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Summary

  1. Everton XI: Stekelenburg, Holgate, Williams, Jagielka (c), Baines, Barry, Gueye, Bolasie, Mirallas, Barkley, Lukaku.
  2. Stoke XI: Given; Bardsley, Shawcross (c), Cameron, Pieters; Whelan, Imbula; Diouf, Allen, Arnautovic; Crouch.

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By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and goodbye

Everton 1-0 Stoke

So it is three more points for Ronald Koeman's Everton side, who remain unbeaten in competitive games since the Dutchman took over.

For Stoke, it is one draw and two defeats from their start to the season. Everton deserved the win, but it came in controversial circumstances with a contentious penalty. The quotes could well be lively from Mark Hughes later on.

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The Everton v Stoke report is here.

Thanks for joining us, bye for now.

FULL-TIME

Everton 1-0 Stoke

Everton 1-0 Stoke

Everton are still attacking, time is running out for Stoke. It will be one point from three games unless they can snatch an equaliser.

Everton 1-0 Stoke

Four minutes of stoppage time. Nervous moments ahead for the home fans.

Ronald Koeman
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Everton 1-0 Stoke

Gareth Barry is booked and Yannick Bolasie comes off with 18-year-old midfielder Tom Davies coming on. Can Stoke get a dramatic equaliser?

Arouna Kone misses a chance for a second Everton goal. He sprinted down the right wing and cut in on to his left foot, but his shot went harmlessly over the top.

SUBSTITUTION

Everton's Ross Barkley goes off to a richly-deserved warm reception, with Ramiro Funes Mori coming on to tighten things up.

Everton 1-0 Stoke

So close to a second for the hosts. Yannick Bolasie, looking for his first Everton goal, is played in by Gareth Barry but curls a shot from the edge of the penalty area just wide.

That would've wrapped up the game, but Stoke still have hope.

GREAT SAVE!

Everton 1-0 Stoke

The England manager may have left, but Ross Barkley has just come close to extending his side's lead. He breaks through the defence but is denied by Shay Given, who came off his line quickly to stop the shot.

Within seconds, Stoke have a great chance. Marko Arnautovic's pull-back is only inches ahead of substitute Jon Walters, who would've had a tap-in if he could have reached the pass.

Ronald Koeman
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Everton 1-0 Stoke

Sam Allardyce has seen enough. The England boss is leaving, but will have been impressed by the performances of Stoke's Ryan Shawcross and Everton midfielder Ross Barkley.

Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka have not done much wrong, and Allardyce will have liked the look of 19-year-old defender Mason Holgate. Definitely one for the future.

SUBSTITUTION

Everton 1-0 Stoke

The hugely-impressive Kevin Mirallas has gone off to a standing ovation from the home fans.

Arouna Kona, who scored twice against Yeovil in the EFL Cup in midweek, comes on as Everton look to kill this game off.

SUBSTITUTION

Everton 1-0 Stoke

Mark Hughes has had enough. Jon Walters comes on with Peter Crouch the man who, grudgingly, comes off.

Crouch cleared an Ashley Williams header off the line, but did not too much up front for Stoke.

Everton 1-0 Stoke

A good game this one now. At one end Ross Barkley's effort is parried by Shay Given, before Stoke sprint down the other end, only to be let down by the final ball into the box.

Unlucky Shay

Everton 1-0 Stoke

Shay Given scored an own goal against Everton while playing for Newcastle in October 2007. Newcastle won the game 3-2.

At the moment, the goalkeeper is the very unfortunate match winner.

Shay Given
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Mike: Honestly why does this count as an own goal? Unfair on both the attacker and the keeper.

Christine Foxley: Never a penalty, football is now a non-contact sport.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Everton 1-0 Stoke

Stoke, who have offered so little going forward today, are nearly instantly level from nowhere.

Marko Arnautovic manages to wriggle free in the penalty area and shoot at goal, but the ball ricochets up off the legs of Maarten Stekelenburg on to the crossbar and away.

Marko Arnautovic
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How it stand

Yes, yes, it is only early in the season. But Everton fans will like this picture.

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Everton 1-0 Stoke

Kevin Kilbane

Former Everton and Sunderland winger on Final Score

It was a good save. I feel for Shay Given.  

GOAL - Shay Given own goal

Everton 1-0 Stoke

Leighton Baines is the luckiest man in Goodison Park. His penalty is pushed on to the foot of the post but the ball then rebounds off the back of Shay Given's head and into the net. Everton lead. It is a deserved lead, but a controversial penalty.

Leighton Baines
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PENALTY for Everton

Drama at Goodison Park. Ashley Williams tumbles as he and Phil Bardsley are both running towards the near post as a corner is taken.

The Stoke players are not happy, but referee Michael Oliver points to the spot. Leighton Baines to take the penalty.

CLOSE!

Wonderful defending from Ryan Shawcross has kept it 0-0 after Romelu Lukaku linked up with Mason Holgate

CLOSE!

Everton 0-0 Stoke

New half, same attacking Everton. Stoke's Joe Allen loses possession in a dangerous area and Ross Barkley, with two goals in his first three games, drags a low shot just wide of the post.

