Final score - after penalties - 120'
(3)1 - 1(4)
12:30 +00:00, February 19, 2011
Stamford Bridge, England
Referee: P Dowd
Chelsea have lost seven penalty shoot-outs in a row!
As for Chelsea, utter woe after coming so close to winning it in normal time. Their penalty curse strikes again....
Great scenes as Everton mass in front of their fans and celebrate. A huge boost to their season!
GOAL Neville scores and Everton are through!
Phil Neville to win it....
Cole blazes it over! Everton can win it!
One pen each in the regular shoot out. Ashley Cole to take...
GOAL Heitinga restores parity and whips up the Everton fans behind the goal.
GOAL Great pen from Essien and Chelsea lead 3-2.
GOAL Emphatic from Arteta and Everton are level at 2-2.
Arteta to level things up...
Saved! A one-step run up from Anelka and Howard claws it away!
GOAL Good pen and Everton are still in it. Chelsea 2-1 Everton.
GOAL Drogba makes it 2-0 Chelsea...
Stick to free kick Leighton. Drogba up next.
Baines' effort is saved by Cech! Still 1-0 Chelsea!
GOAL No mistake from Frank, 1-0 Chelsea.
Lampard up first....
They are being taken at the Everton end...
I wonder if John Terry will take one...
Right then, a penalty shoot out at 3.05pm on a Saturday afternoon. Novel..
FULL TIME IN EXTRA TIME Essien's shot bounces in front of Howard and he spills it but grabs on the floor just before Anelka got there. And that is it! Penalties will settle it!
Just one minute added....
What a belter! A curler, right into the top corner. Cech didn't move. Penalties loom.
GOAL Baines scores!
Last real chance for Everton this....
Everton free kick just outside the box, good chance.
Great control from Drogba but then Essien wastes possession.
Chelsea taking their time over a throw in deep in Everton's half.
Lampard fires Chelsea in front.
Arteta chops across Essien and gets a yellow.
Arteta battles well with Drogba and wins a throw. Its not looking good for Everton.
Kalou is coming off and Zhirkov is on. He's been out since November.
Neville centres and Bilyaletdinov's header loops into Cech's arms.
Drogba, in the absence of other options, has a pop. It goes wide.
Very nearly a second for Chelsea as Kalou's flick finds Ivanovic bursting through but he can't collect it and shoot.
We begin again. Reading await for Chelsea, unless Everton can score in the next 15 minutes...
HT in ET Baines fires in a cross, no-one gets a touch and it trails wide of Cech's far post. And that's half time in extra time. Everton have 15 minutes left to rescue the match.
Now Ramires tries his luck from distance but Howard gets down to save.
A cross from the right drops off Drogba's chest and Lampard fires it home from eight yards out. Never in doubt.
GOAL Lampard breaks the deadlock!
Everton look like they are suffering from tiredness a little more than Chelsea here.
Kalou feeds Anelka but his cross is turned behind for a corner, as it breaks Lampard fires a left footed shot wide of the far post.
Everton work a shooting opportunity for a shot but it is well blocked then Jagielka stands up well as Drogba gets in the box and wins a corner.
The game is lacking the pace of the last 15 minutes of normal time.
Drogba, from a standing start, tries to curl one in the top corner but gets it all wrong.
Baines goes down in the box but gets up straight away and runs away fro Dowd before he gets a card.
Heitinga comes on for Leon Osman.
Lampard swings in a free kick and Ivanovic can't get his header on target.
Hardly what Chelsea need ahead of their Champions League tie with FC Copenhagen in midweek.
The players must be feeling a touch heavy-legged playing a full 90 on a sodden pitch like this.
I should tell you that Anelka has come on for Malouda.
KICK OFF So, 15 minutes each way.
FULL TIME Chelsea clear the corner and we are going into extra time.
Anichebe wins a corner off Essien.
a wasted Chelsea free kick. Drogba complains Jagielka elbowed his back. Get on with it Drog.
