Last Updated: 30/03/14 5:04pm
Fulham 1 Everton 3. All over and the Toffees take the spoils. They remain in the hunt for a top-four finish, while Fulham find themselves in real trouble.
Mirallas into the box and shifting the ball onto his left foot. He goes for power over placement and lashes narrowly wide of the far post.
Magath off the bench but this game has gone. Fulham test Howard again, but a tame effort from Dejagah is easily kept out as the American gets his body behind the ball.
Solid from Stones as he allows the ball to run behind for a goal kick. Everton now looking to run down the clock.
Flag up against Lukaku. Fulham find Holtby, but he is on halfway and can't influence anything from there.
So close to number four from Naismith. Fulham sit off him allowing him to take aim from 25 yards out. A skidding drive crashes into the foot of the post.
Harsh on Fulham as they have offered plenty to this contest. When you are down at the bottom, though, things tend to go against you and you don't always get what you deserve.
GOAL EVERTON - NAISMITH. This one definitely is his! Hint of offside at the start of a move which sees Mirallas go down in the box, the ball break to Baines and he forces it across for Naismith to slide home.
Dejagah caught in position by Mirallas. Naismith offering an option again in the middle, but a floated cross is too high.
Great pass from Lukaku slipped into Naismith. He is clear on goal, but drills straight at a sprawling Stockdale. Fulham cut open too easily.
Mirallas trying to run around Hangeland. He gets to the by-line and settles for a corner. Changes have made the difference for Everton. Mirallas takes the set-piece himself, but it comes to nothing.
Kasami springs in behind down the left, but the flag goes up. Fulham have now used three teenagers today. Bold move by Magath given their predicament.
Dejagah with another delivery from the right. Distin and Howard on different wavelengths, but the ball loops up into the air for the Everton keeper to claim.
Kasami through midfield and finding Holtby. Patient build-up finds Dejagah. This time he goes onto his left foot and sees a prodded cross hacked clear.
GOAL EVERTON - MIRALLAS. Another man steps off the bench to find the target. McGeady fires a brilliant pass into the path of Mirallas. He runs away from his marker and drills past Stockdale.
Fulham in a hurry to get on with things. Riise runs the ball down the left. He gets to the corner flag, but Coleman sticks with him. He somehow gets a spinning cross into the box, but Howard can claim.
Final change of the afternoon made by Everton. McGeady sent on in place of Osman. Another creative option. His first touch sees him pick out McCarthy, who volleys across the face of goal.
So close to a second for Fulham. Holtby's free-kick is floated to the back post and Howard has to stand tall to produce a smart stop from a point-blank Heitinga header. Everton can't get out and Howard keeps out a low drive from Kasami with his feet.
Baines takes one for the team as Sidwell threatens to dart towards the box. A cynical foul earns him a yellow card.
Baines well forward down the left. His cross is only half-cleared to the edge of the box. Lukaku gathers, but has white shirts tumbling in front of him as he tries to shoot.
Fulham deserve to be level, they have offered enough to be in the game. They will also be aware of the need to keep pressing for a second.
GOAL FULHAM - DEJAGAH. What a strike. Dejagah found on the left. He cuts inside onto his right foot and unleashes a 20-yard thunderbolt into the top corner. Game on!
Lukaku running at Hangeland from wide on the left. He has Naismith in support but never gets his head up. A step-over is easily read and Fulham clear their lines. Up at the other end, a tame effort from Kasami fails to trouble Howard.
Dejagah with a dangerous ball in from the left which Distin does well to steer away from danger with an outstretched leg. Fulham keep pressing. Riether pushing on, but crosses into the hands of Howard.
Positive from the fresh legs of Dejagah as he gets to the by-line and forces a corner off Coleman. Another change being made, with Mirallas sent on in place of Deulofeu. Corner comes to nothing.
Naismith has Everton pressing again. He tries to combine with Osman, but Heitinga is in the right place to hack out for Fulham. Barry then goes long from a centre-half position.
Kasami drills low into the box, when a clipped cross would have been a better idea. Everton can break out, but opt to slow things down and wait for numbers to get forward.
