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M. Keane
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J. Onomah
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J. Onomah
M. Lemina
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J. Maja
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J. Maja
O. Aina
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Commentary

That's all from us today folks, we hope you enjoyed the game!
There is still a long way to go for Fulham, but they have reduced the gap to seven points now and up next is a trip to Burnley. Meanwhile Everton remain seventh, three points off the Champions League places and they face Manchester City in midweek.
Fulham pick up a vital win in their bid to beat the drop, their first league win since November, to give themselves a huge confidence boost. It finished 2-0 at Goodison, with Maja scoring both goals in the second half, his first for the club, but they could have scored a few more as they dominated proceedings from start to finish.
90' + 7' FULL-TIME: EVERTON 0-2 FULHAM
J. Onomah
Yellow Card
90' + 6' Onomah is also shown a yellow card right at the end of the game.
M. Keane
Yellow Card
90' + 6' Keane is booked late after his part in the scuffle with Onomah.
90' + 5' There is a coming together with a few players from both teams in the Fulham penalty area, after Keane and Onomah square up to each other. It looks like the referee is going to give out his first yellow cards.
90' + 3' PENALTY SHOUT! Sigurdsson dives in for a header as a cross is whipped in by Bernard from the left and Adarabioyo raises his boot, but he doesn't make any contact with the Everton man. Nothing is given by the referee.
J. Onomah
M. Lemina
90' + 1' Late substitution here as Lemina heads off the pitch and he has been replaced by Onomah.
90' There will be a minimum of four minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
89' Good chance! Keane gets ahead of his marker at the near post and tries to glance the ball on into the far corner of the net. However, it comes off his shoulder and allows Areola to easily gather.
87' Everton don't look like scoring, they seem short of ideas and it has been pretty comfortable for Fulham, who fully deserve their win if they can see out the final few minutes.
85' Fulham have lost 30 of their last 34 Premier League games against the six ever-present sides in the competition (W1 D3), though their one win in that run did come against Everton in April 2019 (2-0).
A. Zambo Anguissa
A. Lookman
83' Another change coming up for Fulham, with Lookman the man leaving the pitch and he has been replaced by Anguissa.
81' We're into the final 10 minutes now, Everton need to pull one back soon if they are to get anything out of the game. Fulham are starting to sit a little deeper and soak up the pressure, to try and see the game out.
79' NO GOAL! The decision stands and Everton's goal is ruled out, so it remains Fulham who lead 2-0. It was a quick check by VAR, as you could clearly see that King was offside.
78' GOAL RULED OUT! Gomes whips a superb ball into the box for King, who slides in at the far post ahead of Areola and pokes it into the back of the net. However, the flag goes up for offside straight away. VAR will take a look to make sure, but King looks to have made his run slightly too early.
76' Decent save! Areola with his first stop of the game and Everton's first shot on target. The ball falls to Sigurdsson on the edge of the box and he drills an effort towards goal, but it is too close to the keeper who makes a good save.
75' Everton look the most dangerous on the counter-attack, as they now have the extra pace of King up front. However, Tete is doing a terrific job of keeping the substitute out of the game so far.
Ivan Cavaleiro
J. Maja
73' There will be no hat-trick for Maja as his number is up and Cavaleiro replaces him.
72' Fulham have never won an away league match against Everton in 27 attempts (D4 L23) – in Football League history, the only two teams to play more away games against an opponent without winning are Fulham themselves versus Arsenal and Grimsby Town against Blackburn (both 28 without a win).
70' There is still plenty of time for Everton to get back into this game, but they just can't seem to get on the ball and create anything in the final third. The Fulham defence have looked very comfortable.
Bernard
J. Rodríguez
68' Here is the enforced Everton change, with Rodriguez limping off around the pitch and he has been replaced by Bernard.
67' Rodriguez has a problem here after Reed slides in and catches the Everton man, who doesn't look comfortable and the medical team are on the pitch. Another change might be coming.
J. Maja
Goal
65' GOAL! Fulham double their lead as Maja makes it 2-0! Reed fires a low shot at goal, which Olsen does well to tip onto the post, but the rebound falls straight to the feet of Maja and he has a simple tap-in from just a few yards out. The Everton defence were slow to react and Maja capitalised.
