Everton 2-1 Middlesbrough

Everton dare to dream but United await

March 8, 2009
By Richard Jolly
(Archive)
If 2008 was the year of the outsider in the FA Cup, 2009 seems to be the season when the established order is taking its revenge.

When the last four in the competition comprised the unlikely quartet of Portsmouth, Cardiff, West Brom and Barnsley, it represented a spurned opportunity for clubs accustomed to such success. Now Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have reasserted their authority, even if the latter still have to meet Hull in the quarter-finals. Everton could be regarded ...

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