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England - FA Cup
February 19, 2011
• Stamford Bridge, London
Referee: P. Dowd
• Attendance: 41113
F. Lampard 103'
Everton won 4 - 3 on penalties
L. Baines 119'
At Stamford Bridge, Goal.com’s Wayne Veysey: Great scenes from Everton fans at Stamford Bridge as they progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup and Chelsea's season goes from average to worse. 'We shall not be moved' and 'David Moyes' blue and white army' sing the visiting fans following an afternoon of great drama. Huge credit to Leighton Baines, for a magnificent performance and brilliant free-kick that handed Everton their lifeline. Although Baines' spot-kick was saved, Arteta, Jageilka, Heitinga and Neville all finished emphatically while, for Chelsea, Anelka and Cole both missed in equally dismal fashion. Anelka's lethargic effort was pawed away by Howard and Cole blasted over. Ancelotti's press conference should be interesting.
Neville – GOAL – Everton are into round five. Stunning penalty. Cech goes the wrong way. Everton win 4-3 on penalties.
Cole – MISS – High and Wide by Ashley Cole. Everton win if they score.
Heitinga – GOAL – Right in the corner. Cech guesses right but can’t get there. 3-3. One more pen each.
Essien – GOAL – Well taken, Howard dives the wrong way as the ball hits the net.
Arteta – GOAL – Great strike into the roof of the net. 2-2 on penalties, one miss each.
Anelka – SAVED – A slow run up and the Frenchman lifts the ball high but Howard guesses right and palms away.
Jagielka – GOAL – Bottom left hand corner.
Up steps Drogba – GOAL. Calmly taken, Drogba slides the ball along the deck into the corner. Howard dives the wrong way.
Baines for Everton – SAVED by Cech. The man who took us to spot-kicks denied as the keeper dives left.
Lampard first – Goal. Struck down the middle.
The dreaded shoot-out for a place in round five. Both sides have experienced the drama of a shoot-out in recent years. Everton saw off Manchester United in an FA Cup semi-final whilst Chelsea suffered heartache at the hands of the Red Devils in the European Cup Final in Moscow.
120' + 10'
Pen SO Goal Phil Neville
120' + 9'
Pen SO Miss Ashley Cole
120' + 8'
Pen SO Goal John Heitinga
120' + 7'
Pen SO Goal Michael Essien
120' + 6'
Pen SO Goal Mikel Amatrian Arteta
120' + 5'
Pen SO Miss Nicolas Anelka
120' + 4'
Pen SO Goal Phil Jagielka
120' + 3'
Pen SO Goal Didier Drogba
120' + 2'
Pen SO Miss Leighton Baines
120' + 1'
Pen SO Goal Frank Lampard
Wayne Veysey, Goal.com’s reporter at the ground says: Extra time has finished and we've got penalties. Great free-kick by the outstanding Baines, who was already man of the match, and great scenes by the touchline. Some serious celebrations by David Moyes and his backroom staff. Moyes' celebratory jig took him halfway to the centre circle and rekindled memoreies of Brian Kidd after Steve Bruce's famous winner against Sheffield Wednesday all those years ago. Moyes' response to a a quiet word from the fourth official is to remove his padded jacket.
A stunning strike from Baines. Man of the match when the sides met here in the league, the left-back planted the ball high into the top corner. Cech could have been in another postcode. He wasn’t getting near it.
GOAL: Everton win a free-kick in a perfect position for Baines to strike and the former Wigan man doesn’t disappoint. Penalty shoot out, you know it.
Goal Leighton Baines
Yellow Card Mikel Amatrian Arteta
105' + 2'
Chelsea continue to show no sign of fatigue as Ivanovic bursts out from the defensive line to orchestrate an attack which he nearly finishes off. Anelka’s scoop pass just a bit heavy for the Serbian defender.
Wayne Veysey, our reporter at the ground says: The first period of extra time has ended and Chelsea are finally on top. Relief and joy for Frank Lampard, whose missed opportunities must have been close to double figures before Anelka teed him up for yet another chance that he finally buried in the back of the net. Everton are a tough bunch, though, and there is sure to be another twist or turn before the end here.
Half-time in extra time. Chelsea 15 minutes away from seeing off an excellent Everton challenge.
Set-pieces look the best bet for a tired Everton and as Baines swings in another effort, Anichebe is adjudged to have fouled his marker.
