FT: Crystal Palace 0 Everton 0

It's all over at Selhurst Park and both sides will have to settle for a point after a fiercly fought contest. That's probably a fair result on reflection but Roberto Martinez will surely be frustrated by the lack of openings that his side created. 0-0.

90+2
Moxey is still down for Palace with seconds remaining. He's recieving treatment for what looks to be a head injury inside the area.

90+2
Free-kick to Everton inside the Palace half, played short before McCarthy gets a cross into the area. It's headed clear but the referee pulls up Coleman for a foul on Moxey who stays down. That's surely it.

90+1
Right at the other end, Bolasie's cross through the box can't find anyone. It's becoming desperate for both teams. There are two minutes off added time by the way.

90+1
The corner is played short to Delofeu who cuts inside before curling his effort just wide of Speroni's post.

90
There's pandemonium in the Crystal Palace defence as Baines, Lukaku and Delofeu all try to force an opening before it's eventually scrambled behind for a corner.

89
Delofeu whips it in towards the near post but it's easy for Joel Ward to head clear.

88
O'Keefe brings down Barry by the corner flag and Everton are given another free-kick in an attacking position.

87
It's another poor one from Baines as his effort is straight into the wall.

86
Free-kick now for Everton which is well in range for Leighton Baines. It's a postion not too dissimilar to where he scored from against West Ham earlier this season, but his deliveries haven't quite been up to scratch so far today...

85
Jedinak is booked for Palace after hauling down Delofeu.

84
It looked to be a case of cramp for Thomas who has really bust a gut for Palace this afternoon, creating a number of chances.

The injured Thomas limps off and is replaced by Jason Puncheon for Palace.

81
The corner is headed behind by Bannan for another and Thomas is back on the pitch to join the defence.

80
Thomas blocks Delofeu's cross for a corner but he has stayed down with what looks like cramp. He's off the pitch so Baines will take the set-piece.

79
Barkley and Pienaar try to force an opening before Delaney clears. There's then a foul for a push in the back on Bolasie and Palace are given the chance to clear.

78
Everton look to be really going for this now as Baines leads the charges down the left, the formidable Gabbidon is there to guide it behind for a goalkick however.

77
Jagielka then sees his flying header rebound off the bar following Baines' cross before Distin heads wide. That's Everton's best chance of the game right there.

76
Just as I say that, Delofeu almost wriggles through the area but Gabbidon stands firm to divert for a corner.

75
Still no way through for either side with around 15 minutes remaining, but it's not for a want of trying on Palace's part. On the other hand, Everton have struggled to carve out any real openings this second-half.

74
Bannan's corner is deep towards Moxey, Jagielka gets his head to it before Thomas' return is deflected into Howard's arms.

73
A combination of Delaney, Gabbidon and Jedinak prevent Lukaku from turning into the box before Palace break and Jerome wins a corner off McCarthy.

72
The corner is headed into the air by Jedinak before Jagielka knocks it out for a goalkick and Palace are afforded a breather.

71
It now looks to be Everton's turn to press as Thomas slides in on Pienaar to put the ball behind for a corner.

70
Baines' delivery isn't quite as accurate as required and Jerome beats Lukaku in the air to head clear.

69
Thomas fouls McCarthy and Everton are awarded a free-kick in a decent crossing position for Baines to deliver an inswinger.

68
For a 0-0, this isn't as bad as you'd imagine. It's been end-to-end, particularly in this second-half, and either side could still take this.

67
Moxey does brilliantly to dispossess Delofeu before giving the ball away to Coleman, he crosses but Delaney can hoof it clear.

66
Thomas is denied by the offside flag as he raced onto Bolasie's through ball after a sublime piece of skill by the winger. Howard made the stop but it wouldn't have counted either way.

65
Bolasie's cross is straight into the arms of Howard, but Palace are slowly getting a foothold in this game. It's just a question of whether or not they can take their chances.

64
Bolasie holds the ball up in the corner following another pin-point pass from Bannan before winning a throw off the legs of Distin.

63
Jerome tries to make an instant impact but sees his cross blocked.

62
Chamakh gets a well-deserved standing ovation from the Selhurst Park crowd, he's chased down everything this afternoon but just looked to be running out of legs.

