FT: Swansea 0 Everton 3

90+3
Everton win 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium after thoroughly dominating proceedings. Fellaini, Pienaar, Anichebe and Pienaar particularly impressive and Everton should have high ambitions for this season on this evidence. They look an excellent side and sit - for now at least - second in the table.

90+2
Off the bar! De Guzman almost does give Swansea that consolation strike, curling the free-kick up and over the wall and onto the crossbar. The ball breaks to Shechter, but his shot is blocked.

90+2
Swansea have a free-kick 30 yards from goal. Last chance for some consolation perhaps.

90+1
Britton tries to work a shooting chance on the edge of the penalty area, but he's snuffed out by four blue shirts and Neville clears.

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Just starting three minutes of stoppage time.

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Into the final minute of the 90 now. In some games the scoreline doesn't really tell the story of the match. This one does.

88
Free-kick comes to nothing. Hardly matters.

87
Another free-kick given away by Swansea in dangerous territory. They've had a horror show at the back today; simply unable to cope with Everton's pace, power and movement.

86
Pienaar, excellent again today, makes way for Bryan Oviedo. The game's standout player Fellaini off for Magaye Gueye.

85
Gorgeous interplay from Baines, Fellaini and Pienaar on the left, but Williams's sliding tackle on the South African is perfectly timed.

84
Composed defending from Neville, heading Michu's cross calmly back to Howard.

83
Swansea fans starting to head for the exits. Not been a good afternoon. "We're gonna win the league," sing the Everton fans. Who are not heading for the exits.

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GOAL! FELLAINI! Deserved. Baines swings the free-kick into the penalty area, and Fellaini heads past Vorm via a slight deflection off Williams. I'm sure that'll be credited to the Everton man.

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Baines brought down by Michu on the left-hand side of the penalty area. Swansea have given away countless set-piece opportunities.

80
The third goal just won't come for Everton. Anichebe's snap shot from the corner of the penalty area is saved by Vorm, Fellaini has a fresh-air shot and Anichebe fires the loose ball into the side netting. All in the space of about eight seconds.

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Little eyebrows from Rangel at the near post, but Howard is on hand to grab the ball.

78
Corner to Swansea.

77
Miss! Don't think it's going to cost them today, but Everton have missed some glorious chances here. Anichebe the latest, shooting wide from six yards out after being found by Baines's perfect cross at the end of a typically energetic bust forward.

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It comes to nothing.

76
Free-kick for Swansea wide on the left.

74
Everton regain possession from the cleared corner but can't work an opening.

74
Another corner for Everton, on the left this time. Baines makes his way leisurely across to take it.

73
Off the line! All Fellaini needs to cap this display is a goal, but it's proving frustratingly elusive. He gets his head to Baines' corner and diverts it goalwards, but Britton heads clear.

72
Everton win a corner. Baines in no rush to take it.

72
Final change from Swansea as Itay Shechter replaces Graham.

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Steven Naismith replaces goalscorer Mirallas.

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The corner is cleared, and Osman needlessly brings down Britton to earn Everton's first card of the afternoon. There was plenty of cover back there.

70
More patient build-up from Everton this time, ending with a Pienaar strike deflected behind for a corner.

69
Couple of warnings for Everton in the last few minutes. Might be worth committing slightly fewer men forward in pursuit of a third goal. The 10 men have shown they can still threaten on the break.

68
Great work from De Guzman on the right, getting past Baines to reach the byline and then digging out a superb cross to the back foot but Michu can't convert.

67
Graham picks the ball up 30 yards from the Everton goal and sends a somewhat desperate strike goalwards. It's well wide.

66
What a miss! Fellaini's had a wonderful game, but he won't enjoying watching the replay of this one. Williams plays Anichebe well onside, and the Everton striker squares the ball for Fellaini who fires over the bar from six yards out with the goal at his mercy.

65
Good chance for Swansea to break with Everton having several players committed upfield, but Michu inexplicably hauls down Osman off the ball to kill the chance and earn a booking. Cards mounting up for the hosts here.

63
Everton seeing even more of the ball now against Swansea's 10 men. Can't see a way back for the hosts now against such an impressive side. A third goal would make sure of it.

61
De Guzman fouls Pienaar on halfway, but Baines overcooks his attempt to release Mirallas on the right.

60
Tidy defending this time from Ki, holding off Anichebe and rolling the ball back to Vorm.

59
Mirallas curls the free-kick onto the roof of the net. Swansea had only just reshuffled their team with the Britton-Tate substitution. Now they have only 10 men.

