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FA Cup • 6th Round
RefReferee André MarrinerGoodison Park • Saturday, March 17, 2012 • 23:45

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Everton - Sunderland
FA Cup - 17 March 2012

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90+4'

The final whistle blows to end this full-blooded FA Cup tie, and they will have to do it all again on Wearside.

90+3' 

One final chance from a set piece for Sunderland to snatch a win here... Larsson's free-kick is not met by a decent touch from a Sunderland player.

90+2' 

Stracqualursi goes shoulder-to-shoulder with turner and goes down, but there are no committed appeals from anyone on the pitch this time.

 
 
90' 

Three minutes of added time to be played.

89' 

The Sunderland fans are in full voice. They reckon that double-save from Mignolet is enough to secure their team a replay.

87'

Baines's corner is cleared. the second ball comes in and Mignolet gets a hand to Heitinga's header before blocking Jelavic's follow-up at the near post! Great goalkeepeing! Heitinga beats the ground in frustration!

86' 

Clever flick by Baines over himself and Bardsley, and Everton have a corner.

85' 

So far in this game, Everton have had 17 shots (seven in target) to Sunderland's five (two). and yet, here we are at 1-1, destined for a replay.

84'

Everton substitution: Denis Stracqualursi replaces Drenthe.

82' 

Gueye picks out Osman's cleaver run and picks him out. Osman takes it on his chest but gives himself too much to do, and the ball runs to Mignolet.

81' 

Moyes also looks none too pleased with the Dutchman, on loan from Real Madrid, for his tantrum there.

80' 

Drenthe goes to ground under Larsson's challenge but the referee waves play on. Drenthe stays on the ground and Sunderland exploit the space left by him. Neville manages to salvage a goal kick and scrams at Drenthe for not tracking back!

79' 

Cahill heads the ball down to the edge of the box, but Fellaini decided not to take the gamble and Sunderland clear.

 
77' 

Fellaini tries a no-look reverse pass on the edge of the Sunderland box, but it is easily intercepted. Who has the creative spark to settle this tie on the day and avoid a replay?

76' 

Apparently Coleman has been brought off as he may be struggling with a groin problem.

74'

Sunderland substitution: David Vaughan replaces Campbell.

73' 

Colback wrestles Drenthe to the ground. The free-kick is taken early and Fellaini leaps but misses Baines's cross.

72'

Everton substitution: Magaye Gueye replaces Coleman.

71' 

Everton have had the better of it so far in the second half, in terms of shots at least. Sunderland still look dangerous though.

70' 

Distin heads the free-kick from deep across to Fellaini, whose header is an easy catch for Mignolet.

69'

Turner shown a yellow card for an identical foul on Fellaini to the one Distin was booked for just now.

68' 

Great hold-up play from Fellaini before he plays it infield. Osman has it in the box with his back to goal, but his cross on the turn is too high for its intended target.

67' 

Distin gets his head to the Sunderland free-kick at the expense of a corner.

 
66'

Campbell turns awkwardly after a challenge from Distin on the halfway line. The French defender goes into the book, and the Sunderland striker limps away.

65'

Fellaini's cross from deep to the far post is met by Jelavic's header... Shouts of handball against O'Shea, but again no penalty! O'Shea had his hand right next to the ball as Jelavic headed the ball against it!

64'

Good delivery from Baines and Jelavic wins the header... It lands on the top of the net!

63' 

Larsson fires in the free-kick but it's cleared for a throw. Jelavic and Fellaini combine on the counter and the latter is obstructed by Bardsley.

62' 

Coleman goes toe-to-toe with Colback and is a tad unfortunate to concede the free-kick.

60' 

Gardner once again trips Drenthe, whose pace is often enough to give anyone trouble. Baines's delivery comes to Cahill at the bylien, but Sunderland scramble it away and eventually win the goal kick.

59' 

The volume inside Goodison raises again. The 6,000 travelling supporters are making themselves heard, too.

57' 

Michael Turner heads Baines's cross behind. Fellaini heads the set piece back into the mixer but Cahill's effort is tame and right at Mignolet.

56' 

Distin is at it again now, once more denying Campbell and even clearing the ball for a throw when a corner looked the likely outcome.

55' 

Larsson dinks a ball forward for Colback, but Distin is all over it and shields it out for a goal kick. After a rare dodgy performance against Liverpool, Distin is on his game again today.

 
54'

Coleman sneaks between two Sunderland players from the right into the area, but hits his low shot into the side netting.

53' 

Bendtner is played through by McClean hits a clinical low finish inside Howard's near post, but the flag was already up for offside. Marginal, but correct decision.

52' 

Sunderland hoof the clearance up the field for Campbell to chase. Distin shields the ball from him and has his ankles clipped by the byline.

51' 

Mignolet makes a decent stop from a Cahill effort and Bridge completes the clearance.

50' 

Larsson whips the set piece to the far post, but it lands on the top of the net. Think that might have been a shot. if so, it was ambitious but wasteful.

