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Premier League
17 March 2018
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69' C. Tosun (G) (assist by: D. Calvert-Lewin)
E. Choupo-Moting (G) 77' (assist by: J. Allen)
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84' C. Tosun (G) (assist by: T. Walcott)


Minute   Description
Everton finally stop the rot, winning for the first time away from home since December. Stoke had a tough job with 10-men after Charlie Adam's red card but a scramble in the box was eventually fired into the back of the net by Cenk Tosun to give Everton the lead. Stoke found an equaliser shortly after as Pickford hesitated to allow Eric Maxin Choupo-Moting to poke home, before Tosun got his second with a low header to seal the victory for Allarydce's men and put the Toffees level on points with Leicester City in eighth.
90'+3 Close! A chipped pass by Johnson finds Berahino in the box. The Stoke forward turns his marker and rolls the ball across the box for a teammate but it is just behind Crouch and Everton can clear. That was probably their last chance.
90'+2 Yannick Bolasie is replaced by Mason Holgate.
90' Walcott fires the ball into the side netting with Tosun once again making a run into the box. The fourth official has indicated four minutes of additional time. Everton could still yet be left to rue these missed chances.
87' Wayne Rooney is replaced by Morgan Schneiderlin.
Everton are still piling forward to kill this tie once and for all. Calvert-Lewin has space inside the box and he tries to curl it in from a tight angle, with Tosun waiting in space for the tap in.
84' GOAL! Everton restore the lead and it is Cenk Tosun again with the goal, diving low ahead of Shawcross to power a header into the bottom corner and beyond Butland after a brilliant cross by Walcott.
Theo Walcott is afforded plenty of time on the right wing to deliver a cross and deliver he does, finding Tosun, who makes no mistake in heading Everton back into the lead.
83' Everton defend well this time and the Toffees can come forward on the counter attack. They find themselves in a two v one situation but Walcott miscontrols the pass inside the box and the chance is gone.
82' Phil Jagielka is booked for a foul on Ndiaye.
Stoke have suddenly sprung to life and it is now Everton that are on the back foot. Everton concede another free kick just outside the box as Jagielka brings down Ndiaye.
79' Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is off with an injured he picked up when scoring Stoke's equaliser. Jesé Rodríguez Ruiz replaces him.
77' Joe Allen whips in an inch-perfect delivery from the set piece for Choupo-Moting to poke beyond Butland and level the scoreline.
GOAL! It's a brilliant delivery by Allen and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is the quickest to it, toe poking it beyond the hesitant Pickford and into the right of the net. Stoke are level and the fans are in fine voice now!
76' Xherdan Shaqiri is replaced by Saido Berahino.
Stoke have a free kick and it is well dealt with by Everton. Allen tries to keep the attack alive and he is pulled back for another free kick, this time a little closer to the box.
75' Kurt Zouma is now down with what looks like a shoulder injury for Stoke. This afternoon is just getting worse and worse for the Potters.
72' Ramadan Sobhi is replaced by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
Everton are happy now to slow the game down and be patient with their build up.
69' Dominic Calvert-Lewin gets the last touch inside the box to drop the ball into the path of Tosun, who fires Everton into the lead.
GOAL! Bolasie's cross is palmed into the air by Butland. A second attempt is cleared off the line by Stafylidis but only as far as Cenk Tosun inside the left of the six yard box, who drives the ball into the far corner to give Everton the lead.
68' Keane is allowed to drive into space in the midfield and he unleashes a swerving effort towards goal. The swerve catches Butland off guard and he is forced to just punch the ball clear.
66' Stoke with a rare chance! A cross from the left is a good one and Pickford has to challenge Crouch in the air to punch clear. It drops for Johnson inside the box but his low shot is straight back at the Everton goalkeeper.
63' Everton are clean through but Calvert-Lewin's first touch is a bad one, with the clearance bouncing off the forward for a goal kick. Everton are in the ascendancy though with just under 30 minutes left to play.
60' Rooney gets the shot over the wall but it lacked any real pace to trouble Butland. Easy save.
59' Stoke deal with this corner better this time but they can't get far beyond their own box, eventually conceding a free kick around 30 yards from goal. Rooney is over it.
58' A cross from the corner is missed by Coleman at the front post and finds its way to Keane. The defender's header takes a deflection though. Another Everton corner.
55' Ryan Shawcross is booked for a foul on Tosun.
53' Tom Davies is replaced by Dominic Calvert-Lewin due to injury.
Everton look dangerous for the first time this afternoon. A good pass by Rooney sets Walcott off down the right wing. His low cross flies across the six yard box but can only find Bolasie at the other side. The winger fires it back into the box but it is easily claimed by Butland. Better from the Toffees.
52' Stoke find their way to the edge of the Everton box but once again they are unable to make any headway beyond that, with Ndiaye's shot being easily blocked.
49' Davies is down receiving treatment after a collision with Butland. He's not having a good day the Everton midfielder, this is the third time he's gone down injured today.
47' Rooney tests Jack Butland from range but his bobbling effort is an easy enough claim for the Stoke keeper.
46' Everton get the game back underway! Can they make the most of their man advantage?
The players are back out and ready to go.
Goalless at the break and there has been very little to split the two sides. Neither side have created much in attack but Stoke's job will be that much harder after Charlie Adam received a straight red card for a foul on Wayne Rooney. Everton have yet to threaten despite the numerical advantage but they have 45 minutes left to make that advantage count.
45' The fourth official has indicated one minute of additional time.
44' Stoke are quick to press the Everton attackers as soon as they get beyond the halfway line and it has meant that the away side are unable to really create anything worthy of note. Good defending by the Potters.