More good work from Everton as Baines crosses low and Osman slides it but can't get anything on it. Three added minutes....
The ball is in the net but the flag is up as Baines' shot was parried and Fellaini finished it off. He was too, just.
Anichebe does well as he gets down the line and is bundled over by Ivanovic.
Everton are sinking deeper and deeper here and Chelsea are piling on the pressure. Neville blocks Terry's shot.
Some neat juggling from Drogba hands Chelsea a corner but Everton defend it well.
Extra time is looming large....
Essien tries his luck but skews it well wide and hits a steward on the behind.
What a mess Chelsea made of that! Lampard slips Malouda in and he neglects to shoot as the keeper comes out, turns, hands it back to Lampard and he tries an outrageously ambitious chip from 16 yards that goes flying over the bar. Chelsea trying to walk it in like Arsenal.
Bilyaletdinov smashes an excellent ball across and Anichebe nearly scores with his first touch!
Beckford goes off after a limited shift and Anichebe is on.
Jagielka wants Drogba booked for the arm as a little bump appears below his right eye.
Jagielka is struggling now and needs treatment. It was a stray arm from Drogba, no intent there though.
Drogba tees up Lampard this time but his powerful shot is well wide.
Drogba crosses and at the back post is John Terry of all people, but he fails to shoot! He controls, then crosses and it is cleared. He had to shoot!
Chelsea dominating now.
Neither manager will want extra time I'm sure. Will we get a winner?
Bilyaletdinov's cross is met by Coleman at the far post but it is right at Cech and not especially powerful.
Everton building patiently but Fellaini's shot is blocked.
Decent move from Chelsea as Kalou breaks and feeds Ramires but Lampard flicks his header well wide.
Cahill trots off and Bilyaletdinov comes on.
Cahill takes a knock but he's up again, no fuss.
Now Ramires sends a low skidder just wide of the far post.
Best chance of the game by far as Ramires finds Cole and his cross is met by Lampard eight yards out but Howard saves his shot. Then Ivanovic's shot is cleared off the line!
What a waste from Coleman. He has acres of space on the right and men in the box but he delays and delays and then Beckford is penalised for bundling over Ivanovic.
A bit of panic from Distin as he slices a cross and gives Chelsea a corner.
Distin flies in on Ivanovic and is carded. Minimal contact but still a dangerous lunge.
Another chance for Everton as Arteta robs Lampard and crosses but Beckford was off balance and skies his volley.
Baines' free kick is glanced on by Osman but his header is right at Cech. A yard either side would have been interesting.
Backford wins a free kick off Ivanovic after a nudge in the back.
Drogba pulls it back towards the penalty spot where Lampard is free but his header is miles wide. Good opportunity.
Baines is disgusted that Chelsea have won a corner. Drogba was all over him and looked like he got the final touch.
Coleman is getting booked for a lunge on Ivanovic.
Lampard gets into the area and wins a corner, from it Drogba's near post shot is blocked.
As my colleague Tom Adams has rightly pointed out, we're in for extra time and penalties if this isn't settled here.
Its an excellent delivery, one of those that goalkeepers hate as a crowd of bosdies rush in front of it. No-one gets a touch and Howard saves low down.
An early free kick for Chelsea. Drogba over it.
We begin again and Chelsea have made a change. Mikel has made way for Essien.
Plenty of good tales doing the rounds on Soccernet today. You can read about Arsene Wenger's claim that Arsenal can win the quadruple here.
Fellaini: Good first half.
Comment from my pal Angry D (and honorary Soccernet pundit for the afternoon) at Stamford Bridge: First half edged by Everton. Terry looks like a world class centre half but a rubbish striker after his miss from six yards. Fellaini bossing the midfield.
HALF TIME Boos at half time from the home crowd but more for the ref probably. Everton bossed that opening 45 minutes and should be in front. Good game.
