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FA Cup

  • March 27, 2012
  • • 3:00 PM
  • • Stadium of Light, Sunderland
  • Referee: L. Probert
  • • Attendance: 43140

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 5'
    FULL-TIME! An abject display from Sunderland in the second-half means they got exactly what they deserved. A goal from Jelavic and an own-goal from Vaughan see Everton through to face bitter rivals Liverpool at Wembley
  • 90' + 3'
    Chance for Sunderland. Bendtner turns and plays Campbell in but with just the goalkeeper to beat, the Sunderland man hits it straight at Howard who gatehrs at the second attempt
  • 90' + 2'
    SubstitutionTim Cahill Tony Hibbert
  • 90' + 1'
    Five minutes of injury-time. Still no real threat from Sunderland and all you can hear at the Stadium of Light is the 6,000 Everton fans
  • 90'
    Heitinga disposses Bendtner with ease on the edge of Everton's box. Sums up the game today. Sunderland anonymous for large parts. Everton excellent
  • 89'
    Yellow Card Lee Cattermole
  • 87'
    SubstitutionNikica Jelavic Denis Stracqualursi
  • 87'
    Everton happy to soak up everything Sunderland are throwing at them now. They are sat deep and look comfortbale in defence
  • 84'
    Some more Sunderland pressure as they get two corners in a row. Big claim for a penalty from the second but nothing given against Distin
  • 82'
    SubstitutionMagaye Gueye Phil Jagielka
  • 82'
    Everton take off Gueye, who has been very good today and bring on Jegielka as they look to see this one out
  • 80'
    Slight Sunderland pressure with a couple of good runs and crosses from McClean but it comes to nothing and Everton get the ball back with Baines on the left
  • 78'
    Baines has a shout for a penalty turned down and Sunderland break with Sessegnon. Heitinga produces a fantastic tackle to disposess the forward and plays the ball simple to Gibson
  • 77'
    Yellow Card John Heitinga
  • 76'
    Yellow Card Sebastian Larsson
  • 75'
    Larsson tries to take some of his own retribution with a bad tackle on Neville. Getting a bit nasty now, Everton won't mind that. They can sit back and let Sunderland waste their own time
  • 74'
    Yellow Card Phil Bardsley
  • 74'
    Yellow Card Nikica Jelavic
  • 73'
    Neville catches McClean in the face. As he tries to apologies, Cattermole and Bardsley come steaming in and a melee breaks out
  • 72'
    Yellow Card Marouane Fellaini
  • 71'
    Everton knocking the ball about with ease now. Sunderland are almost chasing shadows. They try to break, but a foul from Fellaini on the half-way line takes the sting out of their attack
  • 69'
    More good play between Jelavic and Cahill. They work it well on the left, but Jelavic can't find Gueye and the ball goes out. Sunderland look all at sea here.
  • 67'
    Yellow Card Magaye Gueye
  • 67'
    Everton toying with Sunderland now. Great play between Gueye and Jelavic on the edge of the Sunderland box. They play a good one-two before Gueye creats half a yard, but fires his shot just over
  • 66'
    Another Everton chance for Jelavic. Baines wriggles free just inside the box and pulls the ball back, but Jelavic's shot is parried by Mignolet. The Everton striker should have had a hat-trick today. Only one team look like scoring
  • 63'
    SubstitutionWayne Bridge Fraizer Campbell
  • 63'
    Martin O'Neill is going all out now. Campbell comes on for Bridge. Sunderland have two recognised defenders left on the pitch
  • 61'
    Jelavic misses a fantastic chance to wrap this game up. Turner plays an awful back backwards which Cahill pounces on, he then plays in Jelavic, but with only the goalkeeper to beat, he puts it wide. Should have scored
  • 60'
    Sunderland need to rally now. They almost equalise from a corner but Sessegnon heads against the post after Howard misses the ball. End-to-end at the Stadium of Light
  • 57'
    Own Goal David Vaughan
    GOAL! Own-goal by Sunderland. Their defending has been awful. Fellaini nicks the ball inside the Sunderland half. The Belgian runs forward and finds Jelavic whose shot ricochets under the goalkeeper, only for David Vaughan to score a comical own goal
  • 55'
    Long throw from Neville causes chaos in the Sunderland box. Mignolet goes mad at his defence and so he should, they are not heading anything. Everton look to more likely to get the next goal
  • 54'
    SubstitutionSotirios Kyrgiakos David Vaughan
  • 53'
    Very early substitution from Sunderland which shows how unhappy their manager is. Vaughan is coming on for Krygiakos as the Black Cats look to get hold of the ball
  • 52'
    Sunderland look nervy whenever the ball is played long into their box. Everton are pumping it forward and winning most of the knock-downs. The away side have started the second-half just as they did the first
  • 49'
    Another chance for Everton. Gueye does well on the left and pulls the ball back to Gibson, but the former Man United midfielder's shot is blocked.
