English FA Cup

January 7, 2013

Full-time

Cheltenham Town

1 - 5

Everton

English FA Cup

19:45 +00:00, January 7, 2013

Abbey Business Stadium

Referee: K Friend

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    So that game brings an end to the FA Cup third round weekend. Hope you have enjoyed it and see you next time.

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    A very professional job from Everton who showed their Premier League class. They will now meet Bolton or Sunderland in the next round.

  • 90'

    And there goes the full-time whistle.

  • 90'

    The home crowd are still singing loud and proud.

  • 90'

    Three minutes of injury time to be played.

  • 89'

    Anichebe bursts down the left and plays a first-time ball to Fellaini in the box who proceeds to half-volley it into the back of the net.

  • 88'

    GOAL FOR EVERTON. FELLAINI.

  • 87'

    Coleman whips a ball in from the right and finds Naismith who brings a good save out of Brown with a first-time hit.

  • 86'

    Everton are seeing out this game well. The goals appear to have dried up.

  • 84'

    Jones whips the corner in but Everton head it clear.

  • 83'

    Cheltenham attack down the right and do well to win the corner. The home side are still going, you have to hand it to them.

  • 81'

    Everton also make a sub as Hitzlsperger comes on for Jelavic.

  • 81'

    McGlashan can leave with his head held high, he has had a good game tonight.

  • 80'

    Dearing comes on for Cheltenham to replace McGlashan.

  • 79'

    Gueye comes forward down the left and spots the run of Anichebe but Elliott does well to cut out the pass.

  • 77'

    Penn picks up the ball from 30 yards out and takes aim at goal but he hits it straight at Howard.

  • 77'

    Distin sends a long ball forward into the box looking for Naismith but Cheltenham get it clear.

  • 75'

    Bennett rises to meet a McGlashan cross in from the right but he is unable to land it on target.

  • 74'

    It has been a very professional job from Everton tonight. Even when they conceded they refused to panic and scored another.

  • 72'

    Taylor picks the ball up on the edge of the box and takes fire at goal but his effort was always rising over the bar.

  • 71'

    Coleman gets forward down the right and whips a dangerous ball into the box but Jelavic is unable to bring it under control.

  • 70'


    Leon Osman scores Everton's third goal

  • 69'

    Naismith replaces Osman for Everton.

  • 68'

    McGlashan gets on the end of a free-kick and shoots at goal but his effort goes well over the bar.

  • 67'

    Cheltenham are still having a go at it to be fair to them.

  • 66'

    Cheltenham makes a double change. Duffy comes on for Goulding and Taylor comes on for Carter.

  • 64'

    Cheltenham have conceded four or more goals in an FA Cup game at home (excluding qualifiers) for the first time since November 1968, when they lost 4-0 to Watford.

  • 64'

    Everton make a change as Gueye comes on for Baines. The left back's work is done tonight.

  • 62'

    Everton playing it around nicely at the moment and looking for a fifth.

  • 60'

    Surely that is it now? Unless Cheltenham can pull one back soon that is...

  • 59'

    Anichebe does really well to fire in a cross from the right and Coleman meets it with a lovely touch, chipping it over the stranded Brown. Good goal.

  • 58'

    GOAL FOR EVERTON. COLEMAN.

  • 57'

    Pack sends a ball in from the right for Cheltenham but Howard claims it.

  • 57'

    Everton move the ball about before Osman has a go at goal but his effort is tame and Brown makes a comfortable save.

  • 56'

    Oviedo comes forward down the left and drives a cross in that Cheltenham can only clear for a corner.

  • 55'

    Cheltenham are giving it a real go now. Their fans are starting to believe.

  • 54'

    McGlashan sends a dangerous ball into the box. Goulding rises to meet it but he is unable to direct his header on target.

  • 53'

    Cheltenham are back in it. Can they find another to really put the pressure on?

  • 52'

    Mohamed plays in Penn into the box who strikes past Howard with a cool finish. Great goal.

  • 51'

    GOAL FOR CHELTENHAM. PENN.

  • 50'

    Game over?

  • 49'

    Baines jinks into the box with ease before playing in Osman who waltzes past two defenders and then proceeds to slot past the keeper.

  • 49'

    GOAL FOR EVERTON. OSMAN.

  • 48'

    Anichebe decides to shoot from distance after being allowed far too much space but his effort drifts well wide of the target.

  • 47'

    Everton already pegging Cheltenham back in their own half as Bennett is forced to head clear a long throw into the box.

  • 46'

    Everton get the second half underway...

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    Remember, the winner of tonight's game will meet either Bolton or Sunderland in the fourth round of the cup.

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    Everton are looking in total control at the moment. Cheltenham started brightly but the away side soon got an early goal through Jelavic, while Bainess' penalty has made things even more comfortable for the Premier League outfit.

  • 45'

    And there goes the half-time whistle.

  • 45'

    Two minutes of injury time to be played.

  • 45'

    Cheltenham get another long throw into the box but Howard does well to come off his line to claim the ball.

  • 44'

    Baines whips the free-kick in from the left but the home side head it clear.

  • 43'

    Baines bursts forward down the left only for McGlashan to mistime his challenge and bring the Everton man down for a free-kick in a dangerous position.

  • 41'

    Cheltenham prove Everton's defence but soon lose it and the away side clear the danger.

  • 40'


    Baines scores from the spot to double Everton's lead.

  • 39'

    If Cheltenham could score before half-time then it would really set up an exciting second 45 minutes.

