Leon Osman marked his 400th Everton appearance with the knockout blow in a testy encounter at Goodison Park as the Blues extended their unbeaten run to seven matches. Romelu Lukaku had rammed in the opener with 25 minutes gone after Ross Barkley's shot was blocked but substitute Mauro Zarate equalised via a heavy deflection 10 minutes after half time. A fractious affair could have gone either way until Samuel Eto'o finished a quick counter with a perfect centre that Osman slid home.
Everton's medical staff will assess the fitness of seven of Roberto Martinez's squad ahead of Saturday's home fixture against West Ham United as a series of knocks and soft-tissue injuries threaten to deprive the manager of a number of first-team players. Gareth Bareth is rated as highly doubtful while Leighton Baines and James McCarthy will undergo late tests on minor hamstring strains.
Roberto Martinez has provided an update on an injury list that has lengthened again over the international break, with Leighton Baines and Darron Gibson joining Gareth Barry and James McCarthy in the treatment room. The manager indicated that McCarthy still hasn't trained after straining his hamstring against Sunderland nine days ago.
Roberto Martinez says that Steven Naismith will miss the trip to Wolfsburg at least while the club's medical staff assess the hamstring injury he sustained in the closing stages of today's win over West Ham.