FT: Everton 3 Swansea 2

FULL TIME. Everton hold on to win 3-2 and go fifth in the Premier League. Thanks for your views today and stay with us for reaction.

90 (+3)
Swansea press for an equaliser but Naismith clears and the ref blows for full time.

90 (+3)
Deulofeu is on for Lukaku.

90 (+2)
GOAL - WILLIAMS!!! Williams heads home from Hernandez's corner on the right to set up a nervy finish.

90 (+1)
Hernandez crosses from the right byline and Baines has to put it out for a corner on the right.

90
Two minutes of added time are announced.

88
Shelvey crosses from 28 yards on the left and Michu heads over from close range in the centre.

86
Lull - the teams are cancelling each other out in the centre.

84
Naismith is on for Barkley and Osman for McGeady for Everton.

82
Shelvey finds Hernandez in the box with a great pass. He is unmarked and shoots at goal from eight yards but Howard spreads himself big and saves.

80
Swansea take the corner but Baines clears.

79
Swansea come again and Stones scrambles the ball away for a corner on the left.

78
Shelvey takes the corner but Stones clears.

77
Swansea come again and Shelvey finds Michu with a great pass into the box but Distin tracks back and blocks his shot from eight yards for a corner on the left.

76
Swansea take the free-kick and Michu tries to feed the ball to Routledge to the right of the box but it lacks power and Howard collects the ball.

75
Shelvey catches Barry for an Everton free-kick 40 yards out on the left. They take but Shelvey wins the ball before Britton wins his own free-kick near the halfway line.

73
Hernandez wins a corner on the left off Coleman.

72
Everton come again and McGeady tries an effort from 28 yards in the centre but it is well over.

72
Mirallas tries to get around Williams at the left byline but the Swans defender tackles.

70
McGeady crosses from 20 yards on the right but it is too close to Vorm who catches.

69
De Guzman is on for Canas and Michu is on for Bony as the Swans make a double switch.

68
Swansea take and Rangel wins another corner on the right.

67
It is end-to-end and Hernandez wins a corner on the right.

66
Shelvey takes the corner but Everton clear after Chico's overhead kick hits Distin on the arm. The ref gives no penalty as it is ball to arm. Mirallas then latches onto Davies' pass and runs into the right side of the box before shooting but Vorm saves well to his right.

65
McCarthy makes a poor back-pass which goes out for a corner on the left.

64
Hernandez tries an effort from 12 yards on the left but Howard dives down well to his right to save.

63
Hernandez crosses from the left to the unmarked Bony in the box but Howard makes a great save diving to his right to deny his header from seven yards!

63
Ex-Liverpool player Shelvey is on for Dyer, he gets a chorus of boos from the home support!

61
Hernandez tries to release Dyer into the right corner but it is over hit and goes out for a goal kick.

60
Swansea win a free-kick 30 yards out on the right. Hernandez takes but Lukaku heads out of the box.

59
Swansea press and Davies wins a corner on the left. Hernandez takes but Howard catches the ball in the box.

58
GOAL - BARKLEY!!!! Barkley further extends Everton's lead, heading home Mirallas' corner from the left after the ball misses everyone in the box. He is unmarked and heads home inside the six yard box.

57
Mirallas takes the corner and wins another on the left off Bony.

56
McGeady wins a corner on the left off Chico.

55
Swansea take the throw in 20 yards out and cross into the box but Dyer pushes Baines in the back in the box and it is an Everton free-kick.

54
Bony presses and McCarthy has to put the ball out for a throw on 15 yards out on the right. The Swans take and Dyer crosses into the box but Coleman heads out for a throw in on the far side.

53
GOAL - LUKAKU!!! Lukaku plays a one-two with Mirallas, feeding the ball out wide to the right before getting the return to slide home inside the six yard box to put his side ahead once more!!!

51
Mirallas takes the corner on the right but Lukaku can only get a glancing header on it. McGeady keeps the ball in on the far side and it is crossed to Distin in the centre who shoots at goal from 12 yards but it is straight at Vorm who saves.

50
Lukaku presses and wins a corner on the right off Williams.

49
Williams' pass is straight at Barry who passes to Lukaku who tries a low effort from 35 yards out in the centre but it is straight at Vorm who gathers.

48
Stones gives the ball way to Hernandez who runs into the right side of the box before trying to lob Howard from a tight angle but Howard easily catches above his head.

47
Stones tries to release Coleman down the right flank but it is mis-hit and goes out for a Swansea throw in midway in their half on the left.