41' Everton finally find a way forward through Coleman. The right-back crosses from the right of the box and it bounces all the way across the box before going out of play.
38' STAT: Charlie Adam is the first player to be sent off in the Premier League for a foul on Wayne Rooney since Sam Sodje for Reading in December 2006.
36' It looks to be a backs against the wall job for Stoke now. Everton are enjoying plenty of possession but they have yet to find any way through the home defence.
33' It is all Everton possession now and Stoke are camped back in their own half. Badou Ndiaye is under pressure near the byline but he manages to fire the ball off Cenk Tosun and out for a goal kick.
30' RED! Charlie Adam is given a straight red card for a slightly late challenge on Rooney. He went in for a 50/50 ball but instead clattered into the ankle of the Everton man.
29' It is all a bit back and forth at the moment. Both sides are managing to work their way to the final third but the attack is ended before the final ball can be delivered.
26' Stoke work the ball wide to Johnson who fires a cross towards the back post. Crouch is there to meet it but he cannot quite climb high enough to keep the ball down.
25' The snow is starting to come down hard here and this will certainly make for tricky conditions. A couple of players have already slipped.
21' The corner is eventually dealt with by Stoke.
20' Seamus Coleman's cross from the right is blocked out for the first corner of the game by Konstantinos Stafylidis. Rooney to deliver.
18' Everton come flying forward on the counter attack via Walcott. He is halted at the edge of the box and the ball is eventually worked wide to Leighton Baines, whose cross from the left is straight out of play for a goal kick.
16' There's very little to separate these two sides so far in the opening stages. Stoke come forward again but there's no way through the packed defense of Everton.
13' Shaqiri has space inside the right of the box to unleash a curling effort towards the back post, but it is blocked by Michael Keane.
10' Stoke with a chance on the counter attack but Crouch can only fire his low shot straight at Jordan Pickford, who spills it before collecting at the second attempt.
9' Stoke turn up the pace at the final third but Glen Johnson miscues his cross on the volley out for a goal kick.
7' An excellent delivery towards the back-post by Rooney from a free kick finds Tom Davies unmarked but the midfielder can only head over the bar. That was a big chance for Everton and Davies should have done better.
6' Everton enjoying a spell of possession as Stoke are pushed back to the defensive third. Neither side have taken charge of the game as of yet though.
3' Stoke find their way into the box but Joe Allen's first touch is far too heavy. Everton eventually clear their lines but it only goes as far as Charlie Adam, who rifles a powerful effort over the crossbar.
1' Stoke get the game underway, kicking left to right.
The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
Everton are forced into one change from the side that beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 last weekend, with Gylfi Sigurdsson missing through injury. Idrissa Gueye replaces him, meaning Wayne Rooney will start in the number 10 role.
There are five changes to the Stoke side that was beaten 2-0 by Manchester City on Monday night. Peter Crouch gets the nod in attack, with the forward one goal away from becoming Stoke’s all-time Premier League leading goalscorer. Ramadan Sobhi replaces Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting on the left wing, while Charlie Adam comes into the side in place of Geoff Cameron. In defence, Bruno Martins Indi and Moritz Bauer are replaced by Ryan Shawcross and Glen Johnson respectively.
Everton substitutes: Schneiderlin, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Calvert-Lewin, Holgate, Robles.
Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Jagielka, Baines; Davies, Gueye; Walcott, Rooney, Bolasie; Tosun.
Stoke City substitutes: Bauer, Berahino, Choupo-Moting, Jese, Martins Indi, Fletcher, Haugaard.
Stoke City XI (4-3-3): Butland; Johnson, Shawcross, Zouma, Stafylidis; Ndiaye, Allen, Adam; Shaqiri, Crouch, Ramadan.
There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
The good news for the Toffees is their home form is much better, helping to propel them 10 points clear of the relegation places, three away from the 40 point mark. Allardyce will be without key midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson (knee) and defender Ashley Williams (suspended), but midfielder Idrissa Gueye and forward Theo Walcott are available to play.
Everton face the prospect of losing six Premier League away games in a row for the first time since 1994, a record Sam Allardyce will be keen for his team to avoid. The concern for Everton is that they have won only one game all season away from home, with their last victory coming in a 1-0 win over Newcastle in December.
Both Crystal Palace and West Brom, who occupy the other two relegation spots, are also in action this afternoon so failure to win could begin to heap pressure on the Potters. Lambert's men will be without midfielder Stephen Ireland and goalkeeper Lee Grant, but forwards Saido Berahino and Mame Biram Diouf are in contention to feature, with the latter missing last week’s defeat to Manchester City with a shoulder injury.
One win in their last 11 league outings has put Stoke in the relegation places, albeit only one point adrift of Southampton in 17th. The concern for Paul Lambert’s side at the moment is they have the second worst defensive record in the league after conceding 56 goals in 30 games, only one goal fewer than West Ham United.
Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of today’s Premier League game between Stoke City and Everton at the Bet365 Stadium.


J. Butland
J. Pickford
L. Baines
J. Allen
M. Keane
K. Zouma
P. Jagielka
Y. Bolasie
G. Johnson
W. Rooney
T. Walcott
C. Tosun
C. Adam
R. Shawcross
I. Gueye
K. Stafylidis
X. Shaqiri
S. Coleman
P. Crouch
T. Davies
Badou N'Diaye
Ramadan Sobhi

Additional info

M. Atkinson
L. Betts
Fourth official
J. Moss


Match Stats

Stoke City Everton
39 Attacks (Dangerous) 47
1 Corners 9
12 Fouls 12
16 Free Kicks 13
9 Goal Kicks 4
0 Offsides 4
3 Shots (blocked) 2
2 Shots (off target) 4
4 Shots (on target) 5
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
8 Throw Ins 20

Regular Season

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Bet365 Stadium

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