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Blues are back in action again, this time in the FA Cup

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Everton v Tottenham Hotspur: The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

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Fulltime Result - Everton have hung on!! They are through to the FA Cup quarter finals after a heroic showing to win 5-4 against Tottenham.

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120+1’ - Davies nicks the ball just outside his box and Vinicius takes him down. Everton will bleed the clock dry... and there’s the final whistle!

120’ - Another corner conceded by Holgate. Keane clears and Winks’ snap volley is well wide. There’s going to be one minute added on.

116’ - Sissoko cross is headed out for a corner by Holgate. Son takes, Davies can clear and Spurs get the ball back into the box but the Blues can clear from a melee.
Another cross into the box from Winks, Kane climbs over Mina and heads it wide.

113’ - Holgate takes ball, man and everything else just outside the box, and Spurs get a freekick about twenty-something yards out, central-ish position.
Kane standing over it, into the wall and Coleman does well to clear. VAR checks to see if Sigurdsson handled, went off for Davies which is lucky for the Icelander.

112’ - Long freekick into the Everton box goes off Holgate, and Olsen gathers very gratefully.

110’ - Blues trying hard to maintain their discipline and shape when defending, while Ancelotti appears to be more concerned with keeping his cuppa warm.

108’ - Davies is fouled and Everton can breathe. Digne meanwhile looks exhausted and Mason Holgate comes on for him. Will likely switch with Godfrey.
Sigurdsson’s freekick into the box is met by Keane, and his header goes narrowly wide!

106’ - Spurs get us underway. Ball falls to Kane and his snapshot is blocked well by Mina.
Everton break through Sigurdsson, who keeps going and going as the defence parts for him, and he shoots.. straight at Lloris who punches clear.

First half of extra time is up, Everton lead 5-4 through Bernard.

105+2’ - Everton trying to play out the clock for the breather here now. Coleman with a great run, cross is cleared and falls to Sigurdsson, who volleys over with his left. Rushed his shot, had more time than he realized.

105’ - Davies gives away another corner. Kane’s header out for another corner off Mina. This one is cleared by the Blues. There will be two minutes added on.

103’ - Coleman has led from the front since he’s come on, he’s running around everywhere!

99’ - Sissoko and Vinicius on for Spurs as they get another corner. Everton clear and Coleman leads the charge out.. fouled by Winks and he is booked. Who are this Everton and where are they getting this energy especially with no fans here roaring them on??

96’ - GOALLLLL!! Everton lead 5-4 through Bernard!! Sigurdsson with a lovely dink behind the backline, Bernard played onside by Doherty and he lashes it home!

95’ - Kane through on goal and can shoot, looks like he slipped though and Olsen parries away.

94’ - Everton have not fallen off and have created two half chances with Coleman leading things on the right. Always the worry of Spurs’ counter though.

91’ - Underway again. Harry Winks on for Ndombele.

Regulation time is up, and the score is still 4-4. We’re going to have thirty minutes of extra time now.

90+5’ - Everton concede another corner, even though it’s well over thirty seconds over time. Richy heads clear, and there’s the whistle.

90+2’ - Richarlison with a frustration-yellow, tugging down Son after Davies doesn’t get a foul.
Digne and Kane both also join him in the book for fouls.

90’ - It’s going to be 5+ minutes added on, and if we don’t have a winner we’re going to extra time then penalties. Spurs have the upper hand now, and more, fresher subs.

88’ - Both Lamela and Alli go down in the box, Coote not interested in giving a penalty, then books Alli for something he said.. or a dive? Who even knows. VAR agrees with the ref.

82’ - Another corner taken by Son, cleared by Richy but turns into another Godfrey block for another corner.
Good corner, punched by Olsen, but Lamela’s volley is blocked by Doucoure on the post! Son back into the box and as Everton are looking for an offside, Kane’s diving header makes it 4-4. Argh.

80’ - Everton have been hemmed in here, unable to get out of their own half really. Shades of that Leeds United game here, holding a narrow lead late on.

77’ - Now Keane has to clear for another Spurs corner, with Moura going off and Dele Alli coming on. This one is cleared, better defending with Coleman getting in the mix.

75’ - Bernard in a central role now. Looks to find Digne on the left but the Frenchman is held back for an Everton freekick. Digne takes, cleared. Now Bernard gets free on the right and crosses into the box with the big men still up, Keane heads it straight at Lloris, ooh!

74’ - Coleman concedes a corner now. Son takes, Olsen punches clear and falls to Lamela, but his half-volley goes over. Whew.

72’ - Doherty tugs Richy back as Bernard is looking for him to make a run, but ref Coote doesn’t see it.

68’ - WOWOW!! Out of absolutely nothing, Richarlison smacks home off the far post!! 4-3 Everton!!

65’ - Davies turnover falls to Kane in the box, Doucoure heroic making two consecutive blocks.
Mina booked for stamping on Son. Bernard will be coming on for Iwobi soon.

62’ - Digne cross, Sigurdsson volley from outside the box, way over. No retribution for him yet.
Iwobi has gone to a left midfield role, Coleman in right midfield in a 4-4-2 with Sig and Richy up top.

57’ - Son’s cross through the six-yard box is cleared very well by Keane for a corner.
Alderweireld’s header is saved very well by Olsen, but Sanchez beats Digne to it and taps in, 3-3 just like that. Sigurdsson had lost Sanchez again there.

