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FA Cup

  • 26 February 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • Goodison Park, Liverpool
  • Referee: M. Oliver
  • • Attendance: 32688

Live Commentary

  • So it's Everton who progress to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 3-1 win over Oldham. Kevin Mirallas got the hosts off to a flyer with a header in the 15th minute, with Leighton Baines doubling their lead from the penalty spot in the first half. A manic two minutes in the second half saw Osman make it 3-0, however Matt Smith gave Oldham hope again with a header from a corner. But in truth it was a comfortable win for the Toffees who will face Wigan for a place in the semi finals.
  • Oldham force a late corner which is cleared and referee Michael Oliver calls for full time.
  • 90' + 2'
    A long ball by Tarkowski is met by the head of Smith who forces a save from Howard, but that looks to be that.
  • 90'
    An additional three minutes of stoppage time at Goodison Park.
  • 88'
    SubstitutionSteven Pienaar Thomas Hitzlsperger
  • 86'
    Robbie Simpson is penalized for a foul on Tim Howard who is down in pain, another break in the game.
  • 85'
    Yellow Card Robbie Simpson
  • 84'
    Everton go up the other end and should score themselves as Gibson finds himself unmarked in the penalty area, but like many other shots from Everton tonight, the ball goes over the crossbar.
  • 83'
    SubstitutionKevin Mirallas Steven Naismith
  • 82'
    Oldham are still contesting, Jose Baxter has a promising shot from 20 yards blocked by Distin, good closing down from the Frenchman.
  • 80'
    Good footwork by Mirallas forces a corner for Everton as we approach the last ten minutes of the game. Oldham clear.
  • 77'
    The game has hit a bit of a lull, no chances being created by either side after the manic two minutes in the middle of the second half.
  • 75'
    SubstitutionConnor Brown James Wesolowski
  • 74'
    Rather surprisingly, Mirallas takes the free kick ahead of Baines and nothing comes from it.
  • 73'
    Leighton Baines does well to win a free kick from Lee Croft, another fierce encounter between the two tonight.
  • 70'
    Everton have a chance to score their fourth and it's the duo of Osman and Pienaar again that work well together which sees Osman cross into the penalty area, but no-one is on the end of it.
  • 67'
    Oldham's goalscorer Matt Smith is holding his shoulder after a collision in the air, the away side will hope he can continue, he's caused the Everton defence all sorts of problems since coming on.
  • 63'
    Goal Matt Smith
    Or maybe not! Goal for Oldham! Matt Smith gets a goal back for Oldham after poor defending from a corner by the home side allowed the gigantic striker to nod past Howard.
  • 62'
    Goal Leon Osman
    Goal! Everton make it 3-0 against the run of play. Leon Osman makes the slightest contact with a Steven Pienaar cross which deceives Bouzanis in the Oldham goal. Game over.
  • 60'
    Another good chance for Oldham, this time it's Lee Croft who shoots just wide after good build up play.
  • 58'
    The away team are the one that looks most likely to score the next goal at the moment, they're seeing a lot more of the ball in this second period.
  • 56'
    Best chance of the game for Oldham. The two changes seem to have sparked the away side into action. Robbie Simpson, the second of the two subs, found himself on the left side of the penalty area, he fizzed a cross hard and low across the six-yard box and Phil Neville put the ball behind.
  • 54'
    SubstitutionChris Iwelumo Matt Smith
  • 54'
    SubstitutionJordan Obita Robbie Simpson
  • 54'
    Oldham are readying two early substitutions, one being FA Cup hero Matt Smith.
  • 51'
    Chance for Everton and Phil Jagielka, the central defender sees the ball come to him after a scramble in the Oldham penalty area, but he can't keep his left foot shot down and it sails over the bar.
  • 49'
    A slow start to the second half, the away side continuing to close down well but not with the same urgency as the first half showing.
  • 46'
    Everton restart the action.
  •'s man at the ground this evening is David Lynch, he sums up the first half: "Half-time at Goodison Park and Everton hold a comfortable 2-0 lead over Oldham. The visitors gave themselves a mountain to climb by allowing Mirallas in so easily to open the scoring and Brown didn't help the cause with a needless handball in the box which gave Baines an invitation to double that lead. The Latics have been as disappointing in attack as they have in defence and it can't be long until gigantic striker Matt Smith is thrown on to at least win some headers."