Goal Frank Lampard
Goal at the Bridge. A full 113 minutes in. Anelka does brilliantly to evade Everton bodies on the right before clipping a cross to Drogba. The Ivorian chests into the path of Lampard who drives right-footed past Howard. The American finally beaten. Chelsea a huge step closer to round five.
Another well supported Chelsea break wins a corner. The delivery falls to Lampard who drags his strike from 18-yards wide with his left foot.
Chelsea look to have the legs on Everton at this late stage. A breakdown in the Everton Attack sees Chelsea bodies swarming forward on the break. No sign of fatigue from Ancelotti’s men.
Essien and Anelka combine but both refuse opportunities to strike from distance. Drogba doesn’t pass up the invitation though and his speculative effort sails over the Everton cross bar and into the grateful clutches of the away support.
A Lampard free-kick is met by Ivanovic but the Russian can’t guide his header goal wards whilst swamped by bodies in the box. Everton really have defended every single ball.
Nicolas Anelka replaces Florent malouda. The departed Frenchmen could be made to ponder the two chances he missed in the first-half.
90' + 28'
It’s never too late for a touch of entertainment. Drogba performing keepy ups in the centre circle. Maybe a tad early for party pieces.
90' + 27'
A Coleman foul deep in the Chelsea half sees Petr Cech take his time in taking the free-kick. Chelsea very close to seeing this through.
90' + 24'
Everton are struggling to make any inroads into the Chelsea lead. It looks like being a long journey home for the 6,000 strong travelling support.
90' + 20'
Everton seem to have pushed Fellaini up to support Anichebe. The aggressive Belgian wrestling with the Chelsea centre-backs.
The score line is far from reflective of the action, chances have gone begging at either end and with more composure in front of goal, both sides could have bagged a place in the next round. We head into extra-time with the sides inseparable after 180 minutes of action. Not ideal for Ancelotti with a Champions League fixture on the horizon.
Substitute Anichebe drives Everton out of defence with a strong run and is felled on the touch line in the Chelsea half. The free-kick is taken short and Baines strikes at goal with his weaker foot. Cech palms the ball out and Fellaini sticks the rebound away, only for the flag to frustrate the away fans behind the goal. Offside, no goal.
Everton can’t get out, this could be a long three minutes for the visitors.
Any goal now would surely win it. Chelsea pressuring.
It looks like being one of those days for Chelsea in front of their own fans. Lampard and Malouda find themselves two against one and the Englishmen slips his teammate in but the ball won’t settle for him. Malouda reverses the roles and sets Lampard with Howard bearing down on him. The Chelsea favourite tries to lift the ball over the keeper but his effort comfortably clears the bar. Like John Terry in the first-half, Lampard has head in hands.
Almost a dream introduction for Victor Anichebe. Second after coming on, the young striker is close to connecting to a Bilyaletdinov cross. Any touch would have surely been a goal.
We’re about to enter the last ten minutes in London and despite there being plenty of chances, we remain at 0-0. Can either side grab a fifth round home tie with Reading in the last stages?
Frustration for Chelsea as Drogba floats a ball across goal from the byline but it won’t quite sit for Terry who eventually clips the ball back into the goal mouth with no blue shirt able to get anywhere near it. A good attack but the ball just failed to break for the Blues.
A slowly built Everton attack allows substitute Bilyaletdinov to lift a high cross from left to right. Seamus Coleman leaps like a salmon and powers a header downward but Cech is well placed to scoop the ball up. Everton fans behind that goal are sensing glory.
Kalou does well with a cross-field run and the on-rushing Ramires takes over before whipping the ball into the box where Lampard gets a mediocre connection on a header but fails to trouble Howard.
Entering the final quarter, nothing can separate these sides. Already this season, Everton have have drawn 1-1 at Stamford Bridge and held the Champions to a 1-1 draw at Goodison park in the initial fourth round fixture. David Moyes really does know how to frustrate Ancelotti’s men.
As the action heats up, Wayne Veysey, Goal.com’s match reporter is looking on from the press box: A real sense of occasion is developing at Stamford Bridge. Everton's excellent travelling support are singing 'We shall not be moved', which is lifting Chelsea's support out of their lunchtime slumber. It has been a decent start to the second half, too, with neither team willing to play for extra time. Essien's introduction has brought greater dynamism to the home team, but Everton are in resilient mood today.