61
Palace make their second change of the game as Marouane Chamakh makes way for Cameron Jerome up front.

60
Baines storms into a good crossing position but his delivery is poor, not for the first time this afternoon, and goes behind for a goalkick.

59
The introduction of Barkley and Delofeu looks to have given Everton a much-needed injection of creativity in the middle as they begin to press the Palace goal.

58
Barkley is bundled over by Jedinak just inside the Palace half and Everton are awarded a free-kick which Barry will take short.

57
Distin does well to head back to Speroni under pressure from Chamakh. Palace are causing Everton problems at the back, there's no doubt about that.

56
Barkley looks to make an instant impact but blazes his effort high and wide of the bar after skipping into space.

55
That's a very attack-minded change for Roberto Martinez who clearly wants his side to take the game to Palace. It looked as though Pienaar was set to be replaced following his earlier knock, but he signalled to the bench to say he was okay to carry on.

It's a double substitution for the visitors who introduce Gerard Delofue and Ross Barkley in place of Kevin Mirallas and Leon Osman.

53
Bannan's free-kick is cleared by Everton, who look set to make a change.

52
Much like the first-half, Palace have started positively again. They have a free-kick which Bannan will look to get into the area.

51
Big, big chance for Palace as Thomas races through on goal. There's no offside flag or defenders around him, but his attempted lob is wayward with Howard off his line. Should have hit the target there at least.

50
Urged on by the crowd, Moxey picks up the ball and goes for goal from around 30-yards. It flies over the bar and despite the protestations of the home crowd, a goalkick is given.

49
Howard collects the loose ball as Jedinak looks to drive forward, he's hampered by a lack of pace and cuts a frustrating figure as he lunges towards the goalkeeper.

48
Jedinak's long ball forward for Chamakh is touched out for throw-in by Baines before Bolasie's cross is headed clear by Coleman.

47
McCarthy's cross goes behind for a goalkick with Pienaar flying in. The South African looks to have landed awkwardley as he challenged for it.

46
Speroni slides in to collect and prevent the ball from going behind for a corner with Mirallas chasing.

45
There's a half-time change for Palace as Kagisho Dikgacoi, who is believed to have pulled a muscle while running out for the second-half, is replaced by Stuart O'Keefe.

45
Everton get the second-half underway at Selhurst Park with the sides level at 0-0.

44
It's all square at half-time. Everton have had the majority of the ball, but it's the hosts Palace who have had the best chances with Dikgacoi and Chamakh both guilty of being wasteful. 0-0

44
Everton's possession comes to nothing and the ball finds its way to Speroni with seconds remaining of this half.

43
Palace look as though they would be happy to see this through until half-time now. Every man is inside the Everton half as the visitors just pass it around.

42
Osman drives forward at speed, he has Lukaku in space but opts to shoot. It's a well-struck effort but is right where Speroni would want it and he collects.

41
Coleman's cross is deflected into the grateful arms of Speroni. Everton have had the share of possession but there's no denying that Palace have had the better of the chances this first half.

40
Moxey does well to clear Barry's cross with Lukaku lurking in the area. There are a few penalty appeals from Everton, but they are all in vain.

39
Pienaar then completely miscues his effort at the other end as he can only find the Palace fans behind the goal with his long-range strike.

38
The resulting corner is briefly cleared before there's another big Palace chance as Chamakh heads wide from point-blank range following an expert delivery from Bannan.

37
Superb save from Howard as he acrobatically flies through the air to tip Thomas' strike over the bar. That was heading right for the top corner, excellent stop.

36
The corner comes to nothing but Everton continue to press. Lukaku can't quite get his head of Baines' cross before Coleman commits a foul and Palace are given some respite.

35
Everton corner now as Delaney robs Lukaku to put it behind. Mirallas to take.

34
Massive chance at the other end for Palace as Dikgacoi's header is timed all wrong and it goes the opposite way to the goal. It looks to have come off the back of his head, unbelievable.

33
Gabbidon has been a star for Palace so far. He heads away Pienaar's cross after some good Everton pressing, meaning there's still no way through for the Toffees. Clear-cut chances have been few and far between too.

32
Moxey can only find the arms of Howard as he looks to drill a ball into the box. That's the first time any of the Palace full-backs have got forward, but they should have done better there.