  • The referee brings an end to the first half, with the home side in control with a 2-0 lead after goals from Kevin Mirallas with a fine header and Leighton Baines from the penalty spot.
  • 44'
    Oldham are by no means giving up in the game, they are still looking to attack at every given opportunity.
  • 43'
    A brief pause in the game as Osman and Tarkowski clash heads in the air.
  • 40'
    Everton create another chance from a cross as Coleman delivers to the head of Jelavic, but the former Rangers striker heads over.
  • 38'
    The corner doesn't result in a chance however and Everton clear their lines.
  • 37'
    Oldham are responding well again after conceding, forcing their first corner of the game.
  • 34'
    Penalty Goal Leighton Baines
    Leighton Baines steps up and makes it 2-0 to the home side, his penalty wasn't the most emphatic, but he beats Bouzanis to give Everton a cushion.
  • 34'
    Penalty to Everton! After work by Coleman down the right his cross is met by Connor Brown , unfortunately for the right-back it is with his arm and the referee points to the spot.
  • 31'
    After a strong 10 minute spell by the home side the game has hit a dry patch, Everton still look very much in control.
  • 28'
    Good chance for Everton as Baines forces a good save by Bouzanis after a strike from 25 yards.
  • 26'
    The combination of Osman and Pienaar work well once more as a one-two between the pair sees Osman cross for Jelavic, good defending by Mvoto denies the Croat though.
  • 23'
    Everton seem to have ridden the threat of an Oldham response and have a penalty claim themselves turned down as James Tarkowski manhandles Jelavic in the penalty area but the referee sees nothing in it.
  • 21'
    Steven Pienaar is finding space in between Oldham's midfield and defence, the away side will have to track him better to avoid the South African creating chances.
  • 18'
    The away team also had a penalty claim for handball turned down during the same period, the ball looked as though it striked Gibson on the arm but it would have been a harsh decision to give.
  • 17'
    A great response by Oldham as Jose Baxter hits the post! The ex-Everton youngster opened his body up well and tried to place the ball past keeper Tim Howard, only for the post to deny him a dream return to Goodison Park.
  • 15'
    Goal Kevin Mirallas
    GOAL! Mirallas! The home side take the lead thanks to a fairly routine header from Belgium international Kevin Mirallas after a good cross from Darron Gibson.
  • 12'
    Everton looking more threatening by the minute, causing trouble from crosses especially.
  • 8'
    Oldham certainly don't look out of place against their Premier League opponents so far with just under 10 minutes on the clock. Defending well so far.
  • 6'
    The first five minutes or so seems to have set the tone for tonight's match. A lot of possession for the home side, looking to carve out opportunities against the League One side.
  • 4'
    Oldham's wall stands firm to deny the England left-back, a poor set piece by his standards.
  • 3'
    Free kick in a dangerous position for Everton who keep possession from the throw-in. Baines to take..
  • 2'
    Good pressured being exerted early on by the away side. However, Leighton Baines has his first surge down the left side for Everton, forcing a throw-in.
  • 1'
    Oldham get the game underway.
  • Both teams are making their way onto the Goodison Park pitch, kick-off imminent.
  • A quarter-final tie against Wigan await the winners of tonight's match, an extra incentive for the two teams at Goodison Park.
  • And the Oldham team is: Bouzanis; Brown, M'Voto, Tarkowski, Grounds; Croft, Furman, Baxter, Obita; Iwelumo, Barnard. Subs: Cisak, Wesolowski, Simpson, Smith, Millar, Winchester, Mellor.
  • First of all the two teams, Everton have named a strong starting eleven, they line up as: Howard; Coleman, Distin, Jagielka, Baines; Neville, Gibson; Osman, Pienaar, Mirallas; Jelavic. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Vellios, Duffy.
  • Good evening and welcome to's LIVE play-by-play for the FA Cup fifth round replay tie between Everton and Oldham. I'm Dale Jones (dalejones20) and I'll be taking you through tonight's action.