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  • Date:18 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:38,347
  • Drenthe (0) Stracqualursi (5)
Goal!

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90:07 +0.07

Johnny Heitinga challenges Roman Bednar unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Power penalty missed by Kevin Phillips.

87:19

Apostolos Vellios is brought on as a substitute for Denis Stracqualursi. Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard. Corner taken short by Ludovic Sylvestre. Royston Drenthe fouled by Lomana Tresor LuaLua, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tim Howard.

85:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Fellaini on Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Ludovic Sylvestre takes the indirect free kick.

84:37

Kevin Phillips concedes a free kick for a foul on Royston Drenthe. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.

84:10

Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

83:32

Unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman by Roman Bednar results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Royston Drenthe.

83:07

Royston Drenthe takes a outswinging corner.

82:41

Robert Harris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman. Tony Hibbert takes the free kick.

81:53

Darron Gibson goes off and Ross Barkley comes on.

79:56

Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Clearance made by Robert Harris. Lomana Tresor LuaLua decides to take a short corner. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Royston Drenthe by Alex Baptiste. Alex Baptiste booked for unsporting behaviour. Johnny Heitinga takes the direct free kick.

78:34

Nouha Dicko takes a shot.

78:17

Darron Gibson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Ludovic Sylvestre takes the direct free kick.

77:34

Denis Stracqualursi has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

75:07

Chris Basham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Royston Drenthe. Leighton Baines takes the free kick. Denis Stracqualursi takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks. Corner taken by Royston Drenthe from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Robert Harris.

74:21

Lomana Tresor LuaLua gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Royston Drenthe. Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.

73:03

The referee blows for offside against Kevin Phillips. Indirect free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

70:36

Thomas Ince leaves the field to be replaced by Nouha Dicko. Lomana Tresor LuaLua comes on in place of Martinez Angel.

69:05

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Phillips. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.

68:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Denis Stracqualursi on Danny Wilson. Danny Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

66:55

Sylvain Distin concedes a free kick for a foul on Roman Bednar. Ludovic Sylvestre takes the direct free kick.

65:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnny Heitinga on Robert Harris. Kevin Phillips shoots direct from the free kick,

61:29

Johnny Heitinga challenges Roman Bednar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Phillips has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Tim Howard.

57:22

Royston Drenthe takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Royston Drenthe played to the near post, Close range headed effort by Johnny Heitinga clears the crossbar.

56:21

(Everton) makes a substitution, with Seamus Coleman coming on for Magaye Gueye.

55:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Cathcart by Denis Stracqualursi. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

55:14

Chris Basham challenges Leighton Baines unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Phil Neville.

53:09

Roman Bednar is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Johnny Heitinga takes the indirect free kick.

51:24

Foul by Marouane Fellaini on Martinez Angel, free kick awarded. Alex Baptiste restarts play with the free kick.

49:56

Short corner taken by Royston Drenthe from the right by-line.

48:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Neville on Martinez Angel. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Thomas Ince, save made by Tim Howard.

47:34 +2.34

Roman Bednar concedes a free kick for a foul on Tim Howard. Tim Howard takes the free kick.

46:46

The offside flag is raised against Magaye Gueye. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

45:49 +0.49

Ludovic Sylvestre takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Ludovic Sylvestre from the left by-line, save by Tim Howard. Thomas Ince takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Darron Gibson. Corner taken by Thomas Ince from the right by-line played to the near post.

45:21

The referee gives a free kick against Chris Basham for handball. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.

44:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Wilson by Denis Stracqualursi. Free kick taken by Danny Wilson.

42:34

Danny Wilson challenges Marouane Fellaini unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Royston Drenthe from the free kick.

41:18

Marouane Fellaini has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

40:25

Denis Stracqualursi produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

40:00

Shot by Darron Gibson from 20 yards. Matthew Gilks makes a save.

39:32

Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Craig Cathcart gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Royston Drenthe from the right by-line to the near post, Roman Bednar makes a clearance.

37:35

Outswinging corner taken by Magaye Gueye.

35:14

Short corner worked by Magaye Gueye.

34:54

The offside flag is raised against Kevin Phillips. Indirect free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

30:45

Foul by Sylvain Distin on Roman Bednar, free kick awarded. Martinez Angel takes the direct free kick.

29:33

Foul by Craig Cathcart on Denis Stracqualursi, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.

27:59

Effort on goal by Alex Baptiste from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

27:19

Thomas Ince decides to take a short corner.

24:40

Shot by Darron Gibson from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

23:47

Johnny Heitinga challenges Roman Bednar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Martinez Angel.

