Monday January 7, 2013 3rd Round Finished Whaddon Road

Cheltenham Town 1 - 5 Everton

  • Penn 51’
  • Jelavic 12’
  • Baines 21’ (pen.)
  • Osman 49’
  • Coleman 58’
  • Fellaini 89’

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  1. FA Cup - Everton hit five to ease past Cheltenham

    FA Cup - Everton hit five to ease past Cheltenham

    Marouane Fellaini scored Everton's fifth goal of the night in a 5-1 win at Cheltenham Town's Whaddon Road in the FA Cup third round. More

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    • Cheltenham Town
    • Everton
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! A 5-1 win for Everton. All too easy. They will face Bolton or Sunderland away in the fourth round.
    • 89' We are into three minutes of time added on.
    • 88' Jombarti drags the ball wide of goal from outside the Everton box.
    • 87' Moyes's decision to go with a full strength side has really paid off for Everton tonight.
    • 86' GOAL! Fellaini adds the fifth goal from Anichebe's cross. Brilliant move and finish. 5-1 now.
    • 85' Brown makes a fine stop to halt a crashing drive by Naismith after some more fine play out wide by Coleman to play provider.
    • 84' Jagielka content to roll the ball right back to Howard from the halfway line. Cheltenham simply lacking the quality to trouble the visiting side.
    • 83' Naismith rolls the ball back to Neville. Everton look to have settled for their four goals this evening.
    • 82' Baines with his feet wrapped up in ice on the visiting bench.
    • 81' Jones with a high looping corner, but Jagielka is well placed to make the clearing header.
    • 80' Cheltenham trying to get another consolation goal as Taylor's cross is blocked. The home side earn a corner.
    • 79' Jelavic also makes way for Everton as Thomas Hitzlsperger is introduced.
    • 78' Jermaine McGlashan is wheeled off to be replaced by Deering for the home side.
    • 77' Gueye thumps a shot at goal from distance, but Brown is alert in diving to make a comfortable stop.
    • 76' Only once since 1912 have Everton been eliminated by a team from the fourth tier or below in the FA Cup - Shrewsbury in 2003.
    • 75' Naismith is penalised for a late tackle out wide. He is none too happy with that decision.
    • 74' McGlashan's first touch lets him down before Penn sees a shot easily clasped by Howard.
    • 73' Bennett heads the ball wide from McGlashan's cross. A bright attacking move, but Everton continue to defend well.
    • 72' Fellaini catches Pack with a late challenge in mid-air.
    • 71' Distin bringing the ball forward before Magaye Gueye decides to knock it back. Everton taking the sting out of matters.
    • 70' Was noisy at the start of this second half, but is now more like a snooker hall. Everton well in command.
    • 69' Taylor thumps a shot at goal from 25 yards out. Plenty of venom, but no direction as the ball sails well over.
    • 68' Cheltenham have conceded four or more goals in an FA Cup game at home for the first time since November 1968 - 0-4 v Watford.
    • 67' That is enough to prompt another change as Steven Naismith replaces Osman for Everton.
    • 66' McGlashan decides to try his luck with a volley, but can only knock the shot well over the bar.
    • 65' Cheltenham are going to make a couple of changes here. Darryl Duffy replaces Goulding while Carter makes way for Jake Taylor.
    • 64' Everton goalkeeper Howard takes no chances from inside his own area as he thumps the ball long.
    • 63' Magaye Gueye replaces the impressive Baines, who has contributed well to his side's victory this evening.
    • 62' Baines continues to bound up and down the flank with real purpose.
    • 61' Everton taking up residence in the home side's half. Some neat play before Penn wins the ball from Osman.
    • 60' Everton trying to work some space on the edge of the Cheltenham box before Bennett clears.
    • 59' GOAL! Coleman gallops onto the pass from Anichebe to chip Brown with a lovely little touch. A 4-1 lead now for Everton. Superb sweeping move.
    • 58' Pack with a hopeful ball into the visiting box, but all too easy for Howard to collect in his own area.
    • 57' Ball breaks to Osman some 20 yards out, but he can only lift the volley straight into the arms of Brown.
    • 56' Driven cross by Oviedo results in the award of a corner to Everton - their first of the night.
    • 55' Jagielka's long ball from the back flies straight into the arms of Brown in the home goal.
    • 54' The League Two side and their fans have not given up the ghost here as Goulding is blocked by Distin in the middle of the Everton box. Fine cross by McGlashan.
    • 53' Everton have now conceded a goal in 18 consecutive matches in all competitions. Not the most flattering of stats.
    • 52' GOAL! Penn darts onto a pass from Mohamed before slamming the shot low and hard into the net. No chance for Howard. 3-1 now in favour of Everton.
    • 51' Almost like a goal off the training ground that one. Cheltenham need a quick response here.
