A very circumspect looking Everton rode their luck to win 2-0 earlier today at Bournemouth in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup. Goals from key men Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku did the job on one end, while Joel Robles saved a penalty on the other to seal the win. The penalty conceded just minutes before halftime was awarded after a James McCarthy handball, and the Irishman was lucky to not be sent off after having been awarded a yellow earlier for a lunging foul.
The Blues came out a more determined side in the second half and got the breakthrough in the 55th minute when a Ross Barkley shot from outside the box was deflected and the trajectory carried the ball high and over the Bournemouth goalie Adam Federici. Ironically, it was former Everton man Dan Gosling that was responsible for the last touch. Toffees everywhere will always remember the midfielder for the late, late winner against Liverpool also in the FA Cup.
Just minutes later Lukaku had the ball past Federici and in the goal, but was called offside by the tightest of margins. However, he was not going to be denied, scoring with fifteen minutes to go to seal the tie. A lovely flick-on from Gareth Barry from a corner found Lukaku in acres of space and he rammed home for his 21st goal in all competitions.
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