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Key Events

90' + 3'
I. Gueye
Assist
Goal
88'
André Gomes
G. Sigurðsson
82'
A. Lookman
T. Walcott
81'
D. Ward
K. Zohorè
81'
Josh Murphy
Yellow Card
69'
C. Paterson
N. Mendez-Laing
68'
Josh Murphy
J. Hoilett
66'
G. Sigurðsson
Goal
61'
Bernard
Richarlison
50'
L. Digne
Yellow Card
Kick Off
41'
S. Coleman
Assist
41'
G. Sigurðsson
Goal
14'
S. Morrison
Yellow Card
7'
L. Bacuna
Yellow Card
Kick Off
3
3
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
5
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 0 4
Total Passes 257 534

Commentary

There’s no time for Everton and Silva to get comfortable in ninth place, though, with the small matter of a Merseyside derby next up. Cardiff head to Wolves this weekend and will be in the relegation zone tomorrow should Southampton beat Fulham. That concludes tonight’s coverage, thanks for reading along!
A valuable win takes the pressure off Silva and Everton as well as preventing a fourth successive Premier League defeat, while Cardiff miss the chance to pull away from Southampton for the time being. Former Swansea man Sigurdsson did the business against his old rivals. The midfielder slotted his first past Etheridge just before the break, while his second after the interval was finished with venom after fine skill from Bernard in the build-up. Calvert-Lewin padded the scoreline in stoppage time with a confident finish.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: CARDIFF CITY 0-3 EVERTON
I. Gueye
Assist
Everton
90' + 3' Gueye carried it over the halfway line before sliding in Calvert-Lewin, in acres of space. It was a simple move and tired Cardiff legs were on show for all to see.
Goal
90' + 3' GOOOOAAAAAL! Everton cap it off with a strike from Calvert-Lewin! One on one with the keeper, the Englishman smashes it past Etheridge just before Ecuele Manga was about to steal it away. 3-0 to the away side.
90' + 2' Three minutes were added on here, by the way.
90' + 1' A rare sight of goal for the hosts sees Bennett cross for Ward in the Everton box. The substitute can't make enough contact with his header and the ball rolls wide for a goal kick.
90' Warnock is turning a brighter shade of red with each passing minute. His Cardiff side have not been at the races tonight.
André Gomes
G. Sigurðsson
Everton
88' Pickford deals with a tame Cardiff free-kick, allowing Gomes to finally replace Sigurdsson. That wasn't a bad evening for the Everton number 10.
86' Andre Gomes is being readied on the touchline but he'll have to wait.
84' Coleman tees up Lookman, who twists and turns before striking a left-footed shot into a crowd of Cardiff defenders. 
A. Lookman
T. Walcott
Everton
82' Silva also makes a change as we wind down here in south Wales. Lookman replaces Walcott.
D. Ward
K. Zohorè
Cardiff City
81' Warnock's last switch sees Ward come on for Zohore, who's done plenty of running tonight. 
Josh Murphy
Yellow Card
Cardiff City
81' Substitute Murphy sees yellow for bringing down Coleman with a lunge.
79' Gunnarsson runs on to a second ball from all of 35 yards and the resulting shot goes out for a throw.
77' Cardiff are asking for another handball in the Everton area, more out of hope this time, with Keane involved again
75' Calvert-Lewin unleashes a sweet strike from range, veering just to the left of Cardiff's goal. 
75' After his brace tonight, Sigurdsson has scored 15 Premier League goals for Everton since the start of the 2017-18 season, five more than any other player.
74' Digne squanders a great free-kick opportunity for Everton, with Sigurdsson also standing over it. The Frenchman chipped his attempted cross straight into the arms of Etheridge.
72' Walcott loses the ball but immediately retrieves it before seeking out Calvert-Lewin in the box, who was just a step behind the delivery.
71' It's all Everton now. Morrison has just given away a corner, which Sigurdsson fizzed into the Cardiff box to no avail.
69' Cardiff want a penalty after Keane nods the ball down towards his own hand in the box. That one wasn't nearly as clear-cut as the shout that went begging against Watford.
C. Paterson
N. Mendez-Laing
Cardiff City
69' And Paterson comes on Mendez-Laing.