    • 50' GOAL! Osman collects the cutback from Baines before slamming the shot low and hard into the net. A 3-0 lead now for Everton. All over now.
    • 49' Everton seem to have an extra pass available to them as Neville picks out Distin with an intelligent ball. Everton looking to get moving again.
    • 48' Victor Anichebe thinks about the shot from distance before finally uncorking an effort at goal that speeds well wide of the Cheltenham goal.
    • 47' Before today, Everton haven't kept a clean sheet in a competitive game since September 22nd 2012 - 17 games ago. Will this be clean sheet tonight?
    • 46' Everton get the action off and running in this second half.
    • 45+2' There goes the whistle for the break! A 2-0 lead for Everton. Well worthy of their lead. Has been a professional display by David Moyes's side.
    • 44' Howard comes to collect a long throw-in. We are into two minutes of time added on.
    • 43' Cheltenham would dearly love one goal back here, but Everton have hardly been under a sustained period of pressure in this match.
    • 42' Pack reacts quickest to head clear the delivery by Baines. We remain at 2-0 to Everton heading for the break.
    • 41' Baines sent tumbling to the deck by Jermaine McGlashan. Everton have a free-kick out wide deep in the Cheltenham half.
    • 40' Everton keeping the ball with some ease, which is the main difference between these two teams at the moment.
    • 39' Distin thumps a clearance miles up the park after Goulding had tried to engineer some space.
    • 38' The home fans continue to display real dedication to their side's cause. Marouane Fellaini heads wide of goal for Everton. Warning signs always there from him.
    • 37' Carter doing well to win the ball after Oviedo tried to break. Everton with plenty of bodies back to deal with any pressure.
    • 36' Ball breaks to the eager Jermaine McGlashan, but he can't get over the ball as his volley flies well over the bar. Goalkick to Everton.
    • 35' Jones tries to pick out one of seven team-mates with the free-kick, but Everton survive before Distin clears.
    • 34' Jermaine McGlashan tries to take on Baines. Is awarded a free-kick even though there appeared to be little contact.
    • 33' Steve Elliott and Marouane Fellaini battling for the ball in the air. Everton with another goalkick seconds later.
    • 32' Sido Jombarti clearly fouling Howard as he punched clear. Foul and free-kick to Everton.
    • 31' Jones with the corner, but Jelavic does well to glance that header behind for another corner to the home side.
    • 30' Everton so much in control of the ball. The home fans slightly subdued at the moment. Trying to encourage their side as Pack sees a shot deflect well over the bar. Corner to Cheltenham.
    • 29' Four players dashing out to meet Marouane Fellaini, whose shot spins wide of the goal from 18 yards. Everton chasing a third goal that would bury matters.
    • 28' Baines has now also scored in Everton's last four FA Cup ties in the third round.
    • 27' Howard thumps the goalkick long down the park from deep. Everton content to keep possession.
    • 26' Leighton Baines has scored a goal in back to back appearances for the first time in his professional career.
    • 25' Carter on the run for the home side. Takes up a good position, but can only prod the volley well over the bar from 22 yards out.
    • 24' Didn't look like a penalty to Everton, but visiting manager David Moyes won't be complaining about how this first half is working out.
    • 23' Carter with a hopeful ball up the park, but comes off his shin. Suddenly the life has gone out of the League Two side.
    • 22' Winners of this match visit Bolton or Sunderland in the fourth round. Looks like Everton are on their way unless some large slice of misfortune visits them.
    • 21' GOAL! Baines plants the ball low to the keeper's right. Brown guessed right, but too much pace on the shot. A 2-0 lead for Everton now.
    • 20' PENALTY TO EVERTON! Marouane Fellaini is fouled by Bennett in the home box. Was deemed to be jumping on the shoulders of Marouane Fellaini.
    • 19' Brown dives to make a brilliant one-handed stop to claw out the free-kick by Baines. What a stop that is.
    • 18' 27 - since Aug 2010, Leighton Baines has had a hand in 27 Premier League goals - 12 goals & 15 assists - 10 more than any other defender.
    • 17' Carter smashes the ball at goal from distance with his left peg. Straight down the middle as Howard dives to collect the loose ball.
    • 16' Jermaine McGlashan and Baines collide out wide. The referee awards the home side a free-kick. Decent delivery by Jones from the free-kick, but Everton clear the danger.
    • 15' Fellaini nods the ball into the path of Jelavic, but this time he can only fire the loose ball wide of the target from 18 yards. Dangerous moments for the home side.
    • 14' Was some lovely work by Oviedo to play his role in that opening goal for Everton, who continue to search for a second goal.
