Everton were lucky at times yesterday in their FA Cup Fifth Round game against AFC Bournemouth. But they took their opportunities when presented to leave Dean Court with a 2-0 victory, and a spot in the Sixth Round. The draw for the quarter finals will be held today at the conclusion of the Manchester City - Chelsea game, with the Toffees being ball number 8 in the draw.
After the game, manager Roberto Martinez talked about finishing the season in a strong way -
"Another clean sheet keeps the consistency from our last four performances.
"We look a really strong team now going into the final part of the season and I am really proud of going into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
"We will take it step by step. It was important that we showed we can adapt to this game and now we want to get a really good period in the league.
"The only thing that has been missing has been wins at home and we are looking to change that."
He also had plaudits for the hero of the day, goalie Joel Robles who looks to have usurped the starting role from veteran Tim Howard -
"The penalty arrived in an isolated situation where we didn't deal with a corner and the penalty was right full awarded.
"That was where we saw a very special performance from Joel Robles. He magnificent in the way he controlled the moment and the way he enjoyed being the goalkeeper for Everton.
"He has been working behind the scenes for a long, long time and it was pleasing to see that performance.
"I have to highlight the role Tim Howard has had in that. Since he has picked up his injury he has had an incredible influence on Joel to allow him to be relaxed, to allow him to be calm and that showed today."
Here's more from Roberto -
Roberto Martinez has had some memorable #FACup moments, it's no wonder he loves the competition so much... https://t.co/O8MfMhTbUa— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) February 20, 2016