Substitute Steve Sidwell rescued a point for Fulham with an 90th-minute equaliser in a game which Everton should have won comfortably.

Tim Howard was at fault as Fulham took an early lead, the Everton keeper pushing Bryan Ruiz's free-kick on to a post before the ball crossed the line.

Marouane Fellaini deservedly levelled after good work by Kevin Mirallas.

Fellaini got the better of Aaron Hughes to make it 2-1 before Sidwell poked home the equaliser from close range.

Fulham lucky to get draw - Jol

Despite climbing to fourth in the table after stretching their unbeaten league run to seven games, this was definitely a case of two points dropped for Everton, who dominated from start to finish.

The Cottagers should have been dead and buried before Sidwell struck, Nikica Jelavic responsible for two glaring misses in the first half alone.

Toffees boss David Moyes looked distinctly unimpressed at the final whistle after being forced to settle for a fourth straight draw.

Despite having now conceded in the opening 15 minutes in each of their last six games, his side looked to be coasting to victory.

They had more than 20 shots, hit the woodwork and had another chance cleared off the line.

There was little sign of what was to come when Phil Neville's clip on Dimitar Berbatov allowed Fulham to take the lead, Howard pushing Ruiz's 25-yard free-kick against the post before it rebounded back off him into the net.

Everton's response was impressive. Unfortunately for the Blues, their finishing was not.

Everton's capital concession

Everton have not kept a Premier League clean sheet in London since a goalless draw at Fulham on 25 September 2010

Mark Schwarzer did well to deny Fellaini an equaliser while the Australian goalkeeper was also alert to deny Seamus Coleman before half-time.

Then Jelavic wasted two fine chances, the first a header while unmarked just outside the six-yard box before the Croatian striker raced behind the home defence and lifted the ball over Schwarzer and the bar.

Defender Phil Jagielka also went close with an ambitious attempt before Everton's pressure paid off, Fellaini picking his spot from eight yards after Mirallas had raced behind the Fulham defence in the 55th minute.

Everton then had Howard to thank for keeping them on level terms, the United States international producing a terrific one-handed stop to frustrate Berbatov after the Bulgarian had beaten the offside trap.

But Fellaini deservedly put Everton ahead in the 72nd minute after getting the better of Hughes in an aerial challenge before picking his spot with a low shot.

And in a pulsating finish, Everton substitute Steven Naismith had a shot cleared off the line by Chris Baird and Fellaini had a shot deflected on to the post before Schwarzer kept out the Belgian's volley.

Everton profligacy frustrates Moyes

Everton thought they had done enough to win, but Sidwell had the final say as he pounced at the back post after Berbatov missed Sascha Riether's low centre from the right, stretching Fulham's unbeaten league run to four games.

Fulham manager Martin Jol:

"Everton dominated us, all we could do was try to be positive.

"But it doesn't mean anything in football if you don't score the goals.

"They are a very good footballing team. They are a settled team and know exactly what to do. Normally we are a good team, but I couldn't see that today.

"The only positive thing I can say is that we never gave up."

Everton manager David Moyes said:

"I'm really frustrated because if I really want to hang on to the boys at the top I need to win these games when they come along.

"I can't believe we only got a draw out of that, it's incredible.

"We've played really well this season but that one we should have won. We were terrific at times but couldn't get the goals."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Fulham

  • 01 Schwarzer
  • 03 Riise Booked (Dejagah - 59' )
  • 05 Hangeland
  • 06 Baird Booked
  • 18 Hughes
  • 27 Riether
  • 16 Duff
  • 19 Diarra Booked (Petric - 76' )
  • 31 Kacaniklic (Sidwell - 68' )
  • 09 Berbatov
  • 11 Ruiz

Substitutes

  • 13 Stockdale
  • 04 Senderos
  • 07 Sidwell
  • 14 Karagounis
  • 10 Petric
  • 20 Rodallega
  • 24 Dejagah