Ramires steps away from two challenges mid-way inside the Everton half before letting fly with a strike along the ground. Howard is sprawling but the strike slides past the post.
Great football by Chelsea as Kalou slips Ramires into a great position and the energetic midfielder cuts the ball into the goalmouth for Frank Lampard who drills goal wards but Howard deflects the ball for a corner with his legs. From the corner, Ivanovic rockets in at the back-post but his stab at goal is cleared from the goal mouth. Two great chances for the home side.
Yellow Card Sylvain Distin
Chelsea briefly pin Everton into their final third and eventually Paolo Ferreira swings in a cross which has Distin stretching. The defender swings a leg at it and the ball clears the cross-bar.
Arteta delivers a ball into Beckford in space but the front man is falling as he receives the ball and his effort goes high and wide.
Again a set-piece delivery spawns opportunity. Baines delivery headed straight at Cech.
Ivanovic penalised for a shove on Beckford. Free-kick in another good area.
Set-pieces are the order of the day at Stamford Bridge. The latest offering a Drogba delivery met by Frank Lampard on the Penalty spot but his header is well wide of Tim Howard’s left hand post.
A steady start to the second period by both sides. Extra-time and penalties look to be on the agenda.
Yellow Card Seamus Coleman
Yellow Card Leighton Baines
Lampard gets in behind but his cut back to Drogba allows the Everton defence to get bodies around the striker and deflect his effort for a corner.
Baines catches Ramires on the half-way line and finds himself in hot water with Phil Dowd. The left-back is booked and this time, Ramires is not guilty of diving.
Drogba swings in a free-kick from the left touch line. The kick evades every player but Tim Howard scoops the ball up on his goal line. Any touch on the ball would have caused major problems for Everton. The kick was taken from the same area as Lampard’s in-swinger in the first-half which hit the post. A potential glitch in Everton’s set-piece defending.
John Obi Mikel
Essien has entered the fray for the champions with Mikel making way. Can the Ghanaian impose himself on the game and drag Chelsea into the fifth round?
Our man in the Stamford Bridge press box is soaking up the atmosphere. Wayne Veysey says: Half-time at Stamford Bridge and there are boos aimed at referee Phil Dowd, presumably for booking Ramires for diving shortly before the break. Chelsea, without the ineligible Torres and Luiz, have stuggled to break out of the straitjacket of mediocrity that has suffocated them in their last two league games, although it required two excellent saves from Howard to twice deny Florent Malouda. Everton, who were slaughtered by David Moyes in midweek, have showed resilience in defence and look threatening on the counter-attack. The shadow of extra-time and penalties looms.
Half-time and the deadlock remains intact. Everton’s enthusiasm there for all to see but Chelsea have spurned the better openings. John Terry will not want to see repays of his early miss and Florent Malouda should be on the score-sheet. For the travelling faithful, Baines has looked a constant threat and his teammates will look to him to deliver better quality in the second period. Half-time at Stamford Bridge – Chelsea 0 Everton 0
Yellow Card Ramires
Controversy at the death of the first-half at the Bridge. Ramires bursts through the inside right channel and as Howard rushes out, Ramires pushes the ball past the American keeper and goes down. Phil Down blows his whistle, NO PENALTY, booking for Ramires – simulation.
Yellow Card Florent Malouda
Malouda the first player into the notebook for a late challenge on Seamus Coleman. The Frenchman was late but there was no malice in the challenge.
With a better final ball, Everton could have really shaken Chelsea in this first-half. This time, Baines cross is blocked at the near post by Terry.
Drogba now looks keen. A transformation in body language over the last half hour. The big striker creates himself a yard of space and blasts goal wards from 30-yards, deflection, corner.
A host of balls tossed into the box by the Visitors but Terry and Ivanovic stand tall and head balls away.
Drogba seems to have shaken off his knock.
Drogba pulls a high ball out of the air in customary fashion and rolls his man before delicately slipping Malouda in on goal. Bursting through the inside left channel, Malouda again strikes at Howard. Despite Everton’s endeavour, Chelsea have had some great opportunities.
On the half-hour, both sides have threatened the deadlock but we remain goalless. Everton look threatening out wide through Baines and Coleman but Chelsea have carved out the better chances and John Terry really should have lit up the scoreboard when blazing over with Howard grounded.
