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Everton   1 - 1   Chelsea

Louis Saha heads Everton into the lead
Saha heads Everton into the lead in the second half

By Saj Chowdhury

Salomon Kalou's second-half strike earned Chelsea a home replay against Everton in the FA Cup fourth round.

Louis Saha gave the Toffees the lead when he headed past Petr Cech from Leighton Baines' right-wing corner.

But substitute Kalou equalised for the visitors within five minutes of coming on when he slotted in from 12 yards.

Ramires hit the home side's post with a shot late on, while Nicolas Anelka was denied by Tim Howard and Jack Rodwell had an effort saved by Cech.

Chelsea, looking to become the first team to win three successive FA Cup titles since Blackburn in the 1880s, and Everton, without a trophy since their triumph in the competition in 1995, both fielded strong sides.

Ironically, the west Londoners' record run began against the Merseysiders in 2009 and nine of the XI that started at Wembley were back on duty almost 20 months on from that showpiece occasion.

Although a little older and perhaps a yard slower, Chelsea's class of 2011 are still a potent outfit and caused Everton problems on the break, as highlighted by the equaliser, even though manager David Moyes' side had the majority of the possession in midfield.

Anelka, not as sharp as he has been in previous seasons, should have scored late in the first half when he was played in by Ramires, but fired his low shot at American keeper Howard, who anticipated well.

Moments later, Anelka's fellow Frenchman Florent Malouda broke on the right before adding a touch of swerve on his 20-yard shot which Howard did well to push away for a corner.

The Toffees, without their top scorer Tim Cahill, relied on Saha, Rodwell, Marouane Fellaini and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov to provide the bullets.

Rodwell, 19, was arguably the man of the match. The teenager's sureness of touch was a delight to witness although he would have been left screaming at himself for failing to beat visiting keeper Cech from 15 yards midway in the first half after Fellaini had done well to win possession from Michael Essien.

Having watched Frank Lampard and Essien dictate matches, it was unusual to see the pair ball-watching for much of the 90 minutes while Everton's midfield grew in confidence.

That dominance was rewarded after the break, when Saha, who scored in the 2009 cup final, lost his marker John Terry in the area to head in Baines' corner from the right.

However, 13 minutes later they found themselves undeservedly back on level terms. Chelsea broke from an Everton corner, Anelka found Kalou, who drifted in from the right and stroked a shot past Howard, low into bottom right.

Chelsea could have stolen it in the last five minutes when Ramires' fierce low strike from 20 yards hit the foot of the Everton upright, but even the visitors and their manager Carlo Ancelotti would have thought that would have been unjust on their hosts.


Everton manager David Moyes:

"You've got to remember Chelsea have won the FA Cup twice recently and they're Premier League champions, so when you play Chelsea you're going to have to work hard, they're going to move you around and you've got to keep disciplined.

"I thought we did that, we were well organised and we kept ourselves together.

"But we'll go down there and try to win it. That's the key - you're in the Cup, you have to go and try and win it."

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti:

"I think a draw was the right result, because we played better in the first half, they played better in the second half.

"We had a good attitude and spirit and were able to score and take a draw.

"It was not an easy game because Everton put strong pressure all the time on the pitch, used a lot of long balls, they were very dangerous on set-pieces and scored on one."


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Saturday, 29 January 2011

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Everton 1-1 Chelsea FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Saha 62
  • Kalou 75

