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Sidwell steals point for Cottagers

Sidwell steals point for Cottagers (©GettyImages)
Sidwell steals point for Cottagers (©GettyImages).

Everton were stunned after Steve Sidwell fired a late equaliser that allowed Fulham to escape with a point from Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at Craven Cottage.

Apart from their seventh-minute opener by Bryan Ruiz and Sidwell's 90th-minute strike, Martin Jol's side were over-run by the rampaging visitors. Only desperate defending and wayward finishing, chiefly from Nikica Jelavic, prevented Everton from adding the scores their superiority deserved - until Marouane Fellaini intervened.

The roaming Belgium forward took his tally for the season to five goals in 10 matches with two clinical finishes, demonstrating his strength to hit the second. Leading 2-1 and creating chance after chance against a team rarely overwhelmed at home, they failed to produce the third goal they needed to kill the game off and paid a high price.

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