Everton

  • 24 Howard
  • 03 Baines
  • 05 Heitinga
  • 06 Jagielka
  • 18 Neville
  • 23 Coleman
  • 21 Osman Booked
  • 22 Pienaar
  • 25 Fellaini
  • 07 Jelavic (Distin - 89' )
  • 11 Mirallas (Naismith - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Mucha
  • 15 Distin
  • 34 Duffy
  • 08 Oviedo
  • 16 Hitzlsperger
  • 14 Naismith
  • 19 Gueye
Ref: Swarbrick
Att: 25,699

Match Stats

Shots

8 26

On target

6 15

Corners

5 9

Fouls

16 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +12:36 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:13

Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

90:00 +1:57

Cross by Leighton Baines (Everton), clearance by Damien Duff (Fulham). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) to centre, resulting in open play.

90:00 +1:21

Foul by Steve Sidwell (Fulham) on Steven Naismith (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Phil Jagielka (Everton) from own half, resulting in open play.

90:00 +0:59

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) to centre, clearance by Johnny Heitinga (Everton).

89:17

Assist by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) from left side of six-yard box.

89:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Steve Sidwell - Fulham 2 - 2 Everton goal by Steve Sidwell (Fulham) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Fulham 2-2 Everton.

89:13

Cross by Sascha Riether (Fulham),

88:12

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

88:12 Substitution

Substitution Everton substitution: Nikica Jelavic replaced by Sylvain Distin (tactical).

87:29

Steven Naismith takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

87:05

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

85:29

Steven Naismith produces a cross, Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer. Corner taken left-footed by Steven Pienaar, clearance by Chris Baird. Leighton Baines has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

84:22 Booking

Booking Leon Osman (Everton) booked for unsporting behaviour.

83:00

Marouane Fellaini produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box and hits the post. Steven Naismith takes a shot. Damien Duff gets a block in. Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Osman on Mladen Petric. Direct free kick taken by Steve Sidwell.

82:37

Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

82:24

Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

82:03

Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

80:14

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

79:51

Attacking throw-in by Sascha Riether (Fulham).

78:37

Attacking throw-in by Sascha Riether (Fulham). Foul by Leon Osman (Everton) on Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Steve Sidwell (Fulham) from right channel, passed.

78:37 Substitution

Substitution Everton substitution: Kevin Mirallas replaced by Steven Naismith (tactical).

77:35

Cross by Sascha Riether (Fulham), header by Brede Hangeland (Fulham) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken short by Tim Howard (Everton).

75:09

Free kick taken left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from right wing, header by Leon Osman (Everton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham). Attacking throw-in by Sascha Riether (Fulham).

75:09 Substitution

Substitution Fulham substitution: Mahamadou Diarra replaced by Mladen Petric (tactical).

74:53 Booking

Booking Chris Baird (Fulham) booked for unsporting behaviour.

74:44

Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham) on Steven Pienaar (Everton).

72:55

Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

71:06

Assist (pass) by Phil Jagielka (Everton) from own half.

71:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Marouane Fellaini - Fulham 1 - 2 Everton Goal by Marouane Fellaini (Everton) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Fulham 1-2 Everton.

70:18

Cross by Kevin Mirallas (Everton), clearance by Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham).

69:14

Cross by Seamus Coleman (Everton), shot by Leon Osman (Everton) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

67:12 Substitution

Substitution Fulham substitution: Alex Kacaniklic replaced by Steve Sidwell (tactical).

67:51

Defending throw-in by Sascha Riether (Fulham).

67:12

Foul by Leon Osman (Everton) on Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Sascha Riether (Fulham) from own half, passed. Shot by Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham). Attacking throw-in by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

66:34

Foul by Brede Hangeland (Fulham) on Marouane Fellaini (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Phil Neville (Everton) from right channel, passed.

65:34

Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) on Phil Neville (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Phil Neville (Everton) from own half, passed.

65:06

Shot by Nikica Jelavic (Everton) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

63:40

Cross by Kevin Mirallas (Everton), save (caught) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

63:14

Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham) on Marouane Fellaini (Everton). Free kick taken left-footed by Marouane Fellaini (Everton) from left wing, passed.