49' 

McClean twists Fellaini this way and that before drawing the foul from the Everton midfielder near the corner flag.

47' 

No sign of either side trying to lower the tempo in this half. Everton putting on the pressure at the moment.

46'

Sunderland get the second half underway! No changes for either side at the break. Let's hope for more of the same.

45+2'

Headed away at the near post and that will be the last act of an exciting first half. Let me know your thoughts on Twitter @tony_mabert.

45+1' 

Jelavic's aerial presence wins a corner for Everton. Baines's delivery is poor and cleared at the near post. Sunderland break and Heitinga puts McClean's cross behind for a corner.

 
45' 

Everton finishing the first half in the ascendant. Two minutes of added time to be played.

43'

Coleman is sandwiched between to Sunderland players and Everton have a free-kick. It's from some distance but Drenthe goes for the shot... Clips the top of the post! Great strike from the Dutchman.

42' 

Campbell brings the ball down well and turns away from his marker, but the pass out wide to McClean is overhit and the chance of a counter-attack is gone.

40' 

Sunderland have never lost an FA Cup sixth-round game away from home (excluding replays), winning two and drawing four of six so far.

39' 

Jelavic slips over but still manages to keep possession as he gets back to his feet. Drenthe tries a surge into the box from the left but his progress is halted.

38' 

Campbell tries to squirm his way inside with the ball, but has to make do with a throw. Plenty of effort from the young English striker deep and out wide so far.

37' 

Everton have made it to the last eight more often than any other side in FA Cup history (41).

36'

Cahill with a typical well-time leap to get his header on target. Mignolet punches it away and Distin fires wide on the follow-up! Heitinga got a bit of Mignolet's arm in the face as the Belgian keeper parried Cahill's effort!

35' 

Bardsley back on the pitch and on the ball. The Sunderland attack breaks down and Everton go up and win a corner.

34' 

Sunderland, still down to 10, attack again. They are holding on to the ball well in the Everton half.

 
33' 

Bardsley goes clattering into the advertising hoardings behind the sunderland goal and stays down. Play continues as he receives medical attention.

32'

Everton clear as cahill plays a great long ball up for Jelavic to chase. The Croatia striker fires wide of the near post. He claims a defender got a touch, but it's a goal kick.

31'

Heitinga now goes into the book for a foul on McClean. The dutch defender insists that the Sunderland man dived, and replays do back up his claims somewhat. Still, free-kick to Sunderland...

30' 

Everton have their tails up now and win a corner. They play it short but Colback charges down Baines's eventual attempt at a cross and Gardner completes the defensive job.

29' 

Everton have netted exactly twice in all three FA Cup games this season.

28'

Bendtner is booked for a foul on Neville. think Marriner decided it was too soon after that high boot, and that's way he got the card out.

27' 

That goal was the eighth against Sunderland of Cahill's career. His first came at Old Trafford for Millwall in the 2004 semi-final of this competition.

26' 

Everton lump it forward, but Fellaini's hit across goal goes over everyone.

25' 

Bendtner is penalised for a high boot which catches Neville in the head. Free-kick on the halfway line for Everton.

24' 

That is only Tim Cahill's second goal of the season. In fact, it's his second for Everton since the start of 2011! It's huge goal for the Toffees though.

 
23'

GOAL!! EVERTON 1-1 SUNDERLAND!! Good work from Drenthe before he lays the ball wide for Baines. Jelavic gets a weak header on to it but Cahill is well placed to guide it past the worng-footed Mignolet with a header of his own!

22' 

Drenthe is really fired up for this game, but his enthusiasm leads to him giving away a cheap free-kick for a foul from behind in Bendtner.

21' 

Good spell of pressing from Everton high up the pitch, but Sunderland manage to play their way out of trouble. The visitors have definitely been the better side in the opening 20 minutes.

20' 

It's Heitinga who takes it, and he fires well wide of the far post.

19' 

Everton have a free-kick. Mignolet sets his wall as Jelavic, Baines and Heitinga all stand over the dead ball...

18' 

McClean heads over the bar from a cross. He's getting into the box whenever he can.

17' 

Larsson's cross leaves Howard stranded, but Neville comes to the resuce and heads away for a Sunderland throw.

16' 

Campbell slips a ball down the channel to McClean, and Heitinga has to make a quality sliding block to deny the winger getting his cross in. Another Sunderland corner, though.

15' 

The Toffees have won their last four home meetings with Sunderland in all competitions, scoring 14 and conceding just one. Going back further, the Black Cats haven’t won at Goodison Park since November 1996, losing eight and drawing three since then.

14' 

Everton go insearch of an instant response. Marouane Fellaini has a pop from 30+ yards out, but it flies safely over Simon Mignolet's goal.

 
13' 

That's Bardsley's first goal of the season, and his first ever in the FA Cup!

12'

GOAL!! EVERTON 0-1 SUNDERLAND!! Clever free-kick from Sunderland. Larsson places the ball and Colback catches Everton off guard by squaring quickly to Bardsley, who drills it home from 20 yards!