23:04

The referee blows for offside against Denis Stracqualursi. Craig Cathcart takes the free kick.

22:50

Denis Stracqualursi is caught offside. Craig Cathcart takes the indirect free kick.

21:03

Danny Wilson challenges Denis Stracqualursi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Taylor-Fletcher leaves the field to be replaced by Roman Bednar. Free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

17:49

Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Blocked by Tim Howard.

16:59

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marouane Fellaini. Alex Baptiste takes the free kick.

13:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Neville on Kevin Phillips. Strike comes in from Kevin Phillips from the free kick.

10:59

Magaye Gueye is caught offside. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

9:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Harris by Marouane Fellaini. Free kick taken by Ludovic Sylvestre.

5:28

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Royston Drenthe played to the near post, Denis Stracqualursi gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Everton 2-0 Blackpool.Assist by Royston Drenthe.

3:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Neville by Chris Basham. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.

1:43

Marouane Fellaini challenges Danny Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martinez Angel restarts play with the free kick.

0:46

Royston Drenthe fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Everton 1-0 Blackpool.The assist for the goal came from Marouane Fellaini.

0:16

Robert Harris concedes a free kick for a foul on Royston Drenthe. Tony Hibbert restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Moyes wary of Blackpool revival Everton boss David Moyes has been greatly impressed by Blackpool's revival since they suffered relegation from the Premier League last season and is expecting them to provide a testing assignment for his team when they visit Goodison Park in the FA Cup fifth round. Having got the Seasiders promoted to the top-flight in 2010 only to see them relegated on the final day of the campaign a year later, manager Ian Holloway has his side very much in contention for a return to the big time this term. The Tangerines are currently fourth in the Championship and go into Saturday's tie having lost just two of their last 20 games in all competitions, and none of their last 10. Everton are in good form themselves and Moyes is anticipating a tough afternoon's work for the Toffees as they look to continue the run against Blackpool and Holloway, who he feels has done a "brilliant" job. "We are on a decent run and we have to try to keep it going if we can, but it is going to be tough against Blackpool," Moyes said. "They are a good side, doing really well in the Championship and on the verge maybe of getting back (to the Premier League) through the automatic positions or at worst, through the play-offs as they did last time. "He (Holloway) has done a brilliant job - everybody knows that. It is never easy when you go down, and I think they were really, really unlucky to go down in the end. "They generated a great wave of support throughout the country last year when they were in the Premier League and they just didn't quite make it. "In the first six months (since then) they have had to make a few changes but they have quietly gone about their business and I think overall they have come back and done well." Moyes has had enough experiences against lower-league clubs in cups before to know that they should not be taken lightly. "I've been lucky to get to the fifth round a few times, and I've been knocked out in earlier rounds by Shrewsburys, Oldhams and Readings not to do those clubs down at all," Moyes said. "That is there, it is fact, so we are vulnerable just like every other club when they play against any team." Moyes will be without Steven Pienaar for the contest as the winger, on loan from Tottenham, is cup-tied. It is the last game before another Everton loanee, Landon Donovan, returns to the Los Angeles Galaxy, but the forward might not get the chance to make a farewell appearance for the Merseysiders due to illness, while Nikica Jelavic has definitely been ruled out, with Moyes revealing that the striker has pubalgia. Wide man Seamus Coleman could feature against the club he played for on loan in 2010 having overcome a thigh problem, but defender Shane Duffy has an ankle complaint and joins an injury list that also includes Jack Rodwell (hamstring), Leon Osman and Phil Jagielka (both knee). Holloway believes his current Blackpool line-up would give last year's Premier League side a run for their money. Blackpool's final-day relegation from the top flight sparked the departure of key players including Charlie Adam, DJ Campbell and David Vaughan. However, his rebuilt and rejuvenated squad have stormed into the automatic promotion picture in recent weeks. "It's a nice feeling at the moment," said Holloway ahead of Saturday's clash. "We had enough bad feelings last year with how it all ended. It's nice to be feeling a bit more upbeat and positive about ourselves again. "I honestly couldn't tell you what my best team is at the moment because everybody's playing so well. "I did lose arguably my best team last summer, the better ones got stolen, but I had a fantastic group. "I've added some other ones to it and I couldn't tell you if last year's team played this year's team who would win, so that's good news for us." In attack, Holloway has amassed a plethora of impressive options. Lomana LuaLua was rescued from the obscurity of Cypriot football to spearhead a fluid, pacy forward line featuring highly-rated winger Matt Phillips, who will hope to shake off a hamstring injury and add to 10 goals in his last 11 appearances. Evergreen striker Kevin Phillips joined in the close season and continues to make vital contributions, while Gary Taylor-Fletcher was Blackpool's midweek hero with a brace in the 3-1 triumph at Doncaster As such, Holloway leaves little doubt over his intended approach on Merseyside. "We can't do anything else other than have a go," he said. "They've just beaten Chelsea at home 2-0, so we know the enormity of the task."