  • 47'
    Unbelievable strike from Osman! Corner comes in from Gueye and is flicked to the edge of the box. Osman smahes it towards goal on the volley, catching it sweetly but it misses the goal, only a few inches mind
  • 45'
    Sunderland get us underway in the second-half. The home team need to improve this period
  • 45' + 2'
    HALF-TIME! Everton deserve their lead at the Stadium of Light. They were excellent in the first 25 minutes and comfortable thereafter. Jelavic working hard up front and deserved his goal. The home team must improve.
  • 45'
    Both teams seemingly happy to go in as we are. Sunderland will be happy its one after the first 30 minutes
  • 43'
    Everton are happy to see this game out to half-time now. They aren't throwing numbers forward on the break anymore and are happy to soak up pressure
  • 40'
    Some neat passing in midfield between Osman and Fellaini for Everton. They can't find the killer pass though, which is more than can be said for Sunderland, who can't really put three passes together at the moment
  • 37'
    The game is evening out a bit now. Both teams are playng quite direct football and not really keeping possesion, saying that, when the ball gets around the box either side look threatening
  • 35'
    Yellow Card Darron Gibson
  • 34'
    A Sunderland free-kick leads to a corner. The corner is punched away by Howard but it falls to Bardsley 25 yards out. The right-back chests it down and volleys it over
  • 32'
    Sunderland work it wide to McClean. The youngster crosses the ball but Bendtner misses the first chance, the ball falls back to him but a great block from Baines denies him
  • 29'
    The Toffees are working really hard without the ball, pressing Sunderland back at every opportunity. The home side are struggling to keep possesion and get their wingers into the game
  • 26'
    Great atmosphere at the Stadium of Light this evening and now its the Everton fans making all the noise
  • 24'
    Goal Nikica Jelavic
    GOAL! A fine goal from Everton. Fellaini breaks forward and finds Gueye on the left wing. He then cuts the ball back to Jelavic, who finished well at the near post. It's been coming, Good start from the away side
  • 21'
    Good play from Everton again. Baines breaks down the left and finds Gueye who wriggles free. His cross is blocked and from the resulting corner, another Cahill header is saved by Mignolet
  • 19'
    Great save from Mignolet. Gibson whips in a corner which Cahill gets his head to, but the Sunderland goalkeeper reacts well and parries it
  • 18'
    More Sunderland pressure. Gardner's 30-yard free-kick flicks off the wall and goes out for a corner but the away side clear their lines.
  • 15'
    Sunderland getting into it more now. Gibson gives it straight to Sessegnon in the Everon half. The playmaker bursts forward and plays it McCleans whose cross is blocked.
  • 12'
    Neat passing between Neville and Osman on the right. They work it to Fellaini just outside the box but his cross is wayward. Good start from the Toffees
  • 10'
    Great play from McClean as he skips past Fellaini and then whips in a dangerous cross. Its headed away by Distin for a corner. Larsson puts it to the back post but Sessegnon can't get any power on his header and it goes out for a goal-kick
  • 8'
    Good play from the away side. Fellaini finds Osman with a nice through ball. Osman then plays Cahill in, just inside the box but his shot is tame and Mignolet gathers
  • 5'
    Osman gets behind Bridge on the right hand side. He delivers a good cross towards Jelavic but Krygiakos does well to get it away
  • 3'
    Everton win an early corner. Gueye takes it but Sunderland break away. Gueye managed to get back and foul Gardner on the halfway line
  • 1'
    Everton get us underway
  • Everton manager David Moyes has decided to rest Tony Hibbert and Phil Jagielka from the win at Swansea. Royston Drenthe is also still missing and Magaye Gueye gains a starting place.
  • Sunderland welcome back their skipper Lee Cattermole, who immediately returns to their starting eleven. They also have playmaker Stephane Sessegnon available, after he missed the first game.
  • Everton: Howard; Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines; Osman, Fellani, Gibson, Gueye; Cahill, Jelavic Subs: Hahnemann (g), Hibbert, Jagielka, Duffy, McFadden, Anichebe, Stracqualursi
  • Sunderland: Mignolet; Bardsley, Turner, Kyrgiakos, Bridge; Larsson, Cattermole, Gardner, McClean; Sessegnon, Bendtner. Subs: Gordon (g), Elmohamady, Meyler, Ji, Campbell, Kilgallon, Vaughan.
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