58
Dyer pays a heavy price for that stupid first booking just three minutes ago. Having been cautioned for dissent he dives in high and recklessly on Baines and can have no complaints about a second yellow card. Swansea's mountain just got that bit higher. Could get worse from the free-kick as well.

57
Rangel goes into the book after Ki's lack of centre-half nous is exposed. He dives in on Anichebe, who spins away and is then clobbered by Rangel as he looks to burst into the penalty area.

56
Looks like Ki has dropped into the back four. Everton on the attack.

56
This change will require a reshuffle from Swansea as Leon Britton replaces Tate, who has struggled all afternoon with the physicality of Anichebe and Fellaini.

55
Dyer is penalised for a foul on Pienaar and then talks his way into the notebook with his reaction to the decision.

55
Corner half-cleared and then scuffed into Howard's arms. Chance for us all to catch our breath after a frantic couple of minutes.

54
Howard now producing heroics getting down low to his right to divert Ki's low, curling effort up and over the crossbar. Cracking start to the second half.

53
Should be 3-0! End-to-end action now as Fellaini is played through by Anichebe but held up by Williams. He finds Mirallas, whose shot thunders off the underside of the crossbar and drops to Anichebe. He controls before shooting to Vorm's left, but the Swansea keeper gets a strong hand to the ball to turn it away.

52
The first corner is put behind for another. The second one is cleared.

52
Dyer plays the ball out to the overlapping Rangel on the right, and his cross is turned behind for a corner.

51
Half-hearted appeals for an Everton penalty as Mirallas tumbles under the attentions of Ki.

51
Swansea's corner comes to nothing, but there are more encouraging signs for them at the start of this second half.

50
Save! Howard's positioning spot on to block Michu's shot after he's played through on goal with Heitinga playing him onside.

49
The corner is poor, scuffed to the near post but only half-cleared by Osman. Howard tangles with Williams for the loose ball and, as always, the decision goes the way of the goalkeeper.

49
Fabulous cross from De Guzman on the right looks sure to find Michu until Jagielka makes a timely intervention. Excellent defending, but Swansea have a corner.

48
De Guzman dispossess Fellaini. Huge cheers from the home fans; it hasn't happened often today.

47
Angry words exchanged after an off-the-ball clash between Fellaini and Rangel. Referee Taylor on hand to sort it out. Looks like handbags; I think Rangel trod on Fellaini's boot, and it appears to have been accidental.

46
Swansea get the second half under way. Dyer has replaced Hernandez.

HT
Sky Bet will give you 4/1 that Everton go on to win this game 3-0, and 14/1 for Swansea to fight back and pinch a 2-2 draw. Mirallas is 15/2 to score the next goal; Michu 9/1.

45+2
Everton full value for their lead thanks to their Fellaini-inspired dominance, but Swansea passed up a couple of glorious late chances to give themselves a foothold and begin what looks an unlikely comeback.

45+2
Another chance! Routledge's cross finds Rangel again no more than three yards from goal but he somehow manages to divert the ball away from the target rather than towards it. Complete miskick to sum up Swansea's afternoon so far as the half-time whistle blows.

45+2
Great chance for Swansea! Pienaar dozing slightly as Rangel ghosts in behind him, but his low strike is somehow diverted over the crossbar by Howard's shin.

45
This is no more than Everton deserve. They've been magnificent, and shellshocked Swansea have not been able to get their possession game going at all.

43
GOAL! MIRALLAS! Wonderful second goal for Everton. No surprise to see it's Fellaini who wins the ball and starts the move, sending Pienaar clear down the right. His early cross picks out the unmarked and definitely onside Mirallas. Vorm somehow manages to divert his first effort onto the crossbar, but the rebound is nodded in for the Belgian's first Premier League goal.

43
The free-kick is half-cleared, but Everton retain possession and eventually work a shooting chance for Osman. But it's blocked.

42
The free-kick is cleared, but Everton have another one now out on the right after a handball from Routledge. Good angle here for Baines to swing the ball into the box.

41
Fellaini wins a free-kick for Everton 40 yards from the Swansea goal. He's bossed this first half.

40
Michu pulled up for a foul on Heitinga, but this is better from the home side now.

39
Swansea coming into the game towards the end of this first half as Ki bends the ball just the wrong side of the post from 22 yards with Howard struggling.

