FT: Cardiff 0 Everton 0

The referee brings an end to proceedings. A third consecutive draw for Everton as Martinez continues to search for his first win as Everton boss.

90+3
Last chance for Everton here, Connolly does well to clear, but the Toffees come again, but Fellaini is unable to control and it's cleared all the way to Howard.

90+2
Campbell tries to play in Maynard, but puts a bit too much on the ball and it goes out for a goal kick.

90+1
Deulofeu again involved as he puts the ball across the face of goal, but no Everton players are able to get on the end of it.

90
Campbell makes a great run to get into Mutch's ball froward, but Jagielka does well to deal with the danger.

89
Medel is replaced by Jordon Mutch.

88
The loan-signing from Barcelona has another go at goal, but his cross/shot is, again, straight at Marshall.

87
Deulofeu wastes no time and has a shot at goal, but Marshall has no problem gathering the ball.

86
Deulofeu comes on to make his Premier League debut in place of Mirallas.

85
Barkley puts Mirallas through on goal, but the Belgian tries an extra touch and the danger is cleared.

84
Campbell caught by the defender but the ref waves play on.

83
Cardiff trying more direct play to Campbell and now Maynard up front, but Jagielka and Distin seem to have the long balls covered.

82
Kim comes off and is replaced by Nicky Maynard.

82
Baines comes close on the edge of the area, but the ball fixxes wide of the upright.

81
Everton break forward with pace.

80
Baines finds Kone in the area with a fantastic ball, but danger is cleared. Kone gets another chance but is called offside.

79
Throw for Everton after the substitution.

78
Bellamy comes off to be replaced by Don Cowie.

77
Everton trying to work the ball around the area, but Cardiff have everyone behind the ball.

76
Cardiff now probing and trying to create a chance, but the Everton defence holds strong.

75
Mirallas' ball into the box is again cleared by the defender. Baines attempts a one-two into the area to Barkley, but the ball rolls harmlessly out of play.

74
Coleman tries to work the ball inside and take a shot, but the full back's effort swerves wide of the post.

73
Free kick Everton. Barkley brought down by Medel. Taken short to Baines.

72
Whittinham's second corner is again cleared by Barkley, this time away from danger.

71
Whittingham only finds Barkley with his corner to win yet another.

70
Whittingham whips in a cross, which is cleared for a corner by Distin. Physio checking on Pienaar after he takes a forearm to the face.

69
Free kick for Cardiff in the circle as Fellaini is called for a high boot on Gunnarsson.

68
Substitution: Nikica Jelavic is withdrawn. New signing Arouna Kone is brought on to replace him.

67
The effort from the set play is cleared for a throw.

66
Everton forced to go all the way back to Howard, and get a free kick as Turner runs over Mirallas in a similar area as the last free kick.

65
Barkley steps up to take the free kick, but fires it directly into the wall and it's cleared from danger.

64
Free kick for Everton as Whittingham arrives a little late and brings down Barkley.

63
Mirallas attempts a shot on goal after a good turn in the area, but his effort bobbles into the arms of the goalkeeper/

62
Bellamy goes through on goal, but his touch is too heavy as he attempts to round the keeper and the chance goes begging.

61
Fantastic move by Cardiff after good pressing by Connolly, but Bellamy is wrongly called offside as he slides the ball across the box.

60
Good attacking move by Everton, however, their final ball is still failing to get past the first defender.

59
Whittingham tries to switch the play to the other flank, but his ball is way over the top and out for a throw.

58
Cardiff pressing the ball a bit better now, putting Everton under pressure.

57
Everton trying to keep possession at the back again.

56
Bellamy's free kick is easily saved by Howard in goal.

55
Fellainin brings Campbell down and the two have a bit of a scuffle. The referee gives a warning to both, but no cards.

54
Cardiff have a shout for a corner after the throw, but the referee awards Everton a goal kick.

53
Distin's poor touch gifts Whittingham the ball, and the defender atones for his mistake and puts the ball out of play.

