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Played
February 26, 2013 2:45 PM EST
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ M. Oliver‎
Attendance:‬ 32688‎
 
Matt Smith 63′
34′ (PG) Leighton Baines
 
62′ Leon Osman
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Everton 3-1 Oldham

David Moyes' men sealed their place in the next round of the FA Cup as the Latics failed to truly test their Premier League opponents until the late addition of Matt Smith

By David Lynch

  • Tim Howard
    2
    1
    3.00

    Tim Howard

    Had a comfortable evening but was let down by his defence as Smith leapt highest to score a consolation goal for Oldham.

  • Leighton Baines
    2
    1
    3.00

    Leighton Baines

    Got forward to good effect, as always. Perhaps fortunate to see what was a weak, poorly aimed penalty sneak underneath Bouzanis.

  • Phil Jagielka
    1
    2
    3.50

    Phil Jagielka

    Dealt with the strike pairing of Iwelumo and Barnard with consummate ease in the first half and almost netted in the second only to drive a loose ball over.

  • Sylvain Distin
    2
    1
    3.00

    Sylvain Distin

    Lost his man as substitute Matt Smith walked in during a corner routine to nod home. Had hardly been tested prior to the big striker's introduction.

  • Darron Gibson
    2
    2
    3.50

    Darron Gibson Top of the Match

    His cross for Mirallas was virtually undefendable and the midfielder used the ball intelligently throughout despite some dogged pressing. Missed a gilt-edged chance to wrap it up late on, driving over a pull-back in the box.

  • Leon Osman
    1
    1
    3.50

    Leon Osman

    Got kicked about at times due to his quick feet. Never hid, though, and got a deserved goal in slightly fortunate circumstances.

  • Phil Neville
    1
    1
    3.00

    Phil Neville

    Kept things simple in a central midfield role and produced a vital interception in the second period with Jose Baxter ready to tap in from six yards.

  • Seamus Coleman
    2
    1
    3.00

    Seamus Coleman

    Defended well against Obita for the opening hour. Did not always pick the right option going forward but always looked a threat coming from the back.

  • Steven Pienaar
    2
    1
    3.50

    Steven Pienaar

    Did not enjoy a productive first half but notably improved in the second and provided the teasing cross which allowed Osman to net.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    2
    2
    3.00

    Kevin Mirallas

    His manager recently spoke of his desire for the Belgian to get more goals. Answered those calls with a brilliant run into the box to get on the end of Darron Gibson's cross. Faded in the second period.

  • Nikica Jelavic
    2
    3
    2.50

    Nikica Jelavic

    That he failed to get a touch on Osman's header before it found the net is a fair indication of his poor luck at the moment. Struggled to find his first touch when in encouraging situations, as he has for much of his recent barren run.

Substitutions

  • Thomas Hitzlsperger
    3
    1

    Thomas Hitzlsperger

    A late, time-wasting substitute.

  • Steven Naismith
    2
    1

    Steven Naismith

    Had little time to make an impact as a late sub.

  • Dean Bouzanis
    0
    2
    2.00

    Dean Bouzanis Flop of the Match

    It is often hard to criticise a goalkeeper for failing to save a penalty, but Bouzanis really should have done better with Baines' poor effort. Did not cover himself in glory by letting Osman's header in either.

  • Connor Brown
    0
    2
    2.50

    Connor Brown

    Worked hard against Everton's dangerous left side but will probably be unable to explain why he chose to handle in the box in the first half.

  • Jonathan Grounds
    0
    1
    3.50

    Jonathan Grounds

    Stayed alert throughout and chased relentlessly. Played a large part in limiting Mirallas' impact following the winger's goal (which came from a central position, anyway) and provided the corner for Smith to head in.

  • Jean-Yves M'voto
    0
    1
    3.00

    Jean-Yves M'voto

    Bullied Jelavic for much of the match, despite being fortunate to get away with a bizarre clearance attempt in the opening 45 minutes. Absolved of blame for all three goals.

  • James Tarkowski
    0
    1
    2.50

    James Tarkowski

    Might have tracked Mirallas as the wideman ran into the box to open the scoring. Lucky not to concede a penalty for a tug on Jelavic.

  • Dean Furman
    0
    1
    3.00

    Dean Furman

    Showed his international credentials by using the ball intelligently and protecting the space behind Oldham's midfield as well as he possibly could.

  • Jordan Obita
    0
    1
    2.50

    Jordan Obita

    Did not get much opportunity to evidence his pace as Coleman kept him shackled. Substituted in the 55th minute.

  • Chris Iwelumo
    0
    1
    2.50

    Chris Iwelumo

    Failed to do his job as a target man in the first half, allowing the ball to escape before his midfield could get up in support.

  • Jose Baxter
    0
    1
    3.00

    Jose Baxter

    Worked hard on his return to Goodison Park and showed some nice touches. His curled effort shortly after Mirallas opened the scoring deserved more than to bounce back of the post. A beautiful hit.

  • Lee Barnard
    0
    1
    2.50

    Lee Barnard

    Chased the Everton defenders as much as he could but formed an ineffective partnership with Iwelumo as Everton cruised for the opening hour.

  • Lee Croft
    0
    1
    3.00

    Lee Croft

    His influence grew as Oldham came into the game more in the second half. Saw a long-distance effort creep just wide of the near post and provided some dangerous crosses.

Substitutions

  • James Wesolowski
    0
    1

    James Wesolowski

    Came on for Brown late on but did little of note.

  • Matt Smith
    0
    1
    3.50

    Matt Smith

    Proved that he arguably should have started the match by creating havoc in the Everton penalty box. Continued his cup scoring run with a well-taken header from a corner.

  • Robbie Simpson
    0
    1
    3.00

    Robbie Simpson

    Helped make the left-hand side a more profitable route of attack for Oldham and almost created a goal.

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