Lukaku bundles past two tackles, and then sees the ball fall kindly into his path eight yards out. A snap-shot is well kept out by the feet of Stockdale.
Deulofeu with another direct, and very positive, drive forward. Riether blocks his path. Double change by Fulham as Richardson and Kvist make way for Dejagah and Woodrow.
Sidwell can't escape Barry. Hangeland has to be careful as he feeds the ball back to Stockdale with Lukaku breathing down his neck. He gets the job done.
Deulofeu floats over a cross from the right that Lukaku can't grow enough to reach. Stones can't get on the end of it either. Deulofeu then decides to go himself, but a mazy run sees him leave the ball behind on the edge of the box.
Everton still playing out from the back. Fulham are pressing, which may end up leaving holes at the back.
Should have been two. Naismith involved again as he spins and frees Baines breaking into the box. He has Lukaku square of him with a gaping goal, but the Everton full-back can't find the right pass or a shot on target. Goal kick.
Deulofeu to the corner flag again, after combining with Naismith. a cross fizzed into the middle narrowly eludes Lukaku and ends up in the arms of Stockdale.
Sidwell arrives on cue as the ball is fed to the edge of the box, but has Barry in his face and can't get a shot away. Smart play from Howard as he prevents the ball running behind for a corner.
All a bit scrappy in the middle of the park, with Coleman earning a throw. Fulham still working hard. They haven't allowed their heads to drop. Lukaku pulled up for a shoulder charge on Hangeland.
Dembele nips in and finds Kasami. Poor final ball again as a cross is flicked away from those in the middle. Kasami gets a second bite of the cherry, but launches an over-hit delivery behind for a goal kick.
Osman stays down and takes his time getting back to his feet. He took a heavy nudge and hit the ground hard. He should be okay to continue.
Richardson cuts inside off the left. He keeps battling away, but sees a looping cross plucked out of the air by Howard. Kasami then bundles Osman to the deck wide on Everton's left.
Goal has been taken from Naismith and been given as an own goal by Stockdale. Shot may have been heading wide before the Fulham keeper bundled over his own line.
Everton looking for a second. Naismith rolls a pass down the right channel for Lukaku. As he is forced wide he shoots first time. Stockdale saves comfortably at his near post.
Unfortunate moment for Stockdale as he came for the initial corner and couldn't get out of the way of the ball as he tried to get back onto his line.
GOAL EVERTON - NAISMITH. Stones pushing forward from the back. He finds Deulofeu, who heads for the by-line. Riise slides in to concede another corner. Baines takes. Richardson glances out to Naismith, ho returns the ball through the crowd and in off Stockdale.
Holtby wins the ball off Baines, but Sidwell is then closed quickly by McCarthy. Ball worked to Richardson 25 yards out. He looks to dink the ball over Howard from distance, but fires high over the top.
Neat build-up from the Toffees, with Naismith playing a one-two with Osman. A low cross has to be put behind by Riise at the back post. Baines over the set-piece. His delivery to the near post is nodded clear. Dembele can't escape from Coleman on the counter.
Stones forced back to Howard. He rolls out to Distin on the left. Lukaku with a rare touch, which allows Everton to look right. No room on the edge of the box as Heitinga slides in.
Holtby closing quickly again, preventing Distin from clearing his lines. Toffees will be hoping Barkley's knock isn't too serious. He is nursing a calf complaint.
Paul Jamieson says: "No consistancy from Everton - brilliant at Newcastle fits and starts at Fulham as predicted - we have to be more consistent if Champions League place is to be delivered - COYB."
Benjamin says: "I'd give Ossie another 15mins 2nd half. Then enter Mirallas for some fresh energy and creativity. Fulham are battling well. They are desperate to stay in the Premier League. We've done well to keep a clean sheet so far. Still, capable of winning this and piling the pressure on Arsenal for 4th spot. I'll say Fulham 0 Everton 2 FT. Goals from Coleman and Mirallas. Come on you Blues!"