Looking at the replay there may have been a bit of contact, but not enought to warrant Ramires' dive. Stay on yer feet, lad.
Ramires burst into the box, went down as Howard came out and is getting booked for diving. Quite rightly. Well done referee and linesman.
Great ball in from Baines and a superb defending header from Terry, I think it was.
A poor, late tackle on Coleman earns Malouda a yellow card. Just before that he had rather stunted a Chelsea break by dawdling in possession.
Ancelotti laughs as Drogba is whistled for a foul, shouting at the ref that he got the ball.
Can Everton secure the goal their first half performance deserves?
Fellaini robs Ramires and crosses but Terry blocks Beckford's shot. Everton pushing hard...
Howard punches clear from the corner.
Drogba spins inside and hit a shot over the bar with the help of a deflection. Torres is in the stands watching.
A rare disappointing cross from Baines, who has been the chief supply line so far.
Everton playing the role of the home side here.
The game is hotting up after some decent challenges go flying in.
Drogba wastes a chance to take on Phil Neville.
And he very nearly scores on his return! Superb from Drogba as he turns Jagielka and slips Malouda in but Howard comes out and makes a good save. Corner.
Malouda is off the field trying to remove his wedding ring. It has taken a full two minutes to get it off. Ahh, he's back on now.
Drogba seems to be fine after charging into a tackle then Beckford is slipped in by Arteta but wastes a good chance to shoot.
Kalou spins into the box and crosses into the side-netting.
Cahill is penalised for a tackle from behind on Mikel. Dowd has a word but doesn't produce a card.
Chelsea break downfield from Everton's corner and Kalou gets to the byline, Lampard looks like he has a tap in but then Fellaini hassles him into passing to Malouda and his shot is blocked by Howard's legs.
Superb work from Cahill, sliding in on Malouda and Everton break, Coleman's weak shot flies off Terry for a corner.
Drogba seems to have recovered as he spins on a pass and tries to find Kalou.
Another dangerous ball from Baines but Beckford can't connect at the near post.
Good harrying from Everton, who are charging into Chelsea whenever they get the ball.
Off the post! Jagielka tries to clear but his flick flies past Howard and back off the upright. Terry following up blazes over.
Cole buys a free kick by throwing himself to the ground as Coleman came to try and pinch the ball.
Drogba is back on now but he doesn't look happy.
Dangerous ball in from Baines and Coleman heads across the area but none of the three white shirts can connect before Osman concedes a free kick.
Chelsea down to ten as Drogba winces in pain. Anelka is warming up but the Drog is preparing to come back on.
Drogba is hobbling off. I'm sure he'll be back in a minute.
Drogba is down clutching his knee and rolling around. Lampard got crunched by Osman too but it was a fair tackle.
Good even contest so far. Here comes Coleman but his cross is right at Cech.
Lampard is playing up top with Drogba but not having much influence so far.
Arteta is lucky to get away with hauling down Mikel. Foul given but no cards.
Beckford charges in behind Ivanovic but Terry clears him out with a well timed sliding tackle.
The conditions aren't helping - the pitch is sodden, making control and accurate passing difficult.
A good interception from Mikel as Everton launch another attack.
Chelsea can't get a kick at the minute, its all Everton.
Osman fires a ball across the box then as Everton rebuild he has a pop on goal but Cech is right behind it.
Here come the teams to a lively welcome...
Osman and Beckford come in for Everton, who were a shambles in their defeat at Bolton. David Moyes was far from happy. We should see a reaction today.
Torres is cup-tied so Drogba starts for Chelsea, Essien drops to the bench and Kalou is in.
Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Arteta, Fellaini, Osman, Cahill, Beckford. Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Heitinga, Bilyaletdinov, Anichebe, Duffy, Baxter.
Chelsea: Cech, Ferreira, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Lampard, Kalou, Drogba, Malouda. Subs: Turnbull, Essien, Zhirkov, Bertrand, Anelka, McEachran, Sala.
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