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FA Cup

  • 26 January 2013
  • • 15:00
  • • Macron Stadium, Bolton
  • Referee: M. Atkinson
  • • Attendance: 18760

Live Commentary

  • So the Toffees are safely into the hat for the next round. Be sure to look out for the match report and player ratings, which will be appearing here very shortly.
  • 90' + 3'
    And that's it! Full time and David Moyes' side claim victory in the manager's 500th game in charge at Everton. It was a bit harsh on the hosts, who probably deserved to take at least a replay from the tie after excelling for much of the match.
  • 90' + 1'
    Goal John Heitinga
    GOAL! Everton look to have sealed a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The ball is knocking around the area and heads out to Heitinga on the edge of the box, and he fires a great half-volley in to beat Lonergan. Super sub!
  • 88'
    Nothing happening at the moment for either team really, but can anyone grab a late goal? Not looking the most likely, but never say never.
  • 86'
    Yellow Card Marouane Fellaini
  • 85'
    Yellow Card Jay Spearing
  • 85'
    David Ngog comes on for goalscorer Marvin Sordell, who has worked hard today.
  • 84'
    SubstitutionMarvin Sordell David N'Gog
  • 82'
    Bolton win a corner on the left flank, with everyone coming forward from the back. Not a great delivery though, and Jagielka clears.
  • 80'
    SubstitutionJoshua Vela Stuart Holden
    Heitinga does come on, and he replaces Nikica Jelavic. A more defensive substitution you will not see. Meanwhile, Holden gets a great reception from the fans as he comes on for Vela.
  • 79'
    SubstitutionNikica Jelavic John Heitinga
  • 79'
    Steven Pienaar earns a free kick, and there are going to be a few changes. It looks like Johnny Heitinga will be coming on for the visitors, with Bolton fan favourite Stuart Holden about to enter the field of play.
  • 76'
    David Lynch, at the Reebok Stadium: "Both teams are desperately searching for a winner in order to avoid a replay but they'll need to find a bit more quality if they are do so. Jay Spearing's poor free-kick straight into the arms of Howard is the latest poor attempt to break the deadlock."
  • 74'
    SubstitutionChris Eagles Benik Afobe
    On-loan Arsenal striker Benik Afobe is on for Bolton, with Chris Eagles making way. Not a defensive swap from Dougie Freedman by any stretch of the imagination.
  • 71'
    Jelavic looking to get involved on the edge of the box, but Tim Ream makes a good intervention to poke it away from the striker.
  • 69'
    Lonergan makes a decent stop now from Pienaar after the midfielder raced towards goal.
  • 66'
    Fellaini is dropping very deep for Everton today, and not getting too involved. Meanwhile, Pienaar curls an effort just wide from 20 yards after cutting in from the left.
  • 63'
    Everton are now putting some good moves together, but still not troubling Lonergan really. Bolton are being pegged back, but look decent on the break.
  • 60'
    Baines tees-up Pienaar on the edge of the box, but the midfielder isn't expecting it and the ball is cleared by the hosts.
  • 57'
    Everton are working hard to protect their goal at the moment, but aren't causing much danger at the other end.
  • 54'
    Alonso plays a one-two with Eagles on the wing before lining up to cross it in, but he drives a strike at goal and it brings a superb save from Tim Howard.
  • 52'
    Alonso lines up a free kick from distance, but puts it over the bar and into the stands.
  • 50'
    Pienaar spins past two defenders brilliantly and sends Baines clear, but his cross to the back post is headed wide by Fellaini.
  • 47'
    Everton have been under a bit of pressure, having to hack clear another couple of clearances with the Trotters closing them down well.
  • 46'
    Second half underway.
  • Let's catch up with David Lynch at the Reebok Stadium. "Everton will be going in thankful that the scores are level. Despite Mirallas' injury coming just moments before they took the lead, the blow seems to have taken the wind out of the Toffees' sails. Bolton boss Dougie Freedman will hope that his side do not lose momentum over the break as there is real potential for an upset here."
  • 45'
    Half-time at the Reebok Stadium, scores level at 1-1.
  • 43'
    Baines fires in a low cross that is cleared for a corner. The left-back stays up to take the set-piece, but it is hacked clear.
  • 42'
    Lee looks to bend an effort in from 25 yards but can't get his shot on target.
  • 41'
    Everton are, unsurprisingly, trying to work Leighton Baines into the match as often as possible. He's getting a few crosses in, but has been let down by some of the passes he himself has received.