Rhys Benjamin says: "It's been all Fulham, so, sadly, you know which way this is going. Cue Fulham second half collapse."
Remember you can also bet in-play at Skybet.com. Fulham now 11/4 to take the spoils, with Everton 5/4 and the draw 6/4. You can get 7/2 on the game ending goalless.
How do you see the second half going? Get your thoughts in to Chris.Burton@bskyb.com or @SkySportsChrisB.
Fulham 0 Everton 0. Positive end to a positive half for the hosts. Toffees haven't been at their best. Still all to play for.
Baines moving down the left, but Riether spots him and cuts out a cross-field pass. Stockdale then drills long, but the ball drops kindly for Everton. They squander possession. Holtby clips onto the head of Dembele at the back post, but he heads straight at Howard.
Dembele chasing down the middle once more. He is blocked by Distin, but gets a toe to the ball to loop it behind for a goal kick. Everton back four know they have been in a game.
Howard taking his time again with a goal kick. Sidwell heads towards his own goal, but is helped out by Hangeland. He finds Richardson with a clever pass. His hold up play allows him to tee up Dembele. He bends over the top from 20 yards out.
Fulham can't get over halfway. Everton have them pegged back. Distin with a risky header back to Stones, who is closed by Richardson and has to hack into the crowd.
Baines with a throw down the left. He finds Lukaku, but Fulham have numbers around the ball and see it back out of play. Frustration for Everton at the moment. They look right instead. Deulofeu with a much better cross which dips into the six-yard box and flashes across the face of goal.
Stockdale looking for Kasami. The ball drops to Holtby, who cuts in field from the right. Riise is picked out, and he lays off to Sidwell 25 yards from goal. He tries his luck with his left foot, but skews well wide of the target.
Richardson glances on to Dembele. He goes down on the edge of the box under pressure from Coleman, but his waved back to his feet. Play continues and Richardson and Deulofeu go eyeball-to-eyeball. Hardly two heayweights locking horns.
Good one-touch stuff from Everton finds Deulofeu in space in a central position 25 yards from goal. He wants to take a touch, but is bumped off the ball. He limps away. Outmuscled too easily.
Kasami nicks the ball off Barry, who ends up on the turf. He can break into the box, but can't find a yard on his left foot. Solid from Distin who stands tall in front of him and blocks the route to goal.
Riise with a long throw down the left. Ball ricochets off Richardson and out of play. Home support trying to make some noise - been little to shout about so far.
Coleman supporting down the right. Move again slows down and Everton go backwards and square. Keeping possession, but doing little with it. Barkley tries to provide some inspiration, but twists and fires into the chest of Stockdale from the edge of the box.
Neat football in the middle of the park from Everton. Deulofeu dancing down the right again. He clips in a cross, but again finds Stockdale. Fulham can counter, but Holtby lacks support and fails to get a shot away.
Kasami able to hook over a cross from down by the corner flag. Richardson can't get a head to the ball, but it drops to Riise on the edge of the box. He shoots first time, but fires over the top.
Hangeland lumps forward on the slide, and no-one is chasing over the top. Everton can build again from the back. Lukaku dropping deeper trying to get involved.
Free-kick played in to Holtby. A rush of blood sees him try his luck from distance, and he skews horribly into the crowd. Fulham looking much the brighter.
Dembele offside again. He is playing on the line of the last man. If he keeps knocking on the door, it will open at some stage. Everton need to keep an eye on him. Ball coming back his way, but Baines slides in with an excellent challenge.
Riether hammers long. Ball bounces off Dembele to Kvist. Ball drops to Richardson 30 yards out, but he can't loop a pass out to Riise on the left flank. Goal kick to Everton.
Flag up again, against Sidwell this time as he breaks from midfield. Everton can't get Lukaku involved at the moment. Sidwell gathers again and has two runners down the middle. He puts too much on a pass which skips away from Dembele and Richardson and through to Howard.
Riise crosses from the left. Holtby peels away to the back post and loops a header goalwards. Howard, falling backwards, tips over the top. Corner played short. Richardson delivers onto the head of Kasami, before the ball is hacked clear.
