FT: Norwich 2 Everton 2

It's all over at Carrow Road and what a game it has been. Both sides have looked impressive, but goalscorers Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Ross Barkley will steal the headlines for either side. Special mentions to for Nathan Redmond and Seamus Coleman, and both sides should be very happy with that performance.

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4 extra minutes at Carrow Road. Can either side claim the victory?

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Seamus Coleman nearly gives Everton the lead with an excellent half-volley, but it just evades the far post.

Martin Olsson is next to make his debut for Norwich, replacing the impressive Nathan Redmond.

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Arouna Kone makes his Everton debut, replacing Nikica Jelavic.

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Fellaini's far post delivery falls to Nikica Jelavic. Naismith is first to the striker's knockdown but Ruddy saves his effort, while Jelavic's rebound is blocked excellently.

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Van Wolfswinkel looks very lively for Norwich and continues to cause Everton problems. Just called for offside when he's through on goal.

Steven Naismith replaces Kevin Mirallas, while Wes Hoolahan comes off for Alexander Tettey. 72 minutes gone.

It's all even once more! Redmond releases Whittaker who delivers an excellent cross-cum-shot, and van Wolfswinkel swivels beautifully to head past Howard. Great goal.

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For the first time in the game Norwich are chasing a lead. 68 minutes gone.

And Everton have taken the lead! Pienaar's excellent reverse pass gives Jelavic the time and space to fire an attempt on goal. Ruddy saves well, but Coleman follows up to score the second for Roberto Martinez's men. Great turnaround, 2-1 now!

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Everton are really in the ascendancy now. Barkley's influence is the biggest factor too, as he's dominating the midfield.

Great work from Coleman on the right gives plenty space for Barkley to fire a 20 yard strike right into the far corner. Brilliant strike and great work from Coleman, it's 1-1!

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A Baines free-kick creates confusion in the Norwich area, but Ruddy does excellently to clear it to safety for a throw. All Everton pressure at the minute.

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Plenty of tough tackles flying in now as Fellaini first concedes a free-kick, then some tough midfield battles ensue. The goal has really sparked the game to life.

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Norwich are now happy to sit back and absorb the Everton pressure. Again it's Barkley who takes the game by the scruff of the neck with a shot from 20 yards, but it's a comfortable save for Ruddy.

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Steven Whittaker pounces on some poor defending from Everton and finds himself bearing down on goal. He curls an excellent effort towards goal but it rebounds off the post, only for Whittaker himself to finish from a difficult angle. 1-0!

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A clever free-kick routine nearly releases van Wolfswinkel, but the referee has awarded a free-kick to Everton for a scuffle.

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Everton start the brighter of the two sides. Some great work down the right hand side gives Coleman the space to deliver a low cross. Mirallas is first to it, but his effort hits the side netting.

What do you think of the first 45 minutes of action then? Who has impressed you for either side? And what do you think the result will be? Let me know at MattStead91 and by e-mail at Matthew.Stead@bskyb.com

Great half of football at Carrow Road then, despite the 0-0 scoreline. Two young Englishmen are stealing the show so far, with Redmond Norwich's biggest threat and Everton's Ross Barkley dominating the centre of midfield. Ricky van Wolfswinkel has also looked bright for Norwich, while Sylvain Distin has been Everton's defensive rock.

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Baines takes the free-kick from 25 yards out but it's deflected. The ball remains in Everton's possession and eventually falls to Barkley. The 19-year-old unleashes a powerful effort but it arrows just over.

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Mirallas bursts through the Norwich defence and taps the ball past Martin, who doesn't move and blocks off the Belgian. Free-kick, and yellow card for the defender.

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Redmond again looks such a threat for Chris Hughton's men. He slowly creates space on the right, but it results in nothing.

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Camera pans to Delia Smith, who will almost certainly be impressed with this new-look Norwich side so far. To say they have a fair few players missing, they've looked great.

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Still all even so far. Very good showing from both sides.

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The eleventh corner now then, with 5 for Norwich and 6 for Everton. Again, it's well defended and easily safe.

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Van Wolfswinkel's movement is a real problem for Everton, but Howard is out quickly to thwart the Dutchman.

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A ninth corner to be taken now for Everton, but again it's well cleared. Some well drilled defending from both sides so far.

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It's cleared quickly and Barkley is first on to it, spraying a 40 yard pass towards Jelavic. It's well defended however, and Norwich retain possession.

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The routine is well worked but there's a deflection just before the delivery arrives in the box, and Howard has to punch out for a corner.

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Sylvain Distin has been Everton's defensive rock so far, but he's a little too physical with Bennett and a free-kick is awarded 25 yards out. Big chance here for Norwich.

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Fellaini and Pienaar both play diagonal passes, eventually reaching Coleman on the right-wing. His pull back falls to Mirallas who unleashes an effort, but it's well blocked and out for a corner.

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Another Blues corner evades everyone in the box and falls to Fellaini at the far post, but he snatches at his first time shot and it's well wide.

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An Everton corner predictably falls onto the head of the tallest man on the field, but Fellaini heads narrowly over.

