Live: Everton 1 Arsenal 1

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Arsenal made a dream start and looked bright and inventive going forward. But they weren't quite as impressive after the break as they were in the first period so I think they will be happy with a point as well.

Everton draw yet again but given they have been playing a talented Arsenal team and they went a goal down after less than a minute, I think they will take the point.

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Full time: Everton 1 Arsenal 1

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A pulsating minute as Arsenal scramble it clear at one end, before breaking quickly to the other, Jageilka with an excellent tackle on Gervinho to put the ball out for a corner, which Everton clear.

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Sub for Arsenal: Francis Coquelin replaces Cazorla.

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Three minutes to be added on. Time for a late, late winner?

89
Jelavic beats the offside trap again down the left, but his fired cross beats everyone and fizzes across the six yard box.

86
Jagielka hoofs it long to Fellaini, who does well to control on his chest and tee up Hitzlsperger, but the German fires the shot into orbit.

84
The game has become a bit stretched in the past few minutes, both sides going for the win.

82
Arsenal break forward with pace and in number after clearing an Everton corner, Giroud tries to find Gervinho, but the ball goes over his head - a low pass would have put him in there.

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Change for Arsenal: Gervinho replaces Aaron Ramsey.

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Jelavic takes, but Szczesny gets smartly across to his right and saves.

78
Vermaelen fouls Fellaini in the air, free-kick Everton 30 yards out.

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Hitzlsperger has a shot from the edge of the box, but he doesn't get hold of it and Szczesny easily saves.

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Cazorla fires in a shot from 25 yards that Howard punches away.

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Change for Everton: Thomas Hitzlsperger on for Darron Gibson.

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Ramsey has a shot from distance that goes well over.

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Arsenal nearly score in the most bizarre of circumstances, Ramsey flicks it through to Cazorla, who mis-controls, but the bobbling ball sneaks past Howard and goes just wide.

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Oviedo is booked for a late trip on Theo Walcott, bit cynical that.

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Walcott dinks in a cross from the left and Giroud's header loops just wide of the far post.

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Vermaelen tries a Hollywood cross-field pass, but he over-hits it and the ball goes out for a goal kick.

65
Replays suggest Arteta didn't get the ball in that challenge with Pienaar and the home support is enraged further when Fellaini is penalised for a foul on Mertesacker. It was a foul though, to be fair.

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The Everton fans are screaming for a penalty as Arteta tries to tackle Pienaar in the box, the ref points for a corner.

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Change for Everton: Bryan Oviedo comes on for Steven Naismith

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Pienaar puts in a teasing cross from the left to the near post, but Szczesny is brave and punches away with Fellaini lurking.

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What a save! Everton see a corner cleared, but only as far as Baines who puts in another wonderful cross onto the head of Distin, but Szczesny does well to parry away with one glove.

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Arsenal continue to give the ball away cheaply, but so do Everton, meaning it is all a bit scrappy at present.

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Jelavic again breaks free down the left but his low teasing cross is nicked off the toes of Naismith by Gibbs - top defending that.

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Jelavic peels away to the left and puts in a cross towards Naismith at the near post, but Arsenal do well to clear.

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Jelavic is again caught offside, free-kick to Arsenal just inside their own half.

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Baines and Pienaar combine well down the left (they are not called Bainaar for nothing you know) the defender tees up the South African, but his shot is dragged wide.

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Walcott is involved again as he curls in a teasing cross from the left, but Howard is alert and claims.

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Walcott has a shot from distance but it thumps off the back of Gibson and is cleared.

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Everton get the second period underway.

The teams are back out for the second half.

Alex Cassidy says: "Useless from Sagna for the goal! Needs to sort himself out for the second half! Arsenal to win this 3-1!"

Ishmail says: "Watching the first half can pretty much some up our season so far, good in attack but cannot shut the door in defence. I am getting fed up of seeing us play well but concede a stupid and silly goal out of nothing."