38
Should be 1-1. Michu gets the run on Fellaini and meets the corner six yards from goal but heads over the bar.

37
Vital block from Jagielka to send Routledge's shot behind for a corner. Just some better signs for the hosts in the last few minutes.

36
Tate beats Anichebe to a long ball and heads it to Williams. Just about the first physical confrontation Swansea have one this afternoon.

35
Swift break from Everton led by Anichebe, but the eventual shot from Osman lacks anything like the power needed to trouble Vorm.

34
Big shout for a penalty from Swansea as Davies gets in behind Mirallas, who leans on the home player as he looks to head back across the box. Would've been a soft one; not many refs will give those in the area.

34
First real sight of goal for Swansea as Michu is played through but opts to cross rather than shoot and eventually the chance is lost.

33
Pienaar's miscued shot turns into a cross that Fellaini almost profits from, but his header is blocked.

31
Baines' delivery is superb again, but it's cleared.

31
Sung-Yeung Ki joins Williams in the referee's notebook after a clumsy challenge in midfield.

30
Fellaini and Pienaar not quite on the same wavelength as the former plays the ball into space when the latter wanted it to feet.

29
Coleman cuts into the Swansea penalty area from the right but can't get a shot away and is crowded out and dispossessed after playing a one-two with Anichebe.

27
A rare mis-step from Everton here as Anichebe underhits an attempt to complete a one-two with Baines and Swansea can clear.

26
Fellaini again wins the ball in midfield before charging forward and releasing Anichebe. He beats one man but then smashes a shot high and wide when there were perhaps other, better options.

25
Fellaini is winning absolutely everything in the centre of the park. He's just far too strong for Swansea at the moment. They've no answer to him.

23
Replays show that Fellaini used his arm rather than his head to help the ball into Anichebe's path. There were surprisingly few complaints from the Swansea defenders, though. Fellaini's hair making the officials' job harder there.

22
GOAL! ANICHEBE! Fair to say that had been coming. Baines swings the ball into the box from the left. Fellaini is again too string for the Swansea backline and wins the ball with his chest before nodding it into the path of Anichebe, who fires home from close range.

21
Tate climbs all over Anichebe and gives Everton yet another set-piece opportunity on halfway.

21
Ironic cheers from the home fans as the referee gives Swansea a free-kick in midfield. Nothing comes of it, and Everton are back in possession.

20
A lovely spell of busy, fast-moving possession from Everton ends with a smart turn-and-shot from Anichebe on the edge of the box, but his curling effort is straight at Vorm. Tate gave the Everton striker far too much room to work in.

19
Getting to the stage now where Everton will start to be concerned not to have turned their dominance into an advantage on the scoreboard.

18
Nice interplay between Pienaar and Anichebe, but the South African drags his shot wide of the target from the edge of the box.

17
Fellaini bullying the Swansea midfield at the moment. They can't handle him. Once again he regains possession for his side in dangerous territory and sets Anichebe away down the left. He takes maybe two touches too many before crossing - Mirallas was in space at the back post - and runs the ball out of play before he can cut it back.

16
First attempt on goal from Swansea as the ball breaks to Pablo Hernandez on the edge of the box and his snap-volley flashes wide of the target.

15
Anichebe through on goal again, but this time offside.

14
First danger for Everton as a lovely throughball threatens to send Michu clear, but Howard is off his line smartly and using the full limits of his penalty box to gather the ball. Appeals from the home fans for handball, but replays show the American keeper's judged that perfectly.

13
Baines' free-kick cannons off the wall, and the follow-up shot is also blocked. Home fans starting to voice their displeasure with the visitors utterly dominant.

12
A heavy backpass sends Anichebe through, but he's brought down by Williams. Could easily have been a red card, but the presence of Tate is enough to convince referee Taylor to show only a yellow card. Could easily have been red; don't think Tate was going to stop Anichebe getting a shot away.

11
The ball is played out to Coleman on the right, but his cross is cut out before it can reach its intended target, which is once again Fellaini.

10
More ill-discipline from Swansea, and another free-kick for Everton in opposition territory. Pienaar again the man fouled.

9
First significant spell of possession for Swansea as they bid to draw the sting out of this ferocious Everton start.

8
Great delivery from Baines, but well dealt with by Swansea's defence.

8
Swansea still can't get out of their own half, and concede another free-kick out on the left as Pienaar is needlessly fouled.

7
Anichebe thinks he's won a throw on the left-hand side, but the decision goes the other way. He looks aggrieved, and I think he has a point.

