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Everton   1 - 1   Wolverhampton

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is congratulated on his goal
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is congratulated by team-mates after his equaliser

By Phil Dawkes

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's side-foot finish earned Wolves a deserved point against Everton at Goodison Park.

The Toffees dominated the first half and were rewarded when Tim Cahill turned and fired them into the lead following a Mikel Arteta free-kick.

But Wolves showed greater attacking intent after the break and Ebanks-Blake put them level with 16 minutes to go.

Summer signing Jermaine Beckford was a peripheral figure for Everton, who were left to rue a number of missed chances.

They could have little complaint about the result, but in the first 45 minutes the home midfield brimmed with purpose; Steven Pienaar and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov ran with intent, Arteta was typically neat as playmaker and Cahill was his usual bustling self.

Moyes disappointed after draw with Wolves

However, Wolves were in stubborn mood, keeping men behind the ball to try and neutralise opponents boss Mick McCarthy described as their toughest of last season.

Cahill's strike forced them to re-think their approach after the interval and their greater ambition ultimately paid off.

Prior to Cahill's goal, Everton's best opportunities saw Bilyaletdinov miscue from 12 yards and Wolves keeper Marcus Hahnemann tip over a superb 25-yard drive from Dutch defender Johnny Heitinga.

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But timing is everything and in Cahill, Everton possess a midfield goalscorer with the knack of arriving on cue and he rendered protests over whether a foul on Arteta was inside or outside the box irrelevant by stealing the ball from George Elokobi after the Spaniard's free-kick had hit the Wolves wall and firing into the roof of the net.

Wolves had no option but to adjust their game-plan and while they created little of note immediately after the interval, they grew in stature and confidence as uncertainty crept into the home side's play as they struggled to add to their lead.

Beckford, who was drafted into their starting line-up after a largely toothless display in last weekend's 1-0 loss at Blackburn, failed to make an impact and the former Leeds man was withdrawn after 70 minutes.

Second-half display pleases McCarthy

Ebanks-Blake had been similarly anonymous but he remained on the pitch for Wolves and when a chance to stamp his mark on the game finally arrived, he did not waste it.

Adlene Guedioura won the ball in midfield and drove on into Everton territory before feeding Kevin Doyle on the right and his cross was side-footed into the net with ease by Ebanks-Blake from six yards out.

Everton pushed for a winner late on - bringing on Leon Osman and Marouane Fellaini - but a header from Beckford's replacement Louis Saha which landed on the roof of the net was the best they had to show for their efforts.


Everton manager David Moyes:

"I thought we played very well in the first half and arguably should have gone in more than one goal up.

"Wolves put us under a lot more pressure and made it harder for us in the second half.

"We're disappointed that we've not done better with our start to the season."

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy:

"We were abject first half and held on 43 minutes. I take responsibility for that because I tinkered with the team to stop Everton playing.

"Second half I addressed that. I said to them, show me I don't need to make substitutions.

"I thought it was a well-earned point in the end. I might take credit for that if I take the criticism for the first half."

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Saturday, 21 August 2010

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Everton 1-1 Wolves FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Cahill 43
  • Ebanks-Blake 74

