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Everton 0-0 Swansea City

By Mandeep SangheraBBC Sport
Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is sent off for his side at Everton
Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey (centre) was dismissed at the home of his former club Liverpool's rivals
  • Martinez in charge for 200th Premier League game
  • Swansea's Shelvey denied a penalty
  • Shelvey dismissed for two bookings
  • Ashley Williams pulls off vital late interception

Everton boss Roberto Martinez had to settle for a point against former club Swansea, who held on for a draw having gone down to 10 men late in the game.

Wilfried Bony had a shot saved for the visitors before they were denied a penalty when Jonjo Shelvey's strike appeared to hit Antolin Alcaraz's hand.

Shelvey was later sent off for a second booking after 72 minutes.

Defender Phil Jagielka failed to put away a header as Everton struggled to test Swans keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

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Substitute Romelu Lukaku nearly had a clear sight of goal late on but Swansea defender Ashley Williams pulled off a vital interception from a Leighton Baines cross to deny him.

Lukaku also failed to put away a Samuel Eto'o cross - although the Belgian forward appeared offside so the goal might not have counted in any case.

This was the first time the Toffees have failed to score in the league this season, and while home keeper Tim Howard was a virtual spectator, the hosts rarely threatened to break down down the Welsh side either.

For the visitors, perhaps content to stifle their hosts, this was just a second clean sheet in their last 21 away league games - though they have now failed to beat the Goodison Park club in 19 league meetings.

Martinez, taking charge of his 200th Premier League game, was a team-mate, captain and manager of Swansea boss Garry Monk during the former's spell in charge of the Welsh club between 2007 and 2009 and the pair chatted on the touchline before kick-off.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez (left) and Swansea boss Garry Monk
Martinez (left) and Monk are familiar to each other from their time together at the Welsh club

With the game under way, Martinez was soon fortunate not to see his side fall behind.

Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has seven assists and one goal in nine league appearances this season, slid Bony through on goal bur the Ivorian's shot was saved by Howard.

Swansea also had a strong penalty appeal when Alcaraz appeared to deflect former Liverpool midfielder Shelvey's shot back to Howard with his left hand.

The home side were helped when Shelvey, who had been booked in the first half for kicking the ball away, was sent off for a second booking after he blocked the run of James McCarthy, but they failed to make the extra man count.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez:

Everton 0-0 Swansea: Roberto Martinez disappointed by stalemate

"You want to win the game. You are looking at statistics before the sending off-for Swansea and we were in control.

"I'm disappointed by the game as I thought it was going to be more of a spectacle but it didn't turn out to be. I thought we were a little frustrated.

"Overall, it was a good clean sheet because you can leave yourselves exposed. Maybe our tempo in possession was not as sharp as it could have been.

"I haven't seen the replay [of the alleged handball]."

Swansea manager Garry Monk:

"All in all it was a well-earned point.

"It was a cheap yellow which Jonjo Shelvey gave away for the first booking. I explained it to him but he is a clever lad and understands that when you are on a yellow you can't make those kind of challenges."

On being denied a penalty for an apparent handball by Everton defender Antolin Alcaraz: "I didn't know you were supposed to play with two keepers.

"I'd be very pleased if my keeper pulled off a save like that. We didn't get it so what can I say?

"I'm extremely proud of my team - the way they dug in for such a long period. They deserve that point for the effort they put in."

Everton midfielder James McCarthy (left) and Swansea striker Wilfried Bony
Swansea boss Garry Monk took Wilfried Bony (right) off to stop the striker getting a second yellow card
Everton defender Antolin Alcaraz goes off injured against Swansea
Everton defender Antolin Alcaraz is expected to be out for a lengthy spell with a shoulder injury
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku fails to put away a Samuel Eto' cross late on against Swansea
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku fails to put away a Samuel Eto' cross late on against Swansea



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 24Howard
  • 23Coleman
  • 30AlcarazSubstituted forBesicat 32'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Jagielka
  • 3Baines
  • 16McCarthy
  • 18BarryBooked at 38mins
  • 7McGeadySubstituted forLukakuat 68'minutes
  • 14NaismithSubstituted forPienaarat 68'minutes
  • 20Barkley
  • 5Eto'o


  • 1Robles
  • 2Hibbert
  • 10Lukaku
  • 17Besic
  • 19Atsu
  • 21Osman
  • 22Pienaar


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Fabianski
  • 22Rangel
  • 33Fernandez
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 54mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 8ShelveyBooked at 72mins
  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 15Routledge
  • 23G SigurdssonBooked at 66minsSubstituted forCarrollat 76'minutes
  • 20MonteroSubstituted forDyerat 79'minutes
  • 10BonyBooked at 33minsSubstituted forGomisat 61'minutes


  • 11Emnes
  • 12Dyer
  • 14Carroll
  • 18Gomis
  • 25Tremmel
  • 27Bartley
  • 32Shephard
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Everton 0, Swansea City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Everton 0, Swansea City 0.

  3. Booking

    Muhamed Besic (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Muhamed Besic (Everton).

  5. Post update

    Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Leighton Baines (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James McCarthy.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steven Pienaar (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Everton. Conceded by Ashley Williams.

  9. Post update

    Foul by James McCarthy (Everton).

  10. Post update

    Ki Sung-Yueng (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Everton. Conceded by Federico Fernández.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Steven Pienaar (Everton).

  13. Post update

    Ki Sung-Yueng (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Steven Pienaar (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Angel Rangel (Swansea City).

  16. Post update

    Foul by James McCarthy (Everton).

  17. Post update

    Neil Taylor (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Swansea City. Nathan Dyer replaces Jefferson Montero.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Muhamed Besic (Everton).

  20. Post update

    Bafétimbi Gomis (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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