FT: Swansea 1 Everton 2

90+3
Everton into the top four as the final whistle goes.

90+3
Lukaku clear on goal but he is offside.

90+2
Long ball into the Everton box eludes Distin and his spectacular attempt to clear. It just needs a touch from Vazquez to put the game level but he takes his eye off the ball and chance is squandered.

90+1
Howard makes a fine save after a superb volley from 20 yards by Lamah.

90
Late throw-in on the right for Swansea deep in the Everton half. Barkley gives away a free-kick in a dangerous spot on the right. There will be three added minutes too.

89
Osman's attempt from a tight angle is not quite a cross or a shot and goes harmlessy behind for a Swansea goal-kick.

88
Oviedo pulls a dangerous ball back to the edge of the area but can't just find Lukaku. Coleman then wins another corner for his side on the right.

87
Hernandez nearly gets Swansea back level but his shot from 12 yards is well parried by Howard diving to his left.

86
Another change for Swansea as de Guzman is replaced by Alejandro Pozuelo.

84
GOAL BARKLEY: Brilliant deadball free-kick from the youngster as he puts Everton back in front via the underside of the crossbar.

83
Everton free-kick 25 yards from the Swansea goal.

82
Vazquez finds himself onside and has a clear run at Howard's goal but he tries some sort of audacious chip which gies straight into the arms of the 'keeper.

81
Shelvey jinks around on the edge of the Everton area but can't quite make himself enough room to get a shot away.

80
Long ball forward from Oviedo for Lukaku to chase but Williams is across to get the ball back to Tremmel.

78
Pienaar is off and replaced by Steven Naismith. Leon Osman also comes on for Mirallas.

78
Changes afoot on the Everton bench as well.

77
Pienaar on the floor in some pain after running into Chico.

76
Alvaro Vazquez on for the hosts and Bony makes way after another quiet display.

74
Good work from Pienaar but a poor cross from the right by Coleman is cleared by the head of Williams. Phil Jagielka has a shot but it is off target.

72
The deflection was enough to be credited as an Oviedo own goal.

70
GOAL TIENDALLI: Cross from the left and the defender nips in behind the unaware Pienaar to get the vital touch on the ball from six yards and beat Howard via a deflection.

69
Everton break quickly again as Lukaku finds the excellent Barkley. He feeds Coleman on the right who in turn finds Barry - his low shot is saved by Tremmel.

67
Swansea respond immediately and take off Routledge for Roland Lamah.

66
GOAL COLEMAN: The goal had been coming and the young right-back clouts one from 22 yards to the right of the Swansea goal and it has just enough swerve on it to elude Tremmel.

65
Best effort of the game from Barkley as his left-foot drive from 20 yards is saved superbly by Tremmel.

63
Barry attempts to loop the ball over Tremmel from eight yards with a difficult volley but his effort is too high.

62
Routledge just gets a vital touch to stop Coleman again down the right. Corner to Everton taken by Mirallas but once again Swansea can clear.

Chris Green says; "It's been a tight encounter up to now, but I think Everton will come out on top in the second half. For this reason, I predict the Toffees will win 2-0, with Lukaku and Barkley notching up the goals."

60
Lovely touch from Barkley to release Pienaar. The latter looks like he is being held back by de Guzman but no free-kick is given.

59
The corner comes to nothing but the signs are there that the deadlock will be broken soon.

58
Coleman produces a mazy 'Ricky Villa' style run into the box but Ashley Williams gets across to block him as he is about to pull the trigger and the ball is behind for a corner.

56
Everton open up Swansea through the middle and Barkley goes in clear on goal but the ball gets rather stuck under his feet eight yards out before fluffing the chance completely by falling over.

55
Nice build-up again from Swansea but Hernandez's cross loops over the head of the waiting Bony in the middle.

54
Pienaar tries his luck from 22 yards but it is wide left of the target.

53
Excellent deep cross from the left by Oviedo and Coleman just fails to get on to the end of it six yards from the Swansea goal as he almost outwits Routledge.

