Last Updated: 31/08/13 5:36pm
The referee brings an end to proceedings. A third consecutive draw for Everton as Martinez continues to search for his first win as Everton boss.
Last chance for Everton here, Connolly does well to clear, but the Toffees come again, but Fellaini is unable to control and it's cleared all the way to Howard.
Campbell tries to play in Maynard, but puts a bit too much on the ball and it goes out for a goal kick.
Deulofeu again involved as he puts the ball across the face of goal, but no Everton players are able to get on the end of it.
Campbell makes a great run to get into Mutch's ball froward, but Jagielka does well to deal with the danger.
The loan-signing from Barcelona has another go at goal, but his cross/shot is, again, straight at Marshall.
Barkley puts Mirallas through on goal, but the Belgian tries an extra touch and the danger is cleared.
Cardiff trying more direct play to Campbell and now Maynard up front, but Jagielka and Distin seem to have the long balls covered.
Baines finds Kone in the area with a fantastic ball, but danger is cleared. Kone gets another chance but is called offside.
Mirallas' ball into the box is again cleared by the defender. Baines attempts a one-two into the area to Barkley, but the ball rolls harmlessly out of play.
Coleman tries to work the ball inside and take a shot, but the full back's effort swerves wide of the post.
Whittingham whips in a cross, which is cleared for a corner by Distin. Physio checking on Pienaar after he takes a forearm to the face.
Everton forced to go all the way back to Howard, and get a free kick as Turner runs over Mirallas in a similar area as the last free kick.
Barkley steps up to take the free kick, but fires it directly into the wall and it's cleared from danger.
Mirallas attempts a shot on goal after a good turn in the area, but his effort bobbles into the arms of the goalkeeper/
Bellamy goes through on goal, but his touch is too heavy as he attempts to round the keeper and the chance goes begging.
Fantastic move by Cardiff after good pressing by Connolly, but Bellamy is wrongly called offside as he slides the ball across the box.
Good attacking move by Everton, however, their final ball is still failing to get past the first defender.
Whittingham tries to switch the play to the other flank, but his ball is way over the top and out for a throw.
Fellainin brings Campbell down and the two have a bit of a scuffle. The referee gives a warning to both, but no cards.
Distin's poor touch gifts Whittingham the ball, and the defender atones for his mistake and puts the ball out of play.
Barkley attempts a shot from the edge of the area, but it's deflected wide for a corner, which is headed away from danger.
Great start to the half by Cardiff, Kim makes a great driving run into the box, but his final ball is a bit lacking. Connolly's eventual shot is well wide.
Henry Futcher: I think Everton have to get a hold of the game today if we want to win comfortably...I'm going for a 2-0 Everton win with goals from Jelavic and Barkley.
The referee brings the half to an end. Everton dominating possession for most of the half, but Cardiff do look dangerous on the counter-attack. All square at the break.
Everton are pushing hard for the goal and Marshall just gets his hand to Jalavic's header, which took a bit of a deflection.
Two minutes added on at the end of the half. Barkley threatens again, but is stopped in his tracks by solid defending.
Cardiff try to launch a counter attack, but it's swiftly halted by Barkley's foul on Kim, which earns him a yellow.
Caulker carries the ball forward, but Everton are pressing well and Bellamy misjudges a pass to gift the Toffees possession.
Wittingham makes a great run into the area, only for Campbell to get in the way of the through ball.
Baines turns his defender on the edge of the area, but the ball gets stuck under his feet and the ball is cleared.
Campbell looks to break free of the Everton defence on the counter, but Distin just gets his head to the ball to give it back to Howard.
Bellamy finds Caulker with the corner and it's deflected out for another, which is fluffed by Howard, but cleared by the Everton defence.
Fellaini gets the ball from the corner, but he holds on to it a bit to long and Cardiff regain the ball.
The Cardiff City stadium in full voice as expected. The Bluebirds exerting themselves right from the off.
Monica Rimmer: I'm feeling 2-1 to Everton, probably a last minute winner from Jelavic. Barkley netting the first. Nervous though, we need 3 points!! #COYB
Stewart MacLaren from a warm & windy Torrevieja in Spain says Everton will beat Cardiff City 2-1 this afternoon with good Goals from Ross Barkley & Nikica Jelavic.
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For Everton, Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines, who have been linked with moves to Manchester United, are both in the starting line-up to face Cardiff today. Steven Naismith, Arouna Kone and Gerard Deulofeu, who featured in the Toffees' midweek cup clash with Stevenage, have been dropped to the bench.
Cardiff start with the same starting XI as the side that beat City last weekend. Goalscorers Fraizer Campbell and Aron Gunnarsson along with Gary Medel, Craig Bellamy and Bo-Kyung Kim come back into the side after sitting out the Bluebirds League Cup win over Accrington.
Arouna Kone and Nikica Jelavic, who has now gone 11 games without a goal, head the first goalscorer betting with Cardiff's two-goal hero from last weekend, Fraizer Campbell, 7/1 to beat them to it and 14/1 to bag himself another brace. Despite their win over Man City last time out, Cardiff are opposed in the result market, with Sky Bet going 23/10 for a home win, and 6/5 for a first league win as Everton boss for Roberto Martinez.
Everton, meanwhile, are currently unbeaten this season, drawing both their opening top-flight games with Norwich and West Brom before seeing off Stevenage in the League Cup in midweek. The Toffees will view this clash against the newly-promoted side as the perfect opportunity to claim their first win of the campaign.
Cardiff City shocked the pundits last weekend as they secured a famous 3-2 win over title hopefuls Manchester City, with Malky Mackay's men having marked their Premier League debut with a 2-0 defeat away to West Ham on opening day. The Citizens scalp will have the Cardiff City faithful expecting nothing less than a repeat when the Toffees visit this weekend, while their Capital One Cup win over Accrington in midweek will also have added to their momentum.