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Everton 1-1 Swansea City

SEAMUS cOLEMAN
Everton have won just once in their past seven games

Seamus Coleman's late goal denied Swansea a first victory under manager Bob Bradley, as their winless streak stretched to 11 games.

Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson had put the visitors ahead at Goodison Park with a penalty in the 41st minute.

But Coleman scored a minute from time, with a looping header to salvage the draw in what had been a poor Everton performance.

Swansea are now bottom of the Premier League after Sunderland's win against Hull moved them two points above Bradley's side.

The Welsh club have not won in the league since the opening day of the season.

They had looked on course to break that drought and give Bradley his first win since succeeding Francesco Guidolin at the beginning of October, until Coleman's 89th-minute equaliser.

Bradley has now made the worst start by a Swansea manager in the Premier League, going five games without a win.

Everton, beaten 5-0 at Chelsea in their previous game, have now won just once in the past seven games and there were boos at full-time from the home supporters.

Bradley's wait goes on

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Bob Bradley wants to see more commitment from Swans

Former USA manager Bradley made eight changes from the Swansea side that lost 3-1 to Manchester United on 6 November as he desperately searched for that elusive win.

One of those to survive the cull was Sigurdsson, who was his side's main attacking threat, as Bradley chose to start without a recognised striker.

Record signing Borja Bastón was dropped to the bench, with Modou Barrow the most advanced player and Sigurdsson in the number 10 role behind him.

Bradley had called for leaders before the game and Sigurdsson was one of those to heed his call.

The 27-year-old was a constant threat and won the penalty when he was dragged down by Everton captain Phil Jagielka, who conceded two spot-kicks at Manchester City on 15 October.

Sigurdsson, who got up and coolly placed his spot-kick in the top-right corner, has now been directly involved in six of Swansea's 11 goals in the Premier League this season, with three goals and three assists.

Bradley will be encouraged by his side's performance, particularly in defence, he will just have wished they had stood firm for a few more minutes.

The American also showed that his does not hold grudges, as he sent on Ki Sung-yueng in the second-half, despite the South Korean saying the club were 'in crisis', earlier in the week.

Boos and groans

Everton's delivery was poor today, these were all their unsuccessful crosses
Everton's delivery was poor - these were all their unsuccessful open-play crosses
They only made two successful crosses in the game
They only made two successful open-play crosses in the game, illustrated in green here

Everton's early season optimism, when they won four of their first five games, seems to have worn off.

There were audible groans and boos from the crowd during some of their play.

"Everton are going through a sticky time," said former Spurs striker Garth Crooks on Final Score. "Can they get over this period? Yannick Bolasie and Romelu Lukaku have gone off the boil. Maybe the defeat at Chelsea has had a bigger effect than we thought."

Top scorer Romelu Lukaku's best chance was a ricochet off his thigh in the first half, while Ross Barkley should have scored but could only scuff his shot wide.

Bolasie was lively on the wings but some of his crosses were poor, while the team's delivery from set pieces, especially corners, was also below par.

Ronald Koeman decided to gamble, sending on Gerard Deulofeu for the woeful Aaron Lennon, and substituted centre-back Jagielka for Enner Valencia in a very attacking move.

The gamble paid off with the equaliser, as Coleman reacted quickly to a loose ball and headed past Lukasz Fabianski into the top-right corner.

Man of the match - Gylfi Sigurdsson

Sigurdsson
Sigurdsson topped his team's shots and crosses stats and won and then scored the first-half penalty. His side's and the game's best attacking threat

What they said

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Koeman disappointed with the Toffees' first-half display

Everton boss Ronald Koeman: "I agree with our fans when after half-time they whistled the team. They did not play how we can play football, we missed our aggression, we did not win second balls and we changed everything in the second half and that was at least how we need to play at home."

Swansea manager Bob Bradley: "It feels like a defeat when you give up a late one, it doesn't go away fast, there are some positives but we keep going. We still have moments when we don't clear balls well enough and are second best to plays.