Everton look to be in when Osman slides Beckford into the clear but the former Leeds man dilly dallies on the ball and the opportunity passes.
From the corner Chelsea break and Kalou darts to the byline before cutting the ball back for Lampard. The midfielder’s shot is blocked but he has the presence of mind to then set the ball from Malouda who strikes to close to Howard from 12-yards. The break down in play results in the ball falling to Drogba who strikes crisply from 20-yards but misses the target.
Good play from Everton sees the ball switched from left to right and Seamus Coleman makes use of space to strike at goal from 18-yards. His effort deflected for a corner.
Goal.com’s reporter at the ground Wayne Veysey says: Interesting to watch the Drogba-Ancelotti body language on the touchline when the Ivorian limped off for medical attention after going down like he was shot near the centre circle. Drogba spent a couple of minutes with the physio about two yards from Ancelotti and the Italian did not even so much as glance at the recalled striker. Back on the pitch, Drogba is hobbling, wincing and walking like an injured war veteran. Hard to tell how hurt he actually is. It's telling that no Chelsea players is warming up.
Lampard swings in a free-kick from the left-hand touch line and Phil Jagielka flicks the ball onto his own post, the rebound falls to Terry with the goal gaping but the Chelsea captain slams over the bar. Head in hands, and rightly so, should have been the opener.
Drogba seems to be struggling to shake off an early knock and the Ivorian’s prospects of finishing this half look bleak.
A good delivery from Baines picks out Coleman at the back stick and the Republic of Ireland international heads across the goalmouth but no one can challenge to prod the ball goal wards. Intelligent play by Coleman and a great ball by Baines. Everton the better side so far.
The Chelsea midfield diamond struggled to break down a pluck Fulham on Monday night and the early stages today would imply they’re in for a similar afternoon. The narrow nature of the diamond allowing Fellaini to destroy play with ease so far.
Seamus Coleman charges down the Everton right and looks to cross but Ashley Cole deflects the youngster’s delivery and Cech smother the ball in his six-yard-box. Good play by Everton's young talent, he really turned the after-burners on.
Chances currently stand at nil during the opening ten minutes of this clash. Baines looks vibrant up the Everton left as always and Chelsea don’t quite look like they’ve woken up for this early kick off.
Arteta fells Mikel on the half-way line and is luck to escape a caution. The Nigerian had wrestled possession from the normally meticulous Spaniard.
Drogba tries a clever flick to release Kalou but Distin is wise to the Ivorian’s idea and snuffs out the ploy just as Kalou looked to be in behind. Alert defending by the ex-Manchester City man.
Our man at the ground Wayne Veysey says: We have kicked off at Stamford Bridge and there are still quite a few empty seats in the bottom tier of the ground. The press box being where it is here, I could not tell you about the upper tiers as I can't see them. The travelling Everton contingent have taken up the entire bottom tier of the away end - it's easy to spot them as they're all stood up.
Osman at it again, a shot from 25-yards well struck but straight at Cech. The 29-year-old Everton man looks fresh having been only a sub at Bolton.
Bright early start by Everton, Baines and Osman linking well down the left but Osman failes to deliver a cross with any quality.
Everton: Howard, Jagielka, Distin, Cole, Baines, Fellaini, Arteta, Neville, Osman, Cahill, Beckford
Chelsea: Cech, Ferreira, Cole, Terry, Ivanovic, Mikel, Lampard, Malouda, Ramires, Drogba, Kalou
Everton welcome back Phil Jagielka and Leon Osman and John Heitinga and Dinyar Bilyaletdinov make way accordingly. Jermaine Beckford gets the nod up top as Victor Anichebe is relegated to the bench. Manager David Moyes will hope for an improved performance than that shown by his side at Bolton last Sunday.
Chelsea make four changes to the side rescued by Petr Cech at Fulham on Monday night. Ferreira, Mikel, Drogba and Kalou come into the side, with David Luiz, Ramires, Fernando Torres and Nicolas Anelka making way.
Good afternoon and welcome to Goal.com’s live commentary of this FA Cup 4th round replay at Stamford Bridge. Premier League Champions Chelsea entertain Everton following a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park. The winners of this fixture will fancy their chances of progression to the latter stages of the competition with a home tie against Reading earmarked for the winners of the tie in round 5.
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