52
Barkley nicks the ball away well from De Guzman and feeds Mirallas in the Swansea area but the latter's low cross is intercepted.

50
The corner is drilled in low towards Chico but he can only steer the ball behind for an Everton goal-kick.

49
Gareth Barry hits an optimsitic ball forward down the right but the pace of Coleman gets on the end of it but his cross into the centre is cleared by Chico. Swansea break with Coleman out of position and manage to win a corner.

48
Some more neat football again by Swansea but Hernandez gives the ball away to Pienaar just inside the Everton half.

46
Handball on the the Swansea right by Steven Pienaar and a good chance for the hosts to get some decent service into the box. It is not a bad cross but headed clear.

46
The restart is taken by Everton.

Yasser Hussainey says: "Hello David, I think Everton will grab a 1-0 win with in-form striker Lukaku scoring the goal."

Level at the break and it is 9/4 Swansea with Sky Bet, 11/8 the draw and 13/8 Everton. Pablo Hernandez has had a couple of sights of the Everton goal and he is 16s to score next.

45+1
The whistle goes and it is all square at the break.

45+1
Ball breaks nicely for Hernandez inside the Everton box but his left-foot effort is hight and wide.

45+1
There will be just one added minute.

45
Nice ball to the edge of the Everton area by De Guzman but it just goes the wrong side of Shelvey and is cleared.

44
Bony surges through the middle but his ball into the Everton box lacks any accuracy and Howard collects yet again.

43
Nice play from Shelvey in midfield but he then gives the ball away carelessly.

42
Distin wins the ball in the air from the corner over Williams but then slices his clearance out for a Swansea throw.

42
Corner on the right for Swansea won by Hernandez.

40
Hernandez finds some space in the right channel but the ball shoots off his leg and goes behind for an Everton goal-kick.

39
Free-kick to Swansea around halfway. Crowd unhappy that ref Lee Mason stops it from being taken quickly.

37
Barkley drops a bit deeper this time to collect the ball in his own half. Everton break and Oviedo makes a dangerous break into the Swansea box. Davies across well with an excellent tackle. Nothing comes from the resultant corner.

36
Pablo Hernandez goes for an optimistic through ball but it is straight into the arms of Howard.

34
Shelvey finds Ben Davies with a nice ball on the left flank but again the delivery into the centre is not good enough and cleared.

33
Romelu Lukaku quiet so far and his first real touch comes away from danger on the right wing.

31
Some space opens up for Bony on the edge of the Everton area after a very clever run but his shot is wildly off target.

31
Good run down the left by Routledge into space but his cross is far too deep for Bony, who made a move to the near post.

29
Swansea continuing to do an awful lot of chasing about as Everton keep the ball so well.

27
Barkley muscled off the ball by Chico and Swansea launch a short-lived break.

26
The free-kick is swung in deep by Oviedo but Tremmel collects under pressure.

25
Clumsy from Bony on James McCarthy and another free-kick in a decent spot for Everton.

24
Good play again from Williams as he thwarts a potential cross from Barkley. The ball goes for a corner, which Bony heads away to clear his lines.

23
The whistle goes when the corner is delivered with Dwight Tiendalli seemingly felled.

22
Sloppy play by Chico gives the ball straight to Mirallas and he heads into the Swansea box. His shot is blocked by Williams and the ball then goes behind again off Williams for a corner.

21
Crowd unhappy as a seemingly innocuous challenge from Shelvey is deemed worthy of an Everton free-kick deep in their own half.

20
Jonathan De Guzman moves menacingly as he ties to line up a shot but he trips over 22 yards out at the crucial moment.

19
Another free-kick taken short by Everton after Barkley is brought down.

Charles says: "I think this will be a tight game as both teams play neat football. Everton to win 2-1 so I can look my Liverpool relatives in the eye."

17
Wilfried Bony looks for the run of Routledge into the Everton box but good work from Sylvain Distin keeps the winger way from the ball.