@EseoseAgboaye says: "The way that Sagna gave the ball away for the goal was just shocking and he did the same again but did well to get away with it."

The visitors are 5/2 with Sky Bet to regain control of this game and come away with a win, while the hosts are 11/8 to poke their noses in front and seal three creditable points. Having already equalised, Marouane Fellaini is good value at 7/1 to score the next goal.

Shaun Davies says: "I think 2-1 to the Blues with Jelavic to grab the winner late on! COYB"

What are your thoughts on the first 45? You can email me tom.mallows@bskyb.com or send me a Tweet @Tom_Mallows.

Arsenal made a dream start as Everton concede early yet again. But Moyes' battlers, led by talisman Fellaini, have dragged themselves level. It is all set up for a pulsating second half.

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Half time: Everton 1 Arsenal 1

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No, is the answer, as Jagielka heads away.

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Sagna's cross from the right is headed behind by Baines, one more chance for a goal before the break?

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Three minutes to be added on.

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Lovely turn by Cazorla 30 yards out but his shot from distance goes well over.

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Arsenal sloppy in possession again as Baines nips in, but it falls to the feet of Jelavic who is in a offside position. Had the striker left it for Baines, he would have been clean through.

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Gibson plays it forward towards Jelavic, but he is flagged offside.

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What a chance for Everton! Fellaini flicks a long ball on to Jelavic, who flicks it past Mertesacker but his shot from 12 yards fizzes over!

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Baines' corner is easily cleared.

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Sagna gives it away again straight to Jelavic but he does well to track back and put the ball out for a corner.

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This is developing into a really good game. Everton have grown in confidence since the goal but Arsenal are giving as good as they get.

Walcott takes the corner but it is woeful and Everton clear.

32
Ramsey does well down the Arsenal left, forcing a corner off Hibbert. Walcott is back on by the way.

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Meanwhile, after a bit of treatment Walcott hobbles to the touchline, he should be ok in a few minutes though.

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That's woken the crowd up, Arsenal did concede possession easily but you have to give credit to Fellaini for the finish, a great piece of skill.

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Gibson is booked for a late challenge on Walcott.

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Sagna gives the ball away cheaply on the edge of the box and Fellaini curls the ball into the bottom corner!!

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Goal for Everton!! Fellaini!!!!

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Arsenal are knocking it around nicely now, just seeking to draw the sting from the game.

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Vermaelen's effort whistles through the wall but Howard is alert and claims.

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At the other end, Osman is adjudged to have gone in late on Sagna, Arsenal free-kick in a dangerous position.....

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The corner comes to nothing and Arsenal clear.

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A lovely move by Everton results in Osman getting free in the area and crossing towards Fellaini, but Wilshere is alert and clears for a corner.

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Gibbs is shown the yellow card for a cynical tug back on Naismith.

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Fellaini is penalised for a late challenge on Arteta, who goes down momentarily but quickly recovers.

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Baines and Fellaini combine well to set-up Pienaar in the area but he can't get any power behind his shot and Arsenal can clear.

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In fact, looking at the replay, it was Szczesny who parried Fellaini's header away from goal.

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Off the line! Baines' corner from the Everton left is met by the head of Fellaini but the Arsenal defender on the line hacks it away!

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Baines curls in a teasing cross but Mertesacker does well to head away.

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Leon Osman goes down under a challenge by Mikel Arteta, free-kick to Everton 25 yards out.

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Hibbert crosses from the right touchline onto the head of Fellaini, but the Belgian's effort is tame and Szczesny easily claims.

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The home fans are a bit quiet after Arsenal's fast start, while the travelling Gunners supporters are having a right old sing-song in the corner of the Bullens Road stand.

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Gibbs puts a good ball in from the left but Distin heads away for a throw.

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Leighton Baines is released down the left but his fizzing cross is parried away by Wojciech Szczesny.

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Laurent Koscielny appears to have picked up a thigh injury, he hobbles off to be replaced by Gibbs.