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The corner falls to the feet of Martin and his effort shaves the crossbar, but the linesman correctly calls handball from the Scot.

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Some great play from Norwich, including Johnson, Whittaker and van Wolfswinkel, very nearly creates an opening there, but it rebounds out of play for a corner.

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The second Bennett corner is a good delivery, but a free-kick is awarded to Everton after a foul on keeper Howard.

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Van Wolfswinkel's movement is brilliant there, completely losing his marker Jagielka. The pull-back is great from the debutant too, but again Distin is the last man, able to clear to safety.

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Barkley creates space for a shot but it's well-blocked. The ball remains in Norwich's half.

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Hoolahan and Johnson combine excellently to release Elliott Bennett on the left, and his delivery is perfectly placed for van Wolfswinkel to head home. Sylvain Distin uses his experience to get in front and head away for a corner however.

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Some great work by Redmond defensively this time depossesses Fellaini, but Whittaker doesn't react quickly enough and Pienaar is able to shape up to shoot. His effort is well wide however.

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Redmond, following on from his excellent performance midweek for the England under-21s, looks very lively for Norwich. Could be a huge season for the youngster.

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Norwich's turn to apply the pressure now as a free-kick is conceded 30 yards out. The delivery is headed away by the aerial magnet that is Fellaini.

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The game has still yet to spark into life. Everton have had the most possession but both sides seem happy with that. Martinez's passing ethos looks to have taken hold already.

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Baines' delivery falls comfortably into the hands of John Ruddy, who clears the ball quickly.

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Clumsy foul from Johnson on Pienaar gives Everton a free-kick on the left, about 35 yards out. All eyes on Fellaini for this delivery...

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Norwich, who are without numerous stars, including new signings Gary Hooper (injured) and Leroy Fer (suspended), are happy to let Everton have the ball early on. Plenty of movement from the Blues, including Pienaar who could be dangerous.

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Scrappy start in the opening minutes then, both keepers have already had touches of the ball as the teams look to settle early on.

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And we're off then!

Another from Henry Futcher, an Everton fan excited by the prospect of Martinez's management: "I'm going for a 2-1 Eevrton win with Jelavic and Mirallas scoring for us and van.Wolfswinkel for Norwich! COYB!!!"

Chris from Oz has levelled the stakes in the predictions: "I'm predicting a tough start for Martinez's Everton reign. Canaries to win 2-1."

Around 5 minutes to kick off then and the excitement is palpable around Carrow Road. Will it be the Canaries flying or could they come unstuck against the Toffees?

Norwich's successful FA Youth cup winning side from last season are first out onto the pitch then, taking in the applause of the Canaries' faithful. Their 3-2 victory over Chelsea had them lifting the cup back in May, could Chris Hughton have any plans to use any of their young stars throughout the season?

Stewart speaking from Spain is first in then, and Everton are receiving his backing: "This is Stewart MacLaren from a warm & windy Torrevieja in Spain saying that Everton will beat Norwich City 3-1 at Carrow Road this afternoon with good goals from Leighton Baines, Marouane Fellaini & Nikica Jelavic."

Everton are the 5/4 favourites to collect all three points today with the hosts 23/10 and the draw 12/5. Nikica Jelavic and Ricky van Wolfswinkel head the first goalscorer market and are both available at 15/2 until kick-off in our Price Boosts. Bet on the match here.

So, what do you think of those sides? Many have tipped Norwich to claim all three points against an Everton side adjusting to life without David Moyes. Can you write off last season's 6th placed side though? Let me know on Twitter at @MattStead91, or by e-mail Matthew.Stead@bskyb.com.

Strong sides from both today then. Norwich are handing debuts to two players in the form of Nathan Redmond and Ricky van Wolswinkel, while the Everton starting XI has no new signings, although youngster Ross Barkley will be hoping for a breakout season in the top flight. Three summer signings are sat on Roberto Martinez's bench, including Barcelona superstar Gerard Deulofeu.

Everton: Howard; Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Coleman; Barkley, Osman, Fellaini; Mirallas, Jelavic, Pienaar. Subs: Robles, Heitinga, Kone, Deulofeu, Naismith, Stones, Anichebe.

Norwich: Ruddy; Whittaker, Turner, Martin, Garrido; E Bennett, Howson, Johnson, Redmond; Hoolahan; van Wolfswinkel. Subs: Bunn, R Bennett, Olsson, Butterfield, Fox, Tettey, Becchio.

Good afternoon and welcome to today's live commentary for the Premier League opening day clash between Norwich and Everton at Carrow Road. The team news is out and will be up shortly...

Kick-off is at 1500 BST.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:45
A Villa v Newcastle  
15:00
Chelsea v Leicester  
C Palace v West Ham  
Southampton v West Brom  
Swansea v Burnley  
17:30
Everton v Arsenal  
Sunday, 24 August 2014
13:30
Hull City v Stoke  
Tottenham v QPR  
16:00
S'land v Man Utd  
Monday, 25 August 2014
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Man City v Liverpool  
Saturday, 30 August 2014
12:45
Burnley v Man Utd  
15:00
Man City v Stoke  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Tue, 19 Aug 2014

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