31
Barry plays an excellent ball into the feet of Lukaku, the big striker tries to turn but Gabbidon gets the better of him and clears upfield.

30
Lukaku skims a great-looking ball across the face of the goal for Mirallas at the back post, but he can't quite apply the touch needed and Palace clear.

29
Coleman is allowed to progress into a promising position but he gets his cross all wrong and it goes into the stand.

28
Bolasie trips Pienaar and Everton are awarded a free-kick which they opt to play short. Bolasie thinks it was a dive.

27
The conditions certainly seem to be playing their part now as Pienaar slips while looking for the run of Lukaku. Palace are starting to press higher up the pitch now, they just need to be wary of Everton's speed on the break.

26
Thomas' ball for Dikgacoi is too high and Baines watches it go behind for a goalkick.

25
After that brief Palace spell of attacks, it's slowly becoming all Everton. They just need to work an opening as Palace are standing firm in defence as Gabbidon clears for a throw.

24
Dikgacoi then fouls Pienaar inside the Palace half and Everton are awarded a free-kick. It's from some distance and Barry will play it short.

23
Baines is wasteful again as his ball looking for Pienaar is not strong enough and Dikgacoi muscles in to intercept.

22
McCarthy strikes from distance but his erratic effort flies high and wide of Speroni's goal.

21
Baines' resulting corner goes straight behind for a goalkick. That's not something you see everyday. He apologises to his team-mates, maybe the conditions played a part there.

20
Speroni is called into action as he gets down well to his right to parry Mirallas' strike wide after a good run from the Belgian. Corner to be taken by Baines.

19
Jagielka's cross is headed clear by Gabbidon and Palace's lines are cleared for the time-being.

18
The rain is really starting to come down at Selhurst Park as Moxey's touch past Mirallas is too heavy and it goes out for a throw.

17
Bannan's cross is punched away by Howard before Bolasie fires wide from distance when he really should have looked for another option. Glimpses of belief from Palace in the last few minutes.

16
All of a sudden there's a half-chance for Palace as Bannan's inch-perfect cross finds Dikgacoi but his chest control lets him down and Howard collects.

15
Moxey blocks Mirallas' cross looking for Lukaku as Everton continue to apply pressure on the Palace goal.

14
Thomas does well to block Coleman on the edge of the area as he looked to find the bottom corner.

13
Bannan's cross is deep again but for the second time in a row from Palace, they foul on the set-piece with Gabbidon pulled up for a push.

12
At the other end, Bannan's deep ball finds Chamakh who takes it down before Baines challenges him and Palace win a corner.

11
Everton look full of confidence when they attack like that. There were suspicions of offside against Lukaku but he probably should have scored.

10
Big chance for Everton. After some lovely exchanges on the edge of the area from Pienaar and Mirallas, Baines pulls back for Osman, he skews his shot and Lukaku is inches away from getting his head to it and putting the visitors infront.

9
More good pressing from Palace as they force Everton back into their own half with Pienaar, Barry and McCarthy all trying to force an opening. The ball eventually finds its way to Coleman whose cross-field pass looking for Mirallas is overhit and goes behind harmlessly.

8
Well, Everton have had the first chance of the game, but Palace look really up for this in all fairness to them. Chamakh, rather uncharacteristically, chases Dystin down and wins the ball off the defender as he tries to usher it behind for a goalkick. The attack eventually comes to nothing as Bolasie is wasteful, but it's promising nevertheless.

7
First chance of the game falls to Everton. Barry did well down the right, he found Osman on the edge of the area, only for the former England man to drag his shot well wide on the turn.

6
Bannan floats a ball towards the back post where Jedinak is lurking, but the Palace captain is adjudged to have jumped unfairly with Coleman and Everton are given the chance to clear.

5
Free-kick to Palace in a promising position after McCarthy clips Chamakh. Bannan to take.

4
Howard rushes off his line to smother the ball after Chamakh did well to charge down Jagielka. That's exactly what Palace need to be doing this afternoon - constantly pressing - as Everton are already trying to dominate the early possession.

3
Play resumes and Pienaar is back on the field as Speroni gets his first touches of the ball following a loose pass over the top.