Josh Murphy
J. Hoilett
Cardiff City
68' All change then for Cardiff as Murphy replaces Hoilett.
G. Sigurðsson
Goal
Everton
66' GOOOAAAAL! Sigurdsson again! Bernard does what Richarlison couldn't and wriggles away from Ecuele Manga before playing the ball across the six-yard box. The rebound then falls for the Iceland international, more than happy to notch a second goal against his old rivals. 2-0 Everton.
64' Warnock isn't a happy man on the touchline after three Cardiff players are flagged for offside during a promising free-kick.
62' Once again, Cardiff's early intensity is starting to fizzle away here. Maybe Warnock will look to the bench soon to mix things up.
Bernard
Richarlison
Everton
61' Silva opts to withdraw Richarlison and put Bernard on.
60' Walcott finds himself crowded out by several Cardiff players as he tries to break forward, not the first time in this game.
58' Warnock has never lost a home match against Everton in all competitions. That record is under threat tonight.
56' Zohore bullies his way past Keane on the byline before cutting the ball back. No one in a blue shirt is there to divert it home, though.
54' Bacuna surges forward before offloading the ball to Mendez-Laing on the overlap, but his cross is blocked.
52' Richarlison drops back into midfield before he overhits a chipped pass over the top for Calvert-Lewin.
51' Gunnarsson can't quite match his throwing precision with a shot from distancce, which goes high into the stands.
L. Digne
Yellow Card
Everton
50' Digne has to rush back and bring down a countering Zohore illegally. Yellow card for the Frenchman.
49' Everton go up the other end and win a corner thanks to good work from Richarlison, and Digne's delivery is touched on by Walcott. Again, though, no one on the attacking team reads it. 
48' A Gunnarsson throw-in is cleared unconvincingly by Gueye, before Cardiff launch it back into the Everton box again. Morrison's flick-on can't find a team-mate.
46' Cardiff kick off this time for the start of the second half.
Cardiff will certainly have to up the ante in the second half, still clearly missing a link between the midfield and front three with Camarasa out injured. Everton's fragility in recent weeks suggests that going for goal number two and three might be their best bet.
Well, it was shaping up to be a rather sullen walk to the dressing rooms for both sides, following a half of few opportunities for Cardiff and Everton. The visitors made their major chance count, though, when Coleman stormed down the right before finding Sigurdsson in the box, who coolly finished for his 10th goal of the campaign. Warnock’s Bluebirds might’ve scored within the first two minutes but for a vital interception by Digne, as Mendez-Laing waited for a tap-in.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: CARDIFF CITY 0-1 EVERTON
45' + 1' One minute has been added on at the end of the first half.
45' Calvert-Lewin shows his frustration after miscontrolling a throughball by fouling Morrison inside Cardiff's half.
43' Cardiff may now be wondering 'what if' after their whirlwind start. They'll have to get more bodies forward if they are to draw level.
S. Coleman
Assist
Everton
41' Coleman made that on his return to the side. That was the first time tonight Everton have really clicked as an attacking force.
G. Sigurðsson
Goal
Everton
41' GOOOOAAAL! Everton make the breakthrough with their first real attack of the half. Coleman's cutback finds Sigurdsson, who calmly steers the ball into the bottom-left corner. 1-0 to Silva's men.
38' The pressure is really on Silva tonight in the visitors' dugout. He's won an average of 1.22 Premier League points per game as Everton manager, the worst ratio of any Toffees manager since Walter Smith.
36' Gueye has just had to smash the ball out of danger after an awkward pass from Keane, while several Cardiff players waited to pounce on the halfway line.
34' Digne almost finds an outstretched Calvert-Lewin with a cross, but there's just too much pace on the ball.
33' Richarlison and Ecuele Manga has been an interesting battle down Everton's left-hand side, with the Gabonese edging it.
32' Hoilett is adjudged to have controlled a flick-on from Morrison with his hand, just as the Canadian was about to bundle into the Everton box.
30' Half-an-hour has been played and we've not been blessed with chances at the Cardiff City Stadium so far. Walcott and Richarlison have looked lively for the visitors, while most of Cardiff's best work took place in the first five minutes.
29' Gunnarsson clips in a deft cross for Zohore, who can only hit a wild effort into the stands. 