Baines battles with Kasami, and concedes a throw. Distin then nods out for another. Fulham edging down their right. Patient build-up from the hosts. Everton sitting very deep.
Good strength from Barkley, but he takes a knock and play goes on around him. Deulofeu heading down the right flank once more. Getting plenty of joy but final ball is lacking. This time he fires into Stockdale.
Curious as Coleman keeps the ball in play, only to then see Richardson pick it up thinking it had gone out. Free-kick to Everton. They edge foreward - Lukaku gets away from Hangeland, but Riether comes around on the cover.
Free-kick to Everton midway inside the Fulham half. Game has now sprung to life. Baines over the set-piece. He goes short into Osman, who has his pocket picked by Holtby. Bit of a waste.
Holtby into the path of Dembele. He has Richardson breaking down the left alongside him. A clever pass offers him a sight of a goal, but a low shot is stopped by the legs of Howard. Straight up the other end where Deulofeu forces a similar stop from Stockdale.
Riether well forward. He combines with Holtby, who loops over another cross from deep on the right. Flag up again as Howard comes to pluck the ball out of the air.
Coleman nods out from in front of Richardson. Fulham throw deep in Everton territory. They go backwards from it. Hangeland then rolls into the feet of Richardson. He moves play on to Dembele, who is in through the middle. Flag goes up as he dribbles a shot into the hands of Howard.
Fulham play along their back line, risky business and Sidwell ends up going back to Stockdale. No chances of note as yet. Game still lacking a spark.
Kasami found on the right. He takes one touch to set himself and then swings over a teasing cross from deep. Sidwell arriving at the back post, but the ball is curling away from him and slips behind.
Barry forced to go back to Howard. Holtby chasing around all over the place. Stones clips down the right. Deulofeu down by the corner flag and unable to prevent the ball from slipping behind for a goal kick. Flag didn't help him as he ran into it.
Howard bowls out to Coleman. He stops and slows the game to walking pace. Distin under pressure from Holtby and slices out for a throw. Everton yet to hit their stride - they haven't been allowed to.
Seen a replay of Distin challenging for the high ball which almost broke to Richardson. He almost caught the ball as he jumped in front of goal - no protest from the hosts. Back in the present, step-overs from Deulofeu come to nothing as he knocks the ball behind.
Fulham still pressing from the front, rushing Everton. Deulofeu shows a touch of class to beat his man, but his cross is cut out and Riise leads a counter. Stones blocks his path. Deulofeu trying again down the right, but slips as he crosses and hits the side-netting.
Hangeland gets his head to Holtby's delivery at the near post and flicks to the far stick. Kasami dives in to try and convert from close range, but the ball is sailing away from him and he can only nod wide from a very tight angle.
Holtby's set-piece is nodded clear from in front of Heitinga. Ball fed out to the left again, where Holtby has another go. Confusion in the Everton box and only a wonderful challenge from McCarthy denies Richardson a clear sight of goal. Another corner for Fulham.
Barry up above Kasami. Kvist put under pressure by Barkley, who ends up being bundled over by Barkley. Free-kick played quickly to Riise. He gets to the by-line and sees a low cross put behind by Barry.
Barry picks out a run from Deulofeu, but puts too much on the pass and it swings right and out of play. Fulham unable to piece anything together. Baines feeds the ball down the left, where Riether can watch it behind.
Holtby hits the deck, but is waved back to his feet. He appeared to be tripped but gets nothing. Poor pass from Osman can't be salvaged by Coleman. Fulham forced all the way back to Stockdale.
Barry comes short to collect once again. Everton trying to get their passing game going. Distin then clips long, but is nowhere near close to finding Lukaku. Fulham can break again, but Richardson hangs a cross from the left into the hands of Howard.
Lukaku can't keep a long ball in play down the left. Riether pokes high towards Dembele. He is beaten in the air by Distin. Loose ball breaks for Everton, who go back to Howard again. Fulham looking to press high up the field.