62:30

Cross by Kevin Mirallas (Everton), save (parried) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

61:40

Shot by Steven Pienaar (Everton) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

60:59

Free kick taken right-footed by Phil Jagielka (Everton) from own half, passed.

60:59 Booking

Booking Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham) booked for unsporting behaviour.

60:50

Foul by Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham) on Kevin Mirallas (Everton).

60:22

Attacking throw-in by Damien Duff (Fulham).

60:00

Attacking throw-in by Kevin Mirallas (Everton).

59:12

Cross by Nikica Jelavic (Everton), clearance by Damien Duff (Fulham). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Kevin Mirallas (Everton) to centre, resulting in open play.

58:25

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

58:25 Substitution

Substitution Fulham substitution: John Arne Riise replaced by Ashkan Dejagah (tactical).

57:38

Shot by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) right-footed from left side of penalty area (6 yards), save (parried) by Tim Howard (Everton). Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) to centre, resulting in open play.

56:48

Defending throw-in by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

56:10

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) to far post, clearance by Marouane Fellaini (Everton).

54:35

Cross by Kevin Mirallas (Everton),

54:24

Assist (cross) by Kevin Mirallas (Everton) from right side of penalty area.

54:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Marouane Fellaini - Fulham 1 - 1 Everton goal by Marouane Fellaini (Everton) right-footed (top-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Fulham 1-1 Everton.

53:56

Defending throw-in by Johnny Heitinga (Everton).

53:44

Cross by Marouane Fellaini (Everton), clearance by Brede Hangeland (Fulham).

52:31

Attacking throw-in by Sascha Riether (Fulham).

51:52

Attacking throw-in by John Arne Riise (Fulham).

51:15

Shot by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left-footed from left channel (18 yards), blocked by Steven Pienaar (Everton).

50:00

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) to centre, clearance by Leon Osman (Everton).

49:36

Cross by Chris Baird (Fulham), clearance by Leighton Baines (Everton).

48:39

Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Everton) on Damien Duff (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham) from own half, passed.

48:12

Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

47:00

Handball by Sascha Riether (Fulham). Free kick taken left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from left wing, header by Phil Jagielka (Everton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.

46:30

Cross by Kevin Mirallas (Everton), clearance by Brede Hangeland (Fulham). Shot by Leon Osman (Everton) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Chris Baird (Fulham).

45:37

Defending throw-in by Sascha Riether (Fulham).

45:16

Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:49 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:43

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

45:00 +0:11

Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

41:35

Phil Jagielka takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland. Short corner taken by Kevin Mirallas from the left by-line. Short corner taken by Kevin Mirallas from the left by-line. Damien Duff challenges Johnny Heitinga unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phil Neville restarts play with the free kick. Nikica Jelavic takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.

41:15

Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

40:52

Defending throw-in by Johnny Heitinga (Everton).

40:24

Cross by Phil Jagielka (Everton), save (caught) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

38:57

Foul by Leighton Baines (Everton) on Damien Duff (Fulham). Free kick crossed left-footed by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) from right channel, clearance by Phil Jagielka (Everton). Shot by Damien Duff (Fulham) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Leighton Baines (Everton).

37:39

Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from right wing, save (punched) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham). Cross by Steven Pienaar (Everton), clearance by Brede Hangeland (Fulham).

37:39 Booking

Booking John Arne Riise (Fulham) booked for unsporting behaviour.

37:31

Foul by John Arne Riise (Fulham) on Seamus Coleman (Everton).

36:41

Shot by Seamus Coleman (Everton) left-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham). Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

36:01

Attacking throw-in by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

35:38

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

34:33

Cross by Leighton Baines (Everton), header by Nikica Jelavic (Everton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

34:15

Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

33:35

Foul by Leon Osman (Everton) on Bryan Ruiz (Fulham). Free kick taken left-footed by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham) from own half, passed.

33:13

Foul by Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham) on Marouane Fellaini (Everton). Free kick taken left-footed by Steven Pienaar (Everton) from own half, passed.