46
Everton re-start the game. No changes at the break.

Chris has been back in touch to ask: "Do you think Gary Monk's men have enough to pull themselves away from danger?" Definitely, they have really impressed me today.

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 6/5 for an Everton win, 11/8 for the draw and 100/30 for a Swansea victory. It could go either way here - what are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best when I return with my brew!

HALF TIME. The teams go in all square at the break, with Swansea finishing the stronger. Stay with us for the second half.

45 (+1)
Hernandez takes the latest corner and Baines eventually clears the box for a Swans throw in 20 yards out on the right but the ref blows for half time.

45 (+1)
Swans take the latest corner and win another on the left off Stones.

45
Swansea take the corner on the left and win another one. They take and Dyer eventually wins a corner on the right after his shot is blocked.

44
Hernandez takes the free-kick and it is deflected off McCarthy in the wall and just past Howard's post!!

43
The Swans continue to press and Dyer goes down under a foul from Baines for a free-kick 22 yards out to the right of goal.

41
Swansea come again but Routledge's deflected shot from 22 yards on the left is cleared by Stones.

40
Dyer finds Bony in the box but Howard is quickly off his line to dis-possess him and clear.

39
Dyer creates a yard of space for himself but blasts well over from 22 yards out in the centre.

38
The Swans take the corner short before Hernandez crosses into the box from 12 yards but Williams can only get a glancing head on it and Everton clear.

37
Swansea win a corner on the left off Stones.

35
Everton win a corner on the left. Mirallas takes but the Swans clear.

34
Swansea press but Routledge's pass into the box from the centre goes out for a goal kick.

33
GOAL - BONY!!!! Routledge plays a great crossfield ball from the left to Rangel on the right. He takes one touch and crosses across the face of goal for Bony to tap in and he does not miss!!! Game on!!!

31
Everton take the throw in but the ball rolls out for a goal kick.

30
McCarthy crosses into the box from 20 yards on the right but Davies clears at the near post for an Everton throw in 25 yards out on the right.

28
Bony wins a free-kick off Barkley 30 yards out on the right. Swansea take quickly and Dyer tries to get to the right byline but Baines shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.

26
Swansea take the corner but it is cleared at the near post.

25
Rangel crosses into the box from the right but Stones partially clears. Canas tries an effort from 15 yards in the centre but it is mis-hit before Distin puts it out for a corner on the right.

24
Dyer is given offside as he tries to get onto Bony's pass on the edge of the box.

22
Routledge tries to get around Coleman as he runs into the left side of the box but the Everton defender holds firm and tackles and clears. Swansea come again and Rangel crosses into the box from 28 yards on the right but it is over hit and goes out for a goal kick.

20
PEN GOAL - BAINES!!! Vorm guesses right and dives to his right to try and deny Baines but it is too powerful and goes into the corner!!!

19
PEN GIVEN - Chico catches Barkley for a definite penalty after the Everton player is clever and draws him into the foul!!!

18
Barry fouls for a Swansea free-kick 40 yards out in the centre. They take quickly and Dyer crosses from the right into the box but Distin clears.

17
The Swans break upfield and Routledge crosses into the box from 22 yards on the left but it is straight at Howard who gathers.

16
Lukaku and Williams tussle for the ball 25 yards out but the Swansea defender holds strong and clears.

14
Mirallas takes the corner but Bony heads the ball twice to get it away and out for an Everton throw in 25 yards out on the left. They take but Williams clears.

13
Routledge wins a throw in 40 yards out on the left. The Swans take but Everton win the ball and McGeady breaks down the left flank and wins a corner on the left off Chico.

11
Swansea enjoy some possession but Mirallas intercepts Canas' pass and clears near the box.

9
The hosts continue to dominate and Mirallas crosses from ten yards on the right but it is over hit and goes out for a goal kick.

8
Everton continue to press and Coleman gets to the right byline before cutting back to Barkley but he scuffs his shot from 15 yards on the right.

7
Everton come again and Coleman tries to get to the right byline but Routledge shepherds the ball out of play.

6
Barry tries to release Mirallas into the box but Williams manages to intercept and clears.

4
Everton make their first attack, enjoying good possession before McGeady crosses into the box from 12 yards on the left but Vorm easily catches the ball in the box.

