R Barkley (56)
Everton vs Watford
7:45pm Friday 12th May
WATCH: EVERTON 1-0 WATFORD
EVERTON 1-0 WATFORD
FT: And there's the full-time whistle! In the headlines this week regarding his Everton future, but tonight Ross Barkley is the match-winner at Goodison Park.
A scrappy affair, with Gomes called into action plenty - credit to Koeman for making the half-time change, as Valencia came on to put in a man-of-the-match performance.
Stay tuned for highlights in 15 minutes' time.
EVERTON 1-0 WATFORD
90+4: Gana goes down with nobody near him. Always worry when that happens but he's actually back up and was just looking to waste some time. Much to Mazzarri's disgust. One minute left...
EVERTON 1-0 WATFORD
90+2: Spirited end to the game from Watford, and it's a terrific ball in from Amrabat but no one is there to meet it. Everton looking increasingly uneasy at the back, but they're hanging on, for now. Already Barry has made some vital interceptions, too.
90: FIVE minutes added on...
90: SAVE! Down the other end Valencia almost gets the goal his performance deserves, but Gomes gets down low again to stop the effort from a narrow angle. Just needed a dink over the keeper.
88: GOOD SAVE! Smart stop from Robles, but Okaka will be thinking he should had put Watford level. A long ball is pumped into the box and there is Okaka to latch onto the loose ball. However, it's too close to Robles, who still does well to get down and keep it out.
86: Watford win a corner but again it's wasteful. Third and final sub now for Everton with Mirallas heading off - on comes Kone.
84: Far from over this one and there's some growing unrest among the home faithful, who know this victory is far from secure.
82: Capoue straight down the tunnel as he is subbed off. The final change for Watford and it's Niang who comes on.
80: SUB! Standing ovation for Barkley, who is hauled off with 10 minutes to go. Could yet be the match-winner, and on comes Barry to steady the midfield ship.
79: WIDE! Mariappa heads wide from a corner, but that chance came after Okaka appeared to be clean through on goal. However, Williams did well to race back and clear it out.
78: Watford looking a bit stretched at times as they search for an equaliser. But Everton can't make them pay as Amrabat steals in to play it back to Gomes.
75: Another dangerous ball into the Watford box and this time Mariappa clears. Everton knocking on the door in search of a second.
73: That could have gone anywhere... It's a blistering cross from Valencia and it ricochets off Mariappa and out for a corner.
Played short but the ball eventually comes in and Prodl is there to clear.
71: Sub for Watford as Amrabat comes on for Behrami.
Meanwhile, Holebas shakes his head in disappointment as he receives a booking for a late challenge.
69: CHANCE! And rue them they almost did! Janmaat plays it inside for Okaka and just as he is about to unleash a shot, Schneiderlin is there to make a vital interception.
68: JUST OVER! And it should be 2-0! Baines' ball in is met by Schneiderlin, who heads over when he really should have scored. Will Everton rue their missed opportunities?
67: Completely different Everton this half and you have to credit Koeman's change at half-time, with Valencia breathing life into the Toffees. He wins a corner for the hosts as they look to steer clear of Watford.
65: NO PENALTY! Mirallas' effort is spilled by Gomes and Lukaku looks set to pounce on it, but Janmaat appears to bring down the Everton man. Friend says no, replays suggest it probably should have been given... Let off for Watford.
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63: Almost a devastating break from Everton with Watford in retreat, but it's Lukaku sending in the cross when he should be the one meeting it.
GOAL! EVERTON 1-0 WATFORD (Barkley, 56)
It's the man in the spotlight who fires Everton ahead!
High ball in the middle of the park is met by Jagielka, who feeds it to Barkley.
He marches forward as Watford defenders retreat and retreat - where are they going?! - but Barkley won't care, and from around 25 yards out he sends a low, skiddy effort beyond Gomes.
Should the 'keeper do better? Probably. Cue knee slide celebration from Barkley.
EVERTON 0-0 WATFORD
54: BIG CHANCE! From nowhere Watford could, and perhaps should, have the lead. It's well worked by Janmaat who bursts into the area and his low ball with the outside of his boot is met by Deeney. But instead of glancing it across goal, the Watford skipper gets too much on it and sends the effort wide of the near post.
52: Another short corner... Worked nicely as Barkley lofts it into Schneiderlin, but his ball over the top is too powerful.