63' Fulham have won a few set pieces during the game, but the quality hasn't quite been right for most of them and Everton have been able to clear the danger.
61' We're past the hour mark now and it is Fulham who lead 1-0 and there are no signs of an Everton comeback at the moment, with the visitors dominating and looking good value for the win.
59' Decent chance! Lookman tries to curl one into the top left-hand corner of the net from the edge of the box, but he gets slightly too much on it and it flies over the crossbar.
58' It looks like Sigurdsson has dropped into a deeper central role for Everton now following the changes, with King and Richarlison up front and Rodriguez in support of them.
M. Keane
S. Coleman
56' The other change sees Coleman leave the pitch and Keane is his replacement, with Godfrey shifting out to right-back.
J. King
T. Davies
56' Here is the double substitution by Everton, with Davies the first to come off and he is replaced by King.
55' It looks like Everton are getting ready to make some changes to try and get a foothold in the game, as it is all Fulham at the moment. There have been a few players who have been subpar today.
54' Almost! Reed drilled a lovely ball into the penalty area from the left, which Maja dummies, but it evades Loftus-Cheek and Everton clear the danger.
52' Everton are winless in three Premier League home games (D1 L2), last going four without a win at Goodison Park in January 2019.
50' Fulham are pushing forward in search of another goal now to double their lead and give themselves some breathing space, they look very sharp and Everton still just seem off the pace.
O. Aina
Assist
48' Aina got forward and stretched the Everton defence, sneaking behind Coleman and he got to the byline and perfectly picked Maja out, who made no mistakes with the finish.
J. Maja
Goal
48' GOAL! Fulham take the lead, it’s 1-0! They finally break the deadlock and it comes just after the restart. Good move down the left wing, with Lookman feeding Aina on the overlap, who then slides the ball across goal to Maja and he slots it in from just a couple of yards out.
47' Good start to the second half by Fulham, with Lookman going for goal from the edge of the box, but his shot is blocked and goes out of play for a corner. However, it comes to nothing and Everton clear the danger.
46' The second half is under way!
Everton will have to pick up their game if they are to get the three points, with Fulham by far the better team and if they keep it up, then they should find the breakthrough goal.
Fulham will be wondering how they are not ahead at the break, after some excellent goalscoring chances in the opening half, as Loftus-Cheek was denied by Olsen, Reid hit the post and Reed fired narrowly wide. Everton have offered very little, with the visitors on top, however, the hosts did strike the woodwork themselves, with Coleman’s strike clipping the bottom of the post.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: EVERTON 0-0 FULHAM
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played at the end of the first half.
44' It looks like it will be goalless at the break, with time now running out, but Everton have a corner now, if they can work an opportunity from this? They take it short and Fulham clear the danger.
42' There’s not long left to play before the end of the first half, can either side break the deadlock before the half-time whistle?
40' A deep free-kick is lofted into the penalty area, a flick on lands at the feet of Andersen at a tight angle and he blasts an effort across goal, but he gets it all wrong and Everton clear the danger. He would've been better trying to drill that along the floor to a teammate.
38' Areola is still yet to have a save to make for Fulham, with most of the action taking place at the other end of the pitch. However, he and the visitors defence will know that it only takes one mistake to allow the Toffees' in, so they need to remain focused.
36' That Coleman chance was a warning for Fulham, who despite their dominance have yet to open the scoring and Everton could catch them out on the break.
34' OFF THE POST! Everton catch Fulham out on the counter and Coleman sprints forward and has no-one near him, so he opts to shot from the edge of the box and he drills it towards the bottom right-hand corner of the net, but it strikes the post and bounces wide.
33' Gomes goes for goal from the edge of the penalty area for Everton, their first attempt in the game and it flies well wide of the Fulham goal.
32' Everton are sitting very deep, allowing Fulham to keep in the ball in their half and press forward, with the hosts defence not looking particularly comfortable so far.
30' We’re at the half an hour mark now at Goodison Park and it remains goalless between Everton and Fulham. However, the visitors have had a number of excellent opportunities in front of goal.
28' Fulham are on the longest current winless run in the Premier League, failing to win any of their last 12 in the competition. However, eight of those games have finished level (L4), including each of their last four away from home.