2
There's a break in play as Steven Pienaar recieves treatment for what looks to be a knock to his head. He seems okay to carry on though.

1
After a 15 minute delay, the hosts Crystal Palace get us underway.

An impeccable minute's silence is observed by all inside Selhurst Park to commemorate our service men and women.

Build-up:
The teams are now in the tunnel, about to make their ways onto the pitch where they will be met by members of the armed forces as a part of the club's Remembrance Day tributes.

Your say:
So we're 15 minutes behind everybody else at Selhurst Park, but while we wait, if anybody has any more thoughts or predictions they would like to air before the game, then please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can Tweet me: @ryanparrish1919 or drop me a line to ryan.parrish@bskyb.com, and a selection of the best will be published here.

Delay:
It has just been confirmed that this game will be delayed until 3.15pm due to traffic issues nearby.

If you're fancying a flutter on today's game, our friends over at Sky Bet have got it covered. They tell us: "Sky Bet punters make Everton one of the bankers of the weekend when they visit bottom club Crystal Palace. The Toffees have suffered only one defeat in their last 10 Premier League matches and gone four hours without conceding a Premier League goal and it's 5/4 they head back to Merseyside with another clean sheet. There have been five goals from penalties in the last five meetings between these sides and it's 15/8 another penalty is awarded today"

Stats:
Selhurst Park has seen three goals from penalties this season, more than any other ground in the Premier League.

Stats:
There have been five goals from penalties in the last five meetings between Crystal Palace and Everton.

Stats:
Romelu Lukaku has hit the target with 72% of his shots with no Chelsea striker managing to get over 55%.

Stats:
Everton's average of 58% possession away from home is only bettered by Manchester City's 62%.

Stats:
Everton haven't conceded a goal in four hours in the Premier League.

Stats:
Only Manchester City in 1995/96 (2) have won fewer points in the opening 10 games of a Premier League season than Palace.

Stats:
With just over 15 minutes until proceedings get underway at Selhurst Park, here are a couple of stats as we await kick-off...

Thanks to John Roberts who has been in touch via email. He says: "Think with Everton playing with a bit of confidence it'll be 3-0 to Blues... Lukaku 2 and Pienaar..."

Preview:
We're around 20 minutes away from kick-off at Selhurst Park, so in the meantime, why not have a read of our preview to whet the appetite?

Build-up:
Everton on the other hand seem to have been given a new lease of life following the arrival of Roberto Martinez this summer. Although they occupy seventh the table, just one point separates the Toffees and second-placed Chelsea following a very promising start to the campaign. They have only suffered defeat once in their opening 10 and are looking to make it back-to-back wins on the road this afternoon.

Build-up:
Caretaker boss Keith Millen takes charge of Palace once again, although for the last time he believes, as his side look to climb off the foot of the table. Their only win so far this season came back in August, beating Sunderland 3-1, but a miserable run of seven straight defeats has ensured a difficult Premier League return and ultimately cost Ian Holloway his job.

Your say:
As ever, if there's anything you want to get off your chest, whether it be opinions on the starting line-ups or score predictions, you can get in touch before, during and after the game. Either Tweet me: @ryanparrish1919, or drop me a line to ryan.parrish@bskyb.com, and a selection of the best will be published here.

Team news:
So the teams are in and both sides look to be operating fairly similar 4-2-3-1 systems. There's just the one change for Palace as Yannick Bolasie replaces Arlene Guedioura, while the visitors remain unchanged from the team that drew 0-0 against Spurs last weekend, with Romelu Lukaku shaking off a knock to continue up front.

EFC subs:
Robles, Heitinga, Stones, Barkley, Deulofeu, Naismith, Jelavic.

CPFC subs:
Price, Mariappa, O'Keefe, Puncheon, Kebe, Gayle, Jerome.

EFC XI:
Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, Osman, Pienaar; Lukaku.

CPFC XI:
Speroni; Ward, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey; Jedinak, Dikgacoi, Bannan, Thomas, Bolasie; Chamakh.

Good afternoon and welcome to the live, interactive commentary as Crystal Palace host Everton at Selhurst Park in what has the potential to be quite an entertaining fixture. Team news will be on the way in the next few minutes...

Updates will appear here...

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 Tue, 15 Jul 2014

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