Formation:451Manager: David Moyes

Everton

Formation: 433Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

  • Tim Howard
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Leighton Baines
  • Magaye Gueye
  • Darron Gibson
  • Phil Neville
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Royston Drenthe
  • Denis Stracqualursi
  • SUBS
  • Marcus Hahnemann
  • Ross Barkley
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Apostolos Vellios
  • Joao Silva
  • Adam Forshaw
  • Jose Baxter

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Match Report

Toffees edge into quarter-finals Two goals in the opening six minutes proved enough for Everton to get past Blackpool 2-0 at Goodison Park and book their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Royston Drenthe fired Everton ahead in the first minute after being teed up by Marouane Fellaini and Denis Stracqualursi struck to double the lead five minutes later. The Toffees had plenty of chances to extend their advantage but were unable to do so and survived several scares, with Blackpool twice hitting the woodwork in the second half before Kevin Phillips skied a penalty over in stoppage time. The result means David Moyes' men are now unbeaten in seven games in all competitions, with their past four at home all being wins. Everton's starting line-up showed three adjustments from the last of those victories, the 2-0 Barclays Premier League triumph over Chelsea, with Drenthe, Magaye Gueye and Tony Hibbert coming in for the ill Landon Donovan - unable to make a final appearance for the Toffees before returning to the Los Angeles Galaxy - the cup-tied Steven Pienaar and Tim Cahill. Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, who is looking to guide the Tangerines to a second promotion from the npower Championship in three seasons and perhaps had an eye on Tuesday's league clash with West Ham, shuffled his pack extensively by making seven changes. While providing plenty of entertainment with their attacking play last term, the Seasiders had frequently looked vulnerable at the back during their maiden campaign in the top-flight and it took less than 50 seconds for Everton to breach their defence today. Fellaini collected Gueye's pass from the left in the box, turned and rolled the ball to Drenthe, who lashed it beyond Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks into the net. Moments later, the Toffees had another goal as Drenthe's corner came to Stracqualursi via a flick-on. The Argentinian missed with his first swing at the ball but managed to tuck it home from close range at the second attempt. The visitors looked for a way back into the game and after Phillips had drilled a free-kick into the wall, Everton stopper Tim Howard came out to deny Gary Taylor-Fletcher, the pair colliding and the Blackpool man subsequently having to come off for Roman Bednar. Gueye had reason to be aggrieved at his team-mate Darron Gibson when the Republic of Ireland international intercepted a pass to him in a useful position, only to skew a shot horribly wide. Stracqualursi was then just unable to get on the end of Gueye's cross before Craig Cathcart blazed over at the other end. Everton's control over proceedings showed little sign of letting up as the first half drew to a close, with Fellaini seeing a shot deflect wide, Gilks saving an effort from Gibson and Stracqualursi heading too high. Fellaini then missed with a header of his own and Drenthe curled a free-kick over the bar, before Ludovic Sylvestre called Howard into action with a drive. Howard collected a free-kick from Tom Ince early in the second half, but it was the Toffees soon applying the pressure again, with only a sliding tackle by Robert Harris ensuring neither Fellaini nor Gibson converted Stracqualursi's cross. Gilks then pulled off a great save to push behind a fizzing shot from Drenthe and John Heitinga headed the resulting corner over. Phillips struck a free-kick that Howard caught easily, but the veteran striker went closer soon after with another, smacking the ball against the woodwork. Phillips then tried his luck again but hoisted his attempt into the stand. Stracqualursi nearly got on the scoresheet again, but Gilks blocked his hook-shot from Leighton Baines' delivery and the big forward then lost his footing as he struck another effort which went well off-target. Harris denied Everton once more with 10 minutes to go, clearing off the line from Fellaini, who headed over soon after. Substitute Seamus Coleman, a former Blackpool loanee, brought a save out of Gilks before the visitors twice almost pulled a goal back late on. First, Lomana LuaLua saw Howard tip his strike on to the post and in the dying seconds, Blackpool earned a spot-kick when Heitinga fouled Bednar, but Phillips sent it sailing over the crossbar.

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