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Venue: Upton Park, East London
Premiership
 Saturday 21 April 2007; 3:00pm
Zamora (12')-
Half Time: 1-0
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Attendance: 34,945
Fixture 35
Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Matchday Updates

James Beattie starts upfront, with James McFadden on the bench... physical presences preferred to goal-scoring prowess in this crunch game for the un'appy Hammers who are staring relegation full in the face despite the management of the once highly rated Alan Curbishley.  The rest of the Everton line-up is as expected, with Tony Hibbert firmly reclaiming his right-back slot, and Manual Fernandes on the bench (not risked after missing four games) in what is expected to be a tough physical battle (so what is Osman doing in there? and where the hell is Anichebe??? you may well ask...).

Beattie got the ball in to Johnson early on, by AJ's control let him down and his poor volley ended up by the corner flag.  But Tevez, Benayoun Reo-Coker and Co were pumped for this one, who produced a bright start and a couple of pops on goal provided by a somewhat generous Everton defence.  Andrew Johnson did not last long, and hobbled off after clashing with Reo-Coker, James McFadden coming on after just five minutes!

But Everton got their first corner, and a great ball in from Osman led to half a chance.  However, it was a  great atmosphere in a packed Upton Park, and the crowd drove the Hammers on to press And they were rewarded on 12 mins with a quality goal after McFadden lost the ball wide, Zamora had a nice exchange with Benayoun, a backheel and a superb strike with fearsome power into the corner of the net beyond a static Tim Howard.  The 'Ammers were 'Appy all of a sudden, as the Everton defence looked pretty sad...

Beattie had a fantastic opportunity, set up by some smart stuff from Osman and Arteta but the ball as ever got caught up in his feet.  Then a superb ball in from Neville a good opportunity for a Beattie header but it was going wide and evaded Osman at the far post.  Beattie was in effect paying the lone role up front, with Osman (and why not McFadden) playing in the hole behind him.  Consequently there was little support for his hold-up play.

Everton won a dangerous free-kick after Beattie's volley was handled, but Arteta's shot was blocked by the wall and offered no goal threat. 

After more excellent work by Benayoun, Lucas Neil struck from distance and only narrowly wide of Tim Howard's goal as Everton struggled to resist the rampant challenge laid down by the Hammers.  Arteta and Neville were doing what they could to relieve the pressure and get the ball forward but McFadden and Beattie were being effectively shackled by the Hammers defence as they mounted wave after wave of attacks on the Everton goal, looking to consolidate their lead.

Yobo was not having the best of games, with a couple of mistakes causing jitters in the nervous Everton defence, but Lescott was as imperious as ever.  West Ham continued to come at Everton with surprisingly good football, putting the Blues under some severe pressure.  McFadden had been ineffectual since he came on, and Beattie was not functioning well on his own up-front. 

Beattie had a fantastic chance and really should have scored but he just couldn't move his feet fast enough and Green smothered the ball.  Lack of confidence? Horrible!!! A real challenge for David Moyes: could he make the changes at half-time that would turn the game back in Everton's favour?

No changes in personnel, though they rarely come from David Moyes before 60 mins!  So, would the half-time re-jig have any effect on a struggling Everton team?  Not judging by a good run for Reo-Coker and a great ball to Zamora whose excellent touch evaded Lescott and he fired in a superb strike that flew marginally over the bar! 

Everton couldn't get near the ball and the frustration was starting to show, with a late tackle form Hibbert and annoyed push from Carsley.  Everton's only thought was to hoof the ball forward aimlessly on the rare occasion they had any possession, the only change apparently being that McFadden and Beattie were playing together up front, but with little or no meaningful supply.  Beattie did win a corners but Arteta's delivery was poor despite a second bite of the cheery. 

After a poor 10 mins, Everton started to see more of the ball but the attacks came to little or nothing.  Osman had a shot but it lacked power.  Beattie got fouled from behind and some threatening play came from the free kick; however, as soon as they got possession, West Ham broke at speed and it was vital work from Stubbs getting across that saved the Everton goal from more embarrassment. 

But the game was opening up a little again and Everton worked another glorious chance for Beattie who was again statuesque and could only wellie it high into the stand. Oh deary me!  It was just not happening for Everton, with West Ham very dominant, taking the game to Everton at every opportunity.

An hour gone and sure enough, a change came from The Boss: Naysmith on for Beattie perhaps...?!? Only joking: Neville off; Fernandes on! Stubbs captain.  Well, well, well... A brave move from David Moyes.  An attacking midfield to provide that missing supply forward.