  • 38'

    Fellaini slips in Oviedo in the box but there is too much pace on the ball and he is unable to reach it.

  • 37'

    Everton fail to clear a Cheltenham long throw and the ball eventually comes to McGlashan but he can only direct his shot at goal high and wide.

  • 37'

    Everton do well to head clear the resulting free-kick.

  • 36'

    McGlashan does well to burst past Baines before winning a free-kick on the edge of the box after a foul by the Everton left back.

  • 35'

    Cheltenham send a long ball into the box but it bounces out for a goal kick.

  • 33'

    Elliott gets his head on Jones' corner forcing Howard to punch clear but the ref blows for a foul on the keeper.

  • 33'

    Jones' corner takes takes nick off Jelavic's head and flies across the face of the goal and out for another corner.

  • 32'

    Pack picks out the run of Goulding who then gives it back to Pack before the Cheltenham man sees his effort deflect over the bar. Corner kick...

  • 31'

    Fellaini creates some space before firing an effort at goal from the edge of the box but he sends it just wide of the post. Unlucky.

  • 31'

    It is Everton who are looking like finding the next goal...

  • 30'

    Oviedo sends a dangerous ball into the box but Jelavic fails to bring it under control.

  • 28'

    It was always going to be hard to keep that volley down as he had to jump to meet it in the first place.

  • 27'

    Jombati comes forward down the right and picks out Carter in the middle. The midfielder catches it on the volley but he sends it well over.

  • 25'

    Cheltenham are finding it hard to keep hold of the ball currently. That will have to change if they want to find a way back into this game.

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    Jelavic celebrates his opener.

  • 23'

    Everton dominating the possession at the moment...

  • 22'

    Cheltenham have got a marathon to climb now. Have they got it in them?

  • 21'

    And Baines scores as he finds the bottom-left corner. Good penalty.

  • 21'

    GOAL FOR EVERTON. BAINES.

  • 21'

    Baines steps up...

  • 20'

    Bennett climbs over Fellaini as a cross comes in. Clumsy from the defender but a harsh decision.

  • 20'

    Everton have won a penalty...

  • 19'

    Baines nearly finds the top corner with the free-kick only for Brown to tip it away with an excellent save.

  • 19'

    Everton win a free-kick outside the box. Baines territory...

  • 18'

    Goudling sets up Carter on the edge of the box who takes aim at goal but Howard is able to make a comfortable save.

  • 18'

    Jones sends in a great free-kick but somehow Everton are able to clear the danger.

  • 17'

    From the cross McGlashan does well to win a free-kick in a dangerous position for his side.

  • 17'

    Jones tries to send a ball into the box for Cheltenham but he gets it all wrong and it nearly goes out for a throw-in.

  • 16'

    Jagielka sends the ball forward and picks out Fellaini who knocks it down to Jelavic but the he can only send his half-volley wide of the post. Unlucky. Route-one football at its best there.

  • 15'

    Penn is down injured but he looks ok to continue.

  • 14'

    What have the home side got in response now?

  • 13'

    That was a fantastic poacher's goal from the Everton striker.

  • 12'

    Lovely link-up play between Fellaini and Oviedo before the Belgian shoots and hits the post but Jelavic is there to knock in the rebound.

  • 12'

    GOAL FOR EVERTON. JELAVIC.

  • 12'

    Jelavic tees up Oviedo who shoots from the edge of the box but his effort was never troubling the keeper.

  • 10'

    Cheltenham causing Everton more problems as Goulding attacks but Distin is there again to clear the danger.

  • 9'

    Cheltenham attack through Penn but Osman does well to close him down and gain possession back for Everton.

  • 8'

    This game already has the feel of a real cup tie...

  • 7'

    Mohamed has a go from distance but his effort sails well over the crossbar. Still this is encouraging from the home side.

  • 6'

    Cheltenham break after clearing an Everton cross and Mohamed bursts forward before teeing up Carter but the midfielder scuffs his shot and it dribbles wide. That was a chance.

  • 5'

    Jagielka delivers a long ball forward into the box. Jelavic knocks it down to Fellaini who shoots from the edge of the box but he sends it well wide.

  • 4'

    Cheltenham will be more than pleased with these first few minutes. Everton have yet to get hold of the ball properly.

  • 3'

    McGlashan looks to have beaten Distin for pace down the right wing but play is stopped as the Cheltenham man handballs.

  • 2'

    Cheltenham are playing plenty of early long balls forward into the Everton box.

  • 2'

    Distin again forced to clear a long ball forward, this time getting his head on it.

  • 1'

    Cheltenham putting early pressure on Everton as Distin is forced to scramble the ball away to safety.

  • 1'

    Cheltenham get the first half underway...

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    The players are out on the pitch. We are just moments away from kick-off...

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    So no surprises in the Everton line-up as David Moyes plays pretty much his first team. He makes three changes from the win at Newcastle with Coleman, Oviedo and Anichebe coming in for Heitinga, Pienaar and Naismith.

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    Everton subs: Mucha, Duffy, Gueye, Vellios, Barkley, Hitzlsperger, Naismith.

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    Cheltenham subs: Lowe, Hooman, Deering, Duffy, Roberts, Harrad, Taylor.

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    Everton: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Distin, Jagielka, Oviedo, Neville, Osman, Fellaini, Anichebe, Jelavic.

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    Cheltenham: Brown, Jombati, Bennett, Elliott, Jones, Pack, Carter, McGlashan, Penn, Mohamed, Goulding.