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Goodison Park (ATT 31,885) 28th April 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Dowd

Everton Everton vs Fulham Fulham

Everton 4

N Jelavic (pen 7, 40)
M Fellaini (16)
T Cahill (60)

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Fulham 0

Everton v Fulham preview

Toffees out to finish higher than their Merseyside rivals

By Soriebah Kajue.   Last Updated: 27/04/12 11:17am

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David Moyes: Everton boss making sure his side finish season strongly

David Moyes: Everton boss making sure his side finish season strongly

David Moyes' Everton side will have taken heart from their incredible draw at Old Trafford as they prepare to entertain Fulham.

Last five games Everton: DLWDW Fulham: WDWWL Injured Everton: Baines, Rodwell Fulham: Grygera, Sidwell, Ruiz Suspended Everton: Fulham: Referee: Phil Dowd

The Toffees managed to glean a precious away point against Premier League champions Manchester United in a pulsating 4-4 draw last weekend.

Following the disappointment of their FA Cup semi-final defeat against Liverpool, Everton are now intent on finishing higher than their Merseyside rivals in the league for the first time since the 2004/05 season.

Fulham, though, are closing in on a top 10 finish themselves as their revival under Martin Jol continues.

The Cottagers are unbeaten in their last four games, claiming three wins and a determined point against Chelsea.

However, the Londoners have a wretched record at Goodison Park where they have lost their last 18 games.

Jol's side have lost their last three trips to Everton 2-1 and have only managed three away wins all campaign.

Team news

Everton could be without Leighton Baines for this game as he battles back from a hamstring injury that kept him out at Old Trafford. Should he fail to prove his fitness, Sylvain Distin will deputise at left-back.

Jack Rodwell is also out with a hamstring problem, while on-loan Royston Drenthe will miss the game after being suspended for disciplinary reasons by the club.

Fulham will be without defender Zdenek Grygera (knee), midfielder Steve Sidwell (groin) and forward Bryan Ruiz (foot) for the trip to Goodison.

Probable starting XIs

Everton: Howard, Heitinga, Jagielka, Hibbert, Distin, Neville, Gibson, Fellaini, Pienaar, Osman, Jelavic

Fulham: Schwarzer, Hangeland, Senderos, Hughes, Riise, Duff, Murphy, Dempsey, Diarra, Dembele, Pogrebnyak

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Barclays Premier League

Barclays Premier League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Chelsea 35 83
2 Manchester City 35 70
3 Arsenal 34 70
4 Manchester United 35 65
5 Liverpool 35 61
6 Tottenham Hotspur 35 58
7 Southampton 35 57
8 Swansea City 35 53
9 West Ham United 35 47
10 Stoke City 35 47
11 Everton 35 44
12 Crystal Palace 35 42
13 West Bromwich Albion 35 40
14 Aston Villa 35 35
15 Newcastle United 35 35
16 Leicester City 35 34
17 Hull City 35 34
18 Sunderland 34 33
19 Queens Park Rangers 35 27
20 Burnley 35 26

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