Everton had to settle for a point in a hard-fought game against Cardiff, as Roberto Martinez's wait for a first league win as Toffees boss continued.

The visitors wanted a penalty when Gary Medel brought down Leighton Baines but referee Phil Dowd waved play on.

Martinez 'shocked' not to get penalty

Kevin Mirallas missed two good chances and Cardiff keeper David Marshall kept out a deflected Nikica Jelavic header.

The Bluebirds created little apart from an inswinging Peter Whittingham corner that Tim Howard had to scramble away.

Craig Bellamy also had a sight of goal for the Welsh side in the second half but took a heavy touch as he went around Howard and he failed to get a shot away.

Martinez is still unbeaten in the Premier League since taking over at Goodison Park in the summer, but he is unlikely to be satisfied after seeing his side leave Wales with a third-successive draw of the new campaign.

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Baines, who along with his Everton team-mate Marouane Fellaini, has been linked with a move to Manchester United, looked to have been brought down in the penalty box by Medel's sliding tackle towards the end of the first half.

Everton will be disappointed they failed to take advantage of the possession they had, but Cardiff are already looking like a side who will be tough to beat at home.

The Bluebirds have now lost only one of their last 14 league games at home and this was a much calmer and less frenetic performance than when they shocked Manchester City 3-2 last Sunday.

The Welsh side are still without £7.5m summer signing Andreas Cornelius, who injured his ankle in the 2-0 Capital One Cup win over Accrington, and they lacked a focal point in attack despite Fraizer Campbell's willingness to run all day for the cause.

Mackay pleased with Cardiff spirit

While Everton enjoyed the best of the opening exchanges, it was Cardiff who had the first real chance of the game when an in-swinging corner by midfielder Whittingham nearly caught out goalkeeper Howard napping at the near post.

The visitors survived that scare and went on to dominate proceedings against the home side with some impressive possession football, but they failed to create many real attacking opportunities.

After the Toffees' penalty shout was waved away, they then saw their best chance of the first half when striker Nikica Jelavic's header from point-blank range was stopped by Cardiff keeper David Marshall.

The home side did make more of a contest of it in the second half but Bellamy failed to control a defence-splitting pass by Korean Kim Bo-Kyung and the Welsh international's heavy touch saw him drift away from goal.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Cardiff City

  • 01 Marshall
  • 02 Connolly Booked
  • 03 Taylor
  • 04 Caulker
  • 06 Turner
  • 07 Whittingham
  • 08 Medel (Mutch - 89' )
  • 13 Kim Bo-Kyung (Maynard - 82' )
  • 17 Gunnarsson
  • 39 Bellamy (Cowie - 79' )
  • 10 Campbell

Substitutes

  • 32 Lewis
  • 05 Hudson
  • 16 Noone
  • 18 Mutch
  • 19 Cowie
  • 15 Gestede
  • 23 Maynard

Everton

  • 24 Howard
  • 03 Baines
  • 06 Jagielka
  • 15 Distin
  • 23 Coleman
  • 11 Mirallas (Deulofeu - 86' )
  • 20 Barkley Booked
  • 21 Osman
  • 22 Pienaar
  • 25 Fellaini
  • 07 Jelavic (Kone - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Robles
  • 05 Heitinga
  • 08 Oviedo
  • 26 Stones
  • 09 Kone
  • 10 Deulofeu
  • 14 Naismith
Ref: Taylor
Att: 27,344

Match Stats

Shots

4 13

On target

1 3

Corners

4 5

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:17 Full time

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

90:00 +2:38

Clearance by Matthew Connolly.

90:00 +1:14

Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:37

Gerard Deulofeu crosses the ball.

90:00 +0:28

Peter Whittingham makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:25

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gerard Deulofeu.

90:00 +0:01

The ball is delivered by Gerard Deulofeu.

90:00 +0:01

Clearance made by Andrew Taylor.

88:56

Leighton Baines takes the free kick.

88:40 Substitution

Substitution Jordon Mutch is brought on as a substitute for Gary Medel.

88:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Connolly on Leighton Baines.

87:53

Clearance made by Sylvain Distin.

87:43

Clearance by Phil Jagielka.

87:30

Clearance made by Ben Turner.

87:05

Gerard Deulofeu crosses the ball.

86:41

Clearance made by Phil Jagielka.

86:17

Gerard Deulofeu takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Marshall catches the ball.

