FT: Fulham 2 Everton 2

That's all from me. Match report, player ratings, and reaction to follow.

FT
Full-time: Fulham 2 (Howard og 7, Sidwell 90) Everton 2 (Fellaini 55, 72). Toffees will feel they should have won this one, but you have to admire the Cottagers' spirit. Everton set to go up to fourth.

90
Everton have won a corner deep into stoppage time... Schwarzer elects to punch and Fulham clear.

Three minutes added-on time...

90
SIDWELL GOAL! Dejagah plays the ball to Riether, who delivers a firm cross from the right. It comes across to Sidwell at the far post, and Coleman isn't tight enough - allowing the Fulham man to equalise.

90
GOAL! Fulham 2 (Sidwell 90) Everton 2

88
Everton get the ball to Naismith on the overlap, but his low shot is too close to Schwarzer who saves.

86
What a volley from Fellaini - it brings out an excellent reflex save from Schwarzer. Everton have been outstanding in this second half.

83
Fellaini hits the woodwork! That could have been his hat-trick. Osman plays in Fellaini down the left, his shot deflects off Hangeland but clips the far post and comes out. Naismith couldn't tuck away the loose ball.

81
Everton are happy to sit back now and let Fulham have the ball for a bit. Organisation key here for the visitors.

79
Change for Everton - Naismith ON, Mirallas OFF. Excellent display from the Belgian winger today.

78
Hangeland comes forward and gets in a strong header as the cross comes in from the right - over the bar though.

76
Osman bravely gets his head to the free-kick from the right, but it's off target.

76
Third and final Fulham change - Petric ON, Diarra OFF.

75
Third Fulham player booked - Baird brings down Pienaar and is cautioned.

72
FELLAINI'S 2nd GOAL! Jagielka's long ball is taken down by Fellaini, and he turns and slides in a low shot into the bottom right-hand corner of Schwarzer's net. Fulham 1 Everton 2.

72
Fulham 1 Everton 2 (Fellaini 72)

70
Osman is the latest Everton player to try his luck but he hits his shot wide as well. Mirallas is now torturing Duff down the right, and Fellaini is his target in the middle. The Belgian combination working well for the Toffees...

68
Lovely turn from Pienaar in the box, but the South African's shot is off target. That was great play up until the finish.

An attendance of 25,699 at Craven Cottage today.

68
Second change for Fulham - Sidwell ON, Kacaniklic OFF.

64
Well-worked move by Everton sees Fellaini play in Jelavic but Riether sticks to the Croatian like glue and the ball goes wide.

62
Shortly after seeing a chance go close, Pienaar causes more chaos in the Fulham area but Schwarzer gets a hand to it and the hosts clear. Duff now playing at left-back - already seems to be struggling somewhat up against Mirallas.

61
Diarra booked for a cynical foul on Mirallas on the near touchline. Second Fulham man cautioned - Riise has already been subbed off.

60
We've reached the hour mark. Hard to call - Fulham still seem happier to play on the counter-attack.

59
Change for Fulham - Dejagah ON, Riise OFF. Norwegian was on a booking.

58
Kacaniklic slips in Berbatov on the left side of the area. The Bulgarian has time to turn and strike the ball from close range, but Howard gets a firm hand to it on his near post.

57
Everton deservedly level on the balance of play, you would have to say. However, Fulham had their best spell of the game shortly before the equaliser.

55
FELLAINI GOAL! Mirallas attacks down the right, gets to the byline and picks out Fellaini who fires high into the net for his fourth Premier League goal of the season.

55
Fulham 1 Everton 1 (Fellaini 55)

51
Fulham are finding their rhythm - Osman this time blocking a shot from Ruiz. The hosts' tails are up.

50
Riise's low cross skims across the face of goal, but no Fulham player is there to turn it home. Perfect ball in. Kacaniklic did well to keep play alive down left.

49
How did that not go in? Heitinga leaves the ball for Fellaini at the far post, but the Belgian thought his Dutch team-mate was going to turn it in! Chance came from Jagielka flick on Baines' free-kick on left edge of area.

