Wembley Stadium, London, England

Referee: Howard Webb | Attendance: 87231

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  • Luis Suárez 62'
  • Andrew Carroll 87'

2 - 1



  • Nikica Jelavic 24'
  • 94'

    So Liverpool will be back at Wembley in three weeks to face either Chelsea or Tottenham, who face off tomorrow.

  • 94'

    Meanwhile, Carlos Tevez has sealed his hat-trick as Man City go 5-1 up at Norwich.

  • 94'

    After a glaring miss, Carroll ends as the hero. For Everton, defensive errors and a second-half slump proved their downfall.

  • 94'

    FULL TIME Andy Carroll's late header has won it for Liverpool, who come from behind to beat Everton 2-1.

  • 93'

    Bellamy and Suarez both working hard to keep Everton in their own half. A comeback looks beyond David Moyes' team.

  • 92'

    More excellent work from Suarez, earning a corner off Heitinga.

  • 91'

    Suarez into the penalty area again, twisting to evade Distin and striking a low shot across goal which is saved by Howard.

  • 90'


  • 89'

    Rodriguez should have sealed it for Liverpool! Great play from Suarez, getting to the byline and pulling back for Rodriguez who hits the post from six-yards out.

  • 88'

    While Liverpool have been busy taking the lead, Man City have pulled away from Norwich. Tevez and Aguero both grabbing second goals to make the score 4-1.

  • 87'

    Victor Anichebe on for Leighton Baines

  • 86'

    GOAL Andy Carroll might have won it for Liverpool! Bellamy with a great delivery, which Carroll rises to meet and glance into the net from close range!

  • 85'

    Seamus Coleman is a lucky boy, avoiding a second booking for a trip on Gerrard. Another Liverpool set piece...

  • 84'

    Bellamy's first involvment, looking to get in behind Neville. The full-back recovers, but Everton concede a corner...

  • 83'

    Craig Bellamy on for Stewart Downing

  • 82'

    Carroll once again with a chance, stretching to send a volley wide after good work in the air from Maxi Rodriguez.

  • 81'

    Jelavic with Everton's best chance of the second half, latching onto Fellaini's flick and sending a half-volley into the side-netting from a tight angle. Craig Bellamy is about to be introduced for Liverpool...

  • 80'

    Carroll with another attempt on goal. Despite having Rodriguez and Suarez in support, he sends a shot wide from outside the penalty area.

  • 79'

    Seamus Coleman becomes the fifth man in the book after a handball in the build up to Carroll's shot.

  • 78'

    Andy Carroll once again goes close for Liverpool, this time it was after some neat approach play and a well-struck low shot which was only inches wide.

  • 77'

    A reminder that Man City are also in action at the moment, they currently lead Norwich 2-1.

  • 76'

    Leon Osman with a smart turn to work space for a shot 25 yards from goal. His curling effort is gathered by Jones at the second attempt.

  • 76'

    Andy Carroll gets back to flick Baines' corner out for a throw-in.

  • 75'

    Everton corner, Johnson heading Coleman's deep cross behind...

  • 74'

    Maxi Rodriguez on for Jordan Henderson

  • 72'

    Jordan Henderson receives a caution for dissent after Howard Webb failed to award Liverpool a corner.

  • 71'

    There has been very little from Everton as an attacking force in the second half, could David Moyes look at introducing the big Argentine Denis Stracqualursi?

  • 70'

    Heitinga is down for Everton after a collision with Andy Carroll, free-kick inside the Everton half.

  • 69'

    Remember there has to be a winner today, so we're heading for extra-time at the moment.

  • 68'

    Cahill charges down Gerrard's clearances and looks to advance. Howard Webb harshly rules that Cahill had used his arm and gives a free-kick to Liverpool.

  • 67'

    Seamus Coleman on for Magaye Gueye

  • 66'

    More defensive errors, this time Liverpool allowing Jelavic to come forward. The Croat wanted too long on the ball and was unable to get his shot off.

  • 65'

    Seamus Coleman is preparing to come on for Everton.

  • 64'

    ESPNSoccernet Senior Editor John Brewin at Wembley: "Everton's turn for catastrophe. Redemption for Liverpool. Neither goal has said much for a quality of Merseyside defensive play."

  • 63'

    The corner is cleared by Everton, but Liverpool are well and truly on top. Dalglish's team have been let right back into this one by Distin.

  • 62'

    Liverpool on the offensive now. Gerrard's shot deflected wide for a corner.

  • 61'

    GOAL Suarez equalises after a terrible Distin error! Distin gifts Liverpool a goal, his attempted back pass is woefully under hit and Suarez races clear to slide a finish beyond Howard.

