Everton had Tim Cahill back in their starting line-up against Reading for the
first time in two months following his recovery from a knee injury.
Gary Naysmith came in at left-back following the knee problem suffered by Nuno
Valente in last weekend's FA Cup third round home defeat by Blackburn.
Reading were without Graeme Murty, who failed a late fitness test on a groin
injury. He was replaced by Ulises de la Cruz. Brynjar Gunnarsson was also out
with a hamstring strain.