FA CUP FOURTH ROUND: Chelsea scramble to draw at Everton

The replay of the 2009 FA Cup final ended with Everton and Chelsea sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.
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The replay of the 2009 FA Cup final ended with Everton and Chelsea sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.

Chelsea have now only suffered one defeat in 26 FA Cup ties since January 2007 and are looking to become the first club to win three successive FA Cups, since Blackburn in 1884, 1885 and 1886.

They had to come from behind at Everton to take the Merseysiders to a replay at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues will be relieved with the draw as Everton dominated the second half but failed to take their chances and boss David Moyes will surely think this failure to win at home was their best chance to progress.

The Toffees deservedly took the lead just after the hour when Louis Saha lost his marker John Terry at a corner to bury a header.

But Everton failed to capitalise and substitute Salomon Kalou on a lightening visitor’s breakaway coolly netted the equaliser with 15 minutes remaining.

Chelsea's Ramires hit the post with a shot late on, while Nicolas Anelka and Everton Jack Rodwell had efforts saved.

Referee: Howard Webb

Venue: Goodison Park
Attendance: 28,376

Everton scorers: Saha 62
Chelsea scorers: Kalou 75

EVERTON
24 Howard
03 Baines
05 Heitinga
15 Distin
18 Neville
23 Coleman
07 Bilyaletdinov
10 Arteta
25 Fellaini
26 Rodwell (Beckford 86)
08 Saha

Substitutes
01 Mucha,
02 Hibbert,
06 Jagielka,
21 Osman,
16 Beckford,
19 Magaye Gueye,
37 Baxter

CHELSEA
01 Cech
02 Ivanovic
03 A Cole
17 Bosingwa
26 Terry
05 Essien
07 Ramires
08 Lampard (Mikel 85)
15 Malouda (Kalou 70)
11 Drogba
39 Anelka

Substitutes
40 Hilario,
19 Ferreira,
43 Bruma,
12 Mikel,
46 McEachran,
55 Sala,
21 Kalou

 
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