Everton

Substitutes

Chelsea

Substitutes

Ref: H WebbAtt: 28,376
EVERTON
CHELSEA

Possession

  • Everton 55%
  • Chelsea 45%

Attempts on target

  • Everton 10
  • Chelsea 5

Attempts off target

  • Everton 6
  • Chelsea 6

Corners

  • Everton 11
  • Chelsea 5

Fouls

  • Everton 9
  • Chelsea 9
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:05 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+2:11 Header by Louis Saha from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
  • 90:00+1:01 Inswinging corner taken by Didier Drogba from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Michael Essien misses to the right of the goal.
  • 89:09 Corner taken by Leighton Baines played to the near post, Jose Bosingwa makes a clearance.
  • 88:53 Effort on goal by Jermaine Beckford from 18 yards. Save made by Petr Cech.
  • 87:19 Phil Neville challenges Nicolas Anelka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicolas Anelka takes the direct free kick.
  • 86:52 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jermaine Beckford. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.
  • 85:41 Substitution Jermaine Beckford comes on in place of Jack Rodwell.
  • 85:27 Shot from a long way out by Ramires bounces off the post.
  • 84:21 Substitution Frank Lampard leaves the field to be replaced by Mikel.
  • 81:34 Outswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line played to the near post, Didier Drogba makes a clearance.
  • 80:33 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines from the left by-line to the near post, Didier Drogba manages to make a clearance.
  • 79:28 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Leighton Baines, clearance by Jose Bosingwa.
  • 77:25 Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.
  • 76:44 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines, Ashley Cole makes a clearance.
  • 74:44 The assist for the goal came from Didier Drogba.
  • 74:44 GOAL - Salomon KalouEverton 1 - 1 Chelsea Salomon Kalou fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 1-1 Chelsea.
  • 74:24 Corner taken by Leighton Baines.
  • 74:07 Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Essien.
  • 73:54 Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
  • 69:49 Leighton Baines is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
  • 69:49 Substitution Salomon Kalou joins the action as a substitute, replacing Florent Malouda.
  • 67:49 Seamus Coleman fouled by Frank Lampard, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Mikel Arteta from the free kick.
  • 63:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman by Michael Essien. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:07 Effort from deep inside the area by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov misses to the left of the target.
  • 61:44 Leighton Baines takes the inswinging corner, assist by Leighton Baines.
  • 61:44 GOAL - Louis SahaEverton 1 - 0 Chelsea Louis Saha scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 1-0 Chelsea.
  • 60:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Ramires. Direct free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.
  • 58:09 Mikel Arteta has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 57:29 Michael Essien gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Louis Saha. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.
  • 55:13 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Leighton Baines, save by Petr Cech.
  • 54:00 Foul by Ashley Cole on Seamus Coleman, free kick awarded. Centre by Mikel Arteta, Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
  • 51:51 Outswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line played to the near post, Header from close range by Jack Rodwell misses to the right of the goal.
  • 51:36 Louis Saha takes a shot. Ramires gets a block in.
  • 46:30 Unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Marouane Fellaini results in a free kick. Michael Essien takes the free kick.
  • 45:58 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines, save by Petr Cech.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:07 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 44:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnny Heitinga on Florent Malouda. Strike comes in from Didier Drogba from the free kick.
  • 43:27 Mikel Arteta has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.
  • 42:17 Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Michael Essien gets a block in.
  • 40:32 Leighton Baines concedes a free kick for a foul on Didier Drogba. Jose Bosingwa restarts play with the free kick.
  • 39:45 Didier Drogba challenges Sylvain Distin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.
  • 38:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Saha on John Terry. Petr Cech takes the free kick.
  • 35:17 Corner from the left by-line taken by Florent Malouda, Header from deep inside the penalty area by John Terry goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 34:57 Florent Malouda takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.
  • 33:21 Effort on goal by Seamus Coleman from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
  • 31:06 Ramires gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.
  • 30:44 Corner taken by Florent Malouda played to the near post.
  • 30:27 Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.
  • 28:11 The assistant referee flags for offside against Nicolas Anelka. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.
  • 26:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
  • 25:32 Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
  • 19:49 Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines from the left by-line, Didier Drogba manages to make a clearance.
  • 18:08 The assistant referee flags for offside against Louis Saha. John Terry takes the free kick.
  • 16:50 Florent Malouda takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by John Terry goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 16:01 Seamus Coleman challenges Didier Drogba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Frank Lampard from left wing, Jack Rodwell manages to make a clearance.
  • 15:03 Shot on goal by Michael Essien from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 14:35 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard played to the near post, clearance by Louis Saha.
  • 12:59 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
  • 7:22 Phil Neville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Florent Malouda. John Terry takes the free kick.
  • 6:23 Jack Rodwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka. Free kick taken by Jose Bosingwa.
  • 4:30 Didier Drogba takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
  • 2:49 Ramires challenges Diniyar Bilyaletdinov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sylvain Distin takes the direct free kick.
  • 1:38 Didier Drogba is caught offside. Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.
  • 0:11 Foul by Florent Malouda on Mikel Arteta, free kick awarded. Johnny Heitinga takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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