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Chelsea 0 Everton 0: Halsey fouls up as Blues fall short in drab goalless draw

23 Apr 2009 00:18:32

Chelsea 0 Everton 0: Halsey fouls up as Blues fall short in drab goalless draw

They were queuing up to take a penalty after their FA Cup semi-final heroics at Wembley last weekend, yet this time Everton's players were denied the chance to salute another spot-kick king. Quite how will remain a mystery after referee Mark Halsey waved play on following Alex's clumsy challenge, which flattened Everton left back Leighton Baines towards the end of the first half. 'He definitely touched me, he clipped me when I was in the box, but the ball was out of my control,' said Baines, but Everton's impressive full back was being charitable. Great escape: Baines is floored by Alex's challenge but no penalty was awarded After their 4-2 shootout victory over Manchester United on Sunday, any number of players would have fancied their chances of scoring from the spot, using the opportunity to draw first blood on their FA Cup final opponents and end their ambition of winning the title.They were denied the opportunity to do both, although a draw at Stamford Bridge has almost ended Chelsea's ambitions to win a third Barclays Premier League title.  Chelsea 0 Everton 0 - All the action as it happenedI'm not leaving: Winger Malouda insists his future is at ChelseaUnited will wrap up title and win Champions League, claims ex-Red Devil HowardVilla boss O'Neill lines up Everton's Lescott to replace crocked LaursenCHELSEA FC


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