    • 13' Penn needing a spot of treatment after mistiming a tackle on Anichebe. Nothing much in that.
    • 12' The lower league side unfortunate to be behind, but Everton ahead with their first real attack of the match.
    • 11' GOAL! Jelavic tucks the ball into the net after Fellaini's shot comes back off a post. 1-0 to the visitors. Everton lead.
    • 10' Jelavic sets up Oviedo with a cushioned ball into his path, but the shot is straight into the arms of Brown in the home goal.
    • 9' Jagielka comes across to win the ball from Goulding. Super piece of covering. Penn showing some true class in midfield.
    • 8' Cheltenham certainly not reluctant to fly into the tackles out there. Tight pitch, but the home side finding enough space at the moment.
    • 7' Kaid Mohamed thumps an effort at goal from distance, but the ball always rising over the bar. Goalkick to Everton.
    • 6' Carter turns on the edge of the Everton box, but can only knock the shot wide of goal. Fine sweeping move by Cheltenham, but the finish not there. Howard was scrambling.
    • 5' Odds if you are after a flutter on this match tonight: Cheltenham 9/1, Everton 4/11, Draw 17/4.
    • 4' Marouane Fellaini with his first attempt at goal of the night, but the ball flies wide from distance. Worth a hit.
    • 3' Cracking atmosphere on a mild night for football. Jermaine McGlashan handles the ball as he tries to bound away from Distin. Cheltenham well up for this.
    • 2' Distin having to look lively early on to wallop the ball away from Penn. The home side trying to move forward at pace.
    • 1' Cheltenham get the match off and running.
    • 19.42 Everton with two changes then from the win at Newcastle as Coleman and Oviedo replace Heitinga and Naismith. 6,891 watching this match tonight.
    • 19.40 Cheltenham have not enjoyed the calmest of build-ups ahead of this match with their training ground being burgled. Read about it here.... FA Cup - Cheltenham burgled ahead of Everton clash
    • 19.35 Cheltenham have progressed just once in their last eight draws against teams from higher divisions; and never against a top flight side (from three ties). Only once since 1912 have Everton been eliminated by a team from the fourth tier or below. It was by Shrewsbury in 2003 at this stage of the competition.
    • 19.30 This will be the first ever competitive meeting between Cheltenham and Everton. Everton have won three and lost none of their last five FA Cup games on the road.
    • 19.25 David Moyes: "I totally understand what you've got to do to get through in the FA Cup. You've got to play well, and you've got to be ready for all sorts of things in the game. I'm wary about what happened at Shrewsbury a few years ago. We went out then. And we got knocked out by Oldham as well. It's happened to us in the past that we've been knocked out, so of course we have to be wary. We have to try to make sure that doesn't happen, but we were trying to do that then as well."
    • 19.20 Mark Yates: "It's a great cup-tie for the town. The Tottenham fixture last year was brilliant because it was away from home and it's a fantastic stadium for the lads to go away and experience and we did alright. This one's at our place with 7000 supporters, if will be a fantastic atmosphere and to see Premier League players at Whaddon Road will be brilliant. I'll make sure my boys are relaxed and will enjoy it and if they do that then they will give a good account of themselves."
    • 19.15 Everton manager David Moyes names a strong side with left-back Leighton Baines starting for the visitors while midfielders Thomas Hitzlsperger and Ross Barkley are both on the bench as Everton seek to avoid an upset. Forward Kevin Mirallas and defender Seamus Coleman (both hamstring) are still sidelined, as are Tony Hibbert (calf) and Darron Gibson (thigh).
    • 19.10 Cheltenham boss Mark Yates had a slight injury concern over Darren Carter, but the former West Brom midfielder makes it after being assessed in the build-up to the televised clash. He was substituted just after half-time in the 1-0 defeat at Oxford on New Year's Day having picked up a facial injury. A number of the Robins squad also sustained knocks against the U's but Yates is not too worried. Former Everton Academy goalkeeper Connor Roberts is on the bench for Cheltenham this evening.
    • 19.05 TEAMS: Cheltenham: Brown, Jombati, Bennett, Elliott, Jones, Pack, Carter, McGlashan, Penn, Mohamed, Goulding..subs: Lowe, Hooman, Deering, Duffy, Roberts, Harrad, Taylor////Everton: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Distin, Jagielka, Oviedo, Neville, Osman, Fellaini, Anichebe, Jelavic..subs: Mucha, Duffy, Gueye, Vellios, Barkley, Hitzlsperger, Naismith
    • 19.00 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of League Two Cheltenham against Premier League Everton from Whaddon Road in the third round of the FA Cup.
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