6
The free-kick is worked wide and then crossed towards Fellaini at the back post. He uses his strength to bring the ball down on his chest under pressure and get his shot away, but it's blocked. Swansea clinging on in these early moments.

5
Another free-kick for Everton in midfield.

5
Good cross from Mirallas on the right, but this time the Swansea defence deals with the threat.

4
First forward foray from Swansea, but the ball runs through to Howard.

4
Everything but a goal for Everton in these opening minutes.

3
Great start this from Everton. Two more glorious chances for Mirallas here. It's good work initially from Osman to win the ball back on the edge of the Swansea box. He feeds Anichebe who cuts the ball back to Mirallas. He sweeps the ball goalwards, but Vorm parries. Another cross into the box finds Mirallas, but his header lacks power and is easy for Vorm.

2
Great chance for Anichebe from the free-kick, but the ball ends up in the grateful arms of Vorm.

1
Early free-kick wide on the left as Fellaini is fouled.

1
We're under way at the Liberty Stadium, which is bathed in glorious autumn sunshine.

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If you want to back up your predictions with a wager, head over to www.skybet.com for a full range of in-play markets on today's game. There are a couple of Price Boosts available if you're quick, with a 2-0 Swansea win 14/1, and the same scoreline in Everton's favour a 12/1 chance. Michu is 8/1 to score first, Fellaini 7s.

1235
Reporting from a "warm and windy Torrevieja in Spain" is Stewart MacLaren, who predicts that Everton will beat Swansea 2-1 "with good goals from Fellaini and Victor Anichebe".

1232
"Hope the Swans win today they have been doing really well this season so far, the score will be 2-0 to the Swans with Michu and Routledge on the score sheet," says Sophie.

1232
Oliver and Joel, Everton fans from London, think their team will win the match 2-0 despite a disappointing draw to Newcastle. Mirallas and Pienaar being the two scorers.

1230
Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Tate, Williams, Davies, Ki, de Guzman, Michu, Hernandez, Routledge, Graham. Subs: Tremmel, Britton, Dyer, Monk, Shechter, Moore, Tiendalli

1230
Everton: Howard, Neville, Heitinga, Jagielka, Baines, Osman, Pienaar, Coleman, Fellaini, Mirallas, Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Oviedo, Naismith, Distin, Gueye, Vellios, Duffy

1225
Team news is in. Swansea hand a full debut to record signing Pablo Hernandez in place of Nathan Dyer, while midfielder Ki Sung-yueng also makes his first Premier League start as Leon Britton, laid low by the flu in midweek, drops to the bench. Everton are without Tony Hibbert and Nikica Jelavic, with Seamus Coleman and Victor Anichebe in the side and John Heitinga partnering Phil Jagielka in the centre of defence.

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As always we're keen to hear your thoughts, predictions, observations and rants throughout the game. Mail me your views on Dave.Tickner@sportinglife.com and I'll publish as many as I can.

1215
Good afternoon, and welcome to our live minute-by-minute coverage of the first Premier League action of the weekend from the Liberty Stadium. Both Swansea and Everton have had some eye-catching early season results and victory for either side this lunchtime would take them - for now at least - alongside Chelsea at the top of the table with 10 points. Kick-off is half an hour away, and we'll have team news on the way shortly.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:45
QPR v Stoke  
15:00
A Villa v Arsenal  
Burnley v Sunderland  
Newcastle v Hull City  
Swansea v Southampton  
17:30
West Ham v Liverpool  
Sunday, 21 September 2014
13:30
Leicester v Man Utd  
Tottenham v West Brom  
16:00
Everton v C Palace  
Man City v Chelsea  
Saturday, 27 September 2014
12:45
Liverpool v Everton  
15:00
Chelsea v A Villa  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 4 9 12
2 A Villa 4 3 10
3 Swansea 4 3 9
4 Southampton 4 5 7
5 Man City 4 3 7
6 Tottenham 4 2 7
7 Arsenal 4 1 6
8 Liverpool 4 1 6
9 Man Utd 4 3 5
10 Hull City 4 0 5
11 Everton 4 -1 5
12 Leicester 4 -1 5
13 West Ham 4 -1 4
14 Stoke 4 -1 4
15 Sunderland 4 -1 3
16 QPR 4 -8 3
17 C Palace 4 -3 2
18 Burnley 4 -3 2
19 West Brom 4 -5 2
20 Newcastle 4 -6 2

Updated Tue, 16 Sep 2014

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