Cork (Swansea) makes a foul. At least that’s what referee Michael Oliver signals.
56′
 
Marvin Emnes (Swansea) receives a yellow card for a nasty tackle.
55′
Gareth Barry (Everton) peeled away from his marker and got on the end of the corner, but his fine header directed towards the right post is brilliantly saved by the diving goalkeeper.
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Leighton Baines (Everton) goes over to take a corner kick after one of the defenders makes a good clearance.
55′
Leighton Baines (Everton) whips the ball in, but it can’t reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat. The main referee points to the corner flag, Everton will take a corner.
54′
Pass and go! That was a trademark one-two pass between Ross Barkley (Everton) and Leighton Baines (Everton).
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Jack Cork (Swansea) attempts to send a pass but the effort is blocked.
53′
Aaron Lennon (Everton) swings a cross into the box, but is far too close to Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea), who smothers the ball.
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Neil Taylor (Swansea) is very lucky to stay on the pitch after using excessive force to bring down his opponent with a two-footed challenge.
51′
James McCarthy (Everton) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears.
51′
Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) produces a long ball across the pitch to find his teammate, but he fails. It’s a throw-in for Everton.
50′
Flag goes up against Arouna Kone (Everton). The referee blows the whistle for offside.
50′
Angel Rangel (Swansea) with a rough challenge, Michael Oliver blows his whistle for a foul.
49′
Good defending. Aaron Lennon (Everton) tries to find Arouna Kone (Everton) inside the box, but the pass is cut out.
47′
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) times his run too early, and the assistant referee raises his flag, offside. The opposition will take an indirect free kick.
47′
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked.
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The whistle blows and Michael Oliver starts the second half.
45+4′
Both squads’ performance has been far from perfect so far and couldn’t really satisfy the fans. The first half performances were not very balanced but rather in the visiting team’s favour. The home side relies on getting in chances mostly with counter-attacking, the opposite to the away team which makes a lot of passes and attempts to maintain possession.
45+4′
 
That’s all for the first half. The referee blows his whistle, and players are heading into their locker rooms.
45+3′
Angel Rangel (Swansea) sends a cross into the box. However, the opponent’s defence eliminates the danger by clearing the ball out.
45+2′
A neat pass is well received by Steven Pienaar (Everton), who is lurking on the edge of the box and produces a low drive directed towards the middle of the goal. The goalkeeper makes a decent save to block his shot.
45+1′
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.
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Fourth official shows 3 min. of added time.
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Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) pulls off a great save to deny Arouna Kone (Everton) who makes himself some space inside the box and unleashes a quick shot to the right side of the goal.
44′
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) 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.
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Aaron Lennon (Everton) meets a perfect cross from James McCarthy deep inside the box and controls it with a nice first touch. He produces an accurate strike, putting the ball into the bottom left corner. The score is 0:1.
40′
The game is interrupted, a clear handball by Wayne Routledge (Swansea).
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Leighton Baines (Everton) sends in the corner, but the keeper steps in and makes a save.
40′
Steven Pienaar (Everton) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared. The assistant referee makes a right call and Everton will have a corner.
39′
The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Seamus Coleman (Everton). The ball has crossed the sideline. Everton are taking a throw-in.
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Seamus Coleman (Everton) delivers a promising cross into the box which is cleared.
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Leighton Baines (Everton) puts a dangerous cross into the box, but the corner is cleared by the first man.
37′
Seamus Coleman (Everton) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away. The ball is out-of-play and Everton manage to earn a corner.
35′
Angel Rangel (Swansea) makes a rough challenge and Michael Oliver blows his whistle for a foul.
35′
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.
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Leighton Baines (Everton) takes the corner which is cleared by the opposition’s defence.
32′
Seamus Coleman (Everton) strikes a bullet of a shot towards goal from distance and forces the goalkeeper to make a good save. The ball goes out-of-play. Everton are awarded a corner kick.
30′
Goal disallowed! Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) scores but Michael Oliver blows his whistle for a foul.
30′
Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) makes a save and denies a long-range effort from Ross Barkley (Everton), which was directed to the middle of the goal.
29′
Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) attempts to slip the ball through the defence, but is unable to find any of his teammates.
28′
 