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What a start for Arsenal! Jack Wilshire and Theo Walcott combine in the area, with Walcott's chipped finish deflecting off Tony Hibbert and looping beyond Tim Howard into the top corner.

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Goal for Arsenal!! Walcott!!

Sky Bet make Everton 11/8 favourites ahead of Arsenal's visit to Goodison Park, with the visitors available at 9/5, while the draw is a popular choice with punters at 5/2. Nikica Jelavic is the 5/1 favourite to open the scoring, with Olivier Giroud (6/1) boasting the shortest odds to break the deadlock for the visitors.

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Arsenal get us underway.

@CRivers5 says: "The ox should have got a start tonight, Ramsey on the wing doesn't work Mr Wenger."

Z Cars rings around Goodison as the two teams take to the field.

Everton have taken the most shots (excl. blocked) in the Premier League this season, 183

No player in Eurpoe's big five leagues has created more chances than Leighton Baines (50).

Arsenal have scored 81 goals in Premier League history against Everton; only Man Utd (82 v Everton) has seen one team score more against a single opponent in the competition.

Kick off is fast approaching, here are some stats to tide you over for the next few minutes...

Arsenal's official website says Podolski misses out due to 'slight illness'.

Ant the Gooner from Portsmouth is glad Walcott is back and will take a 1-1 draw from this game, Gavin from Great Dunmow thinks Everton will nick it 1-0 while Oliver from London thinks Everton will fall behind but fight back to win 2-1.

Meanwhile on Twitter: @harry_skinner19 says Arsenal will win 2-1 while @EatonEFC thinks David Moyes' men will come out on top 3-1.

Sid and Hen also want a shout-out to their dad who is in Liverpool at the game. Hope he is wrapped up warm, it's pretty chilly on Merseyside this evening!

Plenty of predictions coming in: Connor Brennan is going for a 2-1 Everton win, Rav Johl fancies a 3-1 Gunners victory while Henry Futcher thinks Fellaini, Naismith and Jelavic will score in a 3-1 Toffees win.

A few of you asking why Podolski isn't in the squad - I'll look into it and see if I can find out why.

Cian Hughes says: "Everton didnt look positive against Norwich last weekend and I think Arsenal have woken up a bit. But I still think Everton win 2-0 - Fellani with both.

Marouane Fellaini returning is a massive boost for Everton but so is Darron Gibson. The former Manchester United man has only lost one league game when starting in a Everton shirt, and that was at West Brom in September when he went off injured in the first half.

The referee this evening is Michael Oliver.

So, what do you think of those teams? What are your predictions for tonight? Let me know your thoughts via email tom.mallows@bskyb.com or Tweet me @Tom_Mallows.

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott returns to the starting XI after missing the last two games with a shoulder injury. Midfielder Jack Wilshire and defender Bacary Sagna also come into the side.

Everton welcome back Marouane Fellaini to the side after his one-match suspension while Tony Hibbert and Darron Gibson make their first appearance since September after recovering from injury.

Arsenal subs: Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin, Jenkinson, Gervinho, Gibbs, Mannone.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Arteta, Wilshere, Giroud, Walcott, Ramsey, Cazorla.

Everton subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Hitzlsperger, Gueye, Barkley, Vellios

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Baines, Gibson, Jagielka, Jelavic, Naismith, Distin, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini

The two teams are in and both clubs can welcome back key players for this clash....

Hello and welcome to tonight's interactive commentary of Everton against Arsenal from Goodison Park.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 16 August 2014
12:45
Man Utd v Swansea  
15:00
Leicester v Everton  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
17:30
Arsenal v C Palace  
Sunday, 17 August 2014
13:30
Liverpool v Southampton  
16:00
Newcastle v Man City  
Monday, 18 August 2014
20:00
Burnley v Chelsea  
Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:45
A Villa v Newcastle  
15:00
Chelsea v Leicester  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Thu, 31 Jul 2014

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