"Even though we are angry with ourselves, we look at it as a step in the right direction."

Everton's home draw

  • No team has drawn more home games in the Premier League than Everton this season with three
  • Everton remain unbeaten at Goodison Park since March (won five, drawn four), but have now drawn two of their last three there
  • Bradley is the first Swansea manager to not win any of his opening five games as a Premier League boss (drawn two, lost three)
  • Sigurdsson has been directly involved in three of Swansea's last four away goals in the league (two goals, one assist)
  • Jagielka has conceded all of the three penalties given against Everton in the Premier League this season; the most of any player in the competition

Line-ups

Everton

  • 22Stekelenburg
  • 23Coleman
  • 6JagielkaBooked at 40minsSubstituted forE Valenciaat 83'minutes
  • 5Williams
  • 3BainesBooked at 63mins
  • 16McCarthyBooked at 57minsSubstituted forMirallasat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 17Gueye
  • 12LennonSubstituted forDeulofeuat 66'minutes
  • 8BarkleyBooked at 75mins
  • 14Bolasie
  • 10Lukaku

Substitutes

  • 1Robles
  • 7Deulofeu
  • 11Mirallas
  • 15Cleverley
  • 19E Valencia
  • 25Funes Mori
  • 30Holgate

Swansea

  • 1Fabianski
  • 26NaughtonBooked at 42mins
  • 33Fernandez
  • 2Amat
  • 3Taylor
  • 24Cork
  • 56FultonSubstituted forKi Sung-yuengat 87'minutes
  • 8Fer
  • 17BarrowBooked at 38minsSubstituted forDyerat 81'minutes
  • 23G Sigurdsson
  • 15Routledge

Substitutes

  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 5van der Hoorn
  • 10Bastón
  • 12Dyer
  • 13Nordfeldt
  • 22Rangel
  • 62McBurnie
Referee:
Martin Atkinson
Attendance:
38,773

Match Stats

Home TeamEvertonAway TeamSwansea
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Everton 1, Swansea City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Everton 1, Swansea City 1.

Attempt missed. Yannick Bolasie (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Kevin Mirallas (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kevin Mirallas (Everton).

Leroy Fer (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Barkley (Everton).

Jack Cork (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gerard Deulofeu.

Attempt blocked. Yannick Bolasie (Everton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Everton).

Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Everton 1, Swansea City 1. Seamus Coleman (Everton) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Ki Sung-yueng replaces Jay Fulton.

Attempt saved. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Cork.

Idrissa Gueye (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wayne Routledge (Swansea City).

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Enner Valencia replaces Phil Jagielka.

Foul by Romelu Lukaku (Everton).

Jack Cork (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Nathan Dyer replaces Modou Barrow.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Neil Taylor.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Neil Taylor.

Attempt missed. Gerard Deulofeu (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ross Barkley.

Romelu Lukaku (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Federico Fernández (Swansea City).

Booking

Ross Barkley (Everton) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ross Barkley (Everton).

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Everton. Phil Jagielka tries a through ball, but Romelu Lukaku is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Kevin Mirallas replaces James McCarthy.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Neil Taylor.

Offside, Swansea City. Lukasz Fabianski tries a through ball, but Wayne Routledge is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Gerard Deulofeu replaces Aaron Lennon.

Attempt missed. James McCarthy (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Leighton Baines (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Leighton Baines (Everton).

Modou Barrow (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Leighton Baines (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Romelu Lukaku (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Liverpool1283130141627
2Man City1283127111627
3Chelsea118122691725
4Arsenal1274125121325
5Tottenham126601881024
6Man Utd125431714319
7Everton125431614219
8Watford125341720-318
9Bournemouth124351416-215
10Southampton123541212014
11Burnley114251115-414
12West Brom113441215-313
13Stoke123451319-613
14Leicester123361420-612
15Middlesbrough112541012-211
16Crystal Palace123271721-411
17West Ham123271323-1011
18Hull123181027-1710
19Sunderland122281221-98
20Swansea121381122-116
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