52
Barkley puts Jelavic through on goal, but the striker can't keep his shot on target.

51
Bellamy called offside as Cardiff try to string an attacking move together.

50
Pienaar whips it in, but Jagielka is called offside as he heads over the cross bar.

49
Connolly booked for blocking off Baines' run. Free kick Everton.

48
Barkley attempts a shot from the edge of the area, but it's deflected wide for a corner, which is headed away from danger.

47
Great start to the half by Cardiff, Kim makes a great driving run into the box, but his final ball is a bit lacking. Connolly's eventual shot is well wide.

46
Here we go for the second half...

Henry Futcher: I think Everton have to get a hold of the game today if we want to win comfortably...I'm going for a 2-0 Everton win with goals from Jelavic and Barkley.

The referee brings the half to an end. Everton dominating possession for most of the half, but Cardiff do look dangerous on the counter-attack. All square at the break.

45+2
Everton are pushing hard for the goal and Marshall just gets his hand to Jalavic's header, which took a bit of a deflection.

45+1
Two minutes added on at the end of the half. Barkley threatens again, but is stopped in his tracks by solid defending.

45
Howard easily gathers Taylor's ball into the box from the set plat.

44
Free kick Cardiff after Campbell is fouled in midfield.

43
Jelavic tries to dribble forward with the ball, but the Cardiff defence stands strong.

42
Coleman blasts wide of the post in acres of space.

42
Everton have a penalty shout as Baines goes down in the area, but the referee is having none of it.

41
Pienaar's cross into the box to Jalavic is cleared away from danger.

40
The corner comes to nothing and Everton win a throw as they try another attack.

39
Cardiff's sloppy passing at the back gives Everton possession and it goes for another corner.

38
Cardiff free kick is well cleared by the Everton defence.

37
Cardiff try to launch a counter attack, but it's swiftly halted by Barkley's foul on Kim, which earns him a yellow.

36
Caulker carries the ball forward, but Everton are pressing well and Bellamy misjudges a pass to gift the Toffees possession.

35
Cardiff try building from the back once again.

34
Jagielka heads across goal, and the goalkeeper gathers easily before Jelavic can get there.

33
Everton free kick, but the Turner is still down with what seems to be a knee problem

32
Cardiff survives another Everton attack, but Kim inexplicably puts the ball out for a throw.

31
Wittingham makes a great run into the area, only for Campbell to get in the way of the through ball.

30
Cardiff now trying to build from the back and trying to keep a bit of possession.

29
Mirallas gets another header in the area, but it bounces wide of the upright.

28
Baines turns his defender on the edge of the area, but the ball gets stuck under his feet and the ball is cleared.

27
As expected, Everton are dominating the possession with seeing 63% of the ball thus far.

26
Coleman and Pienaar test the Cardiff defence with crosses into the area, but both are well cleared.

25
Mirallas heads over the bar after a well taken Baines free kick.

24
Campbell looks to break free of the Everton defence on the counter, but Distin just gets his head to the ball to give it back to Howard.

23
Campbell blazes a shot over the bar, but the referee pulls it back for an offside.

22
Cardiff struggling to keep hold of the ball with Everton's good pressing.

21
Cardiff pushed back into their own half as Everton continue to push for the opener.

20
All Everton at the moment, but they're having some problems in the final third.

19
A good spell of possession for Everton, but they're struggling to break down Cardiff's defence.

18
Another Everton corner comes to nothing as Cardiff clear their lines.

17
Free kick to Everton after Pienaar is fouled by Connolly in midfield.

16
Bellamy finds Caulker with the corner and it's deflected out for another, which is fluffed by Howard, but cleared by the Everton defence.