53’ - End-to-end stuff like halftime never happened.
Kane will be coming on now for Bergwijn.
Calvert-Lewin is leaving the game holding his left hamstring, and Evertonians everywhere are despairing. Seamus Coleman on to replace him.

46’ - The second half is underway, Everton are on the attack but now Spurs break. Sigurdsson gets a booking for tugging back Lucas Moura.

Halftime Thoughts - Ancelotti will be very unhappy with how Everton started and ended the half. Can they just be consistent in the second half and take advantage of Spurs as they push for the equalizer?

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45+2’ - Awful defending from Mina, allows Son’s pass to get to Lamela behind him, and his chip over Olsen is in at the far post. 3-2 now. Frustrating end to this half for the Blues.

45’ - There will be three minutes added on. Both sides attacking with gusto.

44’ - Richarlison almost nicks a fourth! Sanchez dawdles on the ball with the Brazilian chasing him down and the ball comes free, Lloris comes screaming out to clear just before Richy can get to it.

42’ - Penalty! DCL was tripped as he was running into Sigurdsson’s pass. VAR confirms the penalty.
Sigurdsson to take, sends Lloris the wrong way and guides it into the net! 3-1!! What a comeback.

39’ - GOAL AGAIN!! Digne’s pass is beautifully guided with a DCL backheel to Richarlison, who spreads Alderweireld wide open and then shoots through his legs to the far post, Lloris no chance. 2-1 Everton!

37’ - GOAL!!! DCL!! Iwobi and Sigurdsson set up DCL for a flying shot that Lloris can do nothing but guide into his own net!

36’ - Iwobi wins a corner that Mina gets to, heads down and wide.

33’ - This is a straight-up track meet. Godfrey loses the ball, and Spurs are off again. Son’s shot is blocked and goes over for a corner. Alderweireld the first to it, but it’s deflected for another corner which is eventually cleared.

31’- Spurs attack again, Son’s shot is blocked and Bergwijn picks up the rebound, straight at Olsen who gathers.

29’ - Richy wins a freekick off Doherty. Digne swings the ball into the box.. offside.

27’ - SAVE! Son’s snaphsot from a low Doherty corner is saved brilliantly by Olsen, parrying it over for a corner which is then cleared.

20’ - Spurs are fast and a constant threat on the counter, something that Everton have to be well aware of.
POST! DCL fires off a low shot and Lloris gets a hand to it, parries it onto the woodwork and cleared for a corner. Good corner that Lloris has to punch clear.

17’ - Richy is awake now, tries to dribble through a couple of defenders and goes down, ref David Coote is not interested.

16’ - Everton string together a couple of passes but Iwobi’s cross into the box is blocked and dribbles to Lloris.
Richarlison with a shooting opportunity, blocked (of course). Ball falls to Godfrey whose excellent shot is low and saved well by Lloris. Better from the Blues.

9’ - Ndombele picks up a back injury it looks like, and Everton can catch their breaths, and hopefully wake the eff up.

7’ - All Spurs so far. This game is threatening to be over by the 15-minute mark.

4’ - Blues concede a corner early, Sigurdsson loses Sanchez and just like the visitors lead 1-0.

1’ - We’re underway and Spurs start like a house on fire. A Richarlison giveaway allows a cross into the box which Lamela heads down, and Olsen saves brilliantly at full stretch.

The lineups are out, and here’s Everton’s starting XI.

Preview

Everton’s schedule doesn’t lighten up quite yet, and Carlo Ancelotti will find his squad stretched playing twice a week. The games don’t get easier either, with Tottenham Hotspur the latest visitors to Goodison Park in a win-or-go-home clash in the FA Cup Fifth Round tonight.

Like a number of teams this season that have struggled at home with no fans in the stands, the Toffees have not been able to leverage the Goodison faithful and pick up wins, and in fact Everton only have the 13th best record at home this season in the league.

Ancelotti and his charges will have to find a way to turn that around as Spurs come visiting, having played and won their previous two rounds of the cup away. The visitors today have hit a recent slump that coincided with the absence of talismanic striker Harry Kane, but have looked to turn things around since his return.

Match Details

Competition: FA Cup Fifth Round

Date and start time: Wednesday, February 10th at 12:15 p.m. PT / 3:15 p.m ET / 8:15 p.m. BST

Stadium: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Capacity: 39,572 [Behind closed doors]

Weather: 30°F/-1°C, snow, 64% chance of precipitation, 7 mph winds

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Lineups

Everton

Subs: Virginia, Tyrer, Holgate, Nkounkou, Bernard, Coleman, Onyango

Tottenham

Lloris, Doherty, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Lamela, Bergwijn, Lucas, Son

Subs: Hart, Dier, Rodon, Tanganga, Winks, Sissoko, Dele, Kane, Vinicius

Last Meeting

Everton opened the 2020-21 Premier League season with a new-look side away at Tottenham, and showed the fans exactly what we have been missing as they put in a complete performance winning 1-0. It was the first time James Rodriguez, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure all donned the Toffees colours, and they looked really good doing it too.

Spurs last visited Goodison in November 2019, a fateful evening that will be remembered more for the damaging tackle that Son Heung-min put in on Andre Gomes, ensuring a bad-tempered finish that saw a couple of home penalty appeals turned down before Cenk Tosun leveled it at 1-1 in the eighth minute of time added on.