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Moyes Makes Two Changes

by Matthew Gamble @efc_mattgamble

David Moyes has made two changes to his Everton side to face Stoke.

Victor Anichebe and Tim Cahill start the game in place of Darron Gibson and Phil Neville - neither of whom are in the matchday squad.

Leighton Baines remains sidelined with a hamstring injury so Sylvain Distin continues at left-back.

Stand in skipper Phil Jagielka and John Heitinga are the central defensive pairing with Tony Hibbert completing the backline.

The midfield is versatile with Leon Osman, Steven Pienaar and Victor Anichebe all capable of operating in the wide positions.

And either of those three players, Marouane Fellaini or Cahill could push on to support in-form striker Nikica Jelavic.

There's youth on the bench with Shane Duffy, Magaye Gueye and Ross Barkley joined by Seamus Coleman, James McFadden, Denis Stracqualursi and Jan Mucha.

Peter Crouch leads the line for Stoke, who also include long throw merchant Rory Delap and this season's Goodison matchwinner Robert Huth.

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Heitinga, Jagielka, Jelavic, Distin. Cahill, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Gueye, Barkley, Coleman, Duffy.

Stoke: Begovic, Huth, Jones, Wilson, Shawcross, Whitehead, Walters, Upson, Delap, Crouch, Etherington. Subs: Sorensen, Whelan, Fuller, Shotton, Jerome, Woodgate, Palacios


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