  • 60'

    Hesitation is the byword at the back for Liverpool. Yet again the defenders dither as Cahill once more looks on. This time the Australian is punished for a trip and Liverpool survive.

  • 59'

    More indecision in the Livepool defence, Tim Cahill almost capitalising as Jones and Skrtel hesitate.

  • 58'

    Jelavic becomes the second man in the book after reacting badly to being fouled by Martin Skrtel.

  • 56'

    How much longer can Dalglish afford to leave it before making a change?

  • 55'

    Leon Osman involved for the first time in the second half, curling a low shot at Jones from 20 yards.

  • 54'

    Liverpool unsettled at the moment, with their players looking very unhappy. The Reds are still on top, but need to take their chances.

  • 53'

    Jones with an uneasy punch to clear Gueye's corner.

  • 52'

    Brad Jones fumbles Leighton Baines' free-kick over the line for an Everton corner...

  • 51'

    ESPNSoccernet Senior Editor John Brewin, who earlier said Andy Carroll was looking dangerous, at Wembley: "Oh, Andy. You proved me so, so wrong."

  • 50'

    Gueye's corner is cleared at the nearpost and Suarez charges forward. The striker has Henderson and Downing in support, but insists on going it alone. He is eventually tackled by Phil Neville.

  • 49'

    An Everton corner, Agger turning Baines' cross behind...

  • 48'

    Dalglish could barely hide his disgust at that Carroll miss. Surely he must be contemplating changes?

  • 47'

    A truly terrible miss from Andy Carroll! A delightful cross from Downing reaches Carroll and all he had to do was head the ball into the empty net. Somehow, the £35 million man guides his effort wide to the shock of everyone inside Wembley.

  • 46'

    No changes from either side for the second half. For how long will Dalglish persist with this 11?

  • 45'

    SECOND HALF Liverpool with the restart.


    You can see the pre-match thoughts of Kenny Dalglish in an exclusive interview here.


    Liverpool need to improve in the second half. Andy Carroll should be withdrawn and replaced with Craig Bellamy. Dalglish should also consider replacing the pedestrian Carragher with Jose Enrique.


    Jelavic's contribution to Everton's FA Cup run has already justified his £5.5 million price tag. After his goal in the quarter-final win over Sunderland, he could have put Everton into the FA Cup final.


    Jelavic slots home


    Fancy taking a look at Jelavic's opening goal? You can do so right here (UK only).

  • 45'

    HALF TIME Advantage to Everton at the break thanks to Nikica Jelavic's strike. Can Liverpool respond in the second half?

  • 45'


  • 44'

    Suarez and Heitinga are developing a real dislike for each other. The former has just rugby tackled the Dutch defender. Expect bookings, and maybe more, for those two in the second half.

  • 43'

    It's Jelavic who curls a shot over the wall and wide of Brad Jones' right-hand post.

  • 42'

    A free-kick to Everton on the edge of the Liverpool box, Skrtel bundling over Jelavic.

  • 41'

    The corner is taken short before eventually being worked back to Downing. His whipped cross reaches Carroll, who directs a looping header over the bar.

  • 40'

    Corner to Liverpool...

  • 39'

    Liverpool have been on top since going behind, but still haven't really troubled Howard's goal. Glen Johnson gets forward before over-hitting his right-wing cross.

  • 38'

    It's now 2-0 to Man City, Sergio Aguero with a smartly taken strike.

  • 37'

    Sylvain Distin becomes the first man in the book. Referee Howard Webb going back to book the Frenchman after his clash with Suarez.

  • 36'

    A patient build up from Liverpool which results in Gerrard unleashing a long-range effort which sails over the bar.

  • 34'

    Stewart Downing, a £20 million winger, has just forgotten the ball while attempting to dribble. Oh dear...

  • 33'

    Jelavic through again, this time the linesman's flag is correctly raised.

  • 31'

    Elsewhere, Manchester City are doing their level best to keep the title race alive. Carlos Tevez has given Roberto Mancini's team a 1-0 lead away at Norwich City.

  • 30'

    Replays show that Jelavic was inches offside for the goal, but it would have been nearly impossible for the assistant referee to spot.

  • 29'

    Liverpool have reacted well to going behind, Suarez breaking free and playing a through ball which is inches from finding Gerrard in the penalty area.

  • 27'

    ESPNSoccernet Senior Editor John Brewin at Wembley: "Everton the busier and brighter, Liverpool less fluent...oh, Jelavic...Carragher catastrophe. Agger agony."