  • 38'
    Fellaini with his first real involvement in front of goal, but his header sails wide. Eagles then hits a swerving and dipping effort from distance that Howard gets a hand to and collects at the second attempt.
  • 36'
    Handball shout for the home team against Phil Neville, but the referee isn't moving. Lee then races into the box and gets it onto his left foot, but fires straight at Howard from a narrow angle.
  • 34'
    David Lynch gives us a quick update from the Reebok Stadium: "Darren Pratley has been having a stormer ever since Everton opened the scoring. The midfielder is at the heart of things again as he disposseses Osman in midfield to start a move which ends in Alonso's shot being parried away. The Toffees rocking."
  • 31'
    Bolton have been pushing more and more, but aren't finding any more chances, with Phil Neville calmly seeing a long ball out for a goal kick with Kightly attempting to find the advanced Alonso.
  • 28'
    Just moments later, the hosts are almost in again as Pratley tests Howard again from the edge of the area. We have a cup tie, ladies and gentlemen.
  • 27'
    Goal Marvin Sordell
    GOAL! Bolton are back on level terms. Everton have been dominant, but in the past few minutes you could see the hosts getting back into it. Darren Pratley does well to get down the right, firing in a cross to the front post and Sordell is there to fire low past Howard.
  • 24'
    Marvin Sordell breaks through the midfield and threads Lee in on goal, but he is offside, and Howard saves his effort anyway.
  • 21'
    Bolton are still yet to trouble Tim Howard. Eagles gets forward and wins a free kick, then a corner, and from the corner he aims a header at goal but can't get it on target.
  • 18'
    Goal Steven Pienaar
    GOAL! Everton break the deadlock in unusual circumstances. A shot is rocketed in at Andy Lonergan and, whilst the keeper does well to parry away, the ball bounces in off Pienaar's chest. Unlucky for Bolton but Everton deserve their lead.
  • 16'
    SubstitutionKevin Mirallas Magaye Gueye
  • 15'
    It looks like Kevin Mirallas will be hobbling off with a recurrence of his hamstring injury.
  • 14'
    Eagles looks to get forward for the hosts, but can't beat Baines after trying to knock it past him. Lots of possession now for Everton without making too much in the way of chances.
  • 11'
    Anichebe whips a cross into the box after being left in space, but Jelavic just cannot get a touch on it. It's all Everton so far.
  • 8'
    Anichebe is brought down on the edge of the box for a free kick. Mirallas takes it, but his shot clips off the wall for a corner. Mirallas takes the corner and after seeing it come back to him, eventually fires a shot over the bar.
  • 5'
    Pienaar whips in a corner that is headed clear, but Jagielka gets it back into the six-yard box and Lonergan collects.
  • 4'
    Jelavic gets into some space out wide on the left but his cross is deflected for a corner.
  • 2'
    Anichebe puts in an early cross, but Knight clears for the hosts.
  • 1'
    We are underway...
  • We're just five minutes away from kick-off at the Reebok Stadium, and David Moyes certainly seems to taking the game seriously judging by his team sheet, and the club's fans have responded by unfurling a banner stating: "500 games, 500 more. EFC legend" to celebrate the manager reaching a fifth century of matches in charge at Goodison Park.
  • And here is an update from our man at the ground, David Lynch: "Bolton boss Dougie Freedman has rung the changes following his side's 0-0 Championship draw with Crystal Palace last time out. Regular goalkeeper Adam Bogdan makes way for Andy Lonergan between the sticks whilst Sam Ricketts, Josh Vela and Marvin Sordell come in for Tyrone Mears, Keith Andrews and Kevin Davies respectively. Everton, meanwhile, have made just one change after they also drew 0-0 in their last game - away to Southampton. The fit-again Kevin Mirallas returns in place of Steven Naismith, news which is sure to prove a huge boost to the Toffees for the coming months."
  • And here is how Premier League side Everton line up: Howard, Neville, Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Mirallas, Pienaar, Osman, Fellaini, Anichebe, Jelavic. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Naismith, Gueye, Vellios, Duffy.
  • Here is the Bolton team for today: Lonergan, Alonso, Knight, Ream, Ricketts, Vela, Spearing, Pratley, Chung-Yong, Eagles, Sordell. Subs: Bogdan, Mears, Ngog, K Davies, Afobe, Holden, C Davies.
  • Good afternoon, and welcome to's LIVE coverage of Bolton v Everton in the fourth round of the FA Cup!