48
Osman's shot is blocked as Everton continue the second half in the same vein as the first - on the attack.

46
Everton get the second half underway. Fulham lead 1-0. No changes at the break.

Everton players are out first - closely followed by Fulham. Second half will be underway shortly...

Here's Fulham fan @PKMNPurePower on Twitter: "Everton dominating us, but Ruiz with back to back goals is nice COYW"

Just been analysing Howard's own goal with Sky Sports goalkeeping guru Ian Watson - Everton keeper is a tad slow to get moving, then seems to jump up rather than keep going left! Think the American will be disappointed...

HT: Fulham 1 (Howard own goal 7) Everton 0. Toffees have had about 60% possession in the first half, but have wasted several good opportunities - particularly Jelavic. Riise is only player booked so far.

45
One minute of added-on time...

43
Baird's mistake presents Jelavic with a wonderful opportunity to equalise. The ball ran kindly to him on the left side of the area but he tried to lift in his shot and put far too much power into it.

42
So close from Jagielka! A low, swerving shot from distance is inches wide of Schwarzer's right-hand post. A real sidewinder from the Everton man.

40
Duff's shot from the edge of the area is blocked well by Baines. Chance came after an inswinging Ruiz free-kick was only half cleared.

39
Schwarzer flapped at the resulting free-kick but got lucky as the ball didn't land to an Everton player.

38
Fulham's John Arne Riise is the first player booked, for a late challenge on Coleman on the right flank.

37
Schwarzer holds on to Coleman's shot from the right, as Jelavic was waiting to pounce. The Irishman has been a good outlet for Everton so far.

35
Another chance wasted by Jelavic - looked like he could have done better with a headed opportunity, but Fulham survive again.

33
Everton are piling on the pressure now - Fellaini's shot was blocked for a corner, which the hosts managed to clear. Then Jagielka tries his luck with a wild shot.

31
Fellaini appears to get away with a handball, then Mirallas' pass comes to Jelavic in the box but his first touch is poor and the chance is gone.

29
Real chance for Fellaini as Coleman produced a teasing cross from the right, but to no avail for Everton.

27
Ruiz's corner comes right across the area though and Everton are able to move forward through Pienaar.

26
Jagielka has to head the ball out for a corner after Duff chipped in a cross from the right side of the area.

24
Midway through the first half, and Everton have clearly been the better team - but it's Ruiz's free-kick that went in off Howard that separates the sides.

23
Pienaar does well to hook in a cross from the right flank. Schwarzer gets to the ball before Jelavic, however.

21
A telling-off for Fulham's Diarra from Swarbrick for his reaction, but no booking from the referee.

20
Jelavic did superbly to take the ball on his chest. However, Fulham were quick to close him down and the Croatian gave the ball away.

17
Another shot on goal from Osman - but it's low and right into the feet of Schwarzer, who claims the ball comfortably.

15
Good forceful run into the box from Baines, but Fulham clear the ball for a throw-in. Then Jelavic is offside.

13
Excellent hold-up play from Berbatov, Riether arrived down the right but the chance was wasted.

11
Looping header from Jelavic after a right-wing cross is easy to claim for Schwarzer. Fulham have lost 10 points from winning positions this season, so there's plenty to be hopeful about for the visitors...

9
Chance for Fellaini - Belgian got a shot away from close range but Schwarzer makes a smart save down to his right.

7
HOWARD OWN GOAL! Free-kick over the wall from Ruiz, Howard tips the ball onto the post but the ball ricochets onto his back and goes in. Probably going to go down as an own goal...

GOAL! Fulham 1 (Howard og 7) Everton 0

6
Fulham have a free-kick in a dangerous area - Osman brought down Berbatov.

5
And now Pienaar tries his luck from the edge of the box, but Riether throws his body in the way and blocks the shot.

4
Osman has looked lively early on - he's had a couple of shots blocked already. Everton have started the brightest.

2
A glimpse of goal for Jelavic early on, but it's dealt with by the Fulham defence.

And we're underway - Fulham kick us off at the Cottage.

