Everton reached the FA Cup quarter-finals for the fourth time in five seasons as strikes by ROSS BARKLEY and ROMELU LUKAKU saw the Toffees beat Bournemouth in the 5th Round to remain N&R FL’s Road to Wembley team.
A sell out crowd of 11,404 could have witnessed a different outcome had The Cherries’ Charlie Daniels converted his first-half penalty, which was superbly saved by Joel Robles. Barkley gave the Toffees the lead when his 20-yard strike looped in off the boot of Dan Gosling in the 55th minute. Lukaku settled the tie when he slammed in from close range.
Now on Saturday evening Everton host Chelsea in the Quarter Finals at Goodison. A Wembley semi-final is at stake for the winners and for losers the season will be over before the Easter eggs are unwrapped.
The game is live on television at 5.30pm.