85:35

The ball is swung over by Nicky Maynard.

85:03 Substitution

Substitution Gerard Deulofeu replaces Kevin Mirallas.

84:46

Clearance made by Sylvain Distin.

83:00

Clearance made by Marouane Fellaini.

82:26

Matthew Connolly manages to make a clearance.

81:49 Substitution

Substitution Nicky Maynard is brought on as a substitute for Bo-Kyung Kim.

81:13

Shot by Leighton Baines went wide of the right-hand upright.

81:09

Clearance by Ben Turner.

81:07

Kevin Mirallas delivers the ball.

80:14

Clearance by Marouane Fellaini.

80:10

Free kick taken by David Marshall.

79:55

The referee blows for offside.

79:35

The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines.

78:34

Clearance made by Gary Medel.

78:07 Substitution

Substitution Don Cowie replaces Craig Bellamy.

77:09

Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

77:08

The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines.

75:39

Clearance by Phil Jagielka.

74:20

Craig Bellamy makes a clearance.

74:19

Kevin Mirallas delivers the ball.

73:32

Seamus Coleman delivers the ball.

73:22

Matthew Connolly manages to make a clearance.

73:07

Peter Whittingham makes a clearance.

73:06

The ball is sent over by Kevin Mirallas.

73:05

Clearance by Peter Whittingham.

73:00

Leighton Baines delivers the ball.

72:33

Free kick taken by Leon Osman.

72:10

Gary Medel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Barkley.

71:46

Clearance made by Sylvain Distin.

71:11

Clearance by Ross Barkley.

71:08

Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Whittingham.

70:55

Clearance by Ross Barkley.

70:51

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line.

69:10

Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.

69:05

Peter Whittingham sends in a cross.

68:57

Clearance made by Phil Jagielka.

68:54

Gary Medel restarts play with the free kick.

68:24

Marouane Fellaini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson.

67:38 Substitution

Substitution Arouna Kone replaces Nikica Jelavic.

66:49

Clearance by Andrew Taylor.

66:49

Leighton Baines takes the free kick.

66:01

Kevin Mirallas fouled by Ben Turner, the ref awards a free kick.

65:07

Clearance made by Seamus Coleman.

64:20

Ross Barkley has an effort direct from the free kick. Matthew Connolly gets a block in.

63:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bo-Kyung Kim on Ross Barkley.

62:09

Kevin Mirallas takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Marshall blocks the ball.

61:45

Ross Barkley has an effort at goal. Blocked by Ben Turner.

61:24

Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.

61:20

Peter Whittingham produces a cross.

61:03

Clearance made by Steven Caulker.

61:01

Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.

60:17

Craig Bellamy is ruled offside.

59:23

Steven Pienaar delivers the ball.

59:17

Leon Osman has an effort at goal. Bo-Kyung Kim gets a block in.

59:15

Clearance made by Peter Whittingham.

59:15

Leighton Baines delivers the ball.

58:56

Clearance made by Andrew Taylor.

57:04

Craig Bellamy makes a clearance.

56:35

Clearance by Nikica Jelavic.

55:21

Strike comes in from Craig Bellamy from the free kick. Tim Howard safely holds on.

54:03

Marouane Fellaini challenges Fraizer Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

52:43

Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.

52:07

Clearance by Sylvain Distin.

51:39

Clearance by Phil Jagielka.

51:07

Nikica Jelavic has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

50:47

Free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.

50:27

The referee blows for offside.

49:55

David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

49:27

The referee blows for offside against Sylvain Distin.

48:47 Booking

Booking

48:47

Matthew Connolly is shown a yellow card.

48:40

Matthew Connolly concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Pienaar.

48:15

Clearance made by Peter Whittingham.

48:12

Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line.

46:29

Peter Whittingham crosses the ball.

47:49

Ross Barkley has an effort at goal. Blocked by Peter Whittingham.

47:32

Seamus Coleman makes a clearance.

46:32

Matthew Connolly takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

46:16

Clearance by Phil Jagielka.

46:13

The ball is sent over by Matthew Connolly.

46:09

A cross is delivered by Bo-Kyung Kim.

45:33

Clearance made by Marouane Fellaini.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:30 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:57

The official flags Nikica Jelavic offside.

45:00 +1:52

Matthew Connolly manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:33

Nikica Jelavic has a headed effort at goal. David Marshall parries the effort to safety.

45:00 +1:30

The ball is swung over by Seamus Coleman.

