Friday 27 January 2012, 8:00pm at Goodison Park, Liverpool
FA Cup
Everton
Everton
2
Stracqualursi 27'; Fellaini 73'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Murphy (pen) 14'
Fulham were knocked out of the FA Cup on Friday night as Everton did just enough to send the Whites home empty handed.

27' Goal

Denis Stracqualursi

73' Goal

Marouane Fellaini

13' Yellow Card

Johnny Heitinga Card was given for a foul

37' Yellow Card

Darron Gibson Card was given for a foul

57' Yellow Card

Tim Cahill Card was given for a foul

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Royston Drenthe
Off:Magaye Gueye

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Victor Anichebe
Off:Denis Stracqualursi

14' Penalty

Danny Murphy
Assist by Chris Baird

73' Yellow Card

Chris Baird Card was given for a foul

86' Yellow Card

Clint Dempsey Card was given for a foul

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Bobby Zamora
Off:Damien Duff

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Steve Sidwell
Off:Chris Baird

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Marcello Trotta
Off:Danny Murphy

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90

Going into the game with high expectations, this was a frustrating night for Martin Jol’s team who failed to build on last Saturday’s stunning defeat of Newcastle United.

As expected it was the hosts that enjoyed the majority of the early possession, with Brede Hangeland doing well to snuff out a dangerous run from Denis Stracqualursi and Hughes clearing one Leighton Baines cross to safety.

But Fulham looked to have settled well, with Johnson linking well with both Bryan Ruiz and Damien Duff as the Whites threatened the hosts on the counter.

And it was from one such break forward that saw Fulham take the lead, with Johnson teasing a ball into the Everton box, from which Chris Baird saw his strike at goal handled by John Heitinga.

Danny Murphy stepped up and did what few do better for his second goal from the spot in seven days - much to the delight of the travelling Fulham faithful.

The home side hit back, Baird doing well to block a chance for Magaye Gueye, while Tim Cahill moved David Stockdale into an impressive stop.

Marouane Fellaini went close too, while Shane Duffy thought he had scored, only to see Hughes make an incredible headed clearance.

However, Everton had the momentum, and it wasn’t long before David Moyes’ side levelled as Landon Donovan crossed from the right and Stracqualursi rose high to head confidently beyond the reach of Stockdale.

A powerful drive from Donovan stung the hands of the Fulham ‘keeper late in the half, and Gueye could well have sent Everton into the break in front, but much to the delight of the Whites’ back-line the Frenchman shot wide.

Both sides made a bright start to the second-half, and the Whites created the first decent chance of the period when Ruiz delivered an inviting cross on to the head of Dempsey – unfortunately last weekend’s hat-trick hero couldn’t find the target.

For the best part of the half, neither side really imposed themselves on proceedings, with one shot from Dempsey rising high and Johnson firing one low drive at Howard.

As the game ebbed and flowed, Everton were certainly there for the taking, but when Cahill and Donovan went close, the hosts stepped back into gear.

And it was from the American’s free-kick from the right that the Toffees took the lead, Fellaini meeting his pin-point delivery with a powerful header.

Cahill went close to a third moments later, but Stockdale showed incredible reaction to tip the ball to safety.

At the other end, Fulham looked frustrated in their search for an equaliser, although the introduction of Academy graduate Marcello Trotta alongside Bobby Zamora suggested they would go for it.

As the game came to an end Ruiz went close from the edge of the Everton box to offer a moment of hope, but the hosts looked more than determined in their pursuit of passage into the Fifth Round.

Match Information

Competition: The FA Cup with Budweiser

Date: Friday 27 January 2012
Kick-off: 8:00pm

Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool
Attendance: 25,300

Referee: Howard Webb

Everton

Line-up: Howard; Neville, Duffy, Heitinga, Baines; Gibson, Cahill, Fellaini, Gueye (Drenthe 67'); Stracqualursi (Anichebe 82'), Donovan

Unused substitutes: Hahnemann, Hibbert, Saha, Vellios, Baxter

Fulham

Line-up: Stockdale; Kelly, Hangeland, Hughes, John Arne Riise; Ruiz, Murphy (Trotta 86'), Baird (Sidwell 81'), Duff (Zamora 78'); Dempsey, Johnson

Unused substitutes: Etheridge, Senderos, Frei, Davies

Manager: Martin Jol

Everton (4-4-2)
  • 24Tim Howard
  • 18Philip Neville
  • 34Shane Duffy
  • 5Johnny Heitinga
  • 3Leighton Baines
  • 4Darron Gibson
  • 17Tim Cahill
  • 25Marouane Fellaini
  • 19Magaye Gueye
  • 11Denis Stracqualursi
  • 9Landon Donovan
Substitutes
  • 12Marcus Hahnemann
  • 2Tony Hibbert
  • 10Royston Drenthe
  • 8Louis Saha
  • 27Apostolos Vellios
  • 28Victor Anichebe
  • 37Jose Baxter
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 12David Stockdale
  • 2Stephen Kelly
  • 5Brede Hangeland
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 3John Arne Riise
  • 11Bryan Ruiz
  • 13Danny Murphy
  • 6Chris Baird
  • 16Damien Duff
  • 23Clint Dempsey
  • 8Andrew Johnson
Substitutes
  • 38Neil Etheridge
  • 14Philippe Senderos
  • 4Steve Sidwell
  • 21Kerim Frei
  • 29Simon Davies
  • 25Bobby Zamora
  • 42Marcello Trotta
Manager
  • Martin Jol