15
Cardiff forward in numbers now, but the cross is deflected out for a Bluebirds corner.

14
Cardiff looking to keep a bit of possession and build from the back.

13
Barkley tries to put Jelavic through on goal, put his pass rolls out for a goal kick.

12
Bellamy tries to go on a run, but the referee call it back for a foul on the halfway line.

11
Fellaini gets the ball from the corner, but he holds on to it a bit to long and Cardiff regain the ball.

10
Barkley with a nice run and shot, but it is deflected wide for a corner.

9
Free kick Cardiff after Baines' late tackle on Connolly, but the effort from Kim is well wide.

8
Cardiff win the ball back in midfield and look to string a few passes together themselves.

7
Everton looking to slow things down by keeping possession at the back.

6
Free kick for Cardiff after Nikica Jelavic was judged to be offside.

5
Barkley shows good skill on the break-away, but it's well defended and cleared for a throw.

4
Early chance for Everton, headed over by Taylor for a corner.

3
Free kick to Everton for Gunnarsson's challenge on Osman.

2
The Cardiff City stadium in full voice as expected. The Bluebirds exerting themselves right from the off.

Monica Rimmer: I'm feeling 2-1 to Everton, probably a last minute winner from Jelavic. Barkley netting the first. Nervous though, we need 3 points!! #COYB

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Referee Anthony Taylor gets us underway...

Stewart MacLaren from a warm & windy Torrevieja in Spain says Everton will beat Cardiff City 2-1 this afternoon with good Goals from Ross Barkley & Nikica Jelavic.

Feel free to e-mail your thoughts or predictions to Chris.Vermeulen@teamtalkmedia.com and we'll publish as many of them before - and during - the game as possible.

For Everton, Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines, who have been linked with moves to Manchester United, are both in the starting line-up to face Cardiff today. Steven Naismith, Arouna Kone and Gerard Deulofeu, who featured in the Toffees' midweek cup clash with Stevenage, have been dropped to the bench.

Cardiff start with the same starting XI as the side that beat City last weekend. Goalscorers Fraizer Campbell and Aron Gunnarsson along with Gary Medel, Craig Bellamy and Bo-Kyung Kim come back into the side after sitting out the Bluebirds League Cup win over Accrington.

Arouna Kone and Nikica Jelavic, who has now gone 11 games without a goal, head the first goalscorer betting with Cardiff's two-goal hero from last weekend, Fraizer Campbell, 7/1 to beat them to it and 14/1 to bag himself another brace. Despite their win over Man City last time out, Cardiff are opposed in the result market, with Sky Bet going 23/10 for a home win, and 6/5 for a first league win as Everton boss for Roberto Martinez.

Everton, meanwhile, are currently unbeaten this season, drawing both their opening top-flight games with Norwich and West Brom before seeing off Stevenage in the League Cup in midweek. The Toffees will view this clash against the newly-promoted side as the perfect opportunity to claim their first win of the campaign.

Cardiff City shocked the pundits last weekend as they secured a famous 3-2 win over title hopefuls Manchester City, with Malky Mackay's men having marked their Premier League debut with a 2-0 defeat away to West Ham on opening day. The Citizens scalp will have the Cardiff City faithful expecting nothing less than a repeat when the Toffees visit this weekend, while their Capital One Cup win over Accrington in midweek will also have added to their momentum.

Good afternoon, I'm Chris Vermeulen and I'll be taking you through all the action as Cardiff City host Everton at the Cardiff City Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 1500 BST.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:45
West Ham v Man City  
15:00
Liverpool v Hull City  
So'ton v Stoke  
S'land v Arsenal  
W Brom v C Palace  
17:30
Swansea v Leicester  
Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:30
Burnley v Everton  
Tottenham v Newcastle  
16:00
Man Utd v Chelsea  
Monday, 27 October 2014
20:00
QPR v A Villa  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
12:45
Newcastle v Liverpool  
15:00
Arsenal v Burnley  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 8 15 22
2 Man City 8 10 17
3 So'ton 8 14 16
4 West Ham 8 4 13
5 Liverpool 8 1 13
6 Man Utd 8 3 12
7 Arsenal 8 2 11
8 Swansea 8 1 11
9 Tottenham 8 -1 11
10 Stoke 8 -1 11
11 Hull City 8 0 10
12 A Villa 8 -8 10
13 Everton 8 0 9
14 W Brom 8 -1 9
15 Leicester 8 -2 9
16 C Palace 8 -3 8
17 S'land 8 -7 8
18 Newcastle 8 -6 7
19 Burnley 8 -9 4
20 QPR 8 -12 4

Updated Thu, 23 Oct 2014

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