Everton looked a little better once Fernandes got up to speed.  Arteta shot low and hard, his shot screwing a foot wide of the post, with Green still not having had a save to make off the makeshift Everton attack.  A decent attack down the left saw a ball in from Arteta that Green dropped but it was a foul, said Referee Clattenburg. 

Tevez had been quite but he ran in hard and pushed the ball back to Benayoun who fired narrowly wide.  It was lively stuff though from Everton too, with good balls getting pumped into the West Ham area, but no Blues well positioned to take advantage.  Nevertheless, the pendulum was swinging a little, with more possession and more coherent play from Everton.  Would it be enough to snatch an equalizer that would burst those Hammers bubbles?

12 mins to go and an absolutely fantastic sweeping move form Everton really, really, really should have been rewarded by that equalizer. The move saw Fernandes, Arteta, Hibbert and Lescott all involved in some crisp pass-and-move stuff that finished with the ball coming to Arteta perfectly positioned at the far post and he half-volleyed a brilliant chance but got too far underneath it, smashing it over the bar.... unbelievable!  A great showing of promise after 15 minutes of resurgence from Everton following Manny's belated introduction, but no final product...

Luis Boa Morte, Everton's old nemesis, so nearly scored at the other end on a deflection that took the ball just wide. And again, Boa Morte was threatening only great work from Hibbert denied him. The excitement, however, was disrupted by a silly pitch invasion involving three strapping topless male cockney twats, causing a brief interruption, with time running out.

Benayoun was booked for a late challenge on Lesoctt, as the fourth official indicated an absolutely astounding six extra minutes of stoppage time!!!  Perhaps retribution for the mini-pitch invasion?!?  What a godsend for Everton, and their late, late goal show!  Would it happen today...???

But Everton could not do it in the end. So... plenty of excuses for David Moyes:

  • Injuries: no Tim Cahill; no James Vaughan; no Anichebe; and, after just 5 mins, no Andy Johnson.
  • West Ham fighting tooth and nail for their Premiership lives
  • Beattie desperately lacking in confidence; McFadden ineffectual
  • Both Arsenal and Man Utd have lost at Upton Park this season
  • A fantastic atmosphere with the home crowd really behind their team, intimidating an off-colour Blues side
  • Fernandes not match fit; Van der Meyde not worth bothering with...

Bolton 1 - 2 Reading in the battle for Europe.  What a glorious opportunity spurned... Still no back-to-back wins for the Blues since God knows when.  But it's results that matter... Oh hang on: we lost.  Never mind, eh.

Michael Kenrick

Early AJ exit knocks Blues out of stride

Everton stuttered to their first defeat in seven games as they were out-played and out-fought overall by relegation-threatened West Ham at Upton Park. The Hammers gave themselves a massive boost in their bid to avoid the drop as Charlton and Sheffield United — the two teams immediately above them — played out a 1-1 draw, Wigan lost at Liverpool and Fulham were held by Blackburn.

Everton, meanwhile, had Reading to thank for a stunning 3-1 win at Bolton for the fact that they hold on to 5th place on goal difference but four teams are in the running for the three available Uefa Cup slots and, with the Blues having to face the top two in their last three games, it's going to go down to the wire.

Manuel Fernandes was fit again but lacking match sharpness and started on the bench so Everton were unchanged from the team that had started against Charlton six days previously.

That lineup lasted just five minutes, though. Andy Johnson pulled up following an innocuous looking challenge with Nigel Reo-Coker and was under no illusions that he needed to come off straight away; there was to be no running this one off and James McFadden was introduced. It was to be a decisive moment in the game because Everton, now bereft of any pace up front, never really got going and paid dearly for not matching the home side's clear desire.

By contrast, Alan Curbishley would have been proud with the way his players set about their task from the first whistle. Within three minutes they had carved out their first opening, Lucas Neill and Bobby Zamora exchanging a clever one-two but the striker couldn't make contact from 10 yards.

Then, after Reo-Coker skipped past Johnson (the same moment that led to AJ's injury) and Phil Neville and pulled a shot not far wide, came the game's only goal. Yossi Benayoun touched the ball back near the edge of the Everton area to Zamora who took one touch, looked up, and fired an unstoppable shot into the top-left corner. It was a terrific strike but an ominous development.