  • 26'

    Liverpool's first attempt at a response, a useful cross from Downing evades both Carroll and Suarez in the box.

  • 25'

    A question of offside lingers over the Everton goal. It looked as if Jelavic may have been offside when the ball bounced off Tim Cahill.

  • 24'

    The Everton fans are bouncing inside Wembley. Can Liverpool respond?

  • 23'

    GOAL Everton take the lead through Jelavic! Liverpool fans look away, some truly terrible defending from Carragher and Agger. As the ball bounces in the Liverpool box, Agger dithers. Eventually Carragher attempts a clearance, which bounces off Tim Cahill and falls for Jelavic to stroke beyond Jones from close range.

  • 22'

    Suarez, who has been subdued so far, is caught offside. Liverpool need to get him involved.

  • 21'

    Everton have really come into the contest in the last 10 minutes, but still neither team has created a clear-cut opportunity.

  • 20'

    A typically mazy run from Phil Neville gives Everton another opening. His low cross bounces up for Jelavic, but his scruffy attempt at an overhead kick is easily gathered by Jones.

  • 18'

    The corner is cleared and Everton break quickly with Leon Osman. Jelavic hurtles through the middle begging for a through ball, only to see Osman's pass easily intercepted. A chance wasted for David Moyes' men.

  • 17'

    Liverpool's turn for a corner, Baines guiding Gerrard's pass behind.

  • 16'

    The chances passes though as Distin is penalised for climbing.

  • 15'

    First Everton corner after Leon Osman made a clever run towards the byline. That has lifted the blue half of Wembley.

  • 14'

    Agger's attempt is blocked, but Gerrard clips the ball back into the danger area. Carroll does well to control and tee up Martin Skrtel, but his half volley is straight at Tim Howard.

  • 13'

    A Liverpool free kick right on the edge of the area, Suarez too slippery for Distin.

  • 12'

    ESPNSoccernet Senior Editor John Brewin sums up Liverpool's last effort on goal: "Downing..."

  • 11'

    But they fail, Phil Neville's throw dribbling out for a Liverpool goal kick.

  • 10'

    Everton with a throw in an attacking position. The Toffees need to keep the ball further up the pitch.

  • 9'

    The game is yet to settle down, a lot of misplaced passes and a long of hopeful punts up field.

  • 8'

    A first dribble for Stewart Downing, who works his way to the edge of the area before making a mess of his right-foot shot.

  • 6'

    Jelavic looking lively, getting to the byline before his cross is blocked.

  • 5'

    A decent attempt from Leighton Baines, but his shot drops onto the top of Brad Jones' net.

  • 4'

    A dangerous free-kick for Everton on the edge of the area, Daniel Agger cynically blocking Jelavic.

  • 3'

    A bright start from Liverpool, who have dominated possession in the early exchanges.

  • 2'

    First chance falls to Liverpool. Glen Johnson surges forward before sliding in Andy Carroll, who cuts the ball back for Jay Spearing. The midfielder hits his side-footed effort high over the bar from just inside the box.

  • 1'

    Luis Suarez is immediately in behind for Liverpool after Steven Gerrard's through ball. The Uruguayan is miles offside, though.


    KICK OFF Everton get us started.


    And now a minutes silence to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.


    The two captains Phil Neville and Steven Gerrard present flowers to the families of people who lost their lives during the Hillsborough disaster.


    ESPNSoccernet Senior Editor John Brewin at Wembley: "They're down to one goalie. Pressure on Brad Jones but the FA Cup is almost designed for stories like his."


    The setting is perfect at Wembley, with the sun shining and both sets of fans in fantastic voice.


    For Everton, Cahill and Fellaini are paired in midfield, while Jelavic and Gueye form the front two.


    The big team news for Liverpool is the surprise omission of Jose Enrique, with Jamie Carragher coming in. Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez are paired up front.


    The FA Cup semi-finals are upon us and up first is a mouthwatering Merseyside derby, as Everton and Liverpool go head-to-head at Wembley.


    The time these two met at Wembley was back in 1989 and was an emotional time after the Hillsborough disaster


    Kenny Dalglish and David Moyes come face to face.


    Join us for live commentary from the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Everton at 1230 BST.

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Liverpool

  • 12(6)

  • -

  • 5

  • 56%


  • Everton

  • 7(4)

  • -

  • 9

Match Stats

  • Liverpool
  • Everton
12(6) Shots (on goal) 7(4)
5 Fouls 9
6 Corner kicks 2
2 Offsides 2
56% Time of Possession 44%
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
4 Saves 4