Apr 28 2012 By Yann Tear
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Everton 4-0 Fulham
FULHAM had an afternoon to forget as yet another trip to Merseyside proved fruitless.
Everton were cruising by half time at 3-0 and the Whites were never really at the races as they fell to their biggest away defeat of the season.
Nikica Jelevic was the hero at Goodison park, scoring twice for the Toffees before the interval, while Marouane Fellaini weighed in to compound the misery for Martin Jol's men.
The Dutchman (pictured) was absent with a chest infection and Fulham perhaps missed his ability to get the best out of them.
Coach Billy McKinlay was unable to inspire a second half fightback and Tim Cahill added a fourth on the hour to make the final scoreline even more emphatic.
Fulham, beaten in their 18 previous visits to Everton and without a point there since 1959, were on the back foot from the word go and they were ahead after only seven minutes.
Clint Dempsey almost pulled a goal back, when a deflected shot wrong-footed keeper Tim Howard. But the American still managed to tip the effort over the bar.
Pavel pogrebnyak handled a free-kick from Jelavic and the Croatian put away the resulting penalty. Jelavic then struck a post before Fellaini headed home a corner to double the lead.
And when Jelevic converted a pass from Stephen pienaar to make it 3-0, the game was up. Pienaar was also the provider for Cahill's goal after the break as Fulham offered scant resistance.