Everton

Substitutes

Wolverhampton

Substitutes

Ref: Lee MasonAtt: 37,767
EVERTON
WOLVES

Possession

  • Everton 61%
  • Wolves 39%

Attempts on target

  • Everton 6
  • Wolves 4

Attempts off target

  • Everton 7
  • Wolves 5

Corners

  • Everton 3
  • Wolves 2

Fouls

  • Everton 17
  • Wolves 15
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:23 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+3:40 Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).
  • 90:00+3:26 Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).
  • 90:00+3:02 Attacking throw-in by Greg Halford (Wolverhampton).
  • 90:00+2:23 Substitution Wolverhampton substitution: Sylvan Ebanks-Blake replaced by Richard Stearman (tactical).
  • 90:00+2:08 Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 90:00+1:58 Leon Osman has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 90:00+0:34 Matthew Jarvis has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
  • 90:00+0:04 Tim Cahill is caught offside. Marcus Hahnemann restarts play with the free kick.
  • 89:37 Attacking throw-in by Leon Osman (Everton).
  • 89:22 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Jagielka.
  • 88:40 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis (Wolverhampton) to near post, clearance by Louis Saha (Everton).
  • 87:23 Louis Saha concedes a free kick for a foul on Adlene Guedioura. Marcus Hahnemann restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:53 Attacking throw-in by Greg Halford (Wolverhampton).
  • 86:17 Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 86:06 Louis Saha produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
  • 85:49 Attacking throw-in by Tony Hibbert (Everton).
  • 85:00 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
  • 83:49 The assistant referee flags for offside against Tim Cahill. Free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann.
  • 82:48 Mikel Arteta crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Kevin Doyle makes a clearance.
  • 82:48 Booking Greg Halford receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 82:43 Unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by Greg Halford results in a free kick.
  • 82:15 Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).
  • 81:47 Substitution Everton substitution: Diniyar Bilyaletdinov replaced by Leon Osman (tactical).
  • 81:47 Substitution Everton substitution: Johnny Heitinga replaced by Marouane Fellaini (tactical).
  • 81:36 Shot by Greg Halford (Wolverhampton) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), over the bar.
  • 78:58 Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).
  • 78:35 Defending throw-in by Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton).
  • 77:38 Adlene Guedioura concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikel Arteta. Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.
  • 76:07 Free kick crossed by Matthew Jarvis, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov manages to make a clearance.
  • 76:07 Booking Johnny Heitinga booked.
  • 76:01 Unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis by Johnny Heitinga results in a free kick.
  • 73:48 Assist (cross) by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton) from right wing.
  • 73:48 GOAL - Sylvan Ebanks-BlakeEverton 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Goal by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of penalty area (12 yards).Everton 1-1 Wolverhampton.
  • 72:25 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Foley. Marcus Hahnemann restarts play with the free kick.
  • 71:56 Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).
  • 71:21 Foul by Tim Cahill (Everton) on Karl Henry (Wolverhampton). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 70:46 Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).
  • 70:30 Substitution Everton substitution: Jermaine Beckford replaced by Louis Saha (tactical).
  • 70:14 Shot by Matthew Jarvis (Wolverhampton) volleyed right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar.
  • 69:56 Attacking throw-in by Greg Halford (Wolverhampton).
  • 69:37 Substitution David Jones leaves the field to be replaced by Greg Halford.
  • 68:15 Foul by Mikel Arteta (Everton) on Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Karl Henry (Wolverhampton) from right channel, passed.
  • 66:56 Attacking throw-in by Matthew Jarvis (Wolverhampton).
  • 66:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Cahill on Karl Henry. Jody Craddock restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:27 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov takes a shot. Christophe Berra gets a block in.
  • 61:45 Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line played to the near post, Jody Craddock produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 61:14 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton).
  • 60:49 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton).
  • 60:36 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton).
  • 59:18 Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).
  • 58:26 Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).
  • 58:00 Attacking throw-in by Matthew Jarvis (Wolverhampton).
  • 57:46 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton).
  • 57:26 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton).
  • 56:59 Attacking throw-in by Tony Hibbert (Everton).
  • 56:46 Attacking throw-in by Tony Hibbert (Everton).
  • 56:27 Foul by Tim Cahill (Everton) on Karl Henry (Wolverhampton). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Karl Henry (Wolverhampton) from own half, passed.
  • 55:55 Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).
  • 54:43 Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line played to the near post, Tim Cahill manages to make a clearance.
  • 54:12 Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).
  • 53:18 Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).
  • 52:29 Substitution Adlene Guedioura joins the action as a substitute, replacing George Elokobi.
  • 52:06 Defending throw-in by Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton).
  • 51:45 Jermaine Beckford (Everton) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 50:57 Sylvain Distin fouled by Kevin Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.
  • 50:06 Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Everton) on Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 49:30 Jody Craddock takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Jagielka.
  • 48:57 Tim Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jody Craddock. Marcus Hahnemann takes the direct free kick.