Barry forced to rush the ball back to Howard as he is closed quickly 25 yards from his own goal. Everton keeper takes his time before lumping onto the head of Richardson. His nod forward is chased by Dembele, is outnumbered. Play spread wide to Kasami, who sends in a dipping cross which Howard allows to run behind.
Everton playing their way forward. Osman shrugs off Sidwell, but a slide-rule pass intended for Barkley is cut out by Hangeland. Kasami then tangles with Barry, and ends up conceding a free-kick.
Barry closed quickly by Sidwell. Fulham go from back to front with one swing of a boot, but Howard is out quickly to the edge of his box to gather from in front of Dembele. Hosts have done alright so far - they appear to be well up for this, and they need to be.
Fulham counter at pace and work the ball to Holtby as he arrives in the area. He is never set to shoot and ends up lashing wildly over the top. Warning to Everton that they can't push too many men forward.
Deulofeu tries again, after a delay for pushing in the six-yard box. Second delivery also met by Richardson. Everton keep pressing. Baines found inside the box, but pulls the ball towards the penalty spot when everyone in blue had pushed forward.
Stockdale gets an early touch. Clearance not the best. Everton gather the loose ball in midfield and send Lukakuy down the right-hand channel. Heitinga across to meet him and slides in to concede a corner. Deulofeu's delivery to the near post nodded behind by Richardson.
Riise hangs an early ball long. Fulham get it back on the deck quickly. Hangeland looks to spread play out to the right, but the flag goes up against Holtby. Former Everton man Heitinga sporting a protective face mask.
Formalities almost complete, with Martinez and Magath making their way over to their respective benches. Kick-off fast approaching. Game faces on!
The teams are ready so we will have to leave the feedback there for now. There will be further opportunities to have your say at half-time and at the final whistle.
England boss Roy Hodgson in attendance today, opportunity for Baines and Barkley to catch the eye - maybe even Barry and Osman. Possibly Stockdale as well.
Paul Jamieson not feeling too optimistic: "We never do well here at fulham - capital city not good for the blues - can see a draw at best or even shock defeat."
A little over 15 minutes until kick-off at Craven Cottage. Keep your pre-match thoughts and predictions coming in to Chris.Burton@bskyb.com or @SkySportsChrisB.
James Newton is in confident mood: "The big man Lukaku will bag 2 goals and the Spanish whiz kid Deulofeu will hit a 3rd. 3-0 to the Toffees to keep that European adventure alive."
Stewart MacLaren from a warm & windy Torrevieja in Spain, says: "Everton will beat Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage this afternoon with good goals from Leighton Baines, Ross Barkley & Romelu Lukaku."
Jordan Green says: "I see Everton winning 1-2, I can also see Everton getting 4th spot ahead of Arsenal at the end of the season."
Bernadette Cranny is another backing the Toffees: "Can only see an Everton win here 3-0 or more. Stronger defence, creative midfield and faster forwards. Fulham will struggle to hold the ball. Enjoy the game everyone."
Tom Edison makes it a hat-trick: "I think it will be Everton's game to lose today. 4-0 Everton I'm saying with a brace from Lukaku and Mirallas. COYB."
John Roberts agrees: "With the results going for us yesterday we have to get 3 points... 0-3 to the blues.... Lukaku 2 and Barkley..... Champions League - let's have it!"
Chris Green sees a convincing away win: "Everton to win 4-0, with Coleman, Barkley and Lukaku (2) scoring the goals."
Everton team: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Distin, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, Deulofeu, Barkley, Osman, Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Alcaraz, Browning, Garbutt, Naismith, Mirallas, McGeady.
Fulham team: Stockdale, Riether, Heitinga, Hangeland, Riise, Holtby, Kvist, Sidwell, Richardson, Kasami, Dembele. Subs: Stekelenburg, Diarra, Kacaniklic, Dejagah, Roberts, Bent, Woodrow.
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The Toffees, meanwhile, sit fifth - seven points behind Arsenal in the race for the final UEFA Champions League spot, but with two games in hand and a meeting with the Gunners to come next weekend.
The Cottagers head into the game rooted to the foot of the table, five points from safety and with just two league successes celebrated in 2014.