The Blues' response was lethargic. While the home side were knocking the ball about confidently, intelligently and in a manner that belied their lowly league position, David Moyes's side without the outlet of Johnson's pace and movement were disconcertingly reminiscent of the impotent attacking force they were last season. Then, Beattie was regularly deployed as a lone striker and made the target of endless hoofs forward from the back and it was no different for large portions of this game.

And when a decent move did produce a chance as it did in the 20th minute when Mikel Arteta back-heeled to Lee Carsley and his low drive rebounded into the path of Beattie, the cumbersome striker's reactions were painfully slow and he ended up not being able to dig the ball out from between his feet in time to fire it into the empty net.

A minute later, a good cross from the right by Hibbert was glanced on by Beattie before bouncing off Leon Osman and dropping half a yard wide. If fortune seemed to have deserted the Blues then, it didn't look that way six minutes later when Neill tried to emulate Zamora's goal but, thankfully, his fierce drive flew a hair wide of the post.

But Everton were living a little dangerously at times, not least Joseph Yobo who was almost made to pay for his nochalence by Carlos Tevez early in the first half, and then for a wild, sliced clearance from a corner that actually went backwards into his own box before being shepherded back to Tim Howard by Joleon Lescott.

There were periods in the half where Everton did assume control and enjoy the greater share of possession, but they looked several shades short of the level to which they aspire with European qualification. Chances were at a premium but Moyes's side almost finished the half in ideal fashion when Beattie pulled a Hibbert cross down brilliantly with his toe but the ball spun too far from him and Green smothered it.

The pattern continued after the half time interval. Zamora had another go from outside the box after a scintillating run by Reo-Coker but his shot sliced high and slightly wide of goal, but his was the only real opportunity until the hour mark when Beattie tried an awkward first-time shot at the back post that ballooned well wide.

With 25 minutes left, Moyes took the brave move of withdrawing his captain, Neville, in favour of Fernandes and, immediately, the Blues looked a bit more potent in midfield where, prior to the Portuguese's introduction, Arteta had been a lone source of creativity.

But whle Everton were better in the final third of the game, they really only fashioned two genuine chances in that time and weren't able to make the breakthrough. Arteta fizzed a decent effort a yard wide from 20-odd yards with 20 minutes to go and then, after Benayoun missed a glorious chance to put the game out of reach when he dragged his shot wide from close range, the Spaniard put the Blues' best chance of the game over the bar.

Hibbert crossed deep to the back post, Lescott headed it back across goal but Arteta, with the goal at his mercy, couldn't keep what was a difficult chance down from eight yards out and his half-volley cleared the bar by a couple of yards.

Seeing as West Ham had been demolished here by Chelsea only three days earlier and humbled by Sheffield United 3-0 the previous weekend, Everton were no doubt expecting to face jittery opponents just waiting to be torn apart by a side with all the momentum required to secure Uefa Cup qualification.

Unfortunately, for long periods of this game it was the team struggling in the relegation zone that looked the more enterprising, the more coherent and the more potent and the Blues simply didn't create enough the final third to deserve a share of the spoils. To be blunt: in the context of their European aspirations, they were pretty awful.

Many of the problems were due to the absence of Johnson. Beattie and McFadden looked lead-footed in comparison and after a couple of balls down the channel were easily swallowed up by Anton Ferdinand, Howard, Yobo and Stubbs often resorted to launching long balls for Beattie to flick on, but there was little profit gained from this tactic; indeed, it was incredibly frustrating and underscored just how important AJ is to the team. And the reliance on set-pieces to force an equaliser were equally stymied by uncharacteristically poor delivery by Arteta who found the grateful arms of Robert Green on almost every occasion.

Add in poor distribution by Carsley and Neville and another disappointingly ineffective display by Osman and you could clearly identify where the Blues' problems lay. (By contrast, Hibbert was outstanding in defence and just edged Lescott for Man of the Match.)

So, three games left — all against teams in the top nine in the Premiership — in which to secure that cherished place in Europe and a race to be fit for Andy Johnson who will undergo a scan to determine the extent of his ankle injury. On today's evidence, the run-in could be very difficult if AJ is sidelined unless Victor Anichebe or James Vaughan become available, because Beattie showed once more that he is not the solution.

Much better required next week against United.

Lyndon Lloyd

Match Preview

The events of last weekend may prove to be a crucial turning point for Everton as they strive for European qualification by way of league position for only the second time in 22 years — well, by rights that should read 19 years, shouldn't it, Uefa?