  • 47:34 Foul by Tony Hibbert (Everton) on Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton). Direct free kick taken left-footed by David Jones (Wolverhampton) from left channel, passed.
  • 46:50 Foul by Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton) on Tony Hibbert (Everton). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta (Everton) from right wing, passed.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:26 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+1:50 David Jones fouled by Mikel Arteta, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Foley.
  • 45:00+0:59 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikel Arteta. Johnny Heitinga takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:00+0:07 Foul by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton) on Johnny Heitinga (Everton). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Phil Jagielka (Everton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 44:49 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick.
  • 42:41 GOAL - Tim CahillEverton 1 - 0 Wolverhampton Goal scored by Tim Cahill from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Everton 1-0 Wolverhampton.
  • Correction - 41:06 Unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Christophe Berra results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Mikel Arteta from the free kick.
  • 41:06 Foul by Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton) on Mikel Arteta (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta (Everton) from left channel (20 yards), hit wall.
  • 39:41 Goal kick taken short by Tim Howard (Everton).
  • 39:09 Johnny Heitinga concedes a free kick for a foul on Karl Henry. Free kick taken by Kevin Foley.
  • 38:05 Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 37:53 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 37:35 Tim Cahill takes a shot. Jody Craddock gets a block in.
  • 37:02 Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).
  • 35:27 Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 35:03 Shot by Steven Pienaar (Everton) left-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar.
  • 34:09 Direct free kick taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta (Everton) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 34:09 Booking George Elokobi (Wolverhampton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 34:09 Foul by George Elokobi (Wolverhampton) on Mikel Arteta (Everton).
  • 33:22 Effort from long distance by Matthew Jarvis goes wide right of the target.
  • 32:53 Attacking throw-in by George Elokobi (Wolverhampton).
  • 31:43 Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).
  • 30:42 Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).
  • 29:12 Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Everton) on Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 28:37 Defending throw-in by George Elokobi (Wolverhampton).
  • 27:09 Christophe Berra fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Marcus Hahnemann restarts play with the free kick.
  • 25:49 Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 24:56 Johnny Heitinga takes a shot. Save by Marcus Hahnemann. Outswinging corner taken by Mikel Arteta, Tim Cahill has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
  • 24:16 Defending throw-in by Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton).
  • 23:23 Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 22:48 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov decides to take the corner short.
  • 21:27 Outswinging corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the right by-line, Shot from 18 yards by Steven Pienaar. George Elokobi gets a block in.
  • 19:56 Foul by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton) on Johnny Heitinga (Everton). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Johnny Heitinga (Everton) from own half, passed.
  • 18:16 Foul by Karl Henry on Steven Pienaar, free kick awarded. Leighton Baines produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 18:04 Attacking throw-in by Tim Cahill (Everton).
  • 17:40 Defending throw-in by Tony Hibbert (Everton).
  • 16:10 Johnny Heitinga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann.
  • 15:52 Attacking throw-in by Tony Hibbert (Everton).
  • 15:12 Defending throw-in by Tony Hibbert (Everton).
  • 13:49 Foul by Karl Henry (Wolverhampton) on Tim Cahill (Everton). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from left wing, passed.
  • 9:53 Phil Jagielka challenges Kevin Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Matthew Jarvis from left wing, Tim Howard makes a save.
  • 9:14 Foul by Mikel Arteta (Everton) on George Elokobi (Wolverhampton). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 8:24 Defending throw-in by Steven Pienaar (Everton).
  • 7:46 Defending throw-in by Tony Hibbert (Everton).
  • 7:02 Shot by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (Everton) left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 6:13 Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).
  • 4:40 Christophe Berra concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Beckford. Mikel Arteta produces a cross, Shot from inside the area by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov clears the bar.
  • 4:20 Defending throw-in by Tony Hibbert (Everton).
  • 4:07 Defending throw-in by Tony Hibbert (Everton).
  • 2:34 Foul by George Elokobi (Wolverhampton) on Steven Pienaar (Everton). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta (Everton) from right wing, passed.
  • 1:08 Foul by Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton) on Tim Cahill (Everton). Free kick crossed right-footed by Mikel Arteta (Everton) from right wing, foul by Jermaine Beckford (Everton) on Jody Craddock (Wolverhampton). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • Correction - 0:08 Foul by Jody Craddock (Wolverhampton) on Tim Cahill (Everton). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta (Everton) from left wing, cross by Tim Cahill (Everton), save (caught) by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 0:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jody Craddock on Tim Cahill. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick, The ball is swung over by Tim Cahill, Marcus Hahnemann makes a save.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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As it stood on 21 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

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1 Chelsea 2 12 6
2 Arsenal 2 6 4
3 Bolton 2 2 4
4 Birmingham 2 1 4
5 Wolves 2 1 4
6 Tottenham 2 1 4
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8 Man Utd 1 3 3
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12 Liverpool 1 0 1
13 Fulham 1 0 1
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