26' CHANCE! Brilliant play by Reid down the left wing, he cuts inside and lays it off to Lookman, who takes on a couple of Everton defenders inside the box and then fires an effort towards the bottom left-hand corner of the net. However, he scuffs his shot and sends it just inches wide of the post.
24' The hosts just haven't got going so far, with Fulham really dominating possession and they are camped inside the Toffees' half of the pitch. They need a victory here, so a first half goal would give them a huge boost.
22' Everton seem to be missing Calvert-Lewin today, he offers something different to their team and Richarlison has hardly touched the ball so far.
20' CLOSE! Reed receives the ball on the edge of the penalty area and he fires a powerful strike towards goal that flies towards the top right-hand corner of the net. However, it flies just wide of the post.
18' Fulham are playing some really nice football in the Everton half, the movement has been good and they've already had a few goalscoring chances at goal.
16' It looks like Digne might have a problem here after Tete catches him late after the Everton left-back laid the ball off. However, nothing is given as the coming together was accidental and Digne should be fine to continue.
14' This is better from Everton, they have had to sit back and watch Fulham control the ball for the opening 10 minutes, but they are now enjoying a little bit of possession of their own.
12' Everton have won all 14 of their home Premier League matches against Fulham, the best 100%-winning record of any team versus an opponent on home soil in Premier League history.
10' OFF THE POST! Reid gets in front of his marker at the near post as a corner is whipped into the box and his header flies over Olsen and strikes the bottom right-hand post. It then falls to Aina just a few yards out, but his shot is brilliantly blocked by Doucoure. Great chance.
8' Olsen fails to deal with a deep free-kick into the box, his punch goes more up in the air then away and it falls to Maja in front of goal, but it comes to him too quickly and he fires it over the crossbar.
6' SAVE! Lovely run in behind the Everton defence by Loftus-Cheek, he takes the ball down well and then only has Olsen to beat, but the keeper makes a terrific save to deny Fulham the opener. However, the flag goes up for offside anyway so it wouldn't have counted, but that looked like a very tight decision.
5' It's Fulham with the early possession here, with Everton just sitting deep and soaking up the pressure in the opening few minutes. Fulham have struggled for goals recently, so they need to start changing that if they are to get out of the relegation zone.
3' Fulham win a free-kick in the Everton half of the pitch and everyone comes up from the back to try and create an early opportunity. Lemina lofts the ball into the box, but the hosts comfortably clear the danger.
1' We're under way!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!
Meanwhile Scott Parker has made two changes to his starting line-up that drew 0-0 with West Ham last weekend, as Robinson and Cavaleiro drop to the bench and they have been replaced by Aina and Maja. There is no Aleksandar Mitrovic on the bench either as he misses out after testing positive for COVID-19.
Carlo Ancelotti has made four changes to his side that beat Spurs on Wednesday, with Mina, Keane and Iwobi dropping down the bench, whilst Dominic Calvert-Lewin is out with an injury. They have been replaced by Coleman, Holgate, Gomes and Rodriguez.
FULHAM SUBS: Denis Odoi, Antonee Robinson, Marek Rodak, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Terence Kongolo, Ivan Cavaleiro, Michael Hector, Josh Onomah, Tim Ream.
FULHAM (4-2-3-1): Alphonse Areola: Kenny Tete, Joachim Andersen, Tosin Adarabioyo, Ola Aina; Harrison Reed, Mario Lemina; Bobby De Cordova-Reid, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ademola Lookman; Josh Maja.
EVERTON SUBS: Joao Virginia, Michael Keane, Allan, Joshua King, Yerry Mina, Alex Iwobi, Niels Nkounkou, Bernard, Tyler Onyango.
EVERTON (4-2-3-1): Robin Olsen: Seamus Coleman, Ben Godfrey, Mason Holgate, Lucas Digne; Abdoulaye Doucoure, Andre Gomes; Tom Davies, Gylfi Sigurdsson, James Rodriguez; Richarlison.
Meanwhile Fulham haven’t won a Premier League game since the end of November, a total of 12 games which has totalled eight draws and four defeats, to leave them 18th in the table and 10 points from safety.
Everton come into this game on the back of a thrilling 5-4 FA Cup victory over Tottenham in midweek, to make it three games unbeaten in all competitions, having beaten Leeds United and then drawn with Manchester United, to see them sit seventh in the table.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of Premier League clash between Everton and Fulham at Goodison Park.