Roberto Martinez is forced to make an unplanned substitution as Leon Osman (Everton) suffers an injury and Steven Pienaar (Everton) comes on.
28′
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) serves in a nice cross, but the defence clear the danger.
27′
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) and Marvin Emnes (Swansea) are trying to find each other with some accurate passes ever since the match has started. These two are definitely the most combining and most creative players of their team.
27′
Federico Fernandez (Swansea) has picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue.
26′
Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) attempts to find one of his teammates with a fine lofted pass, but the defence reacts well to intercept the effort.
25′
 
Federico Fernandez (Swansea) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. How serious is his injury is yet to be found out.
25′
 
This yellow card was deserved. The tackle by Arouna Kone (Everton) was quite harsh and Michael Oliver didn’t hesitate to show him a yellow card.
24′
Ross Barkley (Everton) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
24′
Marvin Emnes (Swansea) and Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) attempts to split the opposition’s defence with a series of short passes and to win some extra space for the attack, but one of the defenders steps in and puts an end to the combination.
23′
Angel Rangel (Swansea) receives a reproachful look from Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea). He latches on to his pass, but the effort from the edge of the box sails high over the crossbar.
22′
The assistant referee’s flag is up because Wayne Routledge (Swansea) didn’t find the way to beat the offside trap.
22′
The free kick is taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea), but the delivery it’s cleared.
21′
Leon Osman (Everton) trips an opponent with a slide tackle. Michael Oliver stops the game and he could give him a card, but eventually only warning comes. There is a free kick given to Swansea.
20′
Leighton Baines (Everton) sends the ball into the penalty area from a free kick few yards outside the box. The cross was very nice, but the goalkeeper showed himself in good light as he leaps high to intercept the ball.
20′
Marvin Emnes (Swansea) with an overly-aggressive challenge, and referee Michael Oliver blows his whistle for a foul.
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Seamus Coleman (Everton) sends a cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence quickly intercepts the ball.
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Attempted cross from Arouna Kone (Everton) is cleared.
18′
Aaron Lennon (Everton) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked.
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Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea) is being substituted because of an injury. Garry Monk sends Marvin Emnes (Swansea) on the pitch.
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Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea) picked up an injury.
15′
Federico Fernandez (Swansea) gets himself onto the end of the corner, but his header is blocked.
15′
 
Corner kick. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) will deliver the ball.
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Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) steps up to take the corner. He launches the ball into the penalty area, but it only finds the head of an opposing player who averts the danger. The ball is out-of-play. Swansea will have a chance to score from a corner.
14′
Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea) tries his luck with a long-range effort after receiving a precise pass. It goes to the right side of the goal, however, Tim Howard (Everton) has a clear vision and makes a comfortable save. Good work from Swansea as they win a corner.
13′
Gareth Barry (Everton) acted too fiercely in his attempt to get the ball from his opponent and Michael Oliver calls for a foul.
13′
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) hasn’t suffered any serious injury which wouldn’t allow him to stay on the pitch. He’s back in the game now.
13′
A crossfield pass from Federico Fernandez (Swansea) failed to find any of his teammates.
12′
Neil Taylor (Swansea) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.
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The game is interrupted now, Wayne Routledge (Swansea) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
10′
Michael Oliver couldn’t ignore the harsh tackle of Phil Jagielka (Everton) and blew the whistle.
9′
Aaron Lennon (Everton) skips past his man but can’t keep the ball in play.
9′
Gareth Barry (Everton) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears.
7′
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) sprays a pass out to Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea), but he can’t beat his man to get to the ball.
6′
Swansea are showing great team-chemistry. They are passing it around beautifully. Excellent team work.
5′
Seamus Coleman (Everton) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
5′
Long passes, short passes and one-two passes. Everton are showcasing great team work by keeping possession and producing pin-point passes from player to player. For the opposition’s players it’s very difficult to intercept at the moment.
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Leighton Baines (Everton) takes the corner, but the goalkeeper jumps and gathers the ball.
3′
Aaron Lennon (Everton) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat. Everton will take a corner kick.
2′
The ball is cleared after Seamus Coleman (Everton) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
1′
Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) sends a long crossfield pass, searching for one of his teammates, but his effort comes to nothing as they lose possession.
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The referee blows his whistle and we are underway.
The players are out and the match is about to start. Swansea will have the kick-off.
Michael Oliver was nominated as a referee for this game.
 
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