FA Cup round-up

Spurs, Everton book semi-final places

March 27, 2012
By ESPN staff

Tottenham booked an FA Cup semi-final date with Chelsea after a convincing 3-1 win over Bolton.

Ryan Nelsen heads Tottenham into a deserved lead at the Lane
GettyImagesRyan Nelsen headed Tottenham into a deserved lead at White Hart Lane

Both Spur sand Bolton players showed their support to the fans for the way they have pulled together to offer support to Fabrice Muamba by donning t-shirts thanking the fans during the warm-up.

Bolton had weathered wave after wave of Tottenham attacks, with goalkeeper Adam Bogdan in inspired form, when Ryan Nelsen finally breached the dam with a 74th minute back-post header.

Three minutes later, Jermain Defoe teed up Gareth Bale for the second to effectively settle a quarter-final tie that was rearranged after Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest in the original fixture.

Kevin Davies came off the bench to score a late consolation goal for Bolton but Louis Saha applied the coup de grace for Spurs, beating Bogdan from 25 yards with the final kick of the game.

Merseyside will be descending on Wembley as Everton set up an FA Cup semi-final derby with Liverpool courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Nikica Jelavic netted the first and he had a hand in the second, with David Vaughan making a mess of clearing the ball and turning it into his own net.