Both sides had chances in an end-to-end first period of football, but neither could break the deadlock.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
SUNDERLAND: Mannone; Bardsley, Brown, O'Shea, Alonso; Cattermole, Ki, Colback; Johnson, Wickham, Borini
EVERTON: Howard; Coleman, Stones, Distin, Baines; McCarthy, Barry, Osman; Deulofeu, Lukaku, Naismith
Pouring with rain at the Stadium of Light pic.twitter.com/3XT2OJQnFT— Darren Griffiths (@DGriffiths65) April 12, 2014
This afternoon's game is to kick off seven minutes late in tribute to the 96 Liverpool supporters who died at Hillsborough #EFC— Everton (@Everton) April 12, 2014