32:40

Shot by Phil Jagielka (Everton) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

32:04

Shot by Marouane Fellaini (Everton) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Sascha Riether (Fulham). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Kevin Mirallas (Everton) to centre, clearance by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham).

31:08

Cross by Phil Jagielka (Everton), save (caught) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

29:36

Cross by Leighton Baines (Everton), blocked by Sascha Riether (Fulham). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Kevin Mirallas (Everton) to centre, clearance by Aaron Hughes (Fulham).

29:07

Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) on Leon Osman (Everton). Free kick taken left-footed by Steven Pienaar (Everton) from left channel, passed.

28:44

Cross by Seamus Coleman (Everton), clearance by Aaron Hughes (Fulham).

27:09

Shot by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken short by Tim Howard (Everton).

26:29

Attacking throw-in by John Arne Riise (Fulham).

25:41

Cross by Damien Duff (Fulham), clearance by Phil Jagielka (Everton). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) to centre, clearance by Phil Jagielka (Everton).

24:27

Cross by Seamus Coleman (Everton), blocked by John Arne Riise (Fulham). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) to centre, clearance by Chris Baird (Fulham).

23:35

Defending throw-in by Phil Jagielka (Everton).

23:22

Cross by Seamus Coleman (Everton), clearance by Brede Hangeland (Fulham).

22:25

Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) on Phil Jagielka (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Phil Jagielka (Everton) from own half, passed.

22:04

Cross by Steven Pienaar (Everton), save (caught) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

20:44

Foul by Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham) on Leon Osman (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Johnny Heitinga (Everton) from left channel, passed.

19:22

Attacking throw-in by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham).

18:16

Foul by Leighton Baines (Everton) on Damien Duff (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham) from own half, resulting in open play.

17:32

Shot by Leon Osman (Everton) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

16:49

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) to near post, clearance by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham).

15:50

Nikica Jelavic (Everton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham) from own half, resulting in open play.

15:33

Attacking throw-in by Kevin Mirallas (Everton).

15:01

Attacking throw-in by Steven Pienaar (Everton).

14:34

Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

13:54

Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham) on Leon Osman (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Phil Neville (Everton) from right channel, resulting in open play.

13:09

Cross by Sascha Riether (Fulham), blocked by Phil Jagielka (Everton). Shot by Damien Duff (Fulham) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Tim Howard (Everton).

12:41

Cross by Steven Pienaar (Everton), resulting in open play.

11:01

Cross by Seamus Coleman (Everton), header by Nikica Jelavic (Everton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

10:43

Attacking throw-in by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

10:08

Cross by Phil Neville (Everton), clearance by Chris Baird (Fulham).

9:28

Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham) on Steven Pienaar (Everton). Free kick taken left-footed by Johnny Heitinga (Everton) from left channel, passed.

9:03

Shot by Marouane Fellaini (Everton) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

8:38

Foul by Damien Duff (Fulham) on Steven Pienaar (Everton). Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from left wing, resulting in open play.

8:32

Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).

6:28

Assist by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) from right channel.

6:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Bryan Ruiz - Fulham 1 - 0 Everton Goal by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left-footed (top-right of goal) from right channel (25 yards).Fulham 1-0 Everton.

5:40

Foul by Phil Neville (Everton) on Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham).

5:16

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

4:28

Foul by Johnny Heitinga (Everton) on Alex Kacaniklic (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham) from left channel, resulting in open play.

4:02

Shot by Steven Pienaar (Everton) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Aaron Hughes (Fulham).

3:26

Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

3:07

Shot by Leon Osman (Everton) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Alex Kacaniklic (Fulham).

2:50

Attacking throw-in by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

2:25

Attacking throw-in by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

1:55

Defending throw-in by John Arne Riise (Fulham).

1:48

Attacking throw-in by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

0:28

Cross by Kevin Mirallas (Everton), shot by Leon Osman (Everton) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Nikica Jelavic (Everton).

0:10

Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) on Phil Jagielka (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Phil Jagielka (Everton) from own half, resulting in open play.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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