3
No more chances as yet as both teams find their feet.

1
Bony shoots at goal from 35 yards on the right inside 20 second but Howard easily saves low down. From the kick out, the Swans win the ball back and feed the ball to Bony, who this time shoots at goal from 20 yards on the left and puts his low effort wide. Good start!

1
Swansea get the game underway.

The teams are coming out onto the pitch to Z-Cars - fantastic, how I love these traditions! Not long to go now!

One of our regulars Chris Green from Huddersfield says: "Everton to win 3-0, with Lukaku getting a hat-trick. P.S. Please also answer the following question if possible: Do you think the Toffees will finish above Manchester United?" A simple answer to that - yes! - they are three points ahead with a game in hand. What do others think? Send your views / predictions to steve.pass2@bskyb.com Enjoy the game Chris!

Stewart MacLaren from a warm & windy Torrevieja in Spain says: "Everton will beat Swansea City 3-1 at Goodison Park this afternoon with good goals from Leighton Baines & Romelu Luakaku (2)." Another 3-1 scoreline, cheers Stewart, enjoy the game!

Stuart the Toffee from Basingstoke says: "Everton need a comfortable win build confidence for one last attack on champions league 3-1 lukaku hatrick." Cheers Stuart - another 3-1 prediction, like myself!

Dan says: "Everton are due a few goals and I can see them coming today. I'm thinking a 3-0 win with Lukaku, Barkley and McGeady getting the goals." Another 3-0 prediction, cheers Dan enjoy the game!

Monica in Chester says: "I'm confident we can get three points today, however I know Swansea won't give us an easy ride! We need to make sure we dominate early on and take our chances, which we seem to be struggling with of late. I'm hoping for a 3-1 win, goals from Coleman, Mirallas & Lukaku. Nice to see Howard as captain too!" Cheers Moncia, great minds think alike - I've gone for 3-1 too as Swansea are not as bad as their league position suggests.

Bernadette Cranny says: "I am looking forward to this game with two teams with creative attacking players. I believe Everton have the edge and with home support will win well 3-0 2 x Lukaku and 1 Colemen." Cheers Bernadette, I'm looking forward to this also. I notice you've gone for the same scoreline as Rich earlier, as well as Lukaku getting a brace, we'll soon find out!

Cian says: "Good afternoon! This game really shouldn't be a problem for Everton. My prediction is 2-0 to Everton." Cheers Cian, I personally think the Swans could get on the scoresheet - anyone out there think the visitors can win? Send your views / predictions to steve.pass2@bskyb.com

FIRST VIEW - Rich Gregory in Winsford has been in touch to say: "Good to see Mcgeady starting today, has done well in games where he has come on this season. Need Lukaku back to scoring today. 3-0 to Everton today, 2 for Lukaku and a Baines penalty! Ps Coleman going nowhere!" Cheers for your views Rich, I'm also looking forward to seeing McGready work his magic, I was very impressed with him during his Celtic days. Enjoy the game!

Teams - Swansea make three changes from the defeat at home to West Brom with Chico Flores, Pablo Hernandez and Nathan Dyer all returning.

Teams - Midfielders Aiden McGeady and Ross Barkley return to Everton's starting line-up for the visit of Swansea. Leon Osman and Gerard Deulofeu are the two players to drop to the bench after the victory over Cardiff but there is no place for captain Phil Jagielka who is close to a return from a hamstring injury.

Referee - Michael Oliver (Northumberland).

Teams - Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Ben Davies, Britton, Canas, Dyer, Hernandez, Routledge, Bony. Subs: Amat, Taylor, Shelvey, Michu, Lamah, de Guzman, Tremmel.

Teams - Everton: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Distin, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, McGeady, Barkley, Mirallas, Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Deulofeu, Naismith, Osman, Garbutt, Alcaraz, Browning.

MY VIEW - I think the Toffees will be too strong for the Swans, but I was impressed with Monk's side when I last saw them against Stoke at home, so I think they will get a goal. I'm going for a 3-1 win to Everton, which pays a handsome 12/1 with Sky Bet! What are your views / predictions? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 8/13 for an Everton win, 14/5 for the draw and 9/2 for a Swansea victory. Who do you think will prevail today? Send your views / predictions to steve.pass2@bskyb.com

Welcome to Goodison Park where Everton entertain Sawnsea with both sides looking to pick up points for their battles at either end of the table. Can Roberto Martinez get one over his former side to boost the Toffees' hopes of a top four finish, or will it be Garry Monk celebrating a vital victory in their relegation battle? Send your views / predictions to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.

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 Fri, 25 Jul 2014

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