Confirmed: Everton v Sunderland lineups

Everton Logo at Goodison Park

Here is how Everton and Sunderland will line up for today's game at Goodison Park...

Everton will be looking to bounce back from last weekend's 3-2 defeat to Aston Villa when they face Sunderland this afternoon.

The Toffees had gone six games unbeaten, winning five in that run, before losing to Tim Sherwood's Villa a week ago.

Manager Roberto Martinez has made two changes to the starting line up today, with Ross Barkley and Leon Osman coming into the side for Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas, having also replaced them as substitutes last week.

Meanwhile, opponents Sunderland are in desperate need of points as they continue their fight against relegation.

The Black Cats earned an invaluable 2-1 win against Southampton last weekend, but still sit in the bottom three.

Manager Dick Advocaat has again gone with a front three of Danny Graham, Jermain Defoe and Connor Wickham, whilst Liverpool loanee Sebastian Coates starts on Merseyside.

The game between the two sides earlier this season ended in a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light, though that may not be good enough for Sunderland this afternoon.

Everton lineup

Starting:

  • Tim Howard
  • Leighton Baines
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Phil Jagielka
  • John Stones
  • Ross Barkley
  • Gareth Barry
  • Aaron Lennon
  • James McCarthy
  • Leon Osman
  • Romelu Lukaku

Substitutes: Joel Robles, Luke Garbutt, Muhamed Besic, Aiden McGeady, Kevin Mirallas, Arouna Koné, Steven Naismith.

Sunderland lineup

Starting:

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Wes Brown
  • Sebastián Coates
  • Billy Jones
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Jordi Gómez
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Danny Graham
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Connor Wickham

Substitutes: Vito Mannone, Anthony Réveillere, Santiago Vergini, Liam Bridcutt, William Buckley, Adam Johnson, Steven Fletcher.

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