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  • 1 March 2011
  • • 19:30
  • • Goodison Park, Liverpool
  • Referee: A. Marriner
  • • Attendance: 29976
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Everton - Reading Preview: Toffees look to avoid upset by setting up all Premier League quarter-final

Everton - Reading Preview: Toffees look to avoid upset by setting up all Premier League quarter-final

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PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Everton: Howard; Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Coleman, Arteta, Fellaini, Osman; Beckford, Saha.

Reading: McCarthy; Cummings, Khizanishvili, Mills, Harte; Kebe, Tabb, Leigertwood, McAnuff; Long, Hunt.


DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Everton have won the competition five times and got to 13 finals, most recently losing out to Chelsea in 2009.
  • These two clubs have only met six times in their history, duly down to Everton’s longevity in the first-tier.
  • Since the final has been played at the new Wembley, there has always been a team that wears blue in the final - Chelsea in 2007, Portsmouth 2008, Everton 2009 and Chelsea 2010.
  • The Toffees have three FA Cup winners in their side, Phil Neville, Sylvain Distin and Tim Howard.
  • The winner will meet either Manchester City or Aston Villa in the quarter-final.
  • Reading boss Brian McDermott led the club to the quarter-final last season.
  • Reading have scored 24 goals on the road this season, which is more than the top two teams in the Championship, QPR and Swansea.
  • Reading have never won the cup, the closest they came was a semi-final appearance in 1927.
  • Striker Shane Long scored at Anfield in the third round last year as the Royals knocked out Liverpool.
  • Long has 17 goals this season, which is the same as Jermaine Beckford and Saha put together.


LAST MEETING



February 9, 2008: Everton 1-0 Reading

Everton grinded out a seventh consecutive victory to stay fourth in the Premier League. It was a scrappy affair throughout but a looping second half header from Phil Jagielka won it for the Toffees and put Reading in a relegation battle.

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Everton

Reading

Wins
2
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Everton FC EVE
Everton FC Everton
Draw
Reading FC REA
Reading FC Reading
81%

Top 3 Predictions

Everton FC EVE
2 - 0
Reading FC REA
Everton FC EVE
1 - 0
Reading FC REA
Everton FC EVE
3 - 0
Reading FC REA

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