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Friday’s Toffee Bites: The 2009 FA Cup semifinal weekend

Recapping the Everton news from yesterday

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As part of our Everton Classic Game Rewind, the entire site coverage is taking you back to the fateful weekend of 17th-19th April 2009, with Everton about to take on Manchester United in the FA Cup semifinal.

Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

Tomorrow, Everton take on Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. The Blues look to return to the final for the first time since their famous win over the Red Devils in 1995. COYB!

Watch the goals from Everton’s 2-1 quarterfinal win against Middlesbrough.

Fans rejoice after the final whistle against The Boro.

Here’s how the match went down. [The Guardian]

Everton’s team on the day. [11v11]

After a talking to at half-time, the players showed what they were really about in the second half. Assistant boss Steve Round did a great job on them during the break. We just needed them livened up,” says David Moyes on his team’s comeback after being down 1-0. [BBC Sport]

It doesn’t mean anything to take Everton to Wembley in a semi-final. I am delighted to take Everton to a semi-final but what matters is to take Everton to the final and to win a trophy. There is a long way to go,” says David Moyes. [The Guardian]

We’ll get United. From the moment we beat Liverpool our fans have been saying it is our year. We’ll enjoy the semis but we want to win it. It has been too long since this club won silverware. Now we’ve got to step up and be men,” says Phil Neville. [The Guardian]

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