Chelsea's extra-time victory over Blackburn Rovers booked them a date with Manchester United in the FA Cup Final which opened up another European place for the team that finishes seventh and greatly strengthened the Blues' chances of booking a Uefa Cup berth even with the top two on the horizon in the final three matches of the campaign.

And Everton's own climactic finale against Charlton Athletic not only vaulted them back into 5th place and maintained the momentum built up over seven unbeaten games but also provided another boost to the players' confidence as they look to make a strong finish.

In stark contrast, their opponents this weekend, West Ham, are staring down the barrel of twelve-bore shotgun. Five points adrift of safety with only four games left to play, all against teams with plenty at stake themselves, the Hammers were comprehensively beaten at fellow strugglers Sheffield United last weekend and them mauled by Chelsea on their own ground in midweek.

To say morale in Alan Pardew's Alan Curbishley's side (note to self: don't write previews while watching the telly!) is low would surely be an understatement, particularly because prior to last weekend's reverse at Bramall Lane, they had earned a glimmer of hope of survival with three wins on the bounce, the last of which at Arsenal, the Gunners' first league defeat at The Emirates.

So, everything for Everton to play for against the team from which they have taken more points than any other since the inception of the Premiership. Indeed, the Blues have only lost once in their last five visits to Upton Park.

Injury remains Everton's most feared adversary at the moment. Tim Cahill's season was ended weeks ago when he broke a bone in his foot, Alessandro Pistone hasn't really been available all season, and Nuno Valente has had trouble returning from a calf strain.

match photo
James McFadden: super-sub or starting role?

James Vaughan and Victor Anichebe recently suffered ankle injuries in successive games but while the latter could be fit for this weekend, Vaughan is still healing from the ruptured artery that put a premature end to his goalscoring exploits at The Reebok almost a fortnight ago.

Then, to add further pressure to what has been a worryingly shallow squad all season, both Mikel Arteta and Alan Stubbs came off with injuries against Charlton last weekend. Arteta suffered a neck strain after being taken out by an opponent five minutes before the end while Stubbs sprained an ankle in the closing stages of the first half.

Arteta has received intensive treatment all week and apparently has the better chance of playing but one player who will be fit after four games on the sidelines is Manuel Fernandes. The Portuguese is expected to make a welcome return to the first team this weekend; only lack of match practice is likely to keep him out of the starting XI.

If he does start, Moyes will face a conundrum over Phil Neville.  The Blues' captain has deputised for Fernandes in central midfield while Tony Hibbert has settled back into life at right back with aplomb.  It would be difficult to drop either, which is why the manager may elect to demote Leon Osman to the bench after an erratic performance last week.

James Beattie, for whom this fixture last season sparked a brief revival of form with a sublime equalising goal, was praised by Moyes for his effort last week, despite being hauled off after an hour, but his inclusion in the starting line-up alongside Andy Johnson is by no means guaranteed.

His replacement and the stoppage-time goal hero, James McFadden, made a strong case for the starting role himself.

Elsewhere in the side, Joleon Lescott and Joseph Yobo will likely partner up in central defence with Gary Naysmith starting at left back.

Given West Ham's plight, this will not be an easy fixture for Everton, which is why it will be key to get amongst them early and aim for the early goal that would amp up the home supporters' anxiety and play on the fears and insecurities of the players.

They have conceded seven goals in two games while Everton's +16 goal difference is commensurate with their 5th placed standing in the Premiership table — only the top four can boast a better record.

Three points by no means guaranteed, then, but highly attainable if the Blues can get it together on the day.

Lyndon Lloyd

Matchday Stats

The 115th meeting between Everton and West Ham United sees us attempting to further cement our current placing of 5th, especially with Bolton and Reading playing each other, Tottenham playing Arsenal and Portsmouth playing away on Sunday.  This is also the 24th Premier League meeting between the clubs.
Everton's record against West Ham is:

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Premier League

23

12

6

5

42

19

Division One

74

37

13

24

125

92

Division Two

6

2

2

2

10

9

FA Cup

9

4

1

4

12

12

League Cup

2

1

1

0

4

2

TOTALS:

114

56

23

35

193

134

The last match between the clubs was earlier this season when goals from Leon Osman and James Vaughan secured a 2:0 victory at Goodison Park.  The last meeting between the clubs at Upton Park was a 2:2 draw in March last season, with the Everton goals coming from James Beattie and Leon Osman.
Although well ahead in the overall series, Everton are slightly behind in the series at West Ham:

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Premier League

11

4

4

3

18

13

Division One

37

13

7

17

48

61

Division Two

3

0

2

1

5

7

FA Cup

5

2

0

3

6

7

League Cup

1

0

1

0

2

2

TOTALS:

57

19

14

24

79

90

The club’s record on 21 April would suggest that a win may not be as clear cut as some may think:

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Premier League

3

0

1

2

2

8

Division One

15

4

4

7

14

22

FA Cup

1

1

0

0

1

0

TOTALS:

19

5

5

9

17

30

The last two matches have both been 1:4 away defeats against Chelsea (in 2003, with Lee Carsley scoring) and Arsenal (in 2001, with Kevin Campbell getting the goal).  The only other Premier League match Everton have played on this date was a 0:0 home draw against Liverpool in 2000.

Interestingly, the only F.A. Cup match played on this date saw Everton win the competition for the first time, when they beat Newcastle United 1:0 in 1906 at The Crystal Palace, thanks to a 75th minute Sandy Young goal.

Milestones that can be reached this game:

  • If he starts, Alan Stubbs will be making his 150th League start for Everton.
  • If he starts, Tony Hibbert will be making his 150th start for Everton in all competitions.
  • If Everton win or draw, they will set two new records for the club in the Premier League:
    • The first record is the most number of teams they have not lost against in a Premier League season.  The current side are unbeaten against 10 other sides so far this season (including both Liverpool and Arsenal) which matches the previous records set in 1995-96 and 2004-05.
    • They will also set a new club record for the most number of consecutive away games without defeat in the Premier League – beating the previous record of 6 consecutive away matches unbeaten.
If the match ends in a draw, then the current side will set a new club record for the most number of consecutive away draws in the Premier League – beating the previous record of 3 consecutive away draws.

Steve Flanagan

Match Report

Everton stuttered to their first defeat in seven games as they were out-played and out-fought by relegation-threatened West Ham at Upton Park. The Hammers gave themselves a massive boost in their bid to avoid the drop as Charlton and Sheffield United — the two teams immediately above them — played out a 1-1 draw, Wigan lost at Liverpool and Fulham were held by Blackurn.

Everton, meanwhile, had Reading to thank for a stunning 3-1 win at Bolton for the fact that they hold on to 5th place on goal difference but four teams are in the running for the three available Uefa Cup slots and with the Blues having to face the top two in their last three games, it's going to go down to the wire.

Manuel Fernandes was fit again but lacking match sharpness and started on the bench so Everton were unchanged from the team that had started against Charlton six days previously.

That lineup lasted just five minutes, though. Andy Johnson pulled up following an innocuous looking challenge with Nigel Reo-Coker and was under no illusions that he needed to come off; there was to be no running this one off. It was to be a decisive moment in the game because Everton, now bereft of any pace up front, never really got going and paid dearly for not matching the home side's clear desire.

By contrast, Alan Curbishley would have been proud with the way his players set about their task from the first whistle. Within three minutes they had carved out their first opening, Lucas Neill and Bobby Zamora exchanging a clever one-two but the striker couldn't make contact from 10 yards.

Then, after Reo-Coker skipped past Johnson (the same moment that led to AJ's injury) and Phil Neville and pulled a shot not far wide, came the game's only goal. Yossi Benayoun touched the ball back near the edge of the Everton area to Zamora who took one touch, looked up, and fired an unstoppable shot into the top-left corner. It was a terrific strike but an ominous development.

The Blues' response was lethargic. While the home side were knocking the ball about confidently, intelligently and in a manner that belied their lowly league position, David Moyes's side without the outlet of Johnson's pace and movement were disconcertingly reminiscent of the impotent attacking force they were last season. Then, Beattie was regularly deployed as a lone striker and made the target of endless hoofs forward from the back and it was no different for large portions of this game.

And when a decent move did produce a chance as it did in the 20th minute when Mikel Arteta back-heeled to Lee Carsley and his low drive rebounded into the path of Beattie, the cumbersome striker's reactions were painfully slow and he ended up not being able to dig the ball out from between his feet in time to fire it into the empty net.

A minute later, a good cross from the right by Hibbert was glanced on by Beattie before bouncing off Leon Osman and dropping half a yard wide. If fortune seemed to have deserted the Blues then, it didn't look that way six minutes later when Neill tried to emulate Zamora's goal but, thankfully, his fierce drive flew a hair wide of the post.

But Everton were living a little dangerously at times, not least Joseph Yobo who was almost made to pay for his nochalence by Carlos Tevez early in the first half, and then for a wild, sliced clearance from a corner that actually went backwards into his own box before being shepherded back to Tim Howard by Joleon Lescott.