By the way, Duffy has replaced Anichebe on the Everton bench as the striker is feeling poorly. Apparently, Richardson is missing from the Fulham squad today as he is also suffering from a virus.

Here come the teams onto the pitch, led by captains Hangeland and Neville. Seventh v fifth in the Premier League - we'll be kicking off shortly as Fulham take on Everton...

Martin Jol has said some very nice things about Everton in the build-up to this game. He says the Toffees are "the best of the rest" when you take away the really big-spending Premier League clubs, while he thinks Leighton Baines is the "best full-back" in the country. Jol also admitted he fancied snapping up Mirallas in the summer, but was put off by the fee.

From Canada to the Costa Blanca... "This is Stewart MacLaren from a cool & cloudy Torrevieja in Spain saying that Everton will beat Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage this afternoon, with good goals from Steven Naismith & Nikica Jelavic." So that would be Naismith coming off the bench to score, I guess... could happen...

Everton's recent record against Fulham is excellent - they've won the last three league meetings, plus the FA Cup tie at Goodison in January. Fulham's last victory over the Toffees came at the Cottage in September 2009, Damien Duff hitting the winner as it ended 2-1.

Your referee today is Neil Swarbrick from Preston. This is his fourth Premier League match of the season - he's also taken charge of Newcastle 1 Norwich 0, Tottenham 2 Aston Villa 0 and West Ham 4 Southampton 1. Good omen for the hosts today? He's yet to show a red card in 2012/13.

Jack from Western Canada has been in touch too - he's an Everton fan. "A tough game today, however, I'm looking for my Toffees to nip it 2-1. With Fellaini and Mirallas netting and Berbatov for the Cottagers. COYB."

Adam Bunce was quickest on the email to correct the first of today's, er, deliberate mistakes - it is of course Stockdale, and not Stockwell (!), on the Cottagers bench. Adam's prediction? "Fulham to win 2-1 COYW"

Here's Nigel Askham from Sky Bet with an update: "It's a tough one to call at the Cottage where Fulham have won 3 out of 4 and are 13/8 to continue in winning ways. Everton, who have lost only once on their travels, are 8/5 and the draw 12/5. We also offer 15/2 for Dimitar Berbatov and Nikica Jelavic to both find the net." To bet on the match, click here.

For Everton, Pienaar returns from a one-match ban and replaces Naismith. Heitinga starts in place of Distin. Mirallas has shaken off an ankle injury and keeps his place. Anichebe is among the subs.

So Ruiz and Kacaniklic replace Richardson and Rodallega in the Fulham team, following the 3-3 draw at Reading last time out. Richardson is not among the subs - looks like he's been dropped, rather than an injury.

Fulham substitutes: Stockdale, Senderos, Sidwell, Petric, Karagounis, Rodallega, Dejagah.

Everton substitutes: Mucha, Oviedo, Naismith, Distin, Hitzlsperger, Gueye, Duffy.

Fulham starting line-up: Schwarzer, Riether, A Hughes, Riise, Hangeland, Baird, Diarra, Duff, Kacaniklic, Berbatov, Ruiz.

Everton starting line-up: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Jagielka, Heitinga, Neville, Pienaar, Mirallas, Fellaini, Osman, Jelavic.

Fulham are 13/8 with Sky Bet to win on home soil today. If you fancy Everton to come out on top, they're 8/5. The draw is 12/5.

Hi everyone, welcome along to our live coverage of today's Premier League match between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage.

Kick-off is 1500 GMT.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 13 September 2014
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Arsenal v Man City  
15:00
Chelsea v Swansea  
C Palace v Burnley  
Southampton v Newcastle  
Stoke v Leicester  
Sunderland v Tottenham  
West Brom v Everton  
17:30
Liverpool v A Villa  
Sunday, 14 September 2014
16:00
Man Utd v QPR  
Monday, 15 September 2014
20:00
Hull City v West Ham  
Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:45
QPR v Stoke  
15:00
A Villa v Arsenal  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Mon, 01 Sep 2014

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