Papa Bouba Diop failed to connect with a header in front of an empty goal while Niko Kranjcar, Sulley Muntari, Benjani and substitute Kanu all failed to convert plausible opportunities.
Everton´s only real opening was ruined by Leon Osman´s dismal first touch midway through the second half - although David Moyes´ team are still unbeaten in eight games.
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