There were periods in the half where Everton did assume control and enjoy the greater share of possession, but they looked several shades short of the level to which they aspire with European qualification. Chances were at a premium but Moyes's side almost finished the half in ideal fashion when Beattie pulled a Hibbert cross down brilliantly with his toe but the ball spun too far from him and Green smothered it.

The pattern continued after the half time interval. Zamora had another go from outside the box after a scintillating run by Reo-Coker but his shot sliced high and slightly wide of goal, but his was the only real opportunity until the hour mark when Beattie tried an awkward first-time shot at the back post that ballooned well wide.

With 25 minutes left, Moyes took the brave move of withdrawing his captain, Neville, in favour of Fernandes and, immediately, the Blues looked a bit more potent in midfield where, prior to the Portuguese's introduction, Arteta had been a lone source of creativity.

But whle Everton were better in the final third of the game, they really only fashioned two genuine chances in that time and weren't able to make the breakthrough. Arteta fizzed a decent effort a yard wide from 20-odd yards with 20 minutes to go and then, after had Benayoun missed a glorious chance to put the game out of reach when he dragged his shot wide from close range, the Spaniard put the Blues' best chance of the game over the bar. Hibbert crossed deep to the back post, Lescott headed it back across goal but the Spaniard, with the goal at his mercy, couldn't keep what was a difficult effort down from eight yards out and his half-volley cleared the bar by a couple of yards.

Seeing as West Ham had been demolished here by Chelsea only three days earlier and humbled by Sheffield United 3-0 the previous weekend, Everton were no doubt expecting to face jittery opponents just waiting to be torn apart by a side with all the momentum required to secure Uefa Cup qualification. Unfortunately, for long periods of this game it was the team struggling in the relegation zone that looked the more enterprising, the more coherent and the more potent and the Blues simply didn't create enough the final third to deserve a share of the spoils.

Much of the problems were due to the absence of Johnson. Beattie and McFadden looked lead-footed in comparison and after a couple of balls down the channel were easily swallowed up by Anton Ferdinand, Howard, Yobo and Stubbs often resorted to launching long balls for Beattie to flick on, but there was little profit gained from this tactic; indeed, it was incredibly frustrating. And the reliance on set-pieces to force an equaliser were equally stymied by uncharacteristically poor delivery by Arteta who found the grateful arms of Robert Green on almost every occasion.

So, three games left — all against teams in the top nine in the Premiership — in which to secure that cherished place in Europe and a race to be fit for Andy Johnson who will undergo a scan to determine the extent of his ankle injury. On today's evidence, the run-in could be very difficult if AJ is sidelined unless Victor Anichebe or James Vaughan become available because Beattie showed once more that he is not the solution.

Much better required next week against United.

Lyndon Lloyd

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WEST HAM (4-4-2)
  Green
  Neill
  Collins
  Ferdinand
  McCartney
  Benayoun :89'
  Reo-Coker (c)
  Noble
  Etherington (71' Boa Morte)
  Zamora (67' Cole)
  Tevez
  Subs not used
  Spector
  Davenport
  Mullins

 
EVERTON (4-4-2)
  Howard
  Hibbert
  Stubbs
  Yobo
  Lescott
  Carsley
  Osman (60' Fernandes)
  Neville
  Arteta
  Beattie
  Johnson (5' McFadden)
  Subs not used
  Wright
  Naysmith
  Anderson
  Unavailable
  Cahill (injured)
  Vaughan (injured)
  Anichebe (injured)

Premiership Scores
Saturday 21 April 2007
Bolton 1-0 Reading
Charlton 1-1 Sheff Utd
Fulham 1-1 Blackburn
Liverpool 2-0 Wigan
Man Utd 1-1 Middlesbro
Tottenham 2-2 Arsenal
Watford 0-1 Man City
West Ham 1-0 Everton
Sunday 22 April 2007
Aston Villa - Portsmouth
Newcastle - Chelsea

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<%=oMRTRs("Pos")%> <%=oMRTRs("Team")%> <%=oMRTRs("Pts")%>
<%=oMRTRs("Pos")%> <%=oMRTRs("Team")%> <%=oMRTRs("Pts")%>
After <%=DatePart("d",date)%> <%=MonthName(DatePart("m",date),True)%> <%=DatePart("yyyy",date)%>
alt


<% oMRTCs.Close() Set oMRTRS = Nothing %>