45:00 +1:16

Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:15

Centre by Seamus Coleman.

44:35

Clearance made by Peter Whittingham.

44:22

Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick.

43:53

Marouane Fellaini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell.

41:43

Seamus Coleman has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

41:27

Clearance by Steven Pienaar.

41:22

Clearance made by Sylvain Distin.

40:19

Clearance made by Steven Caulker.

40:17

Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.

40:15

Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.

40:15

Steven Pienaar delivers the ball.

39:21

Peter Whittingham makes a clearance.

39:21

The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines.

39:14

Clearance by Peter Whittingham.

39:11

Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line.

38:44

Clearance made by Matthew Connolly.

38:44

Leighton Baines sends in a cross.

37:51

Leon Osman manages to make a clearance.

37:48

The ball is swung over by Matthew Connolly.

37:42

Gary Medel restarts play with the free kick.

37:19

Ross Barkley goes into the book for dissent.

37:19 Booking

Booking

36:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Barkley on Bo-Kyung Kim.

35:53

Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.

34:39

Clearance made by Matthew Connolly.

34:29

Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.

34:22

Clearance made by Leon Osman.

33:57

Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines.

31:53

Unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar by Matthew Connolly results in a free kick.

31:10

Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.

30:52

The referee blows for offside.

28:52

Header by Kevin Mirallas misses right.

28:49

Nikica Jelavic delivers the ball.

27:21

Gary Medel makes a clearance.

27:20

Aron Gunnarsson makes a clearance.

27:19

Leighton Baines crosses the ball.

25:37

Clearance by Aron Gunnarsson.

25:36

The ball is swung over by Steven Pienaar.

25:30

The ball is sent over by Seamus Coleman.

25:25

Clearance made by Peter Whittingham.

24:12

Header at goal by Kevin Mirallas goes over the bar.

24:10

Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines.

23:39

Gary Medel challenges Nikica Jelavic unfairly and gives away a free kick.

22:44

Clearance made by Matthew Connolly.

22:28

Free kick taken by Tim Howard.

22:05

The assistant referee signals for offside against Fraizer Campbell.

21:33

Free kick taken by Andrew Taylor.

20:58

Seamus Coleman challenges Bo-Kyung Kim unfairly and gives away a free kick.

20:50

Clearance made by Ben Turner.

20:45

Clearance by Aron Gunnarsson.

20:43

The ball is crossed by Seamus Coleman.

18:53

Clearance by Matthew Connolly.

17:52

Andrew Taylor manages to make a clearance.

17:51

Kevin Mirallas sends in a cross.

17:43

Ben Turner makes a clearance.

17:42

The ball is crossed by Kevin Mirallas.

17:32

Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.

17:31

Kevin Mirallas delivers the ball.

17:27

Kevin Mirallas takes a short corner.

17:08

Bo-Kyung Kim makes a clearance.

17:07

Leon Osman delivers the ball.

16:42

Leighton Baines takes the free kick.

16:32

Steven Pienaar fouled by Matthew Connolly, the ref awards a free kick.

15:44

Clearance by Sylvain Distin.

15:42

Bo-Kyung Kim takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

15:37

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham.

15:17

Clearance made by Leon Osman.

15:09

Corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line.

14:29

Kevin Mirallas manages to make a clearance.

14:27

Peter Whittingham crosses the ball.

11:42

Free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.

11:19

Foul by Bo-Kyung Kim on Sylvain Distin, free kick awarded.

10:16

Clearance by Matthew Connolly.

10:13

Corner taken by Leighton Baines.

9:49

Ross Barkley takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Steven Caulker.

8:28

Bo-Kyung Kim takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

8:26

Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

7:56

Foul by Marouane Fellaini on Matthew Connolly, free kick awarded.

5:59

Clearance by Marouane Fellaini.

5:54

David Marshall takes the free kick.

5:22

Nikica Jelavic is ruled offside.

5:09

Bo-Kyung Kim manages to make a clearance.

4:34

Clearance by Steven Caulker.

3:55

Marouane Fellaini manages to make a clearance.

3:53

Free kick taken by David Marshall.

3:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Mirallas on Andrew Taylor.

3:28

Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines.

2:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Mirallas by Matthew Connolly.

2:50

Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.

2:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Leon Osman.

2:03

Craig Bellamy makes a clearance.

0:29

Matthew Connolly manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The game begins.

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