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Summary

  1. Gueye puts Everton in front
  2. Everton unchanged; Pickford and Borini start for Sunderland
  3. Everton unbeaten in eight league games
  4. Sunderland could move from bottom of table

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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  1. FULL-TIME

    Everton 2-0 Sunderland

    A hint of a smile on Ronald Koeman's face as the referee blows the whistle.

  2. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Sunderland

    Excellent work again from Jordan Pickford. Romelu Lukaku picks out Enner Valencia, who is onside, but Pickford comes forward and pulls off a good stop from the side of his boot. 

  3. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Sunderland

    An ovation for Ross Barkley as he departs, replaced by James McCarthy.

  4. GOAL - Everton 2-0 Sunderland

    Romelu Lukaku

    Romelu Lukaku. Of course. His eighth goal against Sunderland, and just seconds after the visitors came close to an equaliser.

    Everton get the break and find Lukaku. He runs, runs, gets around Bryan Oviedo's tackle and slices past Jordan Pickford.

    Romelu Lukaku
  5. CLOSE!

    Everton 1-0 Sunderland

    Oh! Jermain Defoe gets his first real chance of the match. He slams the ball in but it hits the underside of the bar and somehow the ball doesn't go over the line!

    That was a whisker away from being an equaliser.

  6. YELLOW CARD

    Everton 1-0 Sunderland

    Bryan Oviedo is shown a yellow for a challenge on his former team-mate Idrissa Gueye. 

  7. GREAT SAVE!

    Everton 1-0 Sunderland

    That is excellent work from Jordan Pickford! Romelu Lukaku tears from the left, works into the box and slams the ball at Pickford.

    Pickford, quick as you like, gets his hands up and batters the ball away. Lovely stuff.

  8. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Sunderland

    It's Romelu Lukaku's turn to twist past his man and shoot, but the ball is straight at Jordan Pickford. Pickford kneels and gets two hands safely around the ball.

  9. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Sunderland

    Ross Barkley is face first on the turf as he gets a foot onto a lovely cross from Seamus Coleman and shanks it over the bar.

    Kevin Mirallas started the move, finding Coleman on the right and the cross was well-flighted, before Barkley tonked it over.

  10. CLOSE!

    Everton 1-0 Sunderland

    Close for Everton! That started with some excellent work from Seamus Coleman to get up the field and find Ross Barkley.

    Barkley saw Kevin Mirallas make the run and he takes his time with the pass. Mirallas meets it but he can't get the angle right and ends up dragging it wide.

  11. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland win a free-kick as Lamine Kone goes down under a Romelu Lukaku challenge. Lukaku is less than impressed with that decision.

    Jermain Defoe is trying so hard in the Sunderland box to get that little flick on the ball but Everton muscle him out, before Seamus Coleman knocks the ball to safety.

  12. SUBSTITUTION

    Everton 1-0 Sunderland

    A lovely long ball from Fabio Borini finds Larsson, who makes a run down the right before a sliding Ashley Williams ends his run.

    Everton, meanwhile, have made a change, with Kevin Mirallas coming on for Ademola Lookman.

  13. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Sunderland

    John O'Shea has done an excellent job of keeping Romelu Lukaku in check. He's there again as Leighton Baines swirls the ball into the box, searching for his Everton team-mate, but O'Shea is there to head it away.

    Baines goes again, this time down the left, but Lukaku isn't expecting the cross and Sunderland clear. That all looked a tad scruffy.

  14. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Sunderland

    Nice from Tom Davies in midfield who first finds Ross Barkley, before a quick bit of footwork from Barkley ends up in Romelu Lukaku's path.

    Lukaku passes to Davies, who spies Seamus Coleman coming through on the right, but there's too much on Davies' pass and the ball rolls out of play.

    Tom Davies
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    Everton 1-0 Sunderland

    An awkward-looking clearance from Jordan Pickford breaks for Fabio Borini, who wins his side a corner.

    Sunderland's confidence is up as a good corner finds Billy Jones' head. Jones leaps but so does Joel Robles, who brings the ball safely down to his chest.

  16. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Sunderland

    Idrissa Gueye cuts through the midfield and finds Ademola Lookman, but Lookman hangs back a touch and the ball rolls out of play.

    Romelu Lukaku then brings down John O'Shea but O'Shea's cross bobbles beyond the head of Lamine Kone.

    Lamine Kone
  17. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Sunderland

    Everton wrestle back possession and Leighton Baines comes haring down the right before sending a corker of a cross into the box. It goes beyond Romelu Lukaku, who is racing towards it as fast as he can, but he treats Baines to a round of appreciative applause.

    Romelu Lukaku
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    Everton 1-0 Sunderland

    In comes Adnan Januzaj's in-swinger and Blily Jones gets a flick of his head on it at the near post, but he can't steer it towards the goal.

  19. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland have started with a skip in their step as Jermain Defoe first has a good shot that hits an Everton back, before Bryan Oviedo wastes a good bit of possession by dragging his shot wide.

  20. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Sunderland

    Ibrahim Ndong is on the charge, finding Fabio Borini on teh edge of the area. Borini tries to tee up Jermain Defoe but Everton clear for a corner.