11' 

Gardner is fouled by Baines on the right wing. Another set piece for Sunderland which Larsson will relish delivering.

10' 

Another surging run forward from Drenthe. He seems to be getting plenty of space through the middle.

9'

Appeals for a penalty after Drenthe drove into the box and appeared to be tripped by Craig Gardner. Referee andre Marriner had a good look at it and decided to wave play on.

8' 

@ladkings says on Twitter: "Moyes & Martin O'neil are 2 Britiish coaches who can become another 'Alex Ferguson' if gvn d chance 2 handle big spending club" - They certainly are. These two clubs are equally matched in so many ways, and the game has started accordingly.

7' 

The corner is eventually headed clear and Royston Drenthe surges forward on the counter, but Phil Bardsley is one player to beat too many for the Dutchman.

6' 

The referee has words with Johnny Heitinga and John O'Shea for a bit of handbags as they awaited the corner.

5' 

Larsson's corner to the far post is a good one that Tim Cahill has to head behind for another set piece on the other side.

4' 

McClean drives towards the byline, taking two Everton players with him and wins the corner. The Irish winger is fearfully strong as well as quick.

 
3'

Wayne Bridge slips and Seamus Coleman gets down the right flank. He puts in a good cross that Leon Osman meets with a header, but the 5'8" midfielder can't get fully on top of the ball and it's over the bar.

2' 

Early nibble on Fraizer Campbell from Sylvain Distin. Sunderland send plenty forward for the free-kick. Seb Larsson whips in a typically dangerous delivery that's glanced wide by James McClean.

1'

A great roar from the home fans as Everton get us underway!

12:43 

The players are walking out on to the Goodison pitch now on this riany lunchtime on Merseyside. We'll be underway shortly...

12:40 

We're just a few minutes away from kick-off now. You can share your thoughts with me on this match by getting in touch via Twitter @tony_mabert.

12:35 

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill likes to think that the supposedly diminishing 'Magic of the Cup' will get a revival in the future: "The FA Cup itself has perhaps over the last 10, 12, 14 years lost a little bit of its sheen, and I am hoping it will recover and eventually in another 60, 70 years' time, who knows, it might come back to being the most important cup competition? It has a fantastic history and it is one you would really want to be part of."

12:30 

Everton boss David Moyes admits that the FA Cup is usually Everton's only hope of a trophy, hence the raft of changes against Liverpool in midweek: "It is very hard to win the Premier League at this time, so the FA Cup gives us an opportunity. We have to try to beat Sunderland and move on. I think the cup starts to come alive when you get to these stages. I think we remember the Middlesbrough game really well and hopefully we will remember this game after it."

12:25 

This is one of four FA Cup clashes this weekend. Later today it's Tottenham Hotspur v Bolton Wanderers at 17:30, while tomorrow it's Chelsea v Leicester followed by Liverpool v Stoke. We'll have live coverage of all four games.

12:20 

These two clubs have met 14 times in the FA Cup before today, since their first meeting in the competition in 1891. Everton have won seven of those previous encounters to Sunderland's four. When they met at the Stadium of Light this season on Boxing Day, Leighton Baines's penalty cancelled out Jack Colback's opener and secured a 1-1 draw.

12:15 

Striker Nicklas Bendtner has been passed fit and starts for Sunderland. The Denmark international left the field on a stretcher with a knee problem during the closing stages of last weekend's 1-0 Premier League win over Liverpool, but has made a rapid recovery. However, full-back Kieran Richardson has lost his battle to recover from a calf problem in time, so Wayne Bridge continue, while suspended pair Lee Cattermole and Stephane Sessegnon and injured duo Wes Brown and Titus Bramble remain out.

 
12:10 

Everton playmaker Steven Pienaar is cup-tied for the visit of Sunderland. Central midfielder Darron Gibson is also out with a knee injury. Manager David Moyes rotates his squad after making six changes for the midweek defeat at Liverpool - which included first starts in two months for defender Phil Jagielka and midfielder Jack Rodwell – as Tim Cahill, Nikica Jelavic, Phil Neville and Leon Osman all return to the starting line-up.

12:05

Everton: Howard, Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Osman, Drenthe, Cahill, Jelavic. Subs: Hahnemann, Hibbert, Jagielka, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Gueye, Anichebe /// Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, O'Shea, Turner, Bridge, Larsson, Colback, Gardner, McClean, Campbell, Bendtner. Subs: Gordon, Wickham, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Meyler, Kyrgiakos, Elmohamady.

12:00 

Welcome to Eurosport's live coverage of the FA Cup quarter-final clash between Everton and Sunderland at Goodison Park!

Last Results

 
 
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LIV3 x 0EVE
EVE1 x 0TOT
QPR1 x 1EVE
EVE2 x 0BLP
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NCU1 x 1SUN
WBA4 x 0SUN
SUN2 x 0ARS
SUN1 x 2ARS
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