FA Cup: Everton beat Tottenham Hotspur 5-4 in a nine-goal classic


A 5th Round to savour from the FA Cup as Everton beat Tottenham in a thrilling 5-4 to advance to the next round.

Davinson Sánchez opened the scoring in the 3rd minute before D. Calvert- Lewin equalised in the 36th minute. Richarlison made in 2-1 in the 38th minute with a beautiful ball from Gylfi Sigurdsson. Hojbjerg made matters worse by tripping Calvert- Lewin in the box before Sigurdsson tucked home the penalty to make it 3-1. There was hope for Tottenham as Eric Lamela got a goal back before half time.

Davinson Sánchez restored parity by scoring another goal from a corner in the 57th minute. Richarlison doubled his tally for the night with a low shot which went in off the right-hand post in the 68th minute. Harry Kane made it 4-4 in the 83rd minute by getting his head onto an inch perfect cross from Son Heung-min.

It was Bernard in the 97th minute with the telling touch who made the difference as he scored the tie settling goal in extra time by smashing home a deft ball by Sigurdsson to send Everton through to the next round. Tottenham’s hopes for a title have been hit this season after their FA Cup exit whereas Everton march on in the hope for their next silverware, their first since the 1995 FA cup triumph.

Everton F.C 5 – 4 Tottenham F.C

Goodison Park


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