OVER! Moments later a cross is punched away by Gomes straight to Schneiderlin, who takes a touch and volleys it just over with Gomes nowhere.
50: Great ball from Valencia finds Lukaku out wide and his cross is too strong but still Everton have it. This time it's Mirallas with the cross and it comes off Holebas for a corner...
48:Well that's why Valencia has come on... To spark some life into this Everton team and he earns a corner after bursting down the left. It's played short though and comes to nothing.
KICK-OFF! And away we go in the second half...
One change at half-time with Valencia coming on for Holgate. An attacking change from Koeman...
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HT: Everton look to break and it's 3 on 3 as Mirallas plays it over to Lukaku. But it's the wrong pass with Barkley open to his right. Not only that, but he overhits the pass to Lukaku whose cross is then caught by Gomes.
And that's it for the opening 45, Gomes called into action early on but Everton yet to find a way through.
45+2: Williams jumps over Okaka and fails to win the ball - leading Friend to award Watford a free-kick. It's wide to Holebas but Gana intercepts and it's all the way back with Gomes.
45: Patient play from Everton and it appears that Lukaku is through on goal but it's a heavy touch. He had a lot to do to before with Gana's ball having a lot on it.
Three minutes added on...
43: Perfectly weighted ball from Barkley which picks out the run in-behind from Mirallas, but his cross is blocked and goes out for a corner.
It's played short and over to Barkley, who strikes from 30 yards out but slips as he makes impact and his effort flies over.
41: A bit of certainty in the Watford defence. Not in-play mind, but substitute Zuniga and Mariappa just in discussion as they work out who goes where. Looks like it's changed from a back three to a back four.
39: BOOKINGS! Behrami cynically holds back Davies out wide and cue some pushing and shoving as Janmaat needlessly comes over to confront the young Everton man.
It's a yellow for Behrami, and, quite rightly, a yellow for Janmaat.
37: SUB! And so it is. Zuniga comes on to replace the injured Kabasele. Fairly lengthy stoppage there so could be at least three minutes added on shortly.
36: A problem for Kabasele who is down holding his thigh. Yet more injury problems in defence it seems for Watford...
Looks like Zuniga is the man readying himself on the sidelines.
34: Telling off for Schneiderlin from referee Kevin Friend as the Everton man complains that he should have played on after a foul. He's got a point, but Friend lets him know who's boss.
32: To be fair, it's actually stopped raining. So reluctantly I will stop talking about the weather (no promises, mind), but will leave you with this picture - the scene at Goodison Park for the opening half hour or so.
30: CHANCE! Deeney wins a corner for Watford off Jagielka. Again it's played short and Holebas does brilliantly to skip past Mirallas and his cross finds Mariappa, but his header flies a yard over the bar.
28: Just gone a bit flat for the hosts as Watford enjoy a spell of possession. Momentum will no doubt shift back but the visitors need to make the most of this sustained period on the ball.
26: SAVE! Robles called into action in the Everton goal, and he actually spills Doucoure's deflected effort but manages to gather it at the second attempt.
PIC! Very much in the middle of the action so far. Barkley has looked lively but was wasteful with the opening chance of the game for Everton. Ten yards out, he had to do better really - but a decent showing from the man making the headlines this week.
22: GOOD SAVE! Great flick from Barkley which feeds in Davies, who has plenty of space to run into. It's arguably a save for the cameras but Gomes flies to his left and gets a palm to Davies' strong effort from 25 yards out.
Hat-trick of stops for Gomes already!
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20: So two decent chances for Everton while Watford have had little to shout about so far.
Certainly has been scrappy as we predicted. What does Walter make of it?
WATCH: GOMES SAVES AGAIN
Watford's 'keeper called into action once again... This time saving from Jagielka.
AARON: WE'RE WITH YOU
Great to see this at Goodison Park - Everton fans showing their support for Aaron Lennon, who is being treated for a stress-related illness.
14: GREAT SAVE! This time it's Everton with a corner and Baines' ball in is low and met by Jagielka on the volley. Again Gomes is there to get down and keep it out.
They take the following corner short and this time Davies sees his effort blocked.
JUST WIDE! Barkley gives the ball away to Okaka, who storms down the pitch and flashes a shot narrowly wide with no Everton man near him.
WATCH: BARKLEY CHANCE
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