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Barkley Snatches A Point For Everton

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Everton 'keeper Maarten Stekelenburg will miss the trip to Hull City after suffering a dead leg in the recent Merseyside derby

The travelling Toffees, on the other hand, will have an extra spring in their step after beating Premier League champions Leicester 2-0.

Ronald Koeman, the Everton manager, feels Premier League basement boys Hull's recent performances show they should not be viewed as easy opponents. Both Hull City and Everton ended their 2014 and 2015 Premier League matches with a defeat.

Hull burst out of the blocks with Snodgrass curling a shot wide and Everton skipper Phil Jagielka turning Ahmed Elmohamady's excellent ball over his own crossbar before Dawson gave his side a sixth-minute lead.

Hull head coach Mike Phelan: "At this moment in time we're looking at every option to bring players in".

"We are up for the challenge ahead and players have bought into the new formation".

"Maybe you expect a win, and then it will be totally different. We just need to try and narrow things down and get some serious work done".

"Also, Hull lost the game at West Ham 1-0 but they were the better team and hit the post several times".

"We know we needed to start quicker than what we did and handed the initiative to Hull who were more than happy to take it".

"So don't focus on positions in the table".

Joel Robles will get the nod in goal again for Everton, as Maarten Stekelenburg is still recovering from the dead leg he received in the Merseyside Derby loss to Liverpool.

Fellow midfielder Muhamed Besic is on track to return in February from his knee injury, while Bryan Oviedo has resumed training after suffering a knock in training.

Everton's six matches against bottom-six sides this season have produced a W4-D1-L1 line, and three of those four victories have been wins to nil by two goals or more (they haven't conceded in a winning cause against a bottom-six side all season).

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