27' Calvert-Lewin feels the force of another late challenge from a Cardiff defender. This time it's Bamba on the halfway line, just letting him know he's there... 27 minutes in.
25' Richarlison attempts a cute flick over the head of Ecuele Manga, who doesn't appreciate the gesture and promptly wins back possession.
23' Everton look more likely to open the scoring here in south Wales, as Walcott lashes a speculative effort over the crossbar.
21' Pickford's dropkick finds Richarlison in a two against one situation on the left. Morrison, on a yellow card, stands his ground and expertly steals back possession inside the box with a clean tackle.
19' Cardiff try to clear their lines twice before Etheridge calms things down. The hosts are looking a little bit ropey from set-pieces so far.
18' Bamba sticks a leg out to deflect Sigurdsson's attempted throughball to Walcott out for a corner.
16' We mentioned how long it's been since Cardiff's last victory over Everton before kick off, but the Toffees have won just one of their last 12 top-flight away games against the Bluebirds, and are winless in their last six. 
15' Everton have got numbers up to Cardiff's area a few times now, but Warnock's side are limiting them to half-chances at the moment. Richarlison and Sigurdsson are the latest to see a move break down in the final third.
S. Morrison
Yellow Card
Cardiff City
14' Morrison arrives late with a tackle from behind on Calvert-Lewin, prompting another yellow card for the home side.
12' Walcott can't steer a volley inside the far post from the resulting set-piece.
11' A shooting chance opens up for Gueye from range, which he takes, but Morrison gets his head in the way to produce an Everton corner.
9' Walcott and Bennett get into an interesting-looking foot race as Everton attack, before Walcott brings down his opponent.
7' Of course, former Swansea man Sigurdsson isn't a popular figure around these parts. The home crowd enjoyed seeing him lost possession moments ago.
L. Bacuna
Yellow Card
Cardiff City
7' Bacuna receives the game's first booking for a late challenge on Richarlison.
5' This has been a full-blooded start from the home side. Mendez-Laing threatens to break away on the right, only to lose his footing as team-mates joined him on the counter.
3' Mendez-Laing is involved again as a loose ball falls to him inside the area, but the winger sees his shot blocked.
2' Early chance for Cardiff! Zohore tests the returning Jagielka with a powerful run down the left channel. The Everton captain opts to play it back to Pickford but underhits his pass, allowing Zohore back in, before Digne has to stop his cross reaching Mendez-Laing.
1' Everton get us underway.
Silva also makes five changes from the side that lost to the Hornets, including Schneiderlin, Walcott, Coleman and Calvert-Lewin, and Jagielka starts for the first time since August. Kick off is just minutes away.
Five changes to Cardiff’s starting XI sees them switch from three at the back to a back four. Oumar Niasse is ineligible against his parent club, meaning Zohore comes in, while a calf injury keeps Camarasa out of action.
EVERTON SUBS: Maarten Stekelenburg, Yerry Mina, Jonjoe Kenny, Andre Gomes, Bernard, Ademola Lookman, Cenk Tosun.
EVERTON (4-2-3-1): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Phil Jagielka, Lucas Digne; Morgan Schneiderlin, Idrissa Gueye, Theo Walcott, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
CARDIFF CITY SUBS: Alex Smithies, Lee Peltier, Harry Arter, Danny Ward, Josh Murphy, Callum Paterson, Kadeem Harris.
CARDIFF CITY (4-2-3-1): Neil Etheridge; Bruno Ecuele Manga, Sean Morrison, Sol Bamba, Ryan Bennett; Leandro Bacuna, Aron Gunnarsson, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Bobby Reid, Junior Hoilett; Kenneth Zohore.
Back after a two-week break, Everton also fell to Watford in their last match, an outcome equally difficult to stomach for Marco Silva against his former club. His Toffees side are are one loss away from a fourth straight league defeat, which hasn’t happened since Roberto Martinez was in charge four years ago. Silva says talks with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri went well and calls this a must-win game.
Cardiff’s defeat to Watford last time out was a bitter pill to swallow, but a chance to finish Tuesday four points clear of the relegation zone will help make up for it. However, Neil Warnock needs to put an end to the Bluebirds’ midweek Blues if they are to beat tonight’s opponents for the first time since 1979. Cardiff have never won a Premier League game played on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
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