16
All Everton at the moment. Extremely comfortable in possession but no real threatening chance as yet.

15
Mirallas almost in again on the right but a good covering tackle from Ashley Williams at the expense of a corner. The ball is centered and Tremmel gathers comfortably.

14
Mirallas twists and turns in from the right to get into the Swansea area but his final shot lacks power and Tremmel saves with ease down to his left.

13
It is probably more like 35 yards and is taken short. The ball is eventually chipped into the Swansea box but comfortably cleared.

13
Chico Flores brings down Barkley about 30 yards from the Swansea goal. Good spot for Everton.

Thanks to Steve Johnson: "Reading your commentary from a very hot Barbados poolside. 3-0 Everton....COYB's"

11
First touch for Kevin Mirallas down the right but he loses out in a tackle and it is throw to Swansea deep in their own half.

9
Very good spell of possession for Everton but the ball now back with Tremmel.

8
Deep cross from the Swansea right but it is easily gathered by Tim Howard.

7
Good work down the right by Seamus Coleman but Jose Canas is up to the task against him and he is able to win the hosts a throw-in.

5
Bryan Oviedo tries to beat his man on the left flank but his touch is too heavy and the ball is behind for a Swansea goal-kick.

3
Shelvey on the left this time and he pulls the ball back invitingly for Routledge again but he shanks his shot horribly wide and from 15 yards and it goes out for an Everton throw.

2
Early cross from the right by Jonjo Shelvey is dangerous but Wayne Routledge in the box seems to make the wrong move in terms of where he thinks the ball will go.

2
Good pressing by Ross Barkley in the Swansea half and the ball is fed back to Tremmel gain.

1
Early touch for Swansea second-string 'keeper Gerhard Tremmel.

1
Swansea get the game under way at the Liberty Stadium.

"This is Stewart MacLaren from a cool & cloudy Torrevieja in Spain saying that Everton will beat Swansea City 3-1 at The Liberty Stadium this afternoon with good goals from Ross Barkley, Kevin Miralles & Romelu Lukaku."

Team News: Swansea boss Michael Laudrup makes five changes to his side. Gerhard Tremmel, Dwight Tiendalli, Chico Flores, Wilfried Bony and Wayne Routledge are all handed recalls with Michu (ankle), Michel Vorm (knee) and Nathan Dyer (ankle) among the Swansea absentees. Everton manager Roberto Martinez makes two changes on his return to his former club. James McCarthy is back from suspension at the expense of Leon Osman in midfield, with Kevin Mirallas coming in for the injured Gerard Deulofeu.

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Oviedo, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, Barkley, Pienaar, Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Heitinga, Naismith, Osman, Stones, Vellios, Alcaraz.

Swansea: Tremmel, Tiendalli, Chico, Williams, Ben Davies, de Guzman, Canas, Hernandez, Shelvey, Routledge, Bony. Subs: Amat, Taylor, Britton, Lamah, Pozuelo, Vazquez, Zabret.

Hello to Bernadette Cranny: "Everton have the best defence in the league this season and I expect them to keep a clean sheet today. 3-0 to Everton COYB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Hello to David Gore: "Confident of a 3-0 win today for Everton. Think we will have too much for Swansea even though they are at home. Martinez had the team playing good confident football."

Wayne Crowe says: "Agree with Rich and have backed Everton 3-1 with Lukaku to score 1st!"

Good afternoon to Rich Gregory: "After our neighbours win yesterday need a big win for the blues today to continue push for champions league! The Belgian destroyers to fire us to a 3-1 win today- two for Lukaku and one for Mirallas!"

Good afternoon and welcome along to our live text coverage of Swansea v Everton. Back on commentary duty again so me drop me a line at david.john@bskyb.com.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:45
QPR v Stoke
15:00
A Villa v Arsenal
Burnley v Sunderland
Newcastle v Hull City
Swansea v Southampton
17:30
West Ham v Liverpool
Sunday, 21 September 2014
13:30
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Tottenham v West Brom
16:00
Everton v C Palace
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15:00
Chelsea v A Villa  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Thu, 18 Sep 2014

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