Ross Barkley
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Back under way

Everton 0-0 Stoke

Back under way at Goodison Park. Will we see a better Stoke in this half? Will Everton pay for their failure to convert their chances?

The stats

Everton 0-0 Stoke

As the half-time stats suggest, Everton have been well on top. Stoke have not had a shot on target and been reduced to speculative, wild efforts from outside the box.

Mark Hughes' side have not even forced a corner and Stoke have had to clear two Everton attempts off their own goalline.

But it is still 0-0, and all to play for in the second half.

Stats
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Everton 0-0 Stoke

Steve Bower

Match of the Day commentator

Ronald Koeman has seen his team have chances, but they have been denied, They have been the better team but at the break it is goalless.

Ross Barkley
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HALF-TIME

Everton 0-0 Stoke

And Michael Oliver calls an end to the first half. Goalless at Goodison.

Everton 0-0 Stoke

More desperate defending from Stoke, this time Erik Pieters just about does enough to block Romelu Lukaku's effort, before Kevin Mirallas, the best player on the pitch in the first half, shoots wide with an overhead kick.

Everton 0-0 Stoke

Marko Arnautovic, sporting a bleach blonde haircut that was all the rage throughout the summer, is limping around after being caught on the heel by Yannick Bolasie.

It looked accidental, and the Stoke man can carry on, although he still looks in a bit of discomfort.

Everton 0-0 Stoke

More worry for Stoke fans. This time it comes down the right-hand side with Gareth Barry releasing 19-year-old Mason Holgate.

He fizzes a low cross across the six-yard box, but his delivery cannot be finished off. 

Mark Hughes will be very happy if his side go in at half-time with this game scoreless. The home side have created the better opportunities, but we remain goalless.

GREAT SAVE!

Everton 0-0 Stoke

Everton are clearly on top at Goodison Park. Twice Romelu Lukaku's jinking runs are thwarted by Stoke defenders before Kevin Mirallas forces a fine save from Shay Given.

Mirallas links up well with Ross Barkley and is able to create some space for a shot from the edge of the penalty area, but Given acrobatically tips it over the top.

Good stuff from Everton. They may not have scored, but have given plenty for their fans to be encouraged about.

Romelu Lukaku
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Everton 0-0 Stoke

If you are trying to impress the England boss, what you don't want to do is score a diving header own goal.

Luckily for Ryan Shawcross, his blushes are spared as his header, from Ross Barkley's header back across the area, is straight at Stoke goalkeeper Shay Given.

A good spell of pressure this from the hosts. Can they get a goal for their efforts?

Off the line again

Everton 0-0 Stoke

Stoke are living dangerously. Kevin Mirallas dinks in a lovely cross to the back post and Ashley Williams comes storming in and gets his head to the delivery.

It beats Given and is going in, until the long legs of Peter Crouch come to the rescue with a spectacular overhead kick off the line.

It's not what he is in the team to do, but a hugely valuable contribution from Crouch, in his first Premier League appearance of the season.

Off the line

Everton 0-0 Stoke

Romelu Lukaku, without a goal in 10 Premier League games, gets involved for the first time. The Belgium striker has a chance although a heavy touch sends him wider in the penalty area than he would have liked.

He can still get a shot in and Given is left rooted to the spot but Ryan Shawcross is in the right place to hack the ball off the line. 

Shawcross is a one-time England international, could he be getting the call from Sam Allardyce?

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Everton 0-0 Stoke

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Everton 0-0 Stoke

You can't fault the Stoke players' ambition. Moments after Marko Arnautovic goes for the ambitious, Phil Bardsley also tries his luck from long range. It is a complete waste and a ball into the box would have been more lucrative. Bardsley's shot goes well wide.

Still only one shot on target from either side, with Shay Given easily saving from Kevin Mirallas earlier on.

Everton 0-0 Stoke

Still an easy day for the goalkeepers. Marko Arnautovic tries a Hollywood effort from 30 yards for the visitors but it goes well over Maarten Stekelenburg's goal.

YELLOW CARD - Barkley (Everton)

9 mins

Stoke's Phil Bardsley dinks a cross to the back post and big Peter Crouch is positioning himself for an attempt at something acrobatic.

Unfortunately for him, and luckily for Everton, 19-year-old Mason Holgate is brave enough to head clear before the big man can go airborne.

A minute later we have our first yellow card of the day with Ross Barkley booked for tugging back Bardsley.

Ross Barkley
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Everton 0-0 Stoke

The first attempt of the match comes from Everton's Kevin Mirallas he gets in some early showboating with a nifty turn to create space on the edge of the penalty area but there is not too much pace in his low effort and it is easy for 40-year-old Shay Given.

Everton 0-0 Stoke

A quiet start at Goodison Park with Ross Barkley on the end of a crunching challenge from Joe Allen, before picking himself up. But not much to get excited about in terms of chances.

Everton 0-0 Stoke

Kevin Kilbane

Former Everton and Sunderland winger on Final Score

Everton against Stoke was a classic last season so I am hoping for something similar today.  

Mason Holgate
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