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Everton - Stoke City
Premier League - 12 August 2017
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GREAT SAVE! Shaqiri goes on a mazy run and fires in a long-range effort which Pickford keeps out with a one-handed stop.
There will be four added minutes.
Choupo-Moting wins a corner off Keane down the left. But Everton clear the danger.
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright looks a little concerned watching from the stands, it's set to be a tense finish.
Martina is booked for pulling back Choupo-Moting, no debate about that one.
Stoke have fired a few long balls for the targetman Crouch but it hasn't given them much luck yet.
Only Arsenal scored more goals than Stoke City in the final 15 minutes of games last season so this game is not over by any stretch.
- OffSandro RamírezEverton
- OnKevin MirallasEverton
Mirallas is the final change for Everton.
CHANCE! Diouf tries a bicyle kick but fluffs it, it balls to Crouch who forces Pickford into a reflex save but he is flagged off-side.
- OffBojanStoke City
- OnEric Maxim Choupo-MotingStoke City
Double change time for Stoke, Peter Crouch and debutant Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting are on.
Keane has gone down with an injury after jumping for the ball, he gets a bloody nose for his troubles.
GOOD SAVE! Butland keeps out Calvert-Lewin's shot at his near post after the youngster dispossessed Zouma.
After a tetchy start, the Toffees are controlling the game led by Rooney and Gueye.
CLOSE! Substitute Martina sends in a good cross from the right for Calvert-Lewin whose header goes wide.
- OffDavy KlaassenEverton
- OnTom DaviesEverton
Tom Davies is on for Klaassen, who has had a quiet debut.
It's been a record-breaking day for Rooney
SO CLOSE! Allen tees up the ball for Fletcher whose first-time drive from 20 yards is just wide.
Wonderful pass from Rooney to the left flank for Baines, who cuts it back for Klaassen whose tame shot is straight at the keeper.
GREAT DEFENDING! Rooney threads the ball through to Calvert-Lewin who is through on goal but his low shot is brilliantly blocked in by the sliding Zouma.
Off-the-ball, Baines is not happy after appearing to get a blow to the head in a tussle with Shaqiri.
Pieters with a brilliant low cross into the box which just evades Bojan and Diouf, he's not happy that no-one attacked the ball.
Berahino makes a lively start, cuts inside and fires in a curling effort from a tight angle that goes over the bar.
KICK OFF: Rooney gets the second period underway
Let's hope for a second half similar to the Watford 3-3 Liverpool game earlier..
- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME: After 44 minutes of mediocre football, Rooney lead with a stoppage time header from Rooney. He's back in blue and he's back on the scoresheet.
Rooney started the move off, trading passes with Gueye before finding Sandro. The ball was played out to the right for Calvert-Lewin who produced a brilliant cross for Rooney to head the ball into the centre of the goal.
- GoalWayne RooneyEverton
GOAL FOR ROONEY! A well taken header from around 12 yards out after Calvert-Lewin's cross.
There will be one added minute.
It has been a half of very few chances, don't be surprised if Koeman makes a few tweaks at the break.
Gueye concedes a free-kick after pulling back Bojan. The delivery is pinged into the box but Everton clear the danger.
Calvert-Lewin wins a corner off Pieters on the right flank. The delivery from Rooney is flicked on by Jagielka but Williams is penalised for a push.
Baines goes on a mazy run from inside his half, it falls to Sandro whose cross is blocked. That sums up the home side's play, their radar has been off.
Bojan picks up the ball 25 yards out and from a tight angle blazes his effort over, that was always rising.
Stoke have a corner after Schneiderlin puts a cross behind. The delivery is headed clear by Rooney, who has done a good job with his defensive duties from set-pieces.
Allen is walking a tightrope, he concedes another free-kick after tripping Gueye then gives the referee a piece of his mind.
- Yellow cardJoe AllenStoke City
Allen is booked for tripping Rooney from behind to stop a counter-attack, taking one for the team there.
Shaqiri is furious that he is denied a free-kick after having his shirt pulled by the tireless Gueye on the edge of the box, he may have a point.
Berahino, making his 14th appearance for Stoke, has looked isolated as a lone striker. It's a big season for him.
A blast from the past..
We have reached the midway point of the first period. It's been quiet in comparison to the Arsenal and Liverpool games but Everton have looked the more likely to score.
CHANCE FOR GUEYE! The Senagalese midfielder skips past Bojan and fires in a low effort from distance which is straight at Butland.
You get the impression that it will take time for Everton to bed in their new players. Rooney has dropped deep to pick up the ball and get involved but Klaassen has been quiet.
Stoke have a promising move. Shaqiri with a few stepovers and dummies around the box but Everton do well to handle the danger without the need to dive in with a challenge.
Williams with a good block to keep out Shaqiri's drive from the edge of the area.
CHANCE! Rooney tees up Sandro who runs across goal before firing in a low shot from outside the area which goes wide.
Diouf collides with the advertising hoardings after his cross was palmed behind by Pickford for a corner. The set piece from Shaqiri is headed clear by Rooney.
The visitors have begun brightly and are coming here to attack.
Sandro picks up a nasty knock on his ankle under a challenge from Bojan but looks okay to continue.
Woeful long ball from Jagielka which is nowhere near Rooney and goes out for a goal kick. Everton have yet to settle.
CLOSE! Shaqiri with a long raking ball into the box for Bojan who stretches out a leg but cannot make a good connection under pressure from Keane.
Both sides look to be playing three at the back, going for a 3-4-2-1.
KICK OFF! Stoke get the game underway.
Five minutes until kick-off!
Ronald Koeman hands a debut to Jordan Pickford, new signing Michael Keane forms a back three alongside Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka, while Davy Klaassen also makes a debut.
Wayne Rooney will set a new Premier League record today for the longest gaps between two appearances for the same team (4837 days).
Stoke, who lost 1-0 to Everton in March, are missing long-term absentees Ibrahim Afellay (knee) and Stephen Ireland (broken leg).
Everton have spent big but have a string of players out with injury. Midfielders Ross Barkley and James McCarthy, whose futures have both been the subject of speculation this summer, are unavailable while Yannick Bolasie (knee), Seamus Coleman (broken leg) and Ramiro Funes Mori (knee) will miss the start of the campaign.
Summer signings Darren Fletcher and Kurt Zouma start for Mark Hughes' side.
STOKE CITY TEAM: Butland; Zouma, Shawcross, Cameron; Diouf, Fletcher, Allen, Pieters; Shaqiri, Bojan; Berahino.
Wayne